Simple Pound Cake (margarine version)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

1 cup of margarine
1 and 2/3 cup of sugar
5 eggs
1 Teaspoon vanilla
2 cups of all purpose flour
optional, strawberries and whipped cream for top of cake

Cream the margarine, then blend in the sugar, vanilla and eggs.
Gradually, mix in the flour and pour into a greased and floured 9x5 loaf pan.
Bake at 300 degrees for about 1 to 1 and a half hours.

Serves 8-10 people

Pineapple Cherry Cake

Pineapple Cherry Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 package yellow cake mix, divided (18.25 oz mix)
1 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple
1 can of pitted cherries, 15.5 ounce can, drained
1 cup of chopped pecans (walnuts are ok too)
1 cup of melted butter
dash of pure vanilla extract
optional( sprinkle some coconut into layering)

Evenly spread the can of pineapple into an ungreased baking pan, 13x9.
Sprinkle about half of the cake mix on top of the pineapple, and then spread cherries out over this. Sprinkle remaining cake mix over this, and add nuts.
Drizzle melted butter over all, and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Serves 12-15

Cherry and Chocolate Crunch

** Chocolate and Cherry Crunch **

Preheat oven to 350 degrees


2 Cans of cherry pie filling, 14.5 ounce cans
Package of brownie mix
1/2 cup of pecans, chopped (or other nuts if you prefer)
1 cup of quick cooking oats, not cooked
3/4 cup of melted margarine
optional, sprinkle coconut on top or mix in with the rest.


In an ungreased 13x9 baking pan, put the cherry pie filling, and set aside.
Blend the remaining ingredients together until you get coarse crumbs forming, and sprinkle this over the cherry pie filling.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Serves 12

Open faced Peach Pie

** Open faced Peach Pie **

Preheat oven to 400 degrees


6 peaches, peeled and halved (no pits)
1 cup of sugar
9 inch pie crust
1 cup of whipping cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 pinch of cinnamon


Mix the sugar and cornstarch together and spread about 3/4 of this mixture into the pie crust.
Arrange the peaches on top of this, in any manner you like. Sprinkle the peaches with the remaining mixture of sugar and cornstarch.
Pour the cream evenly over all the peaches and bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for 40 more minutes.

Serves 8

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