Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake | My Kitchen AddictionsThe recipe for this Strawberry Cake was shared by a friend, Jeanette.  She is a special co-worker and friend who brightens my day with a smile and a positive comment!  Jeanette is an elementary para-professional in a special education classroom in our school! Those kids are so lucky to have her in their presence every day!  Thanks, Jeanette, for sharing this recipe and another cake recipe for Coconut Cake.  I will be making that one soon too!  Oh, by the way…this Strawberry Cake was a big hit at our family Easter dinner!  And…it’s better after it’s been in the refrigerator for a few days.  Strawberry Cake | My Kitchen AddictionsThis recipe starts with a boxed white cake mix and a few add-ins makes it super easy to prepare!Strawberry Cake | My Kitchen AddictionsI was able to use some of those frozen strawberries from this past summer.  I was so glad I had them in the freezer,as I forgot to pick up this ingredient when I went to the store.Strawberry Cake | My Kitchen AddictionsIt’s a pretty batter!  Strawberry Cake | My Kitchen AddictionsThis Strawberry Cake is delicious and improves with age.  It reminds me of an icebox cake that my grandma used to make.

Strawberry Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 box (15.25 oz) white cake mix
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 box (3 oz.) strawberry jello
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 pkg.(10 oz.) frozen strawberries, divided
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 stick soft margarine
  1. Mix first six ingredients in a large bowl and beat for two minutes.
  2. Fold in ¾ pkg. strawberries, reserving ¼ pkg. for frosting.
  3. Pour mixture in a greased and floured 9 x 13 cake pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  5. To prepare frosting, mix remaining strawberries, powdered sugar and soft margarine until smooth.
  6. Pour over cooled cake.
  7. Store remaining cake in refrigerator.



Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes | My Kitchen Addictions

Saturday mornings are a favorite of mine! Sleeping in just a little later, homemade breakfast without a rush and Food Network on the television are just some of the reasons I love Saturdays so much!  I sometimes plan ahead and make something special, but many times I use what I have on hand and make a quick, simple staple for breakfast.  These Oatmeal Pancakes are just that staple!  They are easy to make and just a little healthier than the traditional ones I typically prepare.   OatmealPancakesPMWhat I like best is I can make the batter for these pancakes in the food processor and pour it right on a hot griddle.

Oatmeal Pancakes | My Kitchen AddictionsA farm fresh egg always makes breakfast better!

Oatmeal Pancakes | My Kitchen Addictions

Oatmeal Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  1. Place flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, vanilla, oil and egg in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.
  3. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately ¼ cup for each pancake.
  4. Brown on both sides and serve hot.


Pistachio Chocolate Bundt Cake

Pistachio Chocolate Cake | My Kitchen AddictionsThis Pistachio Chocolate Cake has a hint of green but an abundance of chocolate.  This recipe comes to you from my beloved Grandma Meals.  I’m sure I’ve told you about her before, but in case you missed the post, let me tell you about how special my mother’s mom was.  Grandma Meals lived a hop, skip and a jump from my house on the family farm while I was growing up.  I could see her house from my bedroom window, so going to grandma’s house was almost a daily occurrence.  From the books she read to me as a young child to the holiday meals she cooked for our family, she was a special lady who left me with a lot of memories.  Most of all, the loved she shared with me is still with me today!  Grandmas made amazing scrambled eggs, buttered popcorn and homemade rolls, just to name a few of my favorites.  I was lucky enough to acquire a lot of her recipes like the one I’m sharing with you today.

Pistachio Chocolate Bundt Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 - (18½ oz) yellow cake mix
  • 1 - (3½ oz.) small pistachio instant pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ¾ cup water
  • chocolate sauce
  • Ingredients for chocolate sauce:
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1¼ teaspoons vanilla
  • dash salt
  1. Combine all ingredients except chocolate sauce items.
  2. Beat 5 minutes at medium speed with an electric mixer.
  3. Pour ¾ of batter into greased and floured bundt pan.
  4. Prepare chocolate sauce by melting chocolate and butter in a small saucepan and then combing all other ingredients. Cool.
  5. Add chocolate sauce to remaining batter, mixing well.
  6. Pour this mixture over the batter in bundt pan.
  7. Ziz-zag a spatula through both layers three times to marbleize.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50-55 minutes.
  9. Cool cake for 5-10 minutes and then invert cake onto a plate.
  10. Cool completely before sifting powdered sugar over cake.

Here is Grandma Meals’s Pistachio Chocolate Cake.Pistachio Chocolate Cake | My Kitchen AddictionsIt’s a simple bundt cake with a light dusting of powdered sugar on top. Pistachio Chocolate Cake | My Kitchen AddictionsHere’s that hint of green.  Pistachio Chocolate Cake | My Kitchen AddictionsPut 2/3 of batter in greased and floured bundt pan.Pistachio Chocolate Cake | My Kitchen AddictionsAfter mixing the homemade chocolate sauce with the remaining batter, pour batter on top of the mixture in bundt pan and zig-zag with a spatula three times to marbleize.  Pistachio Chocolate Cake | My Kitchen Addictions

Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Salty Caramel and Pecan Oatmeal Cookies | My Kitchen AddictionsI accumulate piles of magazines on the coffee table, corner of the room, on my bedside table and other random places in our house. Ask anyone who lives here or visits on a regular basis. I don’t want to do away with any of those magazines, because there is at least one thing, usually a recipe, that I need within them.  Okay, I admit…I’m a magazine, especially foodie ones, addict. On occasions of lull, I spend time going through old magazines to revisit recipes and/or pictures I bookmarked.  One particular Midwest Living did not get stashed away with other magazines in my house, because I found a recipe for these Salty Caramel Pecan and Oatmeal Cookies and fell in love with them at first sight.  The name of the recipe and the ingredients within told me these cookies must be delicious.  I’m happy to report that I did an experiment and discovered they are just that – DELICIOUS! [Read more...]

Homemade Granola

Granola | My Kitchen Addictions

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time parting with all my old magazines.  The other day, I was going through some old issues, making sure no great recipes would be discarded. That’s when I found this Homemade Granola recipe tucked away in one of my Taste of Home magazines.  It was in their Healthy Cooking September 2011 issue.  This granola recipe has become pretty popular around our house, serving it with yogurt.  We also like it served just like a bowl of cereal with milk, and the other day I mixed this granola with my warm oatmeal.  That was tasty!   [Read more...]