Pineapple Upside Down Cake!

Chocolate Cake!
Chocolate Cake!

Hi Friends!!

How are you doing? Getting ready for all those FUN summertime picnics no doubt! My BFF Pudge luvs this time of year because it gives all the barn pals a great opportunity for Pasture Picnics! So luckily, my Grandma has given me one of the best recipes for a good old fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake that everyone here absolutely luvs!

So from my tack room kitchen to you!


2 Cups of Flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Butter
3 Eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2/3 cup of milk

Sift dry ingredients, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, and add milk alternatively with flour that has been sifted with baking powder and salt.

Butter cake pan with a heavy coating of butter. Line with brown sugar.

Place in pan, slices of pineapple with maraschino cherries in center of each.

Pour over cake batter and bake from 45 to 60 minutes in a moderate oven (350 degrees F)

Serve while warm, garnish with whipped cream.


Yummy! Blueberry Muffins!


Hi Friends!
It’s summertime and that means lots of fresh fruits to enjoy at picnics!! My family really enjoyed fruits especially for breakfast and snacks!!! We loved to go blueberry picking and would get the best blueberries in local farmer’s markets for our fresh baked morning muffins.

Here is our most favorite family recipe! We hope you’ll give it a try and you may also add other fruits and nuts like apples, mango, raspberries, pecans! All kinds of things! Even chocolate chips!


1 egg
1/2 cup of milk
1/4 cup olive oil or any light oil
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare muffin pan by putting in muffin cups or greasing the bottom of the muffin pan. In one large bowl, beat your egg, add milk and oil. Add the dry ingredients and continue to stir, mixing well. Do not over mix the batter however! Add fruit/nuts.

For the topping mix the ingredients in a separate bowl until crumbly.

Fill each muffin cup until nearly full and put some of the topping on top of the batter for each muffin cup.

Bake 20 minutes or until muffins rise and are a nice golden brown.

Makes one dozen.