Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Traveling Apron Sweet Treats And Farewell...

The Apron and I were inspired to make  ~ 
Merry Mix 
Thank you to Celestina Marie Designs for this tasty quick holiday gift treat.
Click on the link above to visit her beautiful blog.
 You will need:
Raisins and or Craisins
Unsalted peanuts
Almonds or nuts of your choice
Butterscotch Morsels
Milk Chocolate Chips
Red and Green M & M's
Toss mixture together in a large bowl.
 Scoop into cute jars.  Add a pretty bow and tag.

Maraschino Nut Loaf 
 This recipe comes from 

 one of my old (1969) cookbooks ~

 My indoor lighting was awful so I stepped outside to get this shot to show
  how pink the batter really is...

1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 jar (8 ounce) red maraschino cherries
1-cup milk or syrup from cherries with enough milk to make 1 cup
3 cups pre-sifted flour
4 teaspoons double action baking powder
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
½ cup walnuts, chopped

Beat eggs and sugar. Add cherries and milk. Add flour, baking powder; then add melted cooled butter. Add chopped nuts. Pour into well greased 9″ x 5″ x 2-3/4″ loaf pan and bake in oven a 350 degrees for approximately one hour or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes our clean. The top of the loaf will be irregular.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

The time has finally come for the apron to travel.
I completed my pages in 
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Susan Apron Journal 
I packed up the journal, the apron, and a little something extra to welcome
KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm 
into our sisterhood. 
Click on the Thistlewood Farm link above to visit
KariAnne's and take a tour her gorgeous Kentucky farmhouse.


  1. The mix and loaf look VERY festive!
    Off to visit our newest sister!
    Jane x

  2. You have certainly made "The Apron" feel at home in your kitchen. The nut loaf will probably be made on Christmas Eve to serve to my grandchildren for breakfast!

  3. Lots of yummy treats were made with the apron's help. I am so glad to hear that KariAnne is the next Sister!

    hugs, Linda

  4. Wow...that Merry Mix looks incredible! Did you save me some? heehee! I'm happy to hear the apron is going to another sweet blogger! I love the pages you made in the book! I wish I had taken pics of my pages! You're so smart! Happy holidays my friend...and sis!

  5. Looks like we have many of the same friends Linda. I love Celestes blog and Kariannes also. They are both so talented and so very sweet!

  6. I love seeing the magic of baking in your beautiful home. I agree with Meggie, it's certainly was right at home with you. The cherry bread is one that I will make when my daughter comes through Seattle with our new granddaughter; she loves maraschino cherries, XOXO

  7. LOVE it all, Linda. We're having dinner at friend's of Miss AJ's tonight and I have not had a chance to do A THING for Christmas, but that Merry Mix in a jar looks so simple and yummy. I have a jar that is just right and all I need is a quick trip to the grocery store. Thank you for sharing, my friend, and to Celeste too. ;)
    Sorry I've missed some of your latest apron posts, but you know why. Enjoying catching up this morning ... shhhh ... AJ's still sleeping and she has no clue I'm using her laptop. :)
    Love your apron journal pages.

  8. I just wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  9. Hi Linda, Love your recipe for the nut loaf. I looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe and thank you for the kind mention too. So glad you could also use the recipe for the merry mix. It is addictive and hard to stop eating, but makes a great little jar gift.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
    Hugs, CM

  10. Thank you, I am back for the recipe. Great blog

  11. It looks so yummy! And you couldn't have picked a better lady to send it to! Take care, Laura


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