Saturday, October 11, 2008

Better than (insert word of your choice here) Cake

Better than (insert word of your choice here) Cake

1 white cake mix
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple (drained & juice set aside)
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese
1 (3 oz) pkg instant vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
Cool Whip

Prepare cake mix using pineapple juice instead of water. If there is not enough juice, then add water to make up the difference. Bake cake according to package directions and let cool.

Mix cream cheese and milk together until smooth (for me it's still has little cream cheese lumps, I can't ever get it really smooth). Add (dry) pudding and mix. Fold pineapple into mixture. Spread on cake and top with cool whip.

I'm not really a cake person, but when the store is out of Rice Krispies and Cinnamon Red Hots to make my favorite birthday cake (Rice Krispie Treats), I had to make something else. I do love this cake and LOVE the frosting even more!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Corn Chowder

Here is a very easy recipe for Corn Chowder.

Corn Chowder

2 (11 oz) cans Mexican style corn, drained
1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of potato soup, undiluted
1 1/3 cups milk
1 TBSP butter or margarine
1/2 tsp pepper
4 slices bacon
2 green onions, sliced

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, place bacon on a microwave-safe rack in a making dish. Cover with paper towels. Microwave at high 4 minutes or until crisp. Drain bacon, and crumble. Sprinkle bacon and green onions over soup. Fast and easy!