Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog

For those new to my blog, my name is Sylvia (see profile on sidebar), today I am joining the 3rd annual Grow Your Blog party over at Vicki's . Click on the link above to go over and find out all about it. I hope you will take time to visit.
I started blogging this April  3 years ago, I've made new friends and learn so much from them through blogging. I enjoy Tea Time, shopping Antique Malls and Thrift shops. By joining in on "Grow Your Blog", I hope to get to know new bloggers. I not only like to use my blog for sharing recipes, new found items and other interest, I also love being able to share my faith along with reading other blogs about faith.

 Today I want to share a recipe I found in my 2002  Weight Watchers Cookbook.
I am trying to lose some weight to be healthier. It isn't easy but I did manage to find this recipe and it was pretty good. 

Warm Fresh Apple Cake

1/4 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 medium Granny Smith or Golden Delicious Apples, 
peeled and shredded

Cooking spray

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoon chopped pecans

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Beat butter with a mixer at 
medium speed until creamy;
add 3/4 cup brown sugar,beating well
Add egg, beating just till blended.

3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring
cups; level with a knife.
 Combine flour and next 4 ingredients; 
gradually add to butter mixture.
(batter will be stiff) Add apples, beating
just until combined.

4. Spoon batter into an 8-inch square baking pan
coated with cooking spray. Combine 1/4 cup
brown sugar and pecans; sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 32 to 35 minutes or
until a wooden pick inserted in center comes
out clean.

Yield: 10 servings, size 1 square
2 1/2 Starch, 1 fat 
Calories: 225

I found this cake to be good,
 especially with a cup of hot tea!

"What, know ye not that your body is the
temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you...
glorify God in your body......" 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20

Here are some other post I do on my blog.
I like to post about the flowers I grow in my yard.
This is an Angel's Trumpet.
I love the way the sun shines through it.

 There will post about Tea and Tea Parties I have.
Here is a photo from one of my quiet times on my 
back patio.

Tea Cup finds.

This is a teacup my daughter and I found while out shopping
antique stores. The set of Homer Laughton china was sitting there so pretty and 
calling her name, needless to say, SHE bought it.

For other blog post please feel free to go to my sidebar and click on 
recent blog post.

I am looking forward to your visit!

Have a Blessed Day!


  1. Hi Sylvia, it is so nice to meet you and thanks for sharing your apple cake recipe! I too am doing the GYB party also and I'll have my post ready to go later tonight. I look forward to getting to know you and your blog better!

  2. The WW apple cake looks delicious Sylvia. I'm not participating in the GYB party this year but hope you make some new friends and followers.

  3. It is always nice to get to know other bloggers, thanks for sharing. I love the recipe you shared, and your teacup. Blessings

  4. Hi sweet friend! I am so glad we met through blogging for you have become a very special friend :) We met shortly after I began blogging so we have known each other for about 2 1/2 years - the time just flies!

    I really enjoyed your post and I'm so glad you're joining Vicki - I am too and my post will come up a bit later this evening. Hugs to you!

  5. I've been one of your fans for several years now...Love your tea times and garden times...and just love getting to know YOU! You are a wonderful grandma...truly blessed...and you make us feel like we are a part of your family too. Someday I hope to meet you in person and give you a big hug! Keep up the good blogging! Blessings to you today sweet friend!

  6. I always enjoy your photos and my visit here!

  7. I always look forward to your posts, dear friend! Thank you for the apple cake recipe!.

  8. Hi Sylvia, Enjoyed your post and learning a bit about you since we just met recently. Your photos are beautiful.
    The cake recipe looks so good. Thank you for sharing.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend. So glad to have met you and look forward to many more visits.

  9. Hi Sylvia, wow three years, no kidding? I remember trying to talk you into blogging, so glad you did. We've "known" one another a long time.

    I am so glad your blog keeps growing. You are such a dear lady and always share such great tidbits; whether it be about your life, your faith, your tea times, friends, family, garden, recipes - all good and always such a pleasure to come around for a visit.

    Hope you continue to blog always. And I always appreciate your visits and sweet comments, thanks tons! Hugs. ♥

  10. Hi Sylvia, wow three years, no kidding? I remember trying to talk you into blogging, so glad you did. We've "known" one another a long time.

    I am so glad your blog keeps growing. You are such a dear lady and always share such great tidbits; whether it be about your life, your faith, your tea times, friends, family, garden, recipes - all good and always such a pleasure to come around for a visit.

    Hope you continue to blog always. And I always appreciate your visits and sweet comments, thanks tons! Hugs. ♥

  11. I enjoyed visiting your blog today because of Grow Your Blog. I love all things tea so happy to learn you do too!

  12. Popped over from Normandy, France to visit via Vicki's GYB party, so nice to meet you and thanks for sharing an apple cake recipe that won't make me feel guilty when I enjoy an extra slice (or two!)
    Hope you have a chance to fly over the Pond for a visit to my blog soon.

  13. Lovely post! I do love tea cups. Your daughter's is so pretty. It's been fun to get to know you better here.

  14. Good Morning Slyvia, Welcome to the blog party. I am helping Vicki today and visiting bloggers. It is so enjoyable because I get to meet new people from all over the world. I enjoy a good cup of tea at times with breakfast. The apple cake sounds yummy. I would eat it warm with a cup of tea. The tea cup is so pretty and your flowers are beautiful in the previous post. Have a wonderful time enjoying the blog party. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley@shirleystitches.

  15. Sylvia, your pictures are lovely! I've never heard of Angel's trumpet flowers. The sun shining through does make them heavenly. Thank you for sharing!

  16. Nice to meet you Sylvia. This apple cake recipe sounds delicious! It seems I'm on an never ending quest to lose weight so I may give this one a try. We seem to like some of the same things so I'll be back again soon! Blessings to you.

  17. So very nice to meet you. I just wrote out your cake recipe and will be preparing it momentarily for hubby and son who are off to get more firewood. Lovely blog!

  18. Blog hopping with “Grow Your Blog”. Its so great to meet you. Wishing you the best!!

  19. Hello Sylvia.
    My name is Judy and I am a faithful daughter as well. God bless you in all you do and may you know the abundance of His love every day!

  20. Blog hopping from Grow Your Blog. Enjoyed stopping by.The worm apple cake sounds and looks divine! Enjoyed my visit.

  21. Hi Sylvia! On behalf of Vicki @ 2 Bags Full, welcome to the 2015 Grow Your Blog hop! Your tea cups and food are great eye candy. I'll have to try the apple cake looks yummy. It's so nice to meet you. Have a lovely day!

  22. Hi Sylvia, YEAH!! I am your 101 Follower! Congratulation to be over 100 Followers. I cant wait to read more on your Blog!
    Follow Me back.. or

  23. Hello Sylvia. Your blog is sweet. I am currently drinking Celestial Seasonings Peach Tea... perfect for visiting your Georgia blog! :) I especially love your quiet time tea with God. One of my favorite things. Blessings to you! ~Heather

  24. Hi, Sylvia! It's so nice to meet you :) Thank you for visiting my blog- I'm so blessed that you did! Your blog is lovely and this recipe sounds oh so delicious :) I love baking so I just might have to give this a try sometime. Hope you have a beautifully blessed week! ~Libby

  25. Hi Sylvia! I just came over from the Grow Your Blog party. I am now a follower, since we have some interests in common. I have a 10 yr old daughter who loves tea (I do too!) and she and I love flowers and gardening, going thrifting and antiquing.
    God Bless, Jessica

  26. Hi Sylvia!

    I come visiting by way of Vicki's Grow Your Blog party! I too share the love of the Lord and the love for tea parties. I was supposed to go to a tea house yesterday with my daughters and my mother-in-law, but Mother Nature dumped several inches of snow on us so we chose to reschedule.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog posts.


  27. Sylvia, I'll be right over for a slice of that delicious pastry!!!!! How fun to find you on this journey. I've only been blogging for a short while so I don't have many followers, but the list is growing thanks to this party. When you get down the list and come to SuZeQ Creations, I'd love to invite you in.


  28. Oh Sylvia, It is so nice to have found your blog. I look forward to seeing what you are up to.

  29. I love your blog and I am adding you to my blog list!

  30. How warm and inviting you are! I'm a dollmaker , be sure to drop by! Jan

  31. I love your blog, Sylvia, it made me feel so peaceful. My Mum was British so I love tea and tea cups (as you can see, my icon is a tea cup!). I'm following and I'm looking forward to getting to know you more. God bless you.

  32. Hello Sylvia,
    Thank you for your post. I found you via GYBP. So good to find a sister in Christ.
    I live in the Netherlands. Hope to visit you more often and signed up to be your follower.
    Blessings to you !!
    Wilma. Shabby Royale.

  33. hello there what a beautiful blog. I am so happy to visit and learn about you. Thank you for sharing your faith with everyone.
    I am happy new follower.

  34. Your cake sounds wonderful! The pie in the other picture looks so decadent! (Guilty of being a food-picture-a-holic!)
    I love exploring vintage and antique shops also, did that so many times with my mother.
    Will be stopping by again when I can spend more time visiting.
    Vickie @ Teacups & Toadstools

  35. Hi Sylvia, Beautiful teacup and beautiful angel's trumpet. I enjoyed stopping by today and also reading your gratitude (potato) post. May God bless you richly!

  36. mmmmm - that recipe sounds good! Thank you for having us over to visit.

  37. Sylvia, your tea photos look lovely! I read your more recent post about January being Hot Tea Month. I will have to tell my 17-year-old son. (He decided this past year that he wanted to like tea, so he has had great fun trying out various loose leaf teas ever since.) Lovely blog!

  38. a little late, but hello from Australia! GYB

  39. Thank you for visiting. I have enjoyed reading your posts and will follow. I'm hoping I can work out how to do it with the tablet, if not, look for me in 2 or 3 days when I will be back from holiday.


  40. Hello Sylvia

    It's lovely to meet you at Vicki's party!
    It's my greatest joy being a grandma and I enjoy tea time blogs and days out thrifting so we have much in common!
    The cup your daughter found is lovely, a simple design and a pretty shape.
    I've battled with my weight for years, so any WW approved recipes are always added to my cookbook! It's very hard being a foodie and having to say no!

    I’m following you Sylvia and I’ll be back soon.

    I’m happy I found you here.

    Blessings and hugs


Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, all your comments are read and appreciated! Sylvia