June 27 Thought For The Day

Strawberry Cake

This weekend we had a family get-together and I was looking for something different to make for a desert when I came across this recipe for strawberry cake. I usually make chocolate desserts for my family as anything chocolate always seems to be their favorite, but I wanted something different this time. This strawberry cake was a good choice and got thumbs up from everyone!  Of course, they did mention that they would be ready for chocolate again next time!!

This recipe does start with a white cake mix but I was very pleased that the finished product did not taste in the least like a “cake mix” and was super moist and had a really strong good strawberry flavor without being overly sweet. I used frozen sweetened strawberries but I’m sure it would be delicious with fresh strawberries. I used a pudding mix and whipped topping for the frosting rather than a powdered sugar frosting and topped that with whole strawberries to decorate. I am including directions for my topping. This recipe will, for sure, go on my “make again” list.

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June 23 Thought For The Day

Quick Chicken Parmesan

Image courtesy of cambellskitchen.com

I’m sure that many of you, like me, prefer to do your cooking from scratch. But, we live in a fast paced world anymore and sometimes there just isn’t time to cook up a meal from scratch so I usually keep a few item in my pantry that can be used to put together a quick and delicious meal. This is one that I really enjoy and takes very little time. Hope that you enjoy it also.

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June 21 Thought For The Day

We may not know what the rest of our mission in life might be, but I believe this:

 

 

Easy Bristo Chicken

I saw this recipe in my Kraft Foods newsletter and decided to give it a try. Overall I was pleased with the results and thought that it had a good flavor. I did add a little garlic and used sliced canned mushrooms instead of fresh as that was what I had in the pantry. The recipe makes a lot of sauce and when I make it again I think that I will serve it over pasta and then have the pasta and sauce leftover after the chicken is gone. It was simple and easy to make and I liked the idea of cooking it in one skillet though I think it would have worked well in a casserole over pasta also. I would love to hear your comments if you try it!

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June 19 Thought For The Day

Classic Macaroni Salad

Summertime and potato salad, macaroni salad and grilling all just go together! This macaroni salad is not the one I make most often but I like to make it once in a while as a change of pace. The dressing is what makes the difference in it. I like lots of “stuff” in my macaroni salad but you can add or delete items as your tastes dictate. The dressing is a little tangy and a little sweet and is very creamy. Macaroni salad just can’t be beat with hamburgers, hot dogs or with steaks. Enjoy!

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June 18 Thought For The Day

This is so very true – try as we might, we just can’t please everyone!

Cinnamon Streusel Cupcakes

Cupcakes are really popular now, and no wonder, they are so convenient to serve and eat, easy to transport for picnics and get togethers and you can make them in about any flavor. These cupcakes are like a cinnamon streusel coffecake. I topped them with a little cream cheese frosting though they are really good with no frosting at all. Yum-Yum! The brown sugar and cinnamon streusel is layered in the center of the cupcake and sprinkled over the top. Hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

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