Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
How easy is this. Just put the cinnamon rolls in a waffle iron, then spread with the frosting that comes in the can when they’re finished. A little maple syrup on top, maybe some fresh strawberries or blueberries, and you’ve got a great breakfast with no work!
Watch them closely, they can burn quickly once they’ve cooked!
Friday, March 28, 2014
- 20 large fresh strawberries
- 40 caramels
- 3 tablespoons whipping cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped mixed nuts
- Wax paper
1. Pat strawberries completely dry with paper towels.
2. Microwave caramels, 3 Tbsp. whipping cream, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 3 1/2 minutes or until smooth, stirring at 1-minute intervals.
3. Dip each strawberry halfway into caramel mixture. Roll in nuts, and place on lightly greased wax paper. Let stand 15 minutes. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 8 hours.
Source: Southern Living
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Is there anything better than Hummingbird Cake in the springtime? It’s Southern Living’s most requested recipe, and a favorite of mine for years. It’s truly wonderful ~ Jan
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 2 cups chopped bananas
- Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat.) Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans, and bananas.
- Pour batter into three greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
- Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake; sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top. Store in refrigerator
- Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extractBeat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Everything that goes around comes around. Congealed salads are the latest darling of the food world, they were always on Mother’s table in the 50’s a nd 60’s and now they’re back in a big way.
My all time favorite is Perfection Salad, made the way mother did with pineapple, carrots and cabbage in lime or lemon Jello, it’s a oldie but goodie.
Lucy’s Perfection Salad
2 (3 oz.) pkgs. lemon or lime Jello
1/4 head cabbage, chopped
2 carrots, chopped or grated
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple
Dissolve Jello in 2 cups boiling water; stir well. Add 1 1/2 cups cold water. Add vegetables and pineapple with juice.
Put in jello mold and chill several hours.