Monday, May 26, 2014

Easy Fruit Shortcake Marksville style

With berries coming in season it is time for fresh shortcakes.

My favorite is Strawberry Shortcake.

I could probably eat Strawberry Shortcake everyday! 

This recipe is quite easy!

I take a cake mix this time it was vanilla, but chocolate is great also.

While the cake is baking I cut the strawberries and mix them with the blueberries.

Depending on the sweetness that we want I sometimes sprinkle the strawberries with a tiny bit of salt and add just a tad bit of water but with the sweetness of the cake it wasn't needed this time.

Once the cake was cooled we piled on lots of fruit and added whip cream to finish it off.

I have yet to master making my own whip cream so I just used the kind you find in the freezer section.

There you have it Easy Fruit Shortcake Marksville Style.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings Marksville Style

Usually it takes hours to make my chicken and dumplings from scratch but on rare occasions I will go the easy route which is the recipe below. The ingredients change depending on what is on hand.

I took a big pot and put in 
some fresh mushrooms that I sauteed in a bit of olive oil with kosher salt
then 2 cans of chicken broth
2 chicken flavored bouillon cubes
some water
left over cut up grilled chicken breast
cut up left over baked potatoes
and two cans of mixed vegetables. 

Once it was boiling I made my dumpling recipe I just use the Bisquick recipe but I put in spices that I think will complement the meal. 

Instead of taking hours to make my own stock I had a meal that my family still enjoyed in about 45 minutes. Win-win for everyone.