Christmas from the Heart

Christmas From The Heart: December 22

Scott Cunningham really is the soundtrack to Christmas at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. You’ve heard him live with our Christmas choir at Christmas Coffees of the past, but you will not want to miss this beautiful acoustic rendition of “O Holy Night” recorded at Susan Street Studio with two of his lovely daughters.


from the kitchen of Jill Bates
Pie Ingredients:

•1 1⁄4 cups flour

• 2 tsp baking powder

• 1⁄4 tsp salt

• 3⁄4 cup sugar

• 1 tsp cinnamon

• 1⁄2 tsp nutmeg

• 1⁄4 tsp ground cloves

• 1⁄4 tsp ginger

• 1 cup canned pumpkin

• 1⁄4 cup oil

• 1 tsp vanilla


1. 1 cup brown sugar

2. 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon

3. 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

4. 1 1⁄2 cups hot water


1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and spices

2. Add the pumpkin, oil and vanilla. Stir just till blended.

3. Spread into a well-greased, round casserole dish or 9” square pan.

4. Mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the batter. Pour hot

water over the top.

5. Bake at 350 for about 50-60 minutes.

6. The cake will rise to the top, it should be cooked through, but there will be sauce at the bottom.

7. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.