"Doing the Most Good" on Thanksgiving Day and beyond!




Thanksgiving has always been a part of my most cherished memories. As a child I remember how special it was to share the Thanksgiving feast with immediate and often extended family. In my memories, I still have the smell, taste, visual and emotional sensations of those intimate family gatherings with those I loved. I cherish those times in my heart.

Please enjoy the following recipe that has brought many happy memories to my family. Maybe they can help you add to, continue or start a family tradition of your own.


Mom's Apple Cake

Recipe shared with love from Mrs. Major Kathleen Applin


2 cups of sugar

2 tsp. of baking powder

1 tsp. of salt

1tsp. of baking soda

3 tsp. of cinnamon

2 ½ cups of flour

1 cup oil

3 eggs

1 tsp. of vanilla

1 cup of walnuts

4 cups of peeled and sliced dried/fresh apples


Mix all ingredients and pour into a greased pan. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.


Blog Author -- Major Thomas Applin, AnnMarie Taft

Recipe Author -- Major Kathleen Applin

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