When I first began my journey in the cooking world, I bought a Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. It is one of my prized possessions. Inside was a recipe that I thought was pure magic. Hot Fudge Pudding Cake which was my inspiration for Cranberry Orange Pudding Cake.
To this day I still love and use my orange covered 1973 version of the Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. The binding is cracked, the front and back covers are about to fall off, but when I am looking for a time-tested recipe, its the first place I look. Continue reading “Cranberry Orange Pudding Cake”
Turkey day is over, and you are exhausted from all that Black Friday shopping. What to cook?? OK, what to do with all those leftovers? Leftover Turkey Shepards Loaf to the rescue.Having leftovers is admittedly the best part of any holiday, but Thanksgiving in particular.
Traditional turkey day fare goes together. Stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, and of course the star of the show….turkey! Throw in a veggie or two and day two of the turkey coma!
Leftover Turkey Shepards Loaf combines all of the leftovers in one dish that’s easy to prepare and easy to serve. Layer after layer of Thanksgiving leftovers. No need to heat all the leftovers separately and then try to find containers to place the leftover, leftovers.
If you plan ahead, you can assemble this loaf as you are putting away your turkey day meal, so all you have to do is bake according to the recipe…easy right?
Now that you have the leftovers taken care of, you can enjoy quality time with your family.
2 cups leftover stuffing
1/2 cup cranberry sauce
1/2 cup vegetable ( whatever you have leftover)
2 cups roasted turkey, shredded
2 cups turkey gravy, divided
2 cups mashed potatoes
1/3 cup crispy onions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Layer the first four ingredients in the order listed, pressing each layer firmly.
Add 1 cup of turkey gravy over ingredients in the loaf pan.
Top with mashed potatoes. I use a pastry bag with a large tip and decoratively piped the potatoes, but you can spread them over the top.
Sprinkle the top of the potatoes with the crispy onions.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour until heated through and the potatoes are golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to set for 10 minutes.
Heat remaining 1 cup of turkey gravy.
To serve sliced loaf and pass the remaining gravy.
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Over the past summer, Tim and I attended two weddings. Weddings have cake right??? Wrong!!! Where was my slice of white, almondy, perhaps filled with raspberry filling cake?? Apparently I would have to make it myself……. Traditional Wedding Cake for Two ……because I wanted wedding cake damn it!!!!!
These days weddings may have a small cutting cake, but the trend is cupcakes, or dessert bars…..what?????? OK, call me old-fashioned, but I want there to be a gigantic white cake, with a bubbly fountain, and a bride and groom perched on top. The kind that requires a few of the brides friends trying to figure out how to cut said cake.
Since we were not invited to those kinds of weddings, I wanted to make a cake to satisfy my wedding cake yearning. One that would taste like my visioned wedding cake. Continue reading “Traditional Wedding Cake for Two”