Summer in the Kitchen

Here on the east coast, we’re having an unusually cool month of June, which means that turning on the oven to bake is still an option! πŸ™‚

Of course, the summer heat will probably arrive any minute now, but before it does – I’m going to make this recipe sent in by Clenna!


In Clenna’s words:

‘Here’s an easy one. I hope you like it. Emphasis on “Easy”.’

Easy White Chocolate Blondies Bars

1 package of yellow or white cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp water
1 egg (Clenna used 2 eggs – depends on the size of eggs!)
6 oz white chocolate chips

*Preheat oven 350 degrees.
*Mix all ingredients and pour into a 9×13 inch baking pan.
*Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
*Let cool and cut into bars.

Clenna says that they came out “delicious”!

And here’s the cook, herself!

She’s “testing” them for the family, no doubt. πŸ˜‰

Thank you so much, Clenna!

(Original recipe found here.)

‘Til Next Time,


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Strawberry Quick Cake

Greetings Kids!

The hot weather is almost here and that means we’ll all be looking for shortcuts in the kitchen.

A few days ago, Clenna found a dessert recipe that’s perfect for those lazy hazy days of summer!

It’s super easy, quick to make, and best of all – there’s NO cooking involved!

Now that’s the way to my “too hot to turn on the oven”-lovin’ heart. πŸ˜‰

Since there are only two of us, I made half of the recipe for Sir Beads and me. After a quick search in my cupboard, I chose this over-sized glass goblet for a serving dish! (It holds about 4 servings.)

Pretty festive, don’t you agree?

It’s de-licious, a lot like strawberry shortcake . . .

but so very speedy to make that I’m calling it:

Strawberry Quick Cake

Shopping List:
* An angel food cake
* A container of strawberries
* Whipped Topping (I used Whipped Cream)

Wash and slice strawberries
Tear the angel food cake into bite size pieces
For a pretty presentation – alternately layer cake pieces and berries in a clear glass bowl or goblet (but any bowl will do).
Top with whipped cream and serve immediately!

As soon as Sir Beads finished his last spoonful, he sighed and said:

Thanks, Clenna!

(Original recipe found here)


Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

(Maybe you’ll make some Strawberry Quick Cake.) πŸ˜‰



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