Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yogurt sundaes

I don't know that I can really call this a "RECIPE", but I put it here because it's something my kids LOVE. :)

Yogurt for breakfast is okay...but yogurt sundaes are gobbled right up. I have to admit, I think they are pretty tasty too. You could add any kind of toppings you like, but for us we use:

-About half a cup of Danon Light and Fit yogurt (you could choose any you want, but this is pretty much the only kind I can get at my grocery store)

-banana (cut how you like)

-Cool Whip

-fun sprinkles

-cherry on top

Tasty, tasty...the kids go wild!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Better than sex cake

WOW! 3 whole months since my last post. I can't believe it...I have been busy with a move, the holidays, family coming to visit, and the winter blahs...anyone else feeling that way?? I have so many recipes to post! I took pictures over the past few months, and now I just need t get myself motivated to put it all on here.

I have been thinking about the big Valentine's day dinner tomorrow. I can't decide what to do! I would love to hear what you are planning--if anyone is willing to give some ideas! Last year we did our own tour of Italy with a sampling of chicken Parmesan, baked ravioli, and fettuccine Alfredo. Salad and breadsticks made the meal complete and we finished it off with some better than sex cake. (though, we had the missionaries from our church over for dinner, so we called it better than baptism cake! :)

That reminded me I never posted the recipe for it! So, here goes~

1 German chocolate or other chocolate cake, baked, 13x9x2-inch
3/4 cup fudge topping
3/4 cup caramel or butterscotch topping
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 bag of toffee pieces
1 tub of whipped topping

To make this in a regular 9x13 pan:
Bake cake as directed on box. After the cake has cooled, Pour (one at a time) fudge, butterscotch, and condensed milk over the top of the cake and let each flavor soak in before adding the next. Put desired amount of toffee on the top. Frost the cake with the whipped topping and remaining toffee pieces to decorate the top.

To make this in a trifle dish (like I did):

Bake cake as directed. After the cake has cooled, cut into small pieces and divide into 3 parts. Layer the bottom with 1/3 of the cake pieces. Drizzle 1/4 C of the chocolate fudge, 1/4 C of the Carmel, and 1/4 C Of the sweetened condensed milk. Top with desired amount of toffee pieces and put a layer of cool whip. Repeat layers 2 more times ad top with cool whip and toffee pieces.

This dessert is really good if you let it sit for a bit before serving. Let chill in the fridge for a couple hours or even sit overnight. It's so yummy letting all the flavors mix together.

Enjoy your Valentine's day everyone!