Are you looking for a side dish that is easy to make and your family or guests will love?  Look no further! Ambrosia is a great salad you can serve with just about any main dish.

When I was growing up in Northeast Ohio,  Sunday dinner was always Roast Beef with carrots, and potatoes, salad and dessert. My mother would make this salad occasionally and it was always a big hit! Tonight I am making my Slower Cooker Chicken Stew for dinner and thought I would make this as my salad. It seemed like the perfect side/salad to round out my dinner and since it is spring here in Michigan I thought it would be a better choice than the baked apples. You can find the Slower cooker Chicken stew recipe on my blog too!

Enjoy and Happy Cooking,                                                         



1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice

1 (3 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix

1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

2 large bananas, sliced

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 (15.25 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained

1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained



Dump instant pudding into a large mixing bowl. Add pineapple, and mix well. Mix in non-dairy whipped topping. Stir in bananas, marshmallows, fruit cocktail, and mandarin oranges. Cover, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

Photo: Taken by Kraft foods


Cuppa Cuppa Cuppa Cake

While reading last night I came across this recipe.  Ree Drummond wrote she always wanted to make Truvy’s(played by Dolly Parton) Cuppa, Cuppa, Cuppa cake from The Steel Magnolias, so I decided I needed to follow in Ree’s footsteps!

Well, not only do I love the movie, I LOVE this cake!  It is so easy to make and is really is like Truvy say: “Oh hell, Clairee, you don’t need a recipe.  It’s just a cuppa of flour, a cuppa of sugar and a cuppa of fruit cocktail WITH the syrup, stir and bake in a hot oven ‘til golden brown and bubbly.  I serve it with ice cream to cut the sweetness.”! 

You can also serve it with whipped cream or put it in a bowl and pour iced cold milk over top!

Enjoy and Happy Cooking,                                                          




1 cup of self rising flour

1 cup sugar

1 can fruit cocktail with juice


In a large bowl mix all ingredients until moist.  Pour into a butter greased 8 inch square pan.  Bake in a 350 degree until for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.