"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

It's very funny to me how much life can change even in the course of a week.

A week ago, it was my last day at a job (and state) that I had been at for 18 months.  These co-workers (friends) had planned an awesome day of celebrating change for two of us in our area. We got treated to lunch out. (What were we thinking too-- we went to a Mexican restaurant on  Cinco de Mayo for lunch!) But one of the best parts was a fondue pot with chocolate and different things to dip in it was going all day long.

One of my lovely friends had made her family's pound cake for the event. She had given me the recipe about a year ago and I had made it because I was looking for a really good pound cake recipe and trust me-- this is a great recipe. Her family also needed a place where the recipe would always be and that's why I am sharing it today! 

This recipe does make 2 pound cakes so when I make it, I normally keep one out and freeze the other one.


Peggy's Pound Cake recipe from friend Lynn

2 sticks butter or margarine, softened
3 cups, sugar
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
3 cups plain flour (all purpose)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 cup milk
5 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease pan with Baker's Joy. Cream butter, sugar, and Crisco together. Add 1/2 of the flour and 1/2 of the milk alternating. Add in each egg one at a time until well incorporated. add in remaining flour and milk. Mix well. Add vanilla.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick comes out clean.


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