Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Summer Recipe Round-Up

Yummy fun courtesy of Barrie Summary. Go check out all the yummy summer recipes - perfect to bring to picnics, family gatherings and BBQs.

I thought I would share a dessert that has become my signature dish!

One evening while visiting my in-laws we had the most yummy dessert. When I inquired about it, my mother-in-law asked, " You have never had sex in a pan?" I turned red and a bit embarrassed and replied, "Ummmmm, well, um, nope, cannot say that I have."

Well, that is when I was introduced to this wonderful recipe from my mother-in-law. It has become a party favorite. It is easy and delicious!

Now, that I am well experienced with sex in a pan, I add a little "variation" at times depending on my audience are participants...sounds so naughty...but ohhhhh so good!


3/4 cup finely chopped almonds
1 cup flour
1/2 cup margarine
1-8oz pkg cream cheese
1 cup icing sugar
1 pkg vanilla instant pudding
1 1/2 cup milk
1 pkg chocolate instant pudding
1 1/2 cup milk
1 large container Cool Whip

Combine almonds, flour and margarine. Press into 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.

Cool. Mix cream cheese and icing sugar together until creamy, then spread on cooled base.

Beat together vanilla pudding with milk. Let stand 2 minutes, then spread on top of cream cheese layer.

Beat together chocolate pudding and milk. Let stand 2 minutes, spread over vanilla layer. Let stand 15 minutes.

Top with Cool Whip for those who like a little variety or variation here are a few that I have done!

I have used graham cracker for the crust or Oreo cookie instead of the almonds. This is great if you are dealing with nut allergies.

I have also substituted different pudding combinations. Anderson like butterscotch and vanilla pudding and DJ like chocolate and strawberry pudding.

Sometimes I throw caution to the wind and add a layer of skor chocolate pieces.

Just this past weekend I made this for our Canada Day party. I substituted the plain cream cheese with strawberry cream cheese and then used cut up strawberries to decorate the top. It was a hit!

Now go check out all the other recipes listed at Barrie Summary - they all sound so good!


Erin said...

Sex in a pan?! That is great! And about the same looks I get when I tell someone my hubbys favorite dessert is Better Than Sex Cake. Oh, how we love our desserts!

Barrie said...

Laura, you are hilarious. Sex in a pan?? :)

I'm definitely trying the Skor variation.

And I love your Canadian flag!!!

Thank you for joining in!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

That is hilarious!! Oh, and your recipie looks pretty luscious too :-)

Veggie Mom said...

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Jason said...

Sex in a pan!? That's hilarious. And it sounds so delicious. And that Canadian Flag was so awesome.

forgetfulone said...

Oh, that sounds delicious! I usually don't make dessert, but this recipe could change all that. Your Canadian flag looks awesome!

Jules said...

Yum! This looks like the BUG O in a pan to me!...... ahem.

And I just found this great site for recipes...... it's in my side bar and I'm too lazy to go back and find it and post it here.

Okay, wait, that sounds rather sloth-like so I went back and got the link

There! Hope you like it. :)