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Meatless Monday : Watermelon Cake

Do you want a nice cool refreshing desert that is sure to please?Than you should give this watermelon cake a try. Everyone that I’ve served this cake to, has said they loved it.

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I linked up with

Confessions of a Mother Runner

and

A Whisk & Two Wands

for meatless Monday.

Be sure to check out the other wonderful recipes.

I did use whipped cream just not in the picture.
I did use whipped cream just not in the picture.

You will need.
One seedless watermelon
Some heavy whipping cream or cool whip
One can of whipped cream optional
Berries of your choice
Sliced almonds optional

  1. Put your cake plate into the refrigerator, so it will be cold. This will help the whipped cream not to melt to quickly.
  2. Cut the ends off your watermelon, so it will be flat on both ends.image
  3. Now cut off the rinds, don’t worry if it’s not perfect the whipped cream will help cover slight imperfections. Please use a longer knife than I used this time. imageWhen I made this before I used a longer knife and it looked much better.image
  4. Now make sure you have it flat so it won’t look lopsided.
    Let it set for a few minutes so the some of the watermelon juicy will drain.
  5. Whip your whipped cream or just get your whipped topping out.
  6. Take a paper towel and dry your watermelon and place it on your cooled cake plate.image
  7. Now frost the watermelon with the whipped cream completely, just like you would a cake.image
  8. Arrange your berries on top and put the almonds on the sides.image
  9. To finish it use the can of whipped cream and go around the top of the cake and the bottom.image
  10. Quickly place it into the refrigerator until time to serve.
  11. Use a sharpe knife to cut your watermelon cake and serve, it’s sure to be loved, enjoy!imageimage

1 Corinthians 10:31

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Grandma Ruby’s Fudge

Grandma Ruby’s Fudge

Do you want the best fudge around? Than you should try my Grandma’s, It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without it. She would make so much of it,the kitchen counters would be full of pans and boxes full of that amazing fudge. She gave it to everyone, believe me they were happy to receive it.IMG_20151215_085106

You will need

  • 4 cups sugar
  • ½ pound butter
  • 1- 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 2- 12 ounce packages of chocolate chips( any flavor)
  • 1-7 ounce marshmallow cream
  • 1 cup of nuts if you like
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

First you need to butter the pan you are going to pour the fudge in after it’s cooked.IMG_20151215_084901

Now open your packages of chocolate chips and the marshmallow cream, because you’ll need to be able to add them quickly.

Next you need to put the sugar, butter and the evaporated milk into the pan.IMG_20151215_084529

You need to cook it on high heat stirring constantly until it reaches the soft ball stage.IMG_20151215_085706 A candy thermoter is a great help, it will ensure you cook it correctly.IMG_20151215_084646

After it reaches the soft ball stage remove the pan from heat. Now add the chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, nuts if you want and vanilla.IMG_20151215_085830

Now you stir vigorously.IMG_20151215_090312

Keep stirring.IMG_20151215_090557

Stir until it starts to lose its shine and your arm is so tired you don’t think you can stir anymore.IMG_20151215_090702

Pour into your buttered pan and let cool completely. Now you see all those who wouldn’t help stir want to come in and get a spoon full of what is left in the pan.IMG_20151215_091129

This will make about 4 pounds of fudge, enjoy.IMG_20151216_124108

If you want to share with others you love all you need to do, is after it’s completely cool, cut and wrap the fudge.IMG_20151216_124128

Then put it into some pretty packages and spread the joy.IMG_20151216_130134

Hope you try this fudge, I’m sure you’ll love it as we have been for years. You may have family and friends asking for it next year.

Psalm 34:8

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

 

Low Fat, High Fiber Fudgey Brownies, that your family will LOVE !

 

If you are like me, you NEED brownies from time to time, but you still want to eat better so you try to make a better for you brownie. And fail time after time, I’ve been there but I have finally found a recipe that taste good and is very fudgey and low in fat and high in fiber. I think you should give them a try. My daughter took these to school and said all her friends wanted them, so the kids even like them.IMG_20150719_100611

All you need is one box of brownie mix for a 9 by 13 dish; two cans black beans, some chocolate chips and a little butter.

You can either buy two cans of black bean or you can make your own. You can refer to one of my posts “How to save money while you sleep” if you want to save some money.

First you need to dump the brownie mix into your mixing bowl.

Now you need to pour the two cans of beans into your food processor and process until smooth. Pour this into your brownie mix and stir. I also and ½ a cup of semi- sweet chocolate chips, which makes them so chocolaty you can’t resist them. Yum!IMG_20150719_101604

Pour into your dish and cook in the oven at 350 degrees for at least 30 minutes you can cook them longer if you want them to be firmer and not so gooey.IMG_20150719_102028IMG_20150719_104741

Let cool for a while as they are really hot. If you want melt about ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and add about 1 Tablespoon butter, and drizzle over the top. I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does.IMG_20150719_110135IMG_20150719_110424IMG_20150719_110830IMG_20150719_135342

They are great with ice cream and bananas also.

This recipe makes 24 servings unless you cut them really large the way my kids like me to cut them. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 153 g
Amount Per Serving     %Daily Value*
Calories  123Calories from Fat  42
Total Fat  4.7g                                       7%
Saturated Fat  1.2g                            6%
Cholesterol  1mg                                  0%
Sodium  81mg                                       3%

Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.