Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Making Treats

Gentle Friends, I had a request from some of Rico's co-workers for the Monday morning baked goodie...  it was for a Pineapple Upside Down cake.  It is an easy cake to make and takes almost no time to pull together.  

... it starts off with a yellow cake mix............ butter a 13 x 9 pan, sprinkle a cup of dark brown sugar all over the bottom of the pan, then arrange drained, pineapple slices from (1) one large can pf pineapple, reserving the juice, place cherries in the holes.  Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions substituting the reserved pineapple juice for water.  Pour over arranged pineapple and bake in preheated 350 oven for about 30-35 minutes.  Allow to cool before turning out to slice and serve - super easy!!

My friend in North Carolina sent me some raw peanuts from the University Club Kiwanis - and I finally got around to making some sugared peanuts....  they go from this.....  in a few steps...

.....  in a largish skillet pour 2C white sugar and 1 C water....

...then pour 4 C  raw, red skinned peanuts into the skillet.....

... stir constantly over med-high heat until the water evaporates, about 20-30 minutes..

... turn these into a large baking pan, cook in a preheated 325 oven for about 30 minutes stirring about every 5 minutes...... and you get ....  this, a wonderful snacking treat!!!!

.....  They are a real treat, we don't get raw peanuts out here in the far West!!  Thanks Dale!!

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. Now that's a thoughtful buddy!Dale spoiled you right. Wish computers came with smell-o-vision. LOL! Oh yum!

  2. Edgar all your bakes look wonderful! How do you stay so slim?

  3. Fantastic! I do wonder where one gets raw peanuts around here.

  4. Hope Rico's colleagues enjoyed their treat.

  5. Your post reminds me that it's been ages since I've made a pineapple upside-down cake. I think I will add the ingredients to my shopping list & indulge this week : )


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