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Friday, June 14, 2024

Strawberry Jam Cake Recipe


Simply a delight!

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Strawberry Jam Cake Recipe - (Cakes)


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup strawberry jam


Cream the sugar and butter. Add the eggs. Mix it well. Mix in the buttermilk and baking soda. Sift the flour and add alternately with the buttermilk. Add the jam and stir just enough to mix it well. Pour in an oblong pan and bake in a 350° oven until the cake turns loose from the sides. Test the cake with a toothpick.

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Thoughts About Strawberry Jam Cake:

You can use your favorite icing for this Strawberry Jam Cake. If you want to bake a layer cake you can bake two pans of the cake and layer strawberry jam between the layers. For added appeal simply cut fresh strawberries in half and place them on top of the iced cake. Another idea is to layer the top with strawberry jam instead of icing the cake and then place fresh-cut strawberries on top. You are only limited by your imagination.

More Information For You:

The strawberry cake was first published by The Ohio Cultivator in 1845 and then made popular by The Lady's Recipe Book in 1847. Strawberries come from Europe. Strawberries get ripe first in Spring, they are categorized as a type of rose and even come in different colors. Visit Edible to learn more interesting facts about strawberries.

A Few Questions For You:

  • What icing do you think goes best with Strawberry Jam Cake?
  • Did you know there is a National Pick Strawberries Day? - (May 20th)
  • Do you like the recipe I posted yesterday? It is called Easy Hot Fudge Recipe - Old Fashioned. Let me know what you think!

My Thoughts For Today:

I love barbecue pulled pork!

This weekend I am excited to visit a local food truck. The food truck serves the best barbecue I have tasted. I worked with a young friend whose father is the same age as me and has worked in the construction business for most of his life. He is in his middle age now and has always had the dream of owning his own food truck. He loves to cook and enjoys cooking barbecue food.

Some time back he began building his food trailer. It looks great and has a back porch with a barbecue smoker to cook the meats.

My friend told me his father had some issues getting his food trailer approved by the local health department. Apparently, the local food is very strict. Long story short, the food trailer is up to code and my friend's dad is serving the public. I am looking forward to visiting this local food trailer and enjoying a barbecue pulled pork sandwich.

Keep on cooking! - The Recipe Guy

Quote For The Day:

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." —Jimmy Dean

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Southern Chocolate Gravy Recipe

Biscuits, pancakes, or waffles!

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Southern Chocolate Gravy Recipe - (Sauces)


5 tablespoons cocoa (heaping)
4 cups sugar
1 can pet evaporated milk (12 ounces)
1/2 stick of butter


Use a large skillet if you have one. Mix sugar and cocoa together and gradually add pet milk. Stir and mix all together. Place on medium to high heat and stir as the mixture begins to get hot. As you see the mixture beginning to bubble start gradually turning heat back to medium. Continue to boil and stir as you gradually reduce the heat to medium. You want continuous bubbles but do not cook fast. Turn to low add 1/2 stick of butter and stir. The gravy is thin and does not have to be really thick.

Thoughts On Chocolate Gravy:

The whole process does not take more than 10-12 minutes to cook. Pour over hot biscuits, pancakes, or waffles. Serve with scrambled eggs and breakfast meat. This recipe does not have four so it will seem less grainy in texture. I prefer chocolate gravy like this but you can try other recipes with flour to see what you like.

More Information On Chocolate Gravy:

I found a great article by Allrecipes called Why Southerners Are Obsessed With Chocolate Gravy (and Why You Should Be, Too) that you will enjoy. 

Quick Question Or Two For You:

People either like chocolate gravy or they don't. Which one are You? Reply to this post and let me know. Also, did you see my last recipe? It is called Strawberry Pretzel Pie and I know you will enjoy it. 

My Thoughts For The Day:

Just to spark your imagination.

I remember being in my pre-teens and getting to visit my great-grandmother on my dad's side of the family. She lived in Oklahoma. It was a small country farmhouse and I would say around three bedrooms from my memory. The picture above is not a picture of the farmhouse. I wanted to share with you the "feeling" that a childhood experience in Oklahoma might be like.

One of my fondest memories was waking up early in the morning to my great-grandmother cooking breakfast. I could smell the scent of bacon in the air. She always had her hair pulled back into a tight little bun. She wore wire-rim glasses and a dress with an apron while she cooked. There was an old metal ladle hanging at the kitchen sink to get a drink of water from the sink.

Eggs, bacon, biscuits, white gravy, and of course she would make chocolate gravy. I always loved the chocolate gravy. Unfortunately, I do not have her recipe but this one is very close. I would love to know your thoughts on chocolate gravy. 

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Strawberry Pretzel Pie Recipe


This pie will make you smile!

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Strawberry Pretzel Pie Recipe - (Desserts)


  • 1 package (2 ounces) dessert topping mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • Chopped pecans (optional)


Prepare Glaze and Crust. Combine topping mix, milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla; beat until thick and fluffy. Blend in cream cheese and marshmallow creme. Spread over baked crust. Top with fresh strawberries, and cover with glaze. Chill. To serve, sprinkle with chopped pecans and cut into squares.



  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Red food coloring (optional)


Combine strawberries, water, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Add cornstarch, and cook until thickened. Cool. Add food coloring if desired.



  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine


Combine pretzels, sugar, and butter, and press into the bottom of a 15x10x1 jelly roll pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool.

Thoughts On Strawberry Pretzel Pie:

This great Strawberry Pretzel Pie is not only tasty, but it is super delicious! I will always remember my first job. I worked at a local restaurant and they make strawberry pies there. The restaurant was famous for its "Little Round Pies" and those who lived away would always stop in to get their pie while traveling. The restaurant served several flavors of pies but my favorite was strawberry. The crust was good but it was not like the one in this recipe. The salty flavor of the pretzel contrasting with the sweetness will make your tastebuds dance.

More Information On Strawberry Pretzel Pie:

This recipe is more commonly called Strawberry Pretzel Salad in recipe history. The salad recipe calls for Jello instead of making a glaze. It's A Southern Thing wrote an article called Strawberry Pretzel Salad: A History Of A Southern Favorite That's Not A Salad At All and they provide some history on the subject of this dessert. Another interesting fact, September 28th is National Strawberry Cream Pie Day. Mark it on your calendar!

Some Questions For You:

Do you have a story about your first memory of Strawberry pie? Have you tried this recipe? Please let me know any information you may have about this strawberry pie. Did you see my last recipe? If you missed it, it is called Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe. Go over and check it out!

My Thoughts For The Day:

Fog in rural Missouri

See the line of fog?

My youngest daughter recently received her driving permit and it allows me to enjoy viewing the beauty of our area while in the car. She loves driving and I enjoy the views outside the car. Living in Southwest Missouri is such a blessing. There are many rural roads that can be traveled. It is not uncommon to drive by small dairy farms and see cows, horses, or smaller animals. I have traveled to many places in the United States but there's no place like home. I love the dirt I'm from. There are farms that grow food crops. The most common food crop here in Southwest Missouri is corn. Corn seems to grow well here.

Thanks for reading my thoughts for the day. Please leave a comment and share your thoughts.

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