Things are looking up! The “Bear” seems to be doing a little better. Don’t stop praying because he is having difficulty walking on some of his bad days, but the total picture seems a bit better.

Things are looking up! The “Bear” seems to be doing a little better. Don’t stop praying because he is having difficulty walking on some of his bad days, but the total picture seems a bit better.

He thinks his improvements are due to the fact he has had biscuits and gravy on three occasions in one week and adds that to the fact I have made several good desserts, but I seriously doubt if that has anything to do with it. I just don’t argue because I rarely win anyway.

One dessert I tried is easy and quite good. I recommend it for my readers. It is called Apple Goodies.

APPLE GOODIES
6 cups, pared, sliced apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 can Pillsbury Refrigerated Quick Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Spread sliced apples in buttered 13x9-inch pan. Combine sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over apples. Unroll crescent dough and separate into four rectangles. Place the dough over apples (the dough does not have to completely cover the apples. Combine sour cream and brown sugar; spread over dough. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until top is golden brown. If desired, top with cream or ice cream. Two cans of apple pie filling can be substituted for the apples and sugar. Increase baking time to 45 to 50 minutes.

 

PEACH CAKE

2 cans (1 pound, 13 ounces each) peach slices, drained
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Topping
1 cup reserved batter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Drain peaches thoroughly, set aside. Beat eggs in mixer bowl at high speed; gradually add sugar, beat until thick and lemon color. At low speed, blend in milk and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients, fold in by hand. Remove 1 cup of batter for topping. Spread remainder in 12x8-inch pan. Arrange peaches on top. Topping: combine all ingredients, blend well. Spread topping over peaches and bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. This recipe makes 12 to 15 servings so it may be cut in half for smaller portion amounts.

 

COOKIE PUDDING

4 cookies, coarsely crumbled
1 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
2 cups cold milk
1 package (4 serving size) instant pudding and pie filling, any flavor
Gently fold cookies into whipped topping. Pour cold milk into bowl. Add pudding mix. With electric mixer at low speed, beat until well blended, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour half of the pudding into individual dessert glasses. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons of the whipped topping over pudding in glasses. Spoon remaining pudding over whipped topping mixture. Garnish with additional whipped topping and half cookies or whole strawberries, if desired.

 

Enjoy the recipes and I will see you next week.