I have a few distinct memories from Easter growing up – one is that my mother always made the same coconut cake. While I am not a huge fan of coconut, I insist on making this cake for my family every year.
The cake begins with a basic white cake mix straight from the box, the way my momma always did. She was never into making cakes from scratch. It is topped with my favorite – a Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting, and decorated with green coconut and jelly beans.
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Living in Florida and having wonderful neighbors means more oranges than I can use. It seems that every couple of days they show up with another bag of oranges. While it has helped my grocery budget because I am not buying as much fruit, the kids are getting tired of them. The solution – Ambrosia.
What is ambrosia you ask… According to Wikipedia it is a food of the Greek god’s that confers immortality to whoever eats it. While by no means will I claim that it gives immortality, I know it is loaded with Vitamin C.
Ambrosia has been a family favorite at Christmas time at my house for many years. My mother even had a special bowl we always put the ambrosia in. While I am not held to tradition, we have eaten several large bowls of ambrosia lately. It is a quick fruit salad to put together. Continue reading “Ambrosia”