Do we appreciate our good health enough? Having handicapped children makes you notice others with disabilities a lot more and be able to feel for them. God has a purpose for everything which I try to help encourage Loretta all I can. She has days when she gets so frustrated. It is hard on her when people stare at her when she tries her best to get up a set of stairs. This is all for a reason and keeps us humble. God’s blessings to all!
Sour Cream Pumpkin Coffee Cake ½ cup butter 1¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 eggs, 1 beaten 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sour cream 16 oz. can pumpkin (1¾ c) 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice Streusel: 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cup chopped nuts Cream butter, ¾ cup sugar and vanilla. Add 3 eggs and beat well. Combine flour, baking powder and soda. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, alternately with sour cream. Combine pumpkin, beaten egg, ½ c sugar and pie spice. Spoon ½ of batter in 9 x 13 inch pan. Sprinkle ½ of streusel over batter. Spread pumpkin mixture over streusel. Spread rest of batter over batter over pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle remaining streusel over top. Bake in slow oven at 325 for 50-60 minutes,