My Share: Cake Cutter & Server

 

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Cake and pie cutting usually end up with a mess and the edges of pieces you are giving to your guests look choppy. There are all kinds of tips and tricks to use to help with this but what do you do when you are in a gathering where those tips and tricks would be tacky and maybe embarrassing.

I like this cake and pie cuter and server because it is flexible for cake serving. It has a unique and trendy design that is highly functional for serving cake at every special occasion. The flexible design makes it super easy to serve perfectly sliced cake everytime.  Simply press the cake server into your cake, squeeze gently and lift. Then lightly release your grip, gently setting your cake onto your plate.

They offer this on Amazon so that is super cool also if you have Prime so shipping is not an extra issue. I have looked at a few of these in the store and am surprised to see the differences in thickness and quality. This suits me just fine – and the green color is very fashionable now-a-days.

 

Chocolate Brownie Cherry Cheesecake

Brownie cherry cheese cake is sinful and will be a hit!

Source: Chocolate Brownie Cherry Cheesecake – Hugs and Cookies XOXO

A New But Old Pan Holder

480547_1097740690239072_5855464826337998765_nWe all have these types of pans in a cabinet taking up space or sitting and looking rather drab within the kitchen space. I came cross this idea and love it. It is an old magazine rack (who gets magazines anymore right?). I think a smaller version of this idea could come from a Coca Cola/Pepsi wooden holder from years ago – with a little craftiness even an old milk crate could work. Leave the crate/rack like it is or paint it up in a make-over to fit your kitchen design. A great addition to your kitchen and a way to up-cycle/re-purpose something many of us have no use for. Can’t wait to find just the right crate/rack when I am out yard-sailing or looking through antique or thrift stores.

Angel Food Cake Lemon Bars SIMPLE

282953_215776358559091_1165966368_n1 box Angel Food Cake mix
1 can of Lemon Pie filling

Mix them together by hand until moist. Be sure not to over stir. Bake in a 9×13 cake pan at 350 degrees until golden brown on the top (about 20 minutes). Cool completely before eating. As they are cooling, you can sprinkle with powder sugar if you wish .They have more of an angel food cake texture than a traditional lemon bar texture. For extra little kick – add shaved chocolate to the top before serving.

I made these for the family last night —- they were gone with me having 1 piece – and that was a corner. urgh

Twist On Pecan Pie

pecan pieA new & easy Twist on Pecan Pie for the holidays from Pillsbury!

Crescent Pecan Pie Squares
Crust
1 can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Filling
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg, beaten

1.Heat oven to 350°F.
2.Unroll dough; separate dough into 2 long rectangles. Place in ungreased 13×9-inch pan; press over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust. Firmly press perforations to seal. Place in ungreased 13×9-inch pan; press over bottom and 1/2 inch up sides to form crust.
3.Bake 8 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix filling ingredients. Pour filling over partially baked crust.
4.Bake 18 to 22 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store at room temperature.