Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dessert is first this week. I am behind. I am posting the recipe for a flag cake. That is sooo last weekend. I'll try to move forward.

Flag Cake

1 1 lb. pound cake
1 6 oz pkg red gelatin of your chosen flavor (cherry, strawberry, mixed fruit, etc.)
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
16 oz. Cool Whip
1 container fresh strawberries
1 container fresh blueberries

Dissolve gelatin in 1 1/2 cups of hot water. Add 1 1/2 cups cold water. Place in refrigerator until partially set. Spray a 14 x 10 x 3 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray. Slice pound cake into 1/2 inch slices. Lay in a single layer in bottom of pan. Pour gelatin over the top of the pound cake. Refrigerate until set. Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the top of the firm gelatin layer. Refrigerate until serving time. Right before serving make a square out of blueberries on the top left hand corner of cake. Slice strawberries in half and make stripes for your flag out of the strawberry halves. Cut into 24 squares to serve.


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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I just wanted to tell you how great the seafood boil went at our house on Saturday night. Before the thunderstorm hit, that is. It was one of the best picnics we have ever had. We had about 25 people over. We had enough food for about 50, of course. We served cajun rubbed steaks, shrimp, smoked sausages, potatoes, corn, hot rolls, handheld peach pies and flag cake. We will go one recipe at a time this week. So, the best first, dessert.

Handheld peach pies

2 cans sliced peaches, drained
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
2 9 inch prepared pie crusts

Finely chop peaches. Mix with marshmallows into peaches. Mix sugar and cinnamon together. Add 2 teaspoons to peach mixture. Roll out pie crusts. Cut each pie crust into 6 triangles. Spoon a small amount of peach mixture onto each triangle. Dip finger into water. Run along edges of pie crust triangles. Fold each triangle over. You can either leave the top open and fold back to reveal filling or completely cover all filling. Use a fork to seal edges of triangle. Sprinkle with more sugar/cinnamon. Place on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Makes 12 pies.