Monthly Archives: November 2007

Dump Cake (aka "Jerry Gobbler")

This dessert was a regular contribution at work for parties and picnics. I made it for a family Christmas dessert one year, and it’s become a favorite (if not the favorite) dessert for any occasion. Comments include “This is better than chocolate!”; “This is the best dessert I’ve ever had!”
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Spinach Salad

This recipe was originally from either Aunt Rita or Grandma Agnes. You can prepare the ingredients a day ahead, then toss the salad with the dressing at serving time.
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Mom’s Carrot Cake

This is the classic, rich, moist carrot cake, the one my mom makes. The original source is unknown. Colin (who doesn’t like cake) tasted it and said “This is awesome!”.
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Oranged Walnuts

Our grandma, “Gommie”, made these nuts for many years. We’ve found two slightly different variations of the recipe, both in her own handwriting. One calls for a little more nuts than the other. I give them away at Christmas or as little gifts throughout the year, and they’re always a huge hit. Recently, a happy recipient referred to them as “little nuggets of gold” and said he could not stop eating them.
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