Monday, May 11, 2009


    On Mother’s Day, I decided to prepare a special supper for the family.


Pot Roast with Carrots and Onions

Baked Potatoes

Steamed Asparagus

Green Beans



Chocolate Layer Dessert from this cookbook.

la pinata

La Pinata is a wonderful cookbook that everyone I know recommends.  Most all cookbooks ,worth their press, have this recipe somewhere in their index.

Warning:  The following photos are not for  food/cook purists. They may be considered disturbing for the faint -hearted.  Why? Shall we say my baking style is…


I like rustic.  A dear friend and I call a certain type of movement, while doing things around the house, 


Telephone rings. I answer. Friend asks, “What are you doing?”

I answer: Slinging.

I just changed my mind. Slinging is my favorite.

First the crust. (I know there are holes-sorry- flour, butter, pecans).

I would be in real trouble if they sold crust on the side of the road…


Then the first layer of filling (cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, and Cool Whip).


Then the chocolate pudding.


And finally more Cool Whip.

Note:  The orange bowl and the green bowl are from sets of kitchen nesting bowls. That was a minor obsession after reading about nesting bowls on Pioneer Woman’s blog.

Tell me your obsession so I can join the fun and obsess too!



Crust:1 cup flour, 1 stick melted butter,1/2 cup chopped pecans. Mix ingredients, press into 9x13 inch pan, bake at 350 degrees, cool.

Filling: 3 ounces softened cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup Cool Whip. Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread on cooled crust.

Next filling: 1 large package of instant chocolate pudding mix, 2 cups milk, 1 tsp vanilla- mix all ingredients until thick. Spread over cream cheese filling.

Top with another container of Cool Whip.

Allegedly serves 12.

In whose family?  How about 4?


Beth in NC said...

Oh my gosh that is sooooo yummy looking!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh my gosh! And that is how many calories per bite? :-D

Domestic Designer said...

Oh my!!! It looks so good! With those ingredients how could it be anything but divine!

Faye said...


Joy said...

That dessert looks wonderful. I want a bite.

You do have a flair for finding some good roadside bargains. The only thing I find for sale on the side of the road is either shrimp or puppies.


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

A gotta try recipe! Your serving sizes are about the same as my families:)

Jennifer said...

The only cookbook I use... =)

Anonymous said...

It's my favorite cookbook too! Mango Mold is to die for!! Karen

Sandra said...

I am now starving for chocolate!!!!

trash talk said...

Don't the serving sizes crack you up? I mean really, who are they serving...mice? Who cares how much you have to sling around if it tastes as good as it sounds!

Marilyn said...

Now if I could just work out the Australian equivelant for Cool Whip.. (can work out all the rest :) ) I would make this. Marilyn

Chloe m said...

I love that dessert! whenever I make it, It's oink time. MMMM! your pictures were good, I liked them and they made my mouth water!
It's nice to be able to cook food for those we love , isn't it?

Anita said...

Known by many names -Chocolate Delight- as we refer to it,is a fav of my family as well. My sister actually made it on Mother's Day as well for a cookout we had at my Moms.
Apparently looks and food are not a big deal...if they were, we could make all sweets ugly and save a lot of calories....Alas, we all know that does not work. LOL.

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Dirt Princess said...

Man I love this!!!!!!! This is one of my fave deserts! YUM!!!! Glad you found me, so I could find you! You will have to join me on my Where In the World is Bilbo adventure. I am sending him around the world!!! He started with me in Satsuma, AL. Then he went onto Jackson, MS., then to Boise, ID. Now he is on his way to Canada! YOu can read all about it here :

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

That looks soooo good! Almost sinful :0)

Prospero said...

Serves a family of a dozen tiny hobgoblins (standard measure in most recipe books).

Becca's Dirt said...

So glad you visited my blog. I am now following yours. That is such a scrumtous dessert. I have made it many times and lost my recipe. Usually I can remember but it's been a long time since I made this one. I have been looking for the recipe. We have called this dessert (4 layer dessert)

trish said...

Your entire meal sounds delicious, and then to have a decadent chocolate recipe like that ... yummy! :o) What a nice meal you all shared together. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Glimpse of My World said...

I will take you Goodwill shopping if you bring this dessert! Thanks for stopping by to see me! Smiles!

Stacey said...

That sounds so good. I love your use of the word "allegedly". The way you serve and the way I serve must be very similar. I'd call that 13x9 dish 8 servings on a good day. :)

Jennsmere said...

One of my fav desserts! And I do think that over-consumption will lead to brain fog and outrageous decisions!! haha!

Bless you!

Anonymous said...

I believe this is the world famous "Sex in a Bowl" recipe! I've never made it myself and sadly, have not partaken of this dish in years! But I do feel a hankering coming on!


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