Thursday, February 17, 2011

George's Cherry Cobbler

In honor of President's Day, here is a recipe from The Nancy Drew Cookbook.  This book has so many wonderful recipes.  This particular one for George's Cherry Cobbler is very simple to make and is quite delicious.  I think I'll put this together Friday afternoon and bring over to my card game for dessert!
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1974 Edition
6 Tbs butter
1 c prepared biscuit mix
3/4 c sugar
1 c milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 21-oz can cherry pie filling

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Put the butter in a casserole dish and place in the oven to melt.  Combine biscuit mix, sugar, milk, cinnamon and cherry pie filling. Pour these ingredients into the casserole dish with the melted butter.  Bake for 45 minutes or until the crust is golden.  Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.  [Toast 1/2 c wheat germ in the oven for a few minutes and sprinkle over the whipped cream on each serving].
Serves 6

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine's Day

While thinking of something to make with my 3-year old grand daughter for Valentine's Day, I remembered the fun we had making tissue flowers when we were young kids (probably a little older than Adison but I'll try them with her anyhow).  Remember those times?

Valentine Tissue Paper Hearts
(Tissue Paper [red, pink, yellow], green pipe cleaners)

Lay 3 or 4 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other

Working with the shorter side, fold tissue paper back and forth as if making a paper fan.  Continue until you have folded the entire length.

Wrap a pipe cleaner tightly around the middle of the folded paper.

Separate the tissue paper by lifting each piece and pulling it toward the center to "fluff out" the petals of the flower

Optional:  Spray a bit of perfume into the air several inches above the flower.
These are also nice for Mother's Day, Easter, any special occasion for your grand daughter to give one to her Mom with your help.