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PhotobucketWhat should we bake today in preparation of the release of HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR?

How about some Sad Cake!

Now, despite its name, today’s recipe is not meant to depress anyone.  We only call it “sad” because it rises fairly high while baking, then caves in as it cools.  So come in off the ledge, put away those razor blades, & hand over the bottle of pills.  (If they’re the little purple ones, I could really use a few; my prescription ran out days ago. :tongue )



2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 cups Bisquick
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup shredded coconut


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and flour a 9” X 13”pan.
In medium bowl, stir together sugar, eggs, and oil.
Add Bisquick. Mix well.
Stir in vanilla, pecans, and coconut.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.


And remember, the release of HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR is less than a month away now…another reason not to be sad! :chick


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  1. Laura J. says:

    Poor sad cake. :scared But it does sound pretty darn good!!

    (btw: in reply to yesterday — no more “mom car” for me. Got me a sporty little (and gas efficient) Nissan Juke!! I love it!! Having fun watching people wonder what it is and I even had one guy think it was a Porsche!! :bigwow )

    And ooooooooooohhhh new smiley’s :babybook :inbed :lildev

    • Heidi says:

      Whoo-hoo! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of those yet; I’ll have to look it up. But if you look like you’re driving around in a Porsche… vroom-vroom :bw

      And, yes, a few new emoties to play with. :lildev We’re always tweakin’…tho, sadly, not in the good way. Or…wait…would that be bad way? :smack

      • Laura J. says:

        Depends on what we are “tweaking” :whistledev :naughty

        It’s so cool! Gonna put up a picture on Facebook soon (I had to let my car “model” for the picture). Still haven’t put the Chicago pictures from my camera onto the computer.

  2. Leanne Gagnon says:

    :wink I just put the eyes because I like em lol
    That recipe sounds delicious, so I bookmarked the page 😀
    The book sounds awesome as well 😀

    • Heidi says:

      Welcome, Leanne! We’re happy to have you & glad to hear you’re enjoying yourself. Yes, yes, bookmark the recipe & anything else you find amusing. We’ve always got *something* fun going on around here. :cool

  3. Hollie says:

    Hi Leanne!!!!
    and Yes this recipe does look mighty tasty!! :picnic
    i will have to try it this weekend!! :cool

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