Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Fun Recipes


With spring in the air and the warm weather here at last I'm drawn outside to work and play. Weeding my flower bed, filling the bird feeders, and enjoying the nice
weather. The cleaning/organizing bug hits me once and a while, usually springtime and so I'm organizing my sewing things. Moving to a new room for the summer so there's no progress in the sewing area, but...... my kitchen actually looks like a kitchen. Table cleared with tablecloth and flowers. Oh yeah, and food I've made with a little more time to focus on baking.


Strawberry Pretzel Salad

First Layer:
2 cups coarsley crushed pretzels
3/4 cup melted margarine
3 tablespoons sugar

Second Layer:
1 (80z) cream cheese

1 cup sugar
1 small container cool whip

Third Layer:
1 package (6 oz.) strawberry flavor gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 (10 oz.) box frozen strawberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Put fist layer in 9x13x2 inch pan.
Bake 8 minutes. Remove and cool.
Second Layer, Beat sugar into cheese and stir in cool whip. Spread over pretzels.
Third Layer, Mix gelatin, boiling water, and strawberries together. Set aside 10 minutes, pour over cheese mixture. Chill thoroughly.

Honey Bun Cake

1 Box yellow cake mix

3/4 cup oil

4 eggs

8 oz. sour cream

1 cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Mix together first 4 ingredients, stirring by hand. Pour half of the batter into an oblong pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour remaining batter on top. Swirl batter with fork. Bake in 325 deg. oven for 40 minutes.

Icing: Mix together 2 cups powdered sugar, 4 teaspoons milk, and 1 Tablespoon vanilla. Pour over cake while hot.

Both these recipes are so very easy! ENJOY!


randi---i have to say said...

Both of these sound great! These are going in my recipe box!

Bren said...

I will also add these to my recipes. They would both be great for a pot luck or cook out. The second once especially would make a great "bake and take".

Cake and Cam said...

Thanks for posting these recipes...I don't know if I will ever get around to making them but the look wonderful and now I will know where to find them when I look for the recipe.

Denise C said...

I am ready for another Honey Bun cake!!! Oh yummy!!!! ;)