Friday, August 22, 2014

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

I am sharing this recipe a the Foodie Friends Friday Link Party.
Hop over and find some great recipes......
 Is there anything that screams FALL any more louder than Pumpkin?
I have a very large collection of food fan pages in my Facebook feed.
And when this pumpkin sheet cake came through my feed
I switched on my scratch-n-sniff mode on my lap top.
What?
You don't have a scratch-n-sniff mode?
Don't tell anyone,
but I also have flash drive that will turn things into 
a taste-test mode.
These flash drives are very hard to find and I had to
travel many, many, many miles to find mine.
(I have a pet elephant too)
 One thing that I love about blog recipes is,
usually the recipes have been tested and are true.
I use the word "usually" very lightly.
There are some food blogs out there that will just post a recipe 
without trying it first.
My form of food blogging.....
I will NOT present you something that I have not tried myself first.
And if I get the recipe/inspiration from another source 
I will let you in on that too.
Blogging is all about creating, sharing, and of course honest opinions.
That is why I am not going to post the recipe here.
I did not create this cake.
I made it, photographed it, and voiced my opinion.
Wait!
I haven't voiced my opinion yet.
This is the BEST pumpkin sheet cake I have ever had in my life.
Sheet cakes are very easy to throw together,
and they are perfect for crowd feeding.
So keep in mind your Fall parties this year.
This pumpkin sheet cake would be the perfect treat.

Now for the source:
I found this recipe at Skip to my Lou.
The only thing I did differently is, I added 1 tsp. of vanilla to the pumpkin mixture.

The butter-cream maple frosting.....
I am one that just dumps when making frosting.
So I can't really put a recipe to the frosting.
You can easily do an internet search for butter-cream frosting.
I flavored mine with maple extract. 

I strongly recommend that you make this cake.
It is fantastic!

A huge Thank You goes out to Skip to my Lou.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

21 Fall Recipes Just For You

 I really hate to say this,
but you do know Fall is on its way.
That means:
Apples
Pumpkins
Squash
Spices
and all the other good things the Fall season brings.
I took some time to put together 21 Fall recipes for you.
These are some of my favorites that I know you will just love.
ENJOY!
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Garlic Bread Bruschetta

 Have you ever gone to a fine restaurant and they offer bruschetta 
as one of their appetizers?
You order it, it comes to the table, you dig in, 
and......
it's tasteless!
This garlic bread bruschetta is far from being tasteless.
As my base I used Schwan's garlic texas toast.
 I thawed it completely before assembling the rest of the ingredients.
 The rest of the ingredients are items you should already have on hand.
So when you want a quick side for any meal this is perfect.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
I used pesto smeared on each garlic bread piece.
I used about 1 - 1 1/2 tsp. per slice.
 I then topped the pesto with mozzarella cheese.
Use as much or as little as you like. 
 Then on top of the cheese I placed a slice of yellow tomato.
You can use red if you like.
Sprinkle with parm cheese.
And bake for about 18 - 20 minutes.
Keep an eye on them.
They are done when the cheese is brown and tomato is roasted.
The feedback on these:
"They taste like a mini pizza."
They were very well liked in this little country kitchen.

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