Wednesday, October 24, 2012


What is a home?
Is it a roof over your head to keep out the rain?  Four walls to ward off the biting wind?  A floor, a door, windows?  A  home is a baby's smile, a mother's song, a child's laughter, a father's protection.  It is the warmth of loving hearts, the light in joyful eyes, friendliness, faithfulness, cameraderie, and love.  A home is the first school and the first church that a child knows.  It is here that she learns what is good, and precious, and right.  Here each family member can find comfort when life hurts them.
A home is where joy and sadness are shared, where love and respect are found, here friends are always welcome.  Here the most simple meal is a banquet fit for royalty because it was honestly earned and prepared with love.  Most of all, home is a place where family worship links hearts inextricably to each other and to God.  And that is where God gives His blessings.
(taken from an article on the "Family" in the book "Promises From God")
To me Home is all these things, the love and care we have for each other.  The warmth in our hearts when we think of a loved one, how it brings a smile to my face.
As a wife, mother, and grandmother,  I love to cook and bake for my family.
Here is one of the easiest recipes I have found for a cake. So easy and good.


All you need is a can of crushed pineapple and a box of Angel Food cake mix.  Mix them together
and bake in a bunt pan for 30 minutes until done. (time depends on your oven)

I happened to have strawberry and chocolate ice cream.  It would have tasted  like a banana split
if I'd had some banana's.

And what's better than a plate of ice cream and cake?

Answer:  Two plates of ice cream and cake...well,,, the second plate was for my husband.
Love these plates I found at a thrift store for almost nothing!
This is the stamp on the back of the plates.
                        Open House


  1. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM what a great post for Sandi's new linky party, Syl!

    This looks SO yummy.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Michele...don't you love Sandi new party!

  2. Like your plates! Your cake looks good, too. I enjoyed what you wrote about home!

  3. Your pineapple angel food cake looks delicious! Love your pretty plates! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Oh, My goodness! Your pinapple angel looks delightful and so tropical. I would have never thought of adding pinapple to the mix...I can't wait to make one up for our next church potluck.
    I'm so glad you came to visit and thank you so much for your kind comment.

  5. Hello dear Sylvia,
    I just got home from our Bible Study group and yours is the first one I visited. What a wonderful post starting with the quote about home! Your cake sure looks and sounds lovely and I am going to make it for sure. I love an easy recipe! Angel food cake and pineapple; yum! Thank you so much for linking up for my HOME party. Hope you have a beautiful rest of the week.


  6. Sylvia you have all of a sudden got me wanting to bake a cake !
    Yours certainly looks amazing, especially with ice cream xo

  7. Haven't tried that one yet...sounds delightfully delicious!!! Thank you for sharing!! There's no place like home!!

  8. Home you can come link for "Open House". This looks delicious!

  9. Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly
    Clever Chicks Blog Hop:
    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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