Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I love baking pies!
This one was pretty simple, and I wanted something different for the top of the crust. I remembered an old recipe from Country Living that had cut out stars instead of the lattice top for a fruit pie. Since it was the 4th of July, it went perfectly!
I have not made a rhubarb pie in years, so I was thrilled when the party was over and the pie was gone :)

3 c. cut up rhubarb
1 1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 pt. sliced fresh strawberries
1/3 c. sugar
2 tbsp. butter

Toss rhubarb, sugar, and flour in a bowl. Stir in strawberries.

Place in pie shell. Dot with butter.

Cover with second crust (cut out star shapes)

brush egg wash over crust, sprinkle with sugar

350 degrees for 50 minutes.


We had our annual 4th of July Party, and the new recipes were a hit!!



This has got to be the easiest recipe I have ever done.

I found out about "Can of Coke Cakes" a few years ago after trying some really diffcult homemade Coca-Cola Cake recipes.

I think this originated with Weight Watchers.


1 Can Diet Coke

1 Cake Mix (your choice)

Pour both in a bowl, Mix well and bake until a toothpick comes out clean.


No eggs, No oil, No guilt :)

I don't like Diet Coke, so I decided to experiment with different sodas we already had. Any soda will work. We have used: Red Rock Ginger Ale, Sprite, Diet Pepsi and Root Beer, but our favorite has to be Cherry Dr. Pepper...any kind...Diet Cherry Vanilla, Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper...the cherry sodas have a nice flavor that comes through the cake mix.

To finish the recipe, simply crumble the cake when cooled, place in a trifle bowl,

top with eithe Cool Whip (fat free) or icing of your choice and a few

fresh berries. This cake was a HIT, and GONE in no time!!