My Granny is one in a million.. she has always been there for me no matter what.
I took her birthday cupcakes to her on Thursday, the day I pick her up and take her for a walk down at the beach. She loves it down there.. sometimes it's hard to leave.
Last weekend my friend, Savanna (age 13) came over for a "Girl's Day". She made a bunch of flowers for my Granny's cupcakes! They came out awesome. She is a crafty girl. It was fun to spend some time with her one on one.
I love summer fruits... strawberries, plums, nectarines, apricots, watermelons... I could go on and on but those are come of my favorite things.
I stopped by a local produce stand Saturday and picked up 1/2 a flat of strawberries. I was going to make a strawberry crisp but our temps were in the 80's and it was too hot to have the oven on for an hour. I decided to make poundcake & top with strawberries and cream. The strawberries were picked that morning, so fresh and sweet! I sliced them up and put them on top of a piece of poundake..then whipped up some whipping cream for a delish dessert to share with our friends. I made strawberry filling with the rest of them for a cake that I'm going to bake sometime this week.
With a mixer, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
-For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
-1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
-Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
-Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
-To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.