October 12, 2010

Fall Specials and VisitSouth.com

merridun bright.bmpWow, the weather is great today - I call these coo! mornings my San Diego mornings.

Karen Lingo, who wrote two artices for Southern Living magazine about Merridun, now writes for the website:  www.visitsouth.com    Be sure to check out the website and find a new article about Merridun under the Best of the South.  We're very pleased to be a part of this great website.


Be sure to check our website - www.merridun.com -- for upcoming events in the area. 

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Need a special, quiet getaway before the stress and crazxiness of the Holidays are upon you.  Come visit us at Merridun during our Fall Special:  Monday-Thursday - any two nights only $155 pus tax.  Friday-Saturday-Sunday - any two nights only $175 plus tax.  This special is valid October 18th through November 21, 2010.  Call no!!  864-427-7052



cookbook graphic.jpgFall is in the air - and I always think of pumpkin desserts.  They not only taste great,, but smell so good while baking.  Try this easy dessert!



 makes 12-14 servings

3     cups flour

1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1     teaspoon allspice

1     teaspoon ground cloves

1     teaspoon cinnamon                      

1     teaspoon nutmeg

1/2   teaspoon ground ginger

1     cup solid shortening

2     cups sugar

2     cups cooked or canned pumpkin

4     large eggs

1     teaspoon vanilla

1/2   teaspoon rum extract

1/2   cup chopped walnuts

1/2   cup plumped golden raisins (optional)



1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 12 cup bundt pan or

springform pan.


2.  Cream shortening and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time beating

well after each addition.  Add pumpkin and vanilla/rum extracts.

sift all dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture.  Stir well.

Add walnuts and raisins.


3.  Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until center

tests done.  Cool cake in pan for 20 minutes then remove from

pan to completely cool.  Serve warm or at room temperature.



We're looking forward to your next visit!




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