Strawberry Easy Pound Cake Dessert

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Sometimes I think the most simplest recipes are the best. Grandma always made her own pound cake. This recipe is made with her cake and the dessert is easy and old fashioned but the taste is sublime.

 Strawberry Easy Pound Cake Dessert

The presentation that this cake sliced can make will wow your family and friends. It sure is loved at all my functions we have. Actually my kids always ask for this one.

 Strawberry Easy Pound Cake Dessert

Even though I make this with strawberries, you can use any fruits you like. There are family and friends who may not like strawberries. 

So build your own with a buffet of fruits. I like to separate fruits and have my guests pick their favorites. You can use peaches, raspberries, blackberries, peaches sliced, bananas, apples, cherries and much more!

Have a bowl of heavy whipped cream on the side and this can be a shortcake party!

Another great things about these cakes is they freeze well. Make them in cupcake tins and if your in the mood for a treat just use one at a time.

If you are a strawberry shortcake lover, this is a little different than the traditional biscuit style shortcake. If you would like that recipe
click here for Grandma's biscuit recipe.

Shortcake was found as far back as the 1500's in an English cookbook. The shortcake is typically made with flour, sugar, butter, eggs, cream and leavening agents.

Making the cake brought back many childhood memories of my grandmother. That old fashioned taste of her pound cake is etched in my mind.

The smell of vanilla while it's baking is one of the most mouth watering smells while cooking. I just love making her pound cake.

Should you be in a hurry the other alternative is to buy a ready made cake and this will be a semi homemade recipe.

Perfect for a summer dessert. If you want pure comfort desserts than try her biscuit recipe. With very few ingredients you will be well on your way to your new favorite dessert.

 Strawberry Easy Pound Cake Dessert

One more thing you can do with this pound cake that I do every year! Make it in a heart shaped pan for your special someone! It's the perfect cake to say I love you!

 Strawberry Easy Pound Cake Dessert

Strawberry Easy Pound Cake Dessert Recipe

1 -  homemade or store bought pound cake cut into cubes

1 container of cleaned sliced strawberries
1 jar of strawberry jelly or jam warmed 20 seconds in the microwave just to melt it
1 container of whipped cream
Place cut up cubes of pound cake into a dessert dish or mason jar. Spoon the sliced strawberries on top of the cake. Brush with with jelly. 
Just before serving add the whipped cream to the top and serve. Grandma's Pound Cake recipe cake be found HERE
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Savory Fried Dough

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Delicious stuffed pizza dough, fried and dipped in marinara sauce


Poor Man's Lasagna Recipe

Thursday, September 22, 2016
I love the ease of this recipe. All the same ingredients as a real lasagna but quick and easy layered with your regular favorite pasta, cheeses and meat sauce! When we were growing up mom called it poor man's lasagna because it was all thrown in one pan with less expensive ingredients. Lots of times she would use leftover sauce and meatballs from our


Sunday Italian Recipe Appetizers

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Mom's Pork Zucchini Stew Recipe

Friday, September 16, 2016

It's a mom's stew kind of day here in Florida sometimes during the winter months. This pork zucchini stew warms us right up!


Chickpeas and Orecchiette Recipe

Growing up I use to love this dish. Mom would alternate chickpeas or just use peas. I love both dishes but this one is my favorite. Comfort food all the way. If you are looking for an authentic style Italian dish you just hit the jackpot! I love the sausage combined in the sauce to make this hearty.

Chickpeas and Orecchiette Recipe


Low Carb Zucchini Cupcake Quiche

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
You may have remembered my Youtube Video on this quiche? Well if you missed it check it out below. Then follow the link for this great recipe and use cupcake tins to make individual quiche. Perfect for an appetizer when you want to make something special. The perfect bite size quiche that takes hardly any time to make.

A low fat low carb zucchini cupcake for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner. These are packed with flavor without the guilt of sugar and fat. Low carb for a healthier you.


Slow Cooker Bourbon Beef Slider

Monday, September 12, 2016
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Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole Recipes

Saturday, September 10, 2016
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Easy Casserole Pot Pie Recipe

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

If you want to see the family eat leftovers quickly, here is the perfect recipe for them. This pot pie is so easy the kids can help make it. You can even buy all the ingredients and assemble before leaving the house and just pop it in the oven when you get home. I have to warn you though, make two it's that good!

Easy Casserole Pot Pie Recipe

2 cups leftover chicken or turkey
2 cups mixed frozen vegetables
1 12 ounce jar chicken or turkey gravy
1 box refrigerated store bought pie crust

Place one pie crust into an oil sprayed casserole dish ( I used a 9x9 square).
In a bowl mix together the chicken, vegetables and gravy.
Pour on top of the pie crust into the casserole dish. Top with the last crust, Use a fork to crimp edges.
I like to brush the top of the crust with butter before baking.  Poke a few holes on the top. Bake in preheated oven of 400 degrees until the top is browned, around 25 minutes.

Pistachio Cake Recipe

Sunday, September 4, 2016
Vintage recipe been making since the 1970's. Love this still today but made it a little more fun this time. Using a funfetti cake mix makes it a festive cake and fun to eat. The kids and young at heart

love this one! Pistachio has always been a favorite of mine.


Food Hack and Tip Ideas

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Quick homemade pickles? Save the brine from the old pickle jars. Place the sliced cucumbers in the brine and set in the refrigerator for a few days. You can also add carrot, cauliflower, green beans and garlic. To speed up the process par boil the vegetables first.

To crisp up wilted limp vegetables add them to ice water. Great for celery, lettuce, spinach, asparagus. 

Have scorched cookies or toast? Use a microplane to scrape off the bottoms.

Use an egg slicer to slice strawberries and mushrooms

Don't throw those shower caps away they make perfect bowl covers

Use your potato peeler to make curls with carrots, dark chocolate, lime or lemon. Great on vegetables like beets, parsnips and rutabagas to make crisp vegetable chips.

Use oil spray in your measuring cups so things that are sticky like honey or corn syrup it will come right out.

Use your waffle iron for more than making waffles. Try carrot cake batter, brownies, hash browns, corn bread and scrambled eggs. Works great!

Place herbs into an ice cube tray and freeze. Drop into stews, soups and other recipes all year long.

Green bananas? Place in an oven at 350 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes they will quickly ripen if you need to make something like banana bread. 

Use old egg crate cartons to start and inside herb garden. Makes a great gift too!

Use a pointed tip squeeze bottle (you can save and use an old cleaned ketchup bottle) to make character pancakes for the kids. Just add the prepared mix to the squeeze bottle and draw as they are cooking on the griddle. If you really want to have a quicker method, use a metal cookie cutter, fill with batter and cook on the griddle. 

To make sure your avocado is ripe, remove the stem if brown it's over ripe, light golden color it's ready to eat.

For s'mores on the grill, pre assemble using a piece of aluminum foil. Lay down the graham crackers, chocolate and mini marshmallows in the oil sprayed foil, seal. When ready place on the grill. A perfect dessert. Also great when you add a sliced banana.

Use metal cookie cutter shapes to make your fried eggs prettier. The shapes can be fun.

Make stuffed pizza using refrigerated dough. Roll, fill and bake. Dip into pizza sauce after baking.

To make perfectly round hamburger. Roll the hamburger onto wax paper and cut them out with a glass.

Use a cookie cutter for on top of  newly frosted cakes, fill with sprinkles to keep the shape of whatever you use, great  for using age. The cutter makes a perfect shape.

Do you use creamer? Those tall bottles make great dispensers after cleaned for chocolate chips, mini cookies, crackers and nuts to store them in.

Use molds to make fancy shaped fudge during the holiday.

Wear disposable gloves when mixing meats by hand. Save you lots of time cleaning up.

Did you know you can freeze eggs up to one year? When your ready to use frozen eggs, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or under running cold water. Use them as soon as they are thawed. 

Tint your cake batter with corresponding Holiday colors. Bake into a brownie size pan. Cool, cut into shapes like shamrocks, red stars, pink or blue baby theme, Christmas trees. Make another raw batter and drop the cooked shapes into the batter. When you slice the cake you will have a great surprise inside.

Place marshmallows inside your brown sugar bag, just a few that will keep it from getting hard.