Recipe For Relationship (NaPoWriMo, Day 2)

“…here is our prompt (as always, optional). Today, I’d like you to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe!”


A cup of This, pinch of That

Generous sprinkling of Somethings

10 pound sack of Laughter…

Sift together while humming

Pour over 2 liters of Tears

Drain:  half-pound of Memories

Best forgotten, and equal part

Words better unsaid

Add:  fresh Blue Sky

Jar of Rainbow Relish

Honesty, Loyalty, Loving Affirmations

Use Box of Mercy to sweeten Bitter days

Stir in 1 pound each:

Compassion’s Comfort

Encouraging Support

1/3 Cup Sage Advice,

Tempered with Permission

6 Tablespoons each:

Respect, High Regard

Season with Spice, “Occasional Surprise”

And bunches of fragrant Patience

4 gallons Faithful Prayer, melted with


Blend everything with Wisdom, well-aged

Spread evenly in large round pan

Bake in heart most passionate

Till slightly crisp

Drizzle with Secrets Shared

Garnish with handful:  Hopes, Dreams & Wishes

Serve with goblets of “Poetry” (mellow wine)

Wrap leftovers loosely in Ties that Entwine

Store in open place for space to Breathe

… Can last through changes, challenge Life will bring

Reheat with embraces, Love and “Sweet Nothings”

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Image ~ Pixabay

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Let Them Eat Cake ~ Dutch Chocolate Applesauce

My quick and easy yummy cake… for Bikurgurl (click link to get her Oreo Chocolate Cake recipe) and anyone else who’s feeling peckish today…

Image ~ Pixabay/ (doesn’t accurately reflect smooth top of actual cake)


Dutch Chocolate Applesauce Cake

1/2 cup butter

2 squares unsweetened chocolate

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup applesauce*

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

~ Powdered Sugar for dusting finished cake ~

Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease** an 8″ or 9″ square or round pan.

In small bowl over hot water, melt butter and chocolate together.  Cool.

In large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until smooth.

Add applesauce, vanilla, pecans and chocolate mixture.

In small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Blend into applesauce mixture, beat 1 minute.  Pour into greased pan.

Bake 35-40 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean.  Cool on rack, then dust with powdered sugar.

*Depending on whether you use sweetened or unsweetened applesauce, you may wish to adjust the amount of sugar.  I make mine less sweet so I can justify eating a larger, or 2nd piece (don’t bother me with health facts, it works for me)  🙂

**You can line the pan with Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Non-Stick aluminum foil, if you don’t want to grease it and wash later—the foil’s less shiny side is printed “non-stick side”.  Especially great if you’re planning to wrap it up anyway, and give to someone.

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