Sunday, April 27, 2008

300! 300! 300! 300!

In honor of my 300th post (ok! who thought I was posting my weight???!!) I baked a fruit dessert that I got from
I finally had time to go visit this site. WoW! She makes some delish stuff. Now keep in mind, my photos nor the final outcome look anything like hers.

Let's start. The 1st two I was bored & playing with photo shop.
So, you take a can of cherries, dump them, realize the pan is too big!

Next add a can of pineapple in a more size appropriate dish!

Mix it together. Looking good!

Take some cake mix, I used Yellow cake mix & sprinkle on top. Now I didn't use the entire box b/c my dessert wasn't big enough. I later regretted this move. Should have used the whole box!

Final step before baking...add pats of butter to cover the top. Sure that pioneer woman says use a stick of margerine & 1/2 stick of butter but I didn't get my stunning, svelte figure by cutting corners. I used one whole stick of butter (plus I didn't have margerine)

Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes & serve warm.
I would show you a photo of the finished product but um, I forgot to take one!
Stupid? Yes.
Delish? Oh yes!!!
Next time I will use more & make enough for the family.
As it was it was enough for me to have dessert & breakfast & the rest I am taking to my mom's husband later today. Bobster missed out. You race, you lose! LOL He went racing last night & ended up going to the campground overnight so sadly, no dessert for him. He will survive.

Here is a little impromptu photoshoot with the Nana & Cheeks last night. He had just finished dinner & Nana stopped by to save him from getting in trouble for dropping his food on the floor. He likes to do that from time to time when he isn't fond of the cuisine.

Now since it's my 300 post I will have a little giveaway for any commenters. What's the giveaway??? How about a small, humble gift card to say, Starbucks? Sound good. Leave me a comment on what is your fav dessert & the recipe & I will put you in the running for the prize. I will use the random number generator if I get enough posts, if not, I will put your names in a hat & let Cheeks pick the winner.

Good luck! Can't wait to read the yumminess coming my way!

Woops out!



First, Congratulations on 300 posts, and don't pick me I don't go to Starbucks. I just wanted to post congrats and when I saw your dessert, I started thinking that I should make that again.

Second, I love dump cake, but I always melted the stick of butter first and added coconut after the pineapple, fyi if it's too sweet, use unsweetened pie filling and it is yummy.

My favorite dessert is Angel food cake, but it's a pain to make, so here's another fave dessert recipe:

Apple Crisp

Prep: 20 min; Bake: 30 min
Makes 6 servings

4 medium, tart cooking apples (Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, Greening), sliced (4 cups) (I used Granny Smith)
3/4 c packed brown sugar (if you want less sugar, you can do 2/3 c)
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats (I used the old fashioned 5 minute oatmeal)
1/3 c stick margarine or butter
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1. Heat oven to 375, Grease bottom and sides of square pan, 8x8x2 inches, with shortening
2. Arrange apples in pan. Mix remaining ingredients. Sprinkle over apples.
3. Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm and, if desired, with cream or ice cream.


Your dessert looks good, even if I didn't get to see the finished product..really you should have shared before eating it! LOL!

My favorite dessert is anything with chocolate...I can't cook or bake to save my life, so no recipes here.

Congrats on post 300! Happy Sunday!



Congrats on post #300! ^_^

That recipe looks fabu! I can't wait to try it! (Heck I bet we could even figure out a healthy version... LOL!)

One of my favorite desserts is Better-Than-Sex Cake, which is different version of the old Jell-o Poke Cake... It's so yummeh...

1 Box German Chocolate Cake Mix (or your favorite flavor, I use a dark chocolate)
7 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
6 ounces Caramel Sauce (or butterscotch if you prefer)
8 ounces Non-Dairy Whipped Topping -- thawed
8 Heath Candy Bars -- crushed

Bake cake in 9 by 13-inch cake pan, as directed on box. Let it cool slightly and poke little holes in the top of the cake with the end of a wooden spoon. Dribble sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce over cake.

Let stand for over an hour until the cake has completely cooled. Frost with whipped topping and sprinkle crushed candy bars over that. Refrigerate.

And you don't have to pick me either, we don't have a Starbucks around here, I just wanted to congratulate & share with you! ^_^


YAY for you.. 300 posts. Congrats and your desert sounds lovely. My favorite desert is death by chocolate:(


* 1 (19.8 ounce) package brownie mix
* 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
* 1/2 cup water
* 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
* 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
* 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
* 1 (1.5 ounce) bar chocolate candy


1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and cool completely. Cut into 1 inch squares.
2. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, water and sweetened condensed milk. Mix until smooth, then fold in 8 ounces whipped topping until no streaks remain.
3. In a trifle bowl or glass serving dish, place half of the brownies, half of the pudding mixture and half of the 12 ounce container of whipped topping. Repeat layers. Shave chocolate onto top layer for garnish. Refrigerate 8 hours before serving.


im' sending this to all your recipe "repliers" these all look wonderful. meghan is the baker in the family and i'm the tester. this does not go over well with my dr since i'm a diabetic. but how can i resist.. mmmmmmmmm thanks to all in advance for delish desserts i will make myself sick eating....the nana


Congrats on your 300 post

Your sesert looks good.

Here is a cookie recipe that I love.

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

1C. Light corn syrup
1C Sugar
1 ½-C. Peanut Butter
4C. Corn Flakes
1Tsp. Vanilla

Mix Syrup and sugar in a 2-Qt pan. Bring to a full boil and becareful not to over boil. Remove from stove, add peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well. Pour cereal in a large bowl, add peanut butter mixture, and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper. Let cool. 1 hour. Store in air tight container.


WOOHOO!!! Are you throwing a party? Am I invited?

My favorite desert is super simple.
1 package of Snickers Minis
6 medium apples
1 tub of whipped cream

Cut apples into bite-size pieces and put in large bowl. Add unwrapped Snickers and whipped cream. Stir. Refrigerate (or not). And serve.

It makes plenty to share, but the apples go soft and turn brown if you leave it in the refrigerator for more than a day.

Jennifer Lavender

Tara O'Rourke

Whooo hooooo congrats on your 300th post! That's amazing!!!

Now secondly..take pity on me...LOL...I am moving to Germany where Starbucks are few and far between and I've gotten a serious addiction to them...and it's gotten so bad...that I've tried to make my OWN (not working so far).

My fave dessert~

No Bake Cookies

2 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 milk (NOT nonfat)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c peanut butter
3 c oats

Mix sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in pan. Let boil rapidly for 2 minutes and 45 seconds; remove from heat; add vanilla, peanut butter, and oats. Drop by spoonfuls onto tin foil or waxed paper. Allow to cool....or do as I do and DON'T WAIT...

OK...thanks I must go make these.....ROTFLOL


Oh Lord, I think I just gained 2 lbs. reading these recipes. I think my favorite dessert is the one Beth submitted, so see above for the recipe ;-) Although Diana's looks good too. So there, I've got two recipes as favorites and all your other lazy commenters only posted one. This for sure MUST mean I get the Starbucks card. Oh, and congrats on #300!

Sugarplum Cottage

Hey there Meghan, I don't need the Starbucks coupon, but I need a peice of that cake. Anything with butter and cake mix, I'm in. I know I'm suppose to post a recipe, but I'm making a honey bun cake today and will post then. Thankyou for visitin' me on my blog. Have a happy day, RoseMarie

Irma's Rose Cottage

Congrats on your 300th post! Came over from Sugar Plum Cottage.
My favorite dessert is Paula Dean's Blueberry Coffee Cake:

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (12 oz.) can buttermilk biscuits
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Generously grease a 9-inch square baking dish. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon and mix well with a fork. Separate biscuit dough into 10 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into quarters, and dip each piece in melted butter and coat with brown sugar mixture. Arrange in a single layer in baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the oats. Combine blueberries and sugar in a bowl and toss to coat. Spoon over oats and biscuits and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup oats. Drizzle remaining melted butter on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until cake is golden brown and center is done. Cool for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

I usually make this for breakfast and it is simply delicious.


Miss Mommy

This is the best dessert sis-in-law makes it and it is delicious!!!!


1 (18 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
3 Kiwis (sliced)
1 Cataloupe (sliced)
3 bananas (sliced)

1/2 cup white sugar
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Slice cookie dough and arrange on greased pizza pan, overlapping edges. Press dough flat into pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool.

In a large bowl, soften cream cheese, then fold in the whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust.

You can chill for a while at this point, or continue by arranging the fruit. Begin with strawberries, sliced in half. Arrange in a circle around the outside edge. Continue with other fruit of your choice, working towards the middle. If bananas are used, dip them in lemon juice so they don't darken. Then make a sauce to spoon over fruit.

In a saucepan, combine sugar, salt, corn starch, orange juice, lemon juice and water. Cook and stir over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat, and add grated orange rind. Allow to cool, but not set up. Spoon over fruit.

Chill for two hours, then cut into wedges and serve.



You know Meghan, your son gets cuter and cuter every day!

My fav dessert is probably pumpkin pie or actually pretty much anything with pumpkin in the name!