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Golden Butter Cake with Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting

6 egg yolks
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon + 1 tsp. Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 Tablespoons butter
3 cup flour

Mix yolks, 1/4 cup of the milk & vanilla. Put all dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat in butter till like crumbs. Beat in remaining milk. Now slowly beat in egg yolk mixture. Beat till smooth. Pour into a greased & floured 9x13 pan & bake 350 degrees 25 -35 minutes. Poke holes in cake with an object about the diameter of a drinking straw. Pour Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting over warm cake. Smooth for an even finish.

Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting
3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bag marshmallows
1teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
1/2 to 1 cup of light cream
2 cups powdered sugar
Microwave chocolate chips on 50% power till melted about 2 minutes. Stir 1/2 thru and again when melted to smooth. Add marshmallows & microwave full power till melted about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir till smooth. Now beat in cream & sugar till texture is frosting consistancy. Add more or less as you prefer. Frost warm cake. Frosting will pool down in holes and smooth over the top. Delicious!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fast Pasta Salad!

        If you need a simple FAST dish for a picnic or BBQ, this is my GO TO remedy. Light & Fresh with LOTS of FLAVOR!

6 OZ. Macaroni ( I use shells or spirals) cooked
1 LB Broccoli, Cauliflower & Carrot Medley ( add to the last 2 minutes of cooking time of the pasta to lightly cook the veggies)
1 15.05 oz. Can of Chopped Tomatoes + the Juice OR 1 Jar Salsa!
1 Green Pepper Chopped
1/4 Cup Red Onion Chopped
3 Ribs Celery Chopped
1 TBS Parsley Chopped ( fresh is best but dried is ok too)
1 Cup Italian Dressing
1 Cup Shredded Italian Cheese Blend

Cook macaroni according to package adding the frozen veggies in the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Cook & drain. In large bowl add the drained pasta & veggies & remaining ingredients. Stir to combine & chill ! Makes a good 8 servings!  Feel free to add black olives, mushrooms, fresh tomato & even spinach. The above recipe is my basic one that I vary from time to time! Cold steamed shrimp or crab or even pepperoni is GREAT in this too!

                                                                        

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