speaks of coziness and comfort; the taste
is a pleasing rush to the senses, and the
caffeine gives you a little bit of a jolt.
Coffee has played quite a part in the history of America. After the Boston Tea
Party, tea was no longer in favor and
coffee replaced it. By the 1900s, half of
all the coffee produced in the world was
used in America.
Coffee is often associated with cowboys out on the range. They enjoyed a
hot cup of coffee around the campfire at
night to bring a close to the day and another the next morning to perk them up
for the long day ahead.
When soldiers returned home from
WWI, they carried their coffee habit with
them. Coffee houses became the place to
socialize. (Sound familiar?) Coffee breaks
in the workforce began in the WWII era,
in order to give factory workers a short rest
and a little perk-up to keep up with production. Coffee klatches became a place for
people to talk and gossip over coffee.
Coffee is a link to our past. The memories tied to it are priceless, and the taste
delicious—that’s what keeps us coming
back for more.
Heather Mader lives in a household full of
music with her husband and 4 children.
“Have Faith, Have Fun” is their motto. She
loves to encourage homeschooling families
to heed the Lord’s leading in every aspect of
life, love, and education. Heather also loves
to bring stories to life as a voice over artist,
which is handy for family read-alouds.
Here’s a recipe that has been very popular throughout our extended family for many,
many years. It is always paired with a good cup of coffee and is requested at gather-
ings. This recipe is one of my mom’s specialties and I share it with her permission.
Carolyn’s Mayonnaise Cake
Mix and set aside to cool:
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Measure and sift together:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoon Hershey’s cocoa
½ teaspoon salt
Add to this mixture:
¾ cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mayonnaise Cake Icing
Mix and add to liquid mixture. Bake 25
minutes at 305 degrees. Let cool and
frost with icing.
4 cups powdered sugar
2 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon of milk at a time until
it is the correct icing consistency
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