lemon raspberry cake

I had a request! I am flattered! Cousin Anika heard rumors about how delicious the cake was at my mom's surprise party. However, I can't take credit. First, it was my sister-in-law, Alyse's, genius plan. Second, no baking involved at all.

  • 1 store bought lemon ring cake (we got ours at Costco, make sure it has icing!)
  • 1 pkg instant lemon pudding
  • fresh berries (we did raspberries)

Slice a piece of cake. Add a dollop of pudding. Top with berries.

Hard, I know. Perfect for a large or stressful event ;)


mini pita pizzas

picture from delish.com

I love this recipe. It's more of a concept than an actual recipe though. It's a great way to use up those left over meats and veggies that are sitting around in the fridge. Most recipes I have seen don't call for pizza or marinara sauce, probably because of the soggy-factor, but I would recomend dipping!!


  • Pita rounds, or those Orowheat Sandwich Thins work too.

  • Mozzerella cheese

  • Marinara sauce (for dipping)

  • Any thing else you want on a pizza (pineapple, ham, spinach, turkey, chicken, cherry tomatoes, onions....etc)

Place pitas on cooking sheet. Add toppings and cheese. Bake at 375 degrees until cheese is melted and edges are slightly crisp.

fruit & cream cheese tostadas

No picture for this one. So lame, I know. But at least I am posting!!

I made this for lunch today. So good. It's easy too. Here goes:

INGREDIENTS (for 1 serving):
  • 1, 6" flour tortilla
  • about 2 Tbsp. cream cheese
  • about 1/2 cup fruit (I used grapes--halved-- and blueberries, really anything you want)
  • cinnamon
  • sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter baking sheet. Spread cream cheese on tortilla. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Gently press fruit into the cream cheese. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake until crispy, 12-18 minutes.

Super yum.