Memories Of A Lifetime – CIJ Favorite Holiday Recipe Exchange – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We spent the day sharing our recipes during the first Etsy Christmas In July Favorite Holiday Exchange! Since the #EtsyCIJ team is worldwide we held a virtual #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange right here on our blog!

The recipe exchange was held today, July 5th. As I mentioned the team is international and we received recipes from many countries!

We wanted to include as many of our talented team members as possible! The participation was fantastic! Our team members are creative chefs!

Each team member shared with us their recipe, as well as a little bit about their memories of holiday cooking and baking. I personally look forward to making a few of these new recipes this season! I added them to the assortment I bake each year! Please join me as we conclude the #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange!


Here are the recipes:

1. Old Fashioned Apple Cake / Misty from carolinagirlz2
2. Mississippi Mud Cake / Karen from timetalentjewels
3. Apple Pie / Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy
4. Hungarian Lesco / Rita from RitzySelection
5. My Mothers Stuffing / Mary from ByFreddismom
6. Fattigmanns (Poor Man’s Cookies) / Clara from elliottsplayground
7. Scottish Tablet / Mairi from Mairidesign

Please use #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange on social media as you visit all the delicious recipes we shared with you!

Thank you so much for joining us on our #CIJFavoriteHolidayRecipeExchange!


CIJ Favorite Holiday Recipe Exchange – Mississippi Mud Cake

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Let’s Make Mississippi Mud Cake – Recipe From Karen Of timetalentjewels1. What is your recipe?

“Mississippi Mud Cake”
Recipe from Karen

Makes 15 Servings Preparation 15 minutes *Bake 40 minutes

1 cup pecans
1 cup butter
1 4 ounce semisweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 (10.5 ounce) bag miniature marshmallows

1 Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.

2 Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.

3 Microwave 1 cup butter and semisweet chocolate in a large microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.

4 Whisk sugar and next 5 ingredients into chocolate mixture. Pour batter into a greased 15 x 10 x 1 inch jelly-roll pan.

5 Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle evenly with miniature marshmallows; bake 8 to 10 more minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle warm cake with Chocolate Frosting (see Recipe Below), and sprinkle every with toasted pecans.

Chocolate Frosting

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stir together first 3 ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until slightly thickened; remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

2. What is it about this recipe that you love?

The best part of this recipe is the chocolate, the marshmallow and the toasted pecans. It almost taste like you are eating candy. Of course, the cake is super moist and rich with all those ingredients it makes for a super rich dessert.

3. How did you learn to make this recipe?

I had heard of this cake before but never had the recipe until one day I ran across the recipe with Compliments of Southern Living – I now can make this cake any time. Everyone loves it!

4. Please share a story or memory to go along with the recipe.

I ran across this recipe and I knew right away it was a keeper! As my family loves chocolate, I knew they would love the marshmallow and toasted pecans too. So one day I decided to make this for our family party. I always like to try new cakes or desserts to see what they like. Much to my surprise they absolutely loved it! What a treat! Mississippi Mud Cake was a huge hit and a number one cake dessert in our family!

When in the kitchen you always need a set of Wool Felted Hot Pads to pull things out of the oven!

5. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: timetalentjewels
Pinterest: timetalentjewels
Twitter: timetalentjewel