My youngest had a terrible day yesterday. Actually, her day was humming along just fine until around 3:30, when we pulled into the neighborhood after school and drove past her best friend’s house. And she spotted the newly planted First Weber sign square in the front yard. And it didn’t click immediately in her 10-year old brain what that sign meant, exactly. As I watched her in the rearview mirror, my heart sank right along with her jaw. The realization hit her. And the panic set in.
The title of this post could have easily been “Toffee Crunch for Ding-a-Lings”, “White Trash Toffee”, “Trailer Trash Toffee”, or “Dump-it-in-the-Trash-Before-I-Eat-Anymore Toffee”. Take your pick. Just take some, please!
It will give me such great comfort if the following scenario has played out at your house at some point this summer:
“MOM, I can’t find my (lost item)!! I think (name of younger sibling) took it again! (He/She) is always taking my stuff!” You then assist in an exhaustive search, and discover that the ‘missing’ item has been in the accuser’s own bedroom all along, and had he/she picked up his/her clothing and bath towel that morning (as you had requested), the lost item never would have gone missing in the first place.
If you’re looking for a refreshing treat for the Holiday weekend, it’s your lucky day. And if you want it to be simple, easy, and fun to make at the same time, I’ve also got you covered!
But if you want it to be neat, tidy, and mess-free to assemble (jeepers, demanding much?) –- well, I make no promises. Not to dissuade you from whipping up this delicious dessert, but my hands and white t-shirt are now stained a vivid purple.
I have no frugal dinner suggestion to speak of today.
Because the nightly news, the DJIA, and the Brewers have me feeling like the apocalypse is drawing near.
Because I feel like planet earth is about to implode in an earthquaking, oil-slicked, Icelandic-volcano-ash-plumed ball of flames.
Please, please make this cake immediately! Carrots are on sale, people! They’re an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin A, for pitty’s sake! A big hunk of cake pairs swimmingly with a glass of calcium-rich milk! And seriously, do you really need a reason?!!
I brought this coffee cake as part of a hostess gift. I love to make this cake when fresh blueberries are on sale, but it could of course be made with frozen berries in the dead of winter. Speaking of freezing, I’ve doubled the recipe and frozen one for a rainy day; I’ve made it in round cake pans, loaf pans, and muffin tins too, with no trouble. You’ll be a welcome overnight guest wherever you go if you take this coffeecake along, or try it out on guests of your own!
To better celebrate the Fourth of July, today I am going to share with you a recipe for one of the most frugal, yet insanely delicious summer desserts ever. Especially frugal when you consider that I just found out we have blueberries on sale this week, 4 pints for $5.00.
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