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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dump cake and "on the fly" dip

It's been a bit of a busy weekend, and I needed quick and easy stuff to fix for after Bible Study Class this afternoon. I remembered Dump Cake. It's certainly an oldie and a goodie and easy.

Dump 2 cans of any pie filling in a dish that has been sprayed with Pam. I used apple today, but peach and cherry are really good too. Spread a whole box of yellow cake mix, dry over the top. Dot with LOTS of butter, it took over one stick for this one. Bake in 350 degree over about 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Check it after a few minutes in the oven to be sure the butter has melted and covered the cake mix or it will not make a good "crust". It turns out kinda like a cobbler. Could probably put chopped nuts on the top also. The sky is the limit-use what you love best.

I like to also make a dip, or salty snack to have. I remembered that I really didn't have a plan but had a block of cream cheese and alittle sour cream. I let the cream chesse soften and mixed 1/2 packet of ranch dressing in. It was alittle strong, so I added 2 big blops of sour cream. I made some pico with a homegrown tomato diced and a green onion. I let the cream cheese mixture get firm again in the the fridge and rolled it out on some plastic wrap, made a ball shape and put it on a platter. I drained most of the juice off the pico I made and put it over the top. Wish I had diced up a bit on hot pepper in the pico, but it's very good anyway. Served with crackers.