Sunday, June 29, 2008

Today Is My Birthday

So here's a recipe for German Chocolate Bundt Cake I made for Father's Day. Since I'm the "baker" in the family, I either have to make my own cake or one is purchased for me. (Except for the year when they "forgot" the cake altogether). Hopefully this year will be different and someone will surprise me.

Update: My mom made me a birthday cake and it was delicious. Thanks Mom!

German Chocolate Bundt

  • 1 box German Chocolate cake mix
  • 1 container Coconut Pecan frosting

Make cake according to directions on back of box. Stir frosting into batter. Bake in bundt pan for 50-60 mins at temp recommended on box.

That's it. I sprinkled it with powdered sugar so it looks pretty.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Thirst Quencher


  • 1 1/2 - 2 c. sugar
  • 8 c. cold water
  • 1 c. fresh lime (or lemon) juice

In a small sauce pan, combine sugar and 2 cups water. Boil for 2 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved. This forms a syrup. Allow to cool before using. (This can be made a few days in advance).

In a large pitcher, add syrup, remaining water (6 cups) and fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice. Stir ingredients and pour over ice. Keep refrigerated for up to one week.

For cherry limeades, add maraschino cherries and some of the juice (to taste) from the jar.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


It's hot outside and we could all use something refreshing and good for us. These are smoothies I make for my husband on a regular basis. They make 2 tall servings.
Strawberry Banana
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 c. flavored yogurt
  • 1-1/2 c. frozen strawberries
  • splash of milk or juice

Strawberry Banana (for 1)

  • 1 banana
  • 1 c. yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 c. juice
  • 6 large frozen strawberries

Berry Peach

  • 2 c. frozen peaches (or mango)
  • 2 c. frozen cherries
  • 1 c. orange juice
  • 1 c. flavored yogurt

Banana Berry

  • 1 c. ripe banana
  • 1 c. frozen blueberries
  • 1 c. frozen cherries
  • 1 c. frozen yogurt or sorbet
  • 1/4 c. orange juice

In a blender combine all ingredients with the soft or wet ingredients on the bottom. (example: juice, yogurt, banana, frozen fruit) This will save your blender from over working itself and all the ingredients will blend quicker. Blend til desired consistency is acheived. Pour into a glass or a cup for the kiddos and poke in a fun straw.

There is no need to add sugar or any other sweeter as long as the fruit is nice and ripe. The supermarket carries a wide array of fruits in the frozen section.


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