Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I NEED............


...............an award winning dessert recipe!


This weekend is our town's fall festival which culminates with the S.P.I.C.E. Auction. (Special Partners in Children's Education) Part of this annual event is a dessert contest. Every year I say that I am going to enter and then I chicken out. This year I really do want to submit an entry. I just can't think of what to bake. The categories are cakes, pies and other. Obviously, the "other" category leaves the field wide open.


I love to cook and if I was entering a recipe contest for soup or chicken or casseroles, etc. I could think of dozens of things to submit. I have done my share of baking, but I don't seem to have a signature dessert. And, now I need one by Saturday afternoon! Here are the things I am considering right now. I have made each of these more than once so I am not pulling something new out to experiment.


Incredibly Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies - these moist, yummy treats have 2 packages of instant vanilla pudding baked right into them which give them a unique fluffiness and taste.


Pecan Cream Cheese Squares - these are very rich and so much easier than a pie.


Poppy Seed Bundt Cake - moist and tasty and even better with a light orange glaze on top.


German Chocolate Cake - a few years ago I found a recipe for frosting this cake that is the best I have ever tasted. It has real butter and real vanilla and sweetened condensed milk and is to die for if you are a GCC addict.


Anything there sound like blue ribbon material? Please vote and let me know. Thanks.

7 comments:

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I vote for the German Chocolate cake. YUM! I am so glad you are entering. I love contests. Good luck - I know you'll win!

Melinda said...

I found your blog from Whitney's. I have a great chocolate chip recipe that my hubby made last week for our neighborhood block party. My next door neighbor went on and on about them and she is miffed that he won't give her the recipe because he is calling it a "family secret." :) I would like to try yours with the vanilla pudding mix. Maybe we could swap?

Melinda said...

I agree with your comments. Kids are growing up way too fast these days. My husband tells our youth at church that if they are wise they wouldn't date until after their freshman year of college. They probably think he's crazy! Check your e-mail, hopefully it got there.

Cari said...

Surprise! I joined you cool kids and got a real blogger! Next up? Rejoin FF!!!!

LoriDarlin' said...

Hi Verla! Yes, almost 10 weeks left to go :-) If you had "seen" me much lately, hopefully you would have guessed pregnant & not just packing on pounds, haha! I've gained 40 so far, woowoo!

I'll try to keep you posted - Much love...

Melinda said...

Thank you!!!

LoriDarlin' said...

Maybe we're kindred spirits, ya think? We're calling him Paul though - Aaron is after Mike's best friend & Paul is after my brother. His little nickname is 'bear' - I just can't help myself.