Friday, March 30, 2012


                              Take a bite out of this
                          (recipe included)

                         and  you  will  definitely go  back to
                        those nostalgic moments of the fifties .
            when life seem to be somewhat less than complicated. 
                and dreams of the future just beyond the horizon.

                  rock n rollin was certainly high on the love list ,
             as girls dolled up in poodle skirts with bobbie socks
               twisted and strolled across the dance floor to the        
                 sounds of the artists that immortalized an era .
             there too was always something special about those 
                   fantastic cherry colas at the soda pop shoppe.
                hanging with friends and singing doo wop along
                  with the top ten tunes selected on the jute box.

             and those ever so unforgettable nights cruising main 
               seated on the right hand side of that dreamy hunk ,
                tight black leather jacket and greased back crew 
                 his arm wrapped around your shoulder so tight . 

               yes ,  those were the days of the drive-in theaters ,
                         popular fifties model chevrolet cars
                 flip hairdo styles and tight petal pushers capris
                         and don't forget about that hula hoop !!!
                    how your hips swing and swayed for hours 
            trying to keep that hoop orbiting around your waist
                    in that continuous perfect circular motion
          might keep that in mind , after a slice of the following :
            provided  and written for you by : © 2012 barbara larque' sisneros

chocolate cherry cola cake
                  1 jar ( 10 oz ) maraschino cherries , drained
                                   reserve 1/4 cup set aside
           1 box betty crocker super moist devil's food cake mix
                          1 cup cherry cola carbonated drink
                                     1/2 cup vegetable oil
                                                 3 eggs
              1 container betty crocker whipped vanilla frosting
                                  1cup marshmallow creme
                24 maraschino cherries with stems , well drained

   1. heat oven to 325゜F .  spray bottom only of 13x9 pan with 
        spray and flour.  chop 10 oz bottle of cherries ,  set aside.

   2. in a large bowl . beat cake  mix , cherry cola beverage , oil ,
       eggs and 1/4 cup reserved cherry liquid with electric mixer
      on low for 30 seconds. then medium speed 2 minutes , stir in 
                               chopped cherries .  pour in pan.

   3. bake 34 to 42 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center
              comes out clean.  cool completely ,  about 1 hour.

   4. in small bowl , mix frosting mix and marshmallow cream
       until smooth.  frost cake .  top each piece with 2 cherries 
                          with stems. store loosely covered.

     note : for chocolate covered dipped cherries ,  melt 1/4 cup 
      semisweet chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in microwave 
       stir . dip well drained cherries with stems into chocolate . 
                                        refrigerate to set .

                               recipe collected from

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