Monday, September 29, 2014

Recipes from a Recipe Exchange!

I received an invitation to participate in an online recipe exchange. I decided that I would post the recipes that I received. I have no idea how many people will participate and how many recipes I'll have. I'll continue to post them as I receive them.
Thanks to all that agreed to participate and thank you all for the amazing recipes.

Banana Pudding Cake from Cathey:

1 (10oz.) box of Yellow Cake Mix + Eggs, Oil and Water needed to make the cake according to the directions on the box for a 9" X 13" pan.

2 (3.4oz.) packages of Instant Banana Pudding Mix
4 C Whole Milk
1 (8oz.) container of Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed.
20 Vanilla Wafers, crushed with a rolling pin in a Zip Lock Bag + additional for Garnish.

Prepare and Bake the cake according to package directions.
Remove the pan to a rack and cool for at least 5 minutes.
Poke holes in the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon. (the holes need to be large enough to allow the pudding to soak in.)
Poke the holes to the bottom of the cake.

In a large mixing bowl:
Instant Pudding Mix
Whisk well until all of the lumps are gone and it's creamy smooth.
Allow to sit for 2 minutes. It should set , but still be pourable.
Pour evenly over the entire cake.
Spread with a spatula and gently press pudding into the holes.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Frost the cake with the Whipped Topping.
Sprinkle the crushed Wafers evenly over the entire cake
Cut into squares to serve and garnish each piece with a Vanilla Wafer.

Peace in the Kitchen!

Here's a copy of the letter I received for the exchange.

Hi everyone,We're participating in a collective and hopefully tasty experiment.  As such, you've been invited to be part of a recipe exchange.  We hope you'll participate. We've picked those who we think will make this fun. Please send a recipe to the person whose name is in position 1 below (even if you don't know him/her). The recipe should be something quick, easy and without rare ingredients.  Actually, the best recipe is the one that you know off the top of your head and can type right now.  Don't agonize over it, it's one that you make when you are short on time - anything, an old favorite, or a new one. 
After you send the recipe to the person in position 1 (and only that person), copy this letter into a new email, move my name into position 1 and put your name in position 2. Only our names should show when you send your email. Send to 20 friends.  If you can't do this within 5 days, let me know so that it will be fair to those participating.

You should receive 36 recipes and it's fun to see where they come from. Seldom does anyone drop out because it's so easy and we all need new ideas.  Turnaround is fast because there are only 2 names on the list and you only have to send one recipe to one person.  Hope you'll participate.

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