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|July 18, 2021||Posted by Wendy Perry under bogue sound watermelons, Carolina Country, coconut, doggie delights, gluten free, ice cream & frozen treats, kitty cat treats, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, no cook, pet treats, published, watermelon|
Published by Carolina Country Magazine March 2021
Are you a furbaby mom or dad? I am… mama to June Bug, my sweet little blind Speagle. She loves treats, especially this one. These Furbaby Watermelon Colada Coolers are a tasty treat on a warm spring or summer day. Your kitties can have them too… and so can you! Pet and people friendly.
Grab yourself a watermelon and fix your critters some frozen treats. And if you don’t have a mold like this, just make in muffin tins… they will love ya just the same. You can also make in a Pyrex dish, freeze and then slice!
These fruity treats can be enjoyed by both doggies and kitties (and you, too)!
- plain yogurt
- pureed watermelon
- grated coconut
Using a small brush or end of a spoon, “paint” the inside of silicone molds with yogurt.* Scatter with a little grated coconut.
Spoon pureed watermelon over and freeze.
Once frozen, store in zippered container for instant ice cold treats for your fur babies.
*If you don’t have molds, no worries! Just make in a Pyrex dish, freeze, slice and bag.
|May 11, 2021||Posted by Wendy Perry under bananas, Carolina Country, fun food, ice cream & frozen treats, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, no cook, nuts, published, sweet treats|
Published in Carolina Country Magazine May 2021
Such a southern thing, the hummingbird cake. Although its history is shrouded in mystery and conflicting tales of its origins, its key ingredients have remained the same over the years. And it’s just damn good. When doing my research, I found just about every kind of recreation and twist on the cake but no parfaits! And since everybody doesn’t have the time nor inclination to make a hummingbird cake from scratch, you’re welcome! For my tasty rendition with all the flavors of a hummingbird cake, without all the fuss… cinnamon. bananas. pineapple. crunchy toasted pecans. cream cheese.
What more could you ask for? Time? The time it would take to mix and make and bake? Well you just slash that time, make yourself a grocery list and fix a bunch of these Hummingbird Cake Parfaits to freeze and grab whenever you take a notion!
Enjoy on the patio with these Everything Pork Smash Burgers with toasty hoop cheese and a side of Smoky Okra Fries.
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The most popular Southern Living cake ever… the Hummingbird Cake
Such a southern thing, the hummingbird cake. Although its history is shrouded in mystery and questions of its origin, its key ingredients have remained the same over the years. Try my ice cream-layered twist on this fruity cake.
- 1/2 gallon butter pecan ice cream, softened
- 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
- 2 bananas, peeled and cubed
- 2 teaspoons allspice or apple pie spice
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 pint whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup roughly chopped pecans
- 3-4 cups cinnamon graham cereal, crush half
Fold pineapple, bananas and spice into softened ice cream. Place back in freezer for several hours or overnight to firm.
For buttercream whipped topping, use a mixer to combine cream cheese, whipping cream and butter until peaks are almost stiff. Blend in vanilla and sugar.
For the pecans, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add pecans and toast them, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes. Pour onto parchment paper to cool and sprinkle with salt.
To assemble the parfaits, put some of the cereal in the bottom of each glass. Add a scoop of ice cream and repeat layers. Top with whipped cream, dust with cinnamon and garnish with the buttery, toasty pecans.
|March 31, 2021||Posted by Wendy Perry under buttermilk, Carolina Country, condiments & accompaniments, dressings, garden goodness, gluten free, low carb, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, no cook, published, roasted goodness|
Here’s an old dressing with a bright twist thanks to some citrus alternatives to the standard lemon. Super simple to throw together, it’s free of preservatives and packed with vibrant flavor. Use as a sandwich spread, veggie dip, topping for meat and fish or a pasta sauce — the possibilities are endless!
|February 18, 2021||Posted by Wendy Perry under Carolina Country, condiments & accompaniments, dressings, Mexican/Southwestern, no cook, pickled foods, product recipe development, published|
Drizzle this sweet n’hot chili vinaigrette over a simple salad along with my Carnitas Enchiladas Suiza, or put it to work in a shredded cabbage slaw. Need a quick marinade for chicken or shrimp? This is your go-to! Keeps in the fridge for about a month.
|September 5, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under beverages, coconut, no cook, snow goodies, wendy's signature recipes|
Okay… I know. First thought… what the hell kinda drink name is THAT? …a pina colada white NOT russian? Well here you go… makes perfect sense!!
|August 30, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under bananas, Carolina Country, here piggy piggy!, no cook, party foods, published, sweet treats, wendy's signature recipes|
This Pig Pick’n Banana Pudding is a marriage of 2 of my favorites… pig picking cake and good old banana pudding! What’s not to love here?
|August 28, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under bogue sound watermelons, carolina gold oil, cook & eat nekkid, fun food, garden goodness, gluten free, nekkid-throw cooking ~ what is THAT?, no cook, party foods, watermelon, wendy's signature recipes|
Stop… Don’t throw that watermelon rind away! Throw this together… Bogue Sound Watermelon Rind drizzled with Carolina Gold Oil! Great for nibblin, appetize’n… or on top of your tacos, hot dogs, salads and more.
|August 27, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under bananas, cook & eat nekkid, duke's mayo!, no cook, sandwiches|
…the banana sandwich.
bread. duke’s mayonnaise. ripe banana. yum.
|June 30, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under cantaloupe, Carolina Country, coconut, ice cream & frozen treats, no cook|
Nothing says summer like the combination of sweet, ripe cantaloupe and creamy coconut. Close your eyes and you might even think you’ve landed on a tropical island. No need to pull out the ice cream freezer for this one. Fun to make as popsicles too!
|June 23, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under Carolina Country, garden goodness, ice cream & frozen treats, no cook, published, sweet treats, wendy's signature recipes|
Nothing says summer like the combination of sweet, ripe cantaloupe and creamy coconut. Close your eyes and you might even think you’ve landed on a tropical island with this no-churn Cantaloupe and Coconut Ice Cream with vanilla bean.
|May 1, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under Carolina Country, chocolate, garden goodness, krispy kreme, no cook, published, strawberries, sweet treats, wendy's signature recipes|
We love strawberry time! And Krispy Kreme doughnuts, of course. How about an NC cannoli strawberry shortcake? Those signature doughnuts, combined with a creamy cannoli-like filling, sweet berries, plus a pillow of whipped cream drizzled with chocolate? Yes, please!
|February 10, 2020||Posted by Wendy Perry under candy, cherries, chocolate, cook'n with NC goodies, cooking with wine, gluten free, Mindless Mutterings from the Teacher's Lounge, no cook, Our State Mag, published, sweet treats, Valentine's Day, wendy's signature recipes|
Fifteen minutes, a few pantry items, and a North Carolina wine are all it takes to make these bite-size treats. They’re almost as easy to make as they are to eat.