Thursday, July 1, 2010


Thank you to Michael for hosting this very popular (and delicious!) party each week.

I don't post anything for Foodie Friday very often. I enjoy baking something occasionally, and I love to cook for family holiday celebrations. But, after years of every-night cooking for a picky and unappreciative audience, I pretty much gave that up when the children left home. Every once-in-awhile, though, I get in the mood to bake something.


1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup vegetable oil                                                    
1 and 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups pecans, chopped
1 cup butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease and flour a 9"x13" baking dish.
Stir together sugar, brown sugar, eggs and oil in medium bowl until smooth.
Stir in flour and vanilla.
Add pecans and stir until evenly mixed.
Soon into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  
(Or if you feel decadent, have some with your morning coffee.)

This blue bowl is a family heirloom. It has been serving up cookie dough for at least 80 years!


In the interest of full disclosure: We were so eager to taste this, (oink, oink) we cut it before it was cool, so it's not a neat little square. And, we didn't have any ice cream, tonight... but we'll remedy that tomorrow!


  1. Thats a beautiful cake my friend! And the 80 year old bowl...that has to bring good luck with anything you make! :D

  2. Wow! What a post! This is the second cake recipe I am drooling over tonight! I love that vintage bowl! Woo!
    Happy 4th to you and yours! Anne

  3. warm cake before it cools....I am there! looks good.

  4. I love to bake and even though I had picky eaters, I like to whisk some off to the neighbors so I don't eat the WHOLE DARN THING MYSELF!! This looks wonderful.

  5. Your cake looks yummy! I love that sign, too funny!

  6. YUM! I think my family would love that cake. Enjoy your weekend.


  7. Looks absolutely delicious to me!! I love butterscotch and used to make a coffeecake that called for instant butterscotch pudding. I'll have to try your recipe soon!


  8. Oh I love butterscotch! Your cake sounds delicious. I like that you are using your heirloom bowls - I try to use as many of my family pieces as I possibly can. It's a shame to leave them in the cupboard!

  9. I love to bake, but with only two of us, I don't unless we are taking the food elsewhere or having guests. No way I want all those calories beckoning me, but sometimes I give in, and I always enjoy those SWEET moments. Hope you enjoy yours!

  10. That looks awesome but I bet it WILL taste better with ice cream :-)



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