Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Titus 2: verses 3-4
Verse 3: The aged women likewise.....Verse 4: That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children.

"The Older Women Teach the Younger"
Back in the late 1970's I was a young married mother with 2 preschoolers who enjoyed homemaking. My husband and I were a part of Warwick Assembly of God Church in Newport News, Virginia. I still use many recipes from the church cookbook put together by Phyllis Cheshier. Actually, we called her "Sister Cheshier" as a sign of respect - after all she was the Pastor's wife and really a Pastor herself! I was thrilled recently when I found her photo above on a church website in Arkansas. Now in her 80's - she still teaches an Adult Sunday School Class!

I was involved in the Women's Ministry at Warwick where we younger women were taught by the older. This is a principle taken from the early church in the New Testament and Titus Chapter 2. One of our regular Bible teachers was Mabel Everhart, a dedicated saint in the church. Mabel made the best Applesauce Cake and of course used her home canned applesauce. After asking her several times, she gave me this recipe which follows: I suggest you buy the better quality applesauce at the grocery should you not have some home canned of your own! You will love the way your house smells
when you bake this cake! Do not use an electric mixer and always dump this cake out of the tube pan when it is warm! (I waited until the morning and the top stuck)

Mabel Everhart's Applesauce Cake
You will need: 2 cups applesauce, 2 cups granulated sugar, 1 cup butter, 2 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Also: 2 1/2 cups sifted flour, 1 cup raisins, 1 cup chopped walnuts and 1 cup chopped pecans

In a medium pot combine the 1st ingredients over low heat and melt together. When combined, take from stove and place in large bowl...HAND MIX in flour, and stir in walnuts, raisins, pecans....Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees in a tube pan.
(Altitude adjustments: DECREASE BAKING SODA TO 1 1/2 TSP AND USE
This cake probably would taste the best in the FALL OF THE YEAR!