Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Dorothy Faye Rusk Peterson

My mother-in-law would have been 98 years old today.
I truly miss her.
I would have baked this cake for you today, Mom.
It was your favorite!!
(I'm typing it in your favorite color -- PINK)

Hummingbird Cake

1  1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 c. bananas (about 5 bananas)
1 (16 oz.) can crushed pineapple - in syrup
1 c. chopped nuts

Cream oil and sugar together. Add eggs and beat. Sift flour, soda, salt and cinnamon  together. Mash bananas and add to sugar mixture. Add pineapple and then the flour. Add nuts. Bake in a 13x9" pan at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 box powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar gradually.

Frost when cake is cool.

The picture of the church in the collage is a church built on land
donated by my father-in-law. Printed on the sign is,
"God can be your best friend"... my mother-in-law always reminded people
of this. How true!

I'm linking to my favorite Monday event...
Mosaic Monday at
Little Red House
Check it out!


Nancy's Notes said...

Karen, what a sweet and precious post. Mrs. Peterson was such a wonderful woman, so many loved her and I know miss her today too. Her favorite cake, may become mine, sounds scrumptious!

Hugs sweet friend.


Theresa said...

What a beautiful and kind Lady! I know you all love and miss her terribly!

Thanks for the recipe! I might just give this one a try:)

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

A Vintage Chic said...

What a sweet tribute to your dear mother-in-law, Karen...and how lovely to share her favorite cake recipe--thank-you so much!

Hope your day is wonderful, my friend!


g.suzie said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful
mom! You never stop missing
your mom. . .

Rita said...

Your mother-in-law would have loved it, as you loved her. Thanks for posting the recipe. I will try it out!

Patsy said...

What a sweet tribute to your mother in law. She must have been a special lady.

Your blog is beautiful.

Babs said...

Karen, That's such a sweet rememberance of your mom. I know how it is to miss your mom. Mine was 90 when she passed away in 2006
The hummingbird cake is one of my favorites but I haven't made it in a long time. It's soooo delicious.
Wishing you a blessed Easter.

By the Bluegrass said...

Such a lovely mosaic tribute!