Now that "A Slice of Pie" is finished, I can feel a new rug hooking project coming to the surface. I love rug hooking in the sunshine over 4th of July weekend, in between a cold beverage, a bowl of chips and salsa, and my mom's "Fourth of July Dump Cake" . . .
The recipe is ridiculous and simple and your belly will be happy when you try it:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 can cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple in natural juice
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Spread the crushed pineapple and juice in the bottom of a 9"x13" glass baking dish. Put the cherry pie filling on top (I smoosh it around a little with a spoon). Dump the cake mix on top, spreading it out evenly, and then sprinkle on the nuts. Some people met the butter, but I slice it and place it in little pieces everywhere (either way is fine). Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until it is lightly browned (watch it carefully). There you have it--my idea of culinary heaven!
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