Today is the 5th anniversary of when my sweet mom went to heaven. Although the date on the calendar shouldn't have such an affect on me, it always does. I try to do special things that remind me of her in celebration of her wonderful life!
I made her linguini and clam sauce this week, which is a fave at my house. I'm wearing her diamond earrings today and I've got red painted nails like she always did! One thing my mom instilled in me was to make things special and to be joyful. So, every year on her birthday and her heaven birthday I make her famous red velvet cake. Life is too short to not celebrate! This recipe has been handed down in my family for years, long before the red velvet craze of recent times. (I promise to share the recipe soon.) It's everyone's favorite and no other recipe or store bought replica holds a candle to this baby!
HERE'S TO YOU, DEBBIE DILL! HAPPY 5TH HEAVEN BIRTHDAY!