Every holiday deserves its own very special meatloaf, and Valentine’s Day is no exception… This classic tattoo/I Love Lucy inspired, savory dinner dish of deliciousness is the latest from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen …
Ketchup topped meatloaf for two, served on a bed of buttered mashed potatoes, decorated with fresh red, green and yellow bell peppers, brussel sprouts, grape tomatoes, carrot spikes and a crabapple !!! …
Before I nearly tripped over the Sweethearts candy standee virtually blocking a graceful entrance to the almighty Party Store a few delightful days ago, I had no idea Sweethearts had been around for 150 Valentine’s Days. That’s a long time in candy years.
To celebrate this oh-so sweet treat milestone I decided to concoct a cake to commemorate those iconic little heart-shaped pastel colored candies that have helped us all communicate on the holiday of love.
Racing into the test kitchen, I gathered mixing bowls, plugged in the mixer, Pammed the cake pans, and started colorizing cake batter to match those sensational Sweetheart candy dandy colors. Cakes baked, it was now time for the fun part: stack, fill, frost and decorate.
From the moment the spirit moved me to make and bake this love cake, I crystal-clearly envisioned the pretty pastels paired with the official color of Valentine’s Day
I’ve baked pies in cakes, candy in cakes, Cheese Wiz and even Spam, experimenting in the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen, so it’s high time I cross pollinate cookies and cake. I’m talking supermarket superstar cookies – Oreos, Nutter Butters, Chips Ahoy, Fudge Stripes and Circus Animals, of course. But before they meet up with the batter, they’re soaked overnight in half & half. Go ahead and use cream if you want to. I would’ve, but I didn’t want to kill you!
The sweet surprise of this kooky cake is that with all the added cream the finished frosted combo of cookies and cake turned out to be delicious, of course, but in a special cheesecakey kind of way.
2 pkgs Oreos
2 pkgs Nutter Butters
2 pkgs Chips Ahoy
2 pkgs Circus Animals
2 pkgs Fudge Stripes
½ gallon Half & Ha
Of course, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is one of my all-time faaave foods. I want some NOW !!! … So I thought it was HIGH time I boiled up a box, or five, and added it to some dyed-to- match cake batter.
Marrying highly popular and processed food products is something I enjoy doing way more than I care to admit. Its fun food science and its predictably unpredictable. BUT, sometimes, just like in real life the marriage doesn’t go well. Oh well.
Why oh why ,I ever thought the marriage of macaroni and cheese, Cheez Whiz, Cake and Cream Cheese frosting would be a good idea is beyond me. Unless you like cold macaroni and cheese topped with cake frosting this is one Test Kitchen concoction I don’t recommend you try.
Cheeerz to Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Cheez Whiz, cake and cream cheese frosting just not baked together !!! …
TEST KITCHEN FAILURE
Ingredients … (if you DARE try this at home) + fo
Magically Delicious and Intoxicating !!!
I can’t remember life without Lucky Charms on the cereal shelf of every supermarket and, when I was lucky, on my childhood breakfast table. Their very distinct flavor of magical deliciousness had me at first bite.
This year cereal munchers everywhere are celebrating Lucky Charms’ 50th anniversary. But that’s not the only reason to party, it’s St. Patrick’s Day season. Cheers!
And that’s the perfect excuse for me to get back on the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen and play matchmaker. I wanted to find out what would happen when I swirled a box of the most St. Patrick’s Day appropriate cereal with a big bottle of Irish whiskey into a cake. As I separated the charms from the cereal, blended in the whiskey and added bottles of food colorings, I felt the magic and got lucky. The suns, moons and stars all came together. The cake turned out to be magically d
Nothing says DESSERT like a CHERPUMPLE!
It’s an original recipe from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen, and the most talked-about new dessert to come along in years.
Cherpumple is short for CHERry, PUMpkin and apPLE pie – the three pies each baked in a layer of cake. Cherry pie in white cake; a pumpkin pie in yellow cake, and apple pie in spice cake!
WHAT YOU NEED
Bravery … to even attempt to make and bake a such a a culinary creation sensation.
3 9″ round cake pans … BUT …10” cake pans work better I, frankly, finally broke down and replaced my cheapo 9” cake pans from the supermarket with bigger, better ones from the pro bake shop. Ooh la la I’m getting fancy !!! …
Sturdy cake plate
Vintage electric knife to cut it with (not really necessary but makes for good show)
1 8″ frozen pumpkin pie
1 8″ frozen apple pie
1 8″ frozen cherry pie
Flattened Day Old Donuts Replace Bread In This Irresistible New Party Fare
How much do we ALLLL seriously love donuts !!! ... I KNOWWW !!! ... Secretly I’m always looking for another excuse to eat more of them ... and I just found one !!! ...CLICK FOR MORE!
The Other Cheeze Cake !!! ...
Of course, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is one of my all-time faaave foods. I want some NOW !!! ... So I thought it was HIGH time I boiled up a box, or five, and added it to some dyed-to-match cake batter.CLICK FOR MORE!
It’s A Springtime Dinner Delight!
This sheep-shaped Easter Sunday main course is the savory reinvention of the classic lamb cake. Perfect for that post egg-hunt holiday dinner served with pride alongside your favorite springtime side dishes.CLICK FOR MORE!
Valentine’s Day Just Got More COLORFUL !!! ...
Before I nearly tripped over the Sweethearts candy standee virtually blocking a graceful entrance to at the almighty Party Store a few delightful days ago, I had no idea Sweethearts had been around for 150 Valentine’s Days. That’s a long time in candy years.CLICK FOR MORE!
But Will It Erupt Whipped Cream?
Since we all like things that erupt, I thought it was high time to bake a cake that would spew, spurt and spout whipped cream fresh from a highly pressurized aerosol can.CLICK FOR MORE!