Monthly Archives June 2014

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Very easy, refreshing, light, and delicious cake for all occasions! 
1 box of Butter Cake + Ingredients needed on box (I used Betty Crocker Super moist Butter Recipe Yellow = 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup of water, and 3 eggs)
2 cups Sour Cream
2 cups sugar
8 oz. Cool Whip
2 baskets of strawberries (roughly 4 cups of strawberries)
Optional: Sweetened coconut flakes 
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Spicy Cucumber Garlic Gazpacho

Here’s a light, refreshing, cold summer soup that will put a smile on everyone’s face.
Makes 2 quarts; serves 6
2 English cucumbers, peeled and chopped (4 cups chopped) reserving 1/4 cup for garnish
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped, reserve 1/4 cup for garnish
3 green onions, trimmed and cut 
2 jalapeno chiles, stemmed, halved lengthwise, seeded and ch...
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Copycat Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzels

When I was in high school one of my friends worked at Auntie Anne’s, she would always bring pretzels to school and we would devour them. I think they make the best mall pretzel around. I’ve never attempted my own until tonight. My husband was craving a hot pretzel so I luckily had all the ingredients at home. This is very simple, takes a little time, but well worth it...
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BLT Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich

A BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) is a type of bacon sandwich. The standard BLT is made up of five ingredients: bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and bread. The BLT evolved from the tea sandwiches served before 1900 at a similar time to the club sandwich, although it is unclear when the name BLT became the norm. As a little girl, my mom would make an entire package of bacon...
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Medicine Prescription Reminder

It is not often that our pets need a prescription or our children. But when they do, it seems like it comes with directions on when to take them and if it needs to be taken with food and so on. The thing my husband and I have found to be the easiest so that we know we won’t double up on giving them their pills is to automatically create a cheat sheet grid...
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Black Forest Cake

When shopping at Albertson’s I alternate between purchasing the COOL WHIP brand of whipped topping and the Essential Everyday generic brand that Albertson’s carries. It depends on price because they pretty much taste the same. On the Essential Everyday container, I always find a recipe for Black Forest Cake. When you visit the website you can’t find the recipe...
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Cucumber Watermelon Salad

I poured wine this year at the Great Wine Festival in Irvine, CA. Snuck away for a quick bite of local Orange County restaurant samples throughout the festival. One sample I had that met all my requirements was a salad that included watermelon, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese, basil, croutons, and a sherry vinaigrette. It was colorful, flavorful, light, and refreshing on that 90 degree day...
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