St. Patrick's Day Wearing O'Green Cake
St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching and all things green come to mind. If you are looking for a delightful dessert for your St. Paddy's Day celebration, give this one a try. The lime gelatin adds a touch of green and a zesty tang to the cake and the vanilla pudding and whipped topping make a great creamy frosting.
In our family we always celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the customary corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, etc. While we enjoy the meal, we also listen to traditional Irish music. It has always been a fun meal. This cake will make a great conclusion to a festive meal.
WEARING O'GREEN CAKE
Sunday, February 19, 2017
FRESH STRAWBERRY CAKE
Since Olivia has not been able to cook much since her foot injury, I decided to take a sweet treat to her for both she and her husband, Dan, to enjoy for the Valentine holiday. They liked it and I am considering using it as an Easter dessert as well. My husband, Jim, who usually gravitates to all things chocolate, even enjoys the fresh fruit taste. I made a batch of cupcakes with this recipe (bake only 20 minutes) and Jim enjoyed them very much. This recipe originally appeared in Taste of Home magazine. We hope you enjoy it.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
This delightful recipe was made by none other than my son-in-law, Dan. He was a man hard pressed for a tasty Super Bowl snack. Usually Olivia makes an array of yummy treats for them to share during the big game, but this year she suffered a broken foot and that has kept her out of the kitchen. Dan has been awesome keeping the household afloat and he even made these great pretzel bites. Olivia said for being a super simple recipe they are very good. When you need a great snack, give these a try. I think you will enjoy them.
EASY PRETZEL BITES
EASY PRETZEL BITES
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
- Quarter each biscuit then roll piece into a ball. Pinch to seal. In a medium saucepan, combine water and baking soda. Bring to boil then reduce to a simmer. Add the rolled balls and cook for 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to baking sheet, making sure the pretzels aren't touching. Brush beaten egg over each pretzel. Sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
- Meanwhile, make cheese sauce. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in milk and bring to a simmer. When the milk begins to thicken, stir cheese, whisking constantly until sauce is smooth. Season to taste with salt, pepper and cayenne.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
We are reposting an old recipe for three reasons:
1) It will soon be Valentine’s Day, and this is a great recipe for that day.
2) We have been blogging for five years as of today, and this is a great cake for a celebration!
3) Olivia broke her foot two weeks ago and has not cooked since. The beautiful dishes she makes have been temporarily halted. The tamale pie last week was my creation, but I have to admit, my dishes are not as exotic as hers.
Click on the link below and enjoy this throw-back to the past as Olivia writes about her love of cooking.
STRAWBERRY CAKE TO DIE FOR!