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Eat, Drink & Be Merry – Recipe Included!


Ah, yes! It’s that time of the year for so many wonderful, tasty holiday treats. Even though most foods this time of year might not be the best thing for you, it’s just so hard not to indulge from time to time.

With the medical condition I have and Jeff’s diabetes, our eating/food plan is very strict and limited (mine more than his at the moment). But I’m here to admit that sometimes I stray and maybe pay for it with a reaction with not so pleasant effects. I’m pretty good at watching my food intake, being careful not to consume those listed on my “Do Not Eat List” but at Christmas – let’s just say it’s HARD!

When I was younger, especially as a teenager, cooking and baking at Christmas time was always special. There are certain recipes I only fix during the holidays that make them special. Though things are different now for both me and Jeff, I still like to bake though I might not be able to eat the special treats. I rely on family members to let me know if they taste okay or not.

One dessert recipe that my friends and family always enjoy was given to me by a friend when I was in my twenties. I can still recall the recipe to this day and I want to share it all with you.

Chewy Cake 

2 cups self-rising flour

1 box of light brown sugar

1 stick of margarine, softened (butter doesn’t work as well but can be used)

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

½ cup of walnuts (optional)

½ cup of chocolate chips (optional)

¼ cups of butterscotch chips (optional)

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients well and spread in a 13” x 9” baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray. Cook for 30 minutes. Do not overcook. It may look like it’s not done but as it cools, that’s when it gets nice and chewy.

First, I have to say this is DEFINITELY not the healthiest recipe. Maybe one day I’ll experiment to see if I can produce a “better for you” option. But right now, I can only have two of the ingredients in the recipe! If you try it, let me know what you think.

If you enjoy cooking and baking, it’s always fun to get the whole family involved, especially if you are making holiday cookies and decorating them. I used to love this when my daughter was younger. Now it’s fun except we aren’t eating cookies right now so we are concentrating on more activities than eating.

But with all that being said – Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Big Hugs!



Miki Bennett

Inspired by a passion for wholesome adventure, Miki Bennett is the author of two contemporary women’s fiction series: The Florida Keys Novels and Camping in High Heels. A love affair with the beach and lifelong experiences with camping led her to write romance novels that bring humor and paradise to readers’ fingertips. Her stories touch the hearts of all who read them.

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