Sunday, March 18, 2012

Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail

Easter just isn't the same since my grandparents passed away.  My grandparents always made holidays special.  My grandfather created the best Easter egg hunts.  For all I know, everybody's family did the same thing, but I'll ALWAYS think ours was the best!  My grandparents loved the family coming together.  As an adult, that's my favorite part too. For some reason. whenever I think of food for the Easter spread we always have, coconut comes to mind.  I have the best recipe for coconut cake.  Granddaddy always enjoyed a piece or two of this cake.  It's so moist, it's juicy!  What's your favorite or most memorable  food for Easter dinner?

Coconut Cake

1 white cake mix
1 large bag of coconut
1 small can cream of coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Cool Whip

Prepare cake in a 9x13 inch pan as directed on package.  As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, poke holes in the cake about one inch apart with the handle of a wooden spoon.  Pour cream of coconut evenly over the cake.  Next, pour cream of condensed milk evenly over cake.  Sprinkle liberally with coconut.  Refrigerate until cool.  Frost with Cool Whip and top with remaining coconut.  Store in refrigerator until time to serve.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fruity Goodness

One of my favorite foods is fruit.  Summer brings all kinds of delicious fruit into our house.  I know it's not summer yet, but I am counting down the days.  Sometimes you need to switch it up a bit instead of eating the same plain fruit.  This recipe for fruit dip gives just enough change to add the yummmm to the same-o, same-o. 

Fruit Dip

1 package French Vanilla instant pudding
1 cup of skim milk
1 cup of fat free sour cream or vanilla yogurt

Combine pudding with milk.  Whip until thick.  Fold in sour cream or yogurt.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Serve with fruit.

Note:   The sour cream makes it a little more tart than the yogurt.