Sunday, March 31, 2019

A Tall Square Stacked Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Whipped Cream

My daughter celebrated a milestone birthday this month.  Strawberry cake is one of her favorites; and for her special birthday, I wanted to prepare a special cake.  So, I did a twist on traditional strawberry shortcake and made a tall square strawberry shortcake with three layers!  She said she loved it because it's so light...a perfect spring dessert!

I just can't decide on the photo with which to lead this post...the uncut cake photo shows what a beautiful presentation this cake makes; however, the sliced cake photo is such a great shot and shows how tempting the cake is, hmm...

This is how we started the cake...



And, this is after we cut the cake...


For the layers, I used a recipe I've been making for years.  Normally, it makes three 8" layers or one 13" x 9" x 2" cake.  I have spent quite a bit of time researching on the internet the Betty Crocker cookbook from which I adapted this recipe.  However, when I find my vintage Betty Crocker cookbook, which is packed away since my move,  I will provide the printing issue information.

Recipe coming soon!

Happy Spring y'all!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wake-Up Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

Right out of the shower and before breakfast, I have my first cup of coffee.  With that first cup of coffee, I feel I need a little bite; and generally, it is some kind of simple cookie, like an oatmeal cookie.

I always drop a chocolate-covered espresso bean into my coffee mug.  Then, I started putting an espresso bean on that little cookie and chasing it with a sip of coffee...man on man that's really good!  So, I thought why not just make some oatmeal cookies with espresso beans in them and dunk them into my coffee!  Wow...bingo, perfect!

                                             Why I Jump Out of Bed...
                                                   Every Morning!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Collection of 10 of My Delicious, Quick and Easy Recipes

We all often want delicious, quick and easy recipes these days; so I thought I'd give you a collection of some of mine.  I find these particularly good right now, since I'm a little under the weather...

Hearty and Crunchy Golden Panini Turkey Sandwich with Gooey Melted Pimento Cheese