Yes, I’m a little dump cake obsessed right now. A reader asked if I could post a video on how to make my pineapple cherry dump cake. I didn’t think to film it the other day (just took pictures) and am a bit camera shy, but I did find a great video for you here.
There are a couple of things I really like about this. Adding cream cheese to the basic recipe is such a great idea and it will make it even richer and creamier. I also like the fact that she cut the recipe in half and is making it in a pie dish instead of a big 9×13 cake pan. Perfect for a small family like ours (even though the big batch of cake didn’t last very long).
Here’s the recipe for easy reference
Cream Cheese Dump Cake
- non-stick spray
- 1 1/2 cup of cherry pie filling
- Cream cheese (maybe a cup)
- 1 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks (drained)
- 1/2 a bag of white or yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup of chopped pecans
- 1/2 stick of butter
Spray the pie dish with non-stick spray.
Spread the pie filling in the bottom. Cut the cream cheese into small chunks and spread them out over the pie filling. Top it with the pineapple chunks.
Pour the dry cakemix over everything and spread it out evenly. Pour the chopped nuts on top.
Cut the butter into slices (or pads) and lay them on top of the cake mix.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until the top is brown and bubbly. Serve hot out of the oven with ice creme.
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Easy Dump Cake
Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
Cherry Chocolate Coconut Dump Cake
Cherry Coconut Dump Cake
Chocolate Duncan Hines Dump Cake
German Chocolate Dump Cake
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Apple Caramel Dump Cake
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Spiced Apple Dump Cake
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I came across this cooking video this morning. It has some great tips on how to make a perfect plate of scrambled eggs. I used to make these dusty little chunks of egg that needed to be covered in ketchup to be edible. Thankfully I’ve gotten better at this and make some decent scrambled eggs now.
They are great for breakfast, on a sandwich for lunch or served with some pan-fried potatoes and a salad for dinner. Yum! Frugal, nutritious and delicious … that’s what I love about scrambled eggs. How about you.
Dani uses coconut oil to cook her eggs in, but I prefer a little bit of vegetable oil or a dab of butter. Use whatever works best for you and a good pan definitely helps to keep your eggs from sticking as well. If you haven’t tried adding water to your eggs, give it a try next time. I used to use milk, but prefer them with water now.
The video gets a little silly toward the end, but overall it’s a great tutorial on making perfectly cooked scrambled eggs.
So you’ve bought a big bag of Kale and now what? You’ve added it to your favorite smoothie and enjoyed it as a yummy avocado and kale salad, but there’s still half a bag or more leftover. Whatcha gonna do? Make kale chips of course. I shared my favorite recipe with you a few days ago. It was a simple version seasoned with just a little salt.
I’m about to bake up another batch of these yummy chips and did a little research into different seasonings. I came across this video on making salt and vinegar kale chips. I love this particular flavor combination in my regular chips so I had to give it a try. My kale bites are sitting on the counter right now. They’ve been drizzled in vinegar and I’m waiting for it to dry (as per the recipe below) before I move on to the next step in the recipe. Yes, it takes a little more time, but I’m sure it will be well worth it.
What’s your favorite seasoning or flavor combination for kale chips?
In our house, back to school time means getting lots of lunches, snacks, and quick dinners together with the least amount of work, time, and trouble. Sometimes an assembly line process for making meals works best, especially if our calendar is really scheduled like crazy.
We’ve been turning to wrap sandwiches more and more as we are finding they really make meals-on-the-go easy. You can click on and read some of my ideas and recipes for wraps in this post: Wrap It Up – Simple Sandwiches For Busy Families
There is a little trick to putting wraps together, but once you get the hang of it, they are so simple to make. I thought rather than try to describe it here, I would post an instructional video. And what better place to learn how to make a lot of wraps for kids than in a school lunchroom? Take a look at this video. It contains some very interesting shortcuts and ideas for making delicious and nutritious easy to assemble wrap sandwiches for kids.
Of course, you probably won’t be making 24 wrap sandwiches at a time, but the idea of an assembly line will probably come in handy sometimes. I must say, I also enjoyed watching the actual wrapping of the tortilla. It is nice to see it done properly, especially if you are new to the whole wrap sandwich thing.
One last note; if you want to avoid the salad dressing or mayonnaise, try hummus or mustard or other creamy food item (peanut butter?) that doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Or you can eliminate the creamy ingredient entirely. Just experiment with a variety of ingredients and you’ll find out fast what your kids like.
Have you tried making wrap sandwiches yet? Does this assembly line style work for you? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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Chock full of tips, ideas, and suggestions that help families get organized and prepared for back to school covering everything (and much more) from establishing routines, packing lunches, completing homework, and purchasing school supplies to dealing with bullies, volunteering in the classroom, maintaining multiple schedules, and teaching responsibility.
Plus you’ll get:
- Student Planner
- Master Family Planner
- Sample/Customizable Routines
- School Information Sheet
- Schedule Adjustment Worksheet
- Countdown Maze
- My Favorites Worksheet
- Grocery Planner
- Family Fun Worksheet
- School Goals Worksheet
- Classmate Contact Sheet
- Important Dates At-A-Glance
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When it comes to actually carving (or deconstructing) a turkey, there are many schools of thought. I happen to like the method that Alton Brown from the Food Network uses. It’s simple and gives you a nice display of meat instead of a pile that looks like scraps. Click on and take a look:
What did you think? He sure makes it look easy!
A wonderfully easy and frugal meal that I often recommend for feeding a hungry family is cooking a whole chicken. With a few hearty sides, like baked potatoes and a vegetable or salad, a 3 to 4 pound chicken should feed a family of four.
To make roasting a chicken even easier (and faster) I often use a technique in which I “butterfly” the chicken. This is nothing more than flattening the chicken out to make it lay out in the roasting pan. It then roasts more evenly and in less time, and is easier to cut up and serve. Watch this video and the next time you’re struggling with something simple for dinner, give this method a try:
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