Other than my family, of course… I have one favorite item in my home. If my house was on fire, I would run back in for this item.
I had wanted the Betty Crocker cookbook as a wedding/ shower gift, but I did not receive it. When I was married for about a year, my grandparents, my memere and pepere, (who btw~ absolutely ROCKED) gave me the cookbook for Christmas. We lived about 3 hours away from them.
After spending Christmas at their house I had returned home and my grandmother had called me; She asked me to plan a visit in the near future for me to bring back the cookbook. She was upset that she did not write in it. I thought this was the silliest thing ever, but a month later, I made the drive to go visit, and she wrote in my book.
She passed away the following year just a few days before Christmas. That had been my last Christmas with her.
I treasure this book. I miss my grandparents each and every day…….
they were two very special, selfless, loving people
from that beloved cookbook comes this recipe.. a recipe that I make every year, chocolate crinkles….
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla
4 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted & cooled ( I use bakers’ chocolate)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup powdered sugar