Christmas Corner

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, But at Christmas it always is young.
- Phillips Brooks

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

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
- Agnes M. Pahro

Christmas is, of course, the time to be home - in heart as well as body.
- Garry Moore

Strawberry Jell-O Cake Recipe

1 (3 oz.) box strawberry Jell-O gelatin
1/2 cup hot water
1 box white cake mix (do NOT make cake according to package)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup cooking oil
4 eggs (beaten and added ONE AT A TIME)
1 cup drained, crushed strawberries (reserve juice to use later in icing)

Strawberry Icing:
1/2 stick butter (soft, but not melted)
1 (1 lb.) box powdered sugar Juice of strawberries (from crushed strawberries above), enough to mix well, about 4-6 berries

Directions for cake:

Step 1:
Dissolve Jell-O in 1/2 cup hot water and set aside.

Step 2:
Mix together dry cake mix, baking powder, oil, then eggs (one at a time).

Step 3:
Add Jell-O mixture and strawberries (drained and crushed).

Step 4:
Pour into 3 greased and floured 8-inch cake pans and bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Directions for icing:

Step 1:
Mix ingredients until spreading consistency is achieved. Don't make too juicy. A few sliced strawberries may be added if desired. Can also add 1 cup chopped pecans.

Step 2:
Spread between layers and on top of cooled layers. Garnish with additional strawberries if desired.

Step 3:
Refrigerate and enjoy!

Note: This cake is BEST when refrigerated - good if not cold, but absolutely wonderful after chilling.

From: Tasty Temptations from First Baptist cookbook