Refreshing Summer Cake….
Beautiful. Delicious. Refreshing.
This beautiful tiered cake made of watermelon and decorated with fruits and a few veggies offers a delicious, refreshing and healthy dessert …. or is a fruit salad?
Beautiful. Delicious. Refreshing.
This little Lamb cake was made by a friend in memory of her mother who always created this special holiday treat for the family.
Last year’s special Bunny Cake is a good design creation that can be adapted for this Lamb Cake.
Use a 7-minute cooked frosting for the smooth glossy (and crusty) finish. Shredded coconut over soft fluffy frosting like the Bunny would make an adorable ‘fluffy’ Lamb too!
“It’s not happy people who are thankful.
It is thankful people who are happy.”
Wishing you a day filled with Joy, Love,
and lots of Thankful People!
Oh yes … and Great Food and Fun Times!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING !
Have a Happy Day!
This fun fruit platter offers a mouthwatering arrangement especially on a hot summer day.
Make it with any variety of fruits in season.
What are some of your favorite fruits and how do you present them?
Image from LOVELIEGREENIE
Natural Dye-d Eggs and Tie-Dyed Eggs, Bunny Buns, Deviled Chicks, and Bunny Cake
And All I Need to Know…
. . . I Learned from the Easter Bunny!
1 layer of an 8 or 9 inch cake
Green Food Coloring
Assorted Jelly Beans
1 sheet of plain white paper
Pink Colored Marker
Bake a two layer cake using your favorite recipe. We like Chocolate but it could be a white or yellow cake if preferred. You will use only one layer, so wrap the other layer a freeze for a quick dessert another time.
Using a single layer of a baked cake slice in half diagonally.
Stand the two halves upright on a platter, cut sides down.
About 2 inches up from one end, make a 2 inch wedge cut.
Place this ‘wedge’ piece at the opposite side for the tail.
Slather frosting between the layers, including the tail and head pieces; then frost generously all over, giving a nice thick coating. We like a gooey boiled frosting such as Betty Crocker’s Fluffy Frosting but any butter cream, marshmallow, or egg white frosting will work.
Place shredded or finely flaked coconut in a medium sized mixing bowl. Using a fork, mix the coconut with a few drops of green food coloring.
Sprinkle, shake and pat plain white shredded coconut all over cake. Add the green ‘grass’ around the edges of the cake.
Add dark jelly beans for eyes and a pink jelly bean for a nose.
Scatter additional jelly beans around in the grass
Cut ‘ears’ from plain white paper and color in the centers with a marker. Poke a toothpick gently through the bottom edges of each of the ears
Insert toothpick into the ‘wedge’ cut behind the head
HAPPY HOPPY EASTER!
How fun is this?? A simple ‘football’ shaped meatloaf cleverly decorated with cheese is perfect for any game day but especially Super Bowl!
Not a meat eater? This great idea and simple presentation can even be adapted to yummy veggie-based loafs and burgers.
Get the Meatloaf recipe here
Get a non-meat loft recipe here
You will see it in many shapes, colors, and flavors. The recipe is quite basic: cake, filling, and frosting… and is fairly simple to make. I’ve seen many variations but only tasted a few.
I still like my recipe the best! Besides coming from a dear friend in Provence, France (so it is quite authentic) I think it has the best flavor and texture. The frosting is a rich French Butter Cream (Lots of butter!). Since we have a family member who doesn’t eat chocolate (yes – there are a few non-chocoholics around!!), we make a vanilla version for both the cake and butter cream filling adding a touch of coffee flavor to the frosting to give it a little darker color.
Assembling is easy: once the rolled cake is filled and re-rolled, a simple diagonal slice off one (or both) ends provides a ‘branch’ (or two). With the diagonal cut tucked against the main ‘log’ and a second piece perched on top, the Bûche de Nöel takes shape looking like a branch of a tree. A simple squigle through the frosting with a fork and … voila! you have the look of bark. Further adoration of greenery (either pine twigs, rosemary sprigs or even plastic representations,) and other Christmas-y ornamentation (mini balls, figurines, or try edible sugared cranberries) followed by a light dusting of powdered sugar and you have the proper Yule Log – a Bûche de Nöel.
Authentic French Provincial Recipe and photo by Great Food Fun Places
A healthy delicious salad filled with colorful ingredients becomes a healthy, delicious and colorful Holiday salad topped with a toasted Star!
From Healthy. Happy. Life.
I had no intentions of making this raw chard ribbon salad a “Christmas Tree” Salad. It was just going to be a holiday salad. Until I piled it into my bowl and watched as it formed a peaked tower that resembled a decked out holiday tree.
Complete with shiny red pomegranate “lights” – glossy grape bulbs – twinkly satsuma ornaments – and then I needed a star on top…
..sprouted grain toast star it was!
So my holiday salad turned into an edible tree..
Read the full post and get the recipe here: Happy. Healthy. Life. from lunchboxbunch.com