German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

german chocolate upside down cake done

Jim loves German Chocolate cake.  I usually try to make him one for his birthday.  This year, my mom mentioned this recipe which she got from my aunt.

It’s not a beautiful cake, but it is delicious with gooey sweet filling studded with coconut and pecans.

Apparently, my oldest son likes German Chocolate cakes too.  I’m pretty sure he ate half the cake.  9×13 pan gone in 24 hours.  Come to think of it, I’ve been noticing our food disappearing very quickly.  Like the huge watermelon I cut late one evening.  It was gone by lunch the next day!  My son said he only had 1 bowl of it, but I think he refilled that bowl 10 times.

Here’s what you’ll need to make the cake.  Maybe yours will last longer than ours.

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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

whole wheat cranberry oatmeal cookies done

Most of my desserts don’t rank high on nutrition.  I don’t expect that out of a dessert.  But this one is different.  Made with whole wheat flour, oatmeal and dried cranberries, these cookies offer more than just good taste.  The recipe is adapted from Whole Foods for the Whole Family.  The original called for wheat germ, but I didn’t have any so I altered the amount of flour.  I also added cranberries to give them more taste and interest.

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Tomato and Artichoke Heart Salad


A plate full of this and some bread along side would make an excellent dinner.  I think this might be my favorite way to eat summer tomatoes.  It’s definitely in the top 59 ways to eat them 😉  We had this salad with Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Boats.  It makes for a fabulous combination.  This recipe also comes from the New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant cookbook.

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Olive Oil with Garlic and Italian Seasonings for Bread Dipping

I like to go to restaurants that serve warm bread and olive oil for dipping.  It’s easy to do the same thing at home to dress up dinner or tide everyone over until it’s ready.

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