Christmas Corner

"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more."
- Dr. Seuss



Christmas is the keeping-place for memories of our innocence.
- Joan Mills



Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.
- Charles Schulz



Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if it is a headache, a chore, and nightmare, it is a period of necessary defrosting of chill and hide-bound hearts.
- Lenora Mattingly Weber



Almond Coconut Pound Cake Recipe

Ingredients:
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
1 tsp. coconut extract
1 tsp. almond extract
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk

Directions:

Step 1:
Reserve eggs, butter and shortening allowing these ingredients to reach room temperature.

Step 2:
Cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 3:
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each egg.

Step 4:
Add coconut and almond extract.

Step 5:
Alternately add flour and milk, beginning with flour and ending with flour.

Step 6:
Grease and flour bundt pan or 9x13x2 pan and bake in 325 degree oven for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

Note: You can also bake in small individual pans to give as Christmas gifts. Freezes very well if wrapped carefully. Remove cakes from pans, then wrap first in plastic wrap, and then in foil.