Friday, March 9, 2012

Cherry Pudding and a Just-A-Pinch Give-away

Just look at what Just-A-Pinch is doing...... Another great contest and give-away. And don't be afraid to enter the heirloom contest either. I don't know about you, but I would love to go to Tennessee.....

They asked me to sponsor this contest for them and let everyone know about the great give-away they are going to give to you just for commenting on this blog post. Yup, that's all you have to do, leave a comment (and email address for contact purposes). They are giving away a digital compilation of all the Blue Ribbon recipes from 2011.

And I'm going to tell you a little secret: I have three Blue Ribbon recipes mixed in that compilation of 2011. And I LOVE Just-A-Pinch!
You will make wonderful friends there, find every kind of recipe you are looking for, and you can even ask for advice when you have questions. They have awesome groups for you to get involved in, and they have amazing contests just like the one you are reading about here.

I am introducing an awesome heirloom recipe that has been in my family since the early to mid 1960's. My mom owns this recipe.

Here is a peek at my mom's Cherry Pudding:

And it is best served warm with ice cream. I'm not an ice cream eater so I topped mine with whipped cream. And you can tell that pudding was still warm.

To tell you a little bit about this recipe; my mom has carried it with her since her high school years in Home-EC class. Do any of you remember taking Home-EC in high school? That is where the girls learned to sew, cook, and become familiar with household duties. Also, the Home-EC classes used an issued cookbook. So, if any of you still have that cookbook, you may just find this Cherry Pudding recipe within the pages.

I remember my Home-EC class very well.....My assignment was to demonstrate how to use a blender.
Little did they know, I already knew how to use a blender, and my demonstration was going to be a piece of cake.
I dumped in all my ingredients while explaining what I was going to create.....finished up by dumping in all the liquid the recipe called for, and pushed BLEND. Did you catch what I missed?
Yup, I forgot to put the lid on. Everything that I dumped in that blender ended up all over the classroom....OOPS!! And I consider myself a cook? HA!

I'm not really sure why this is called Cherry Pudding....It looks more like a cobbler to me, but pudding might be what they called cobblers in the early to mid 1960's

This recipe is linked to:

Cherry Pudding

1c. sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 TBS melted shortening
1 standard size can drained (save the juice, you will need it) pitted red tart cherries
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. cherry juice (if you are under a cup, just add water to bring it to the 1 c. line)

Sift together first four ingredients. Add milk, vanilla, and melted shorting, while whisking vigorously until smooth. Spread dough in greased 8x8x2 inch pan. Arrange drained cherries on top, sprinkle with 1/2 sugar. Heat cherry juice in microwave, pour over the cherries, and bake in a 375 degree F. oven for 30-40 minutes. Watch closely so it doesn't get too brown.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in winning the digital Blue Ribbon Recipes of 2011 from Just-A-Pinch?

Here are the rules and contest information:

Leave a comment telling me about your mom's best meal.
"LIKE" my facebook page if you wish (But the winner will be chosen from the blog only).
Contest deadlines: Contest will run from March 9th and close Monday, March 12th at midnight.
The winner will be announced first thing Tuesday morning, March 13, by using
Don't forget to leave an email address so I can contact you with the prize.

Good luck to all of you,


  1. My mom's best recipe, is actually from her mother...its her french meat pies (without potatoes) and from my dad's mom is her blueberry pudding (which is more like a blueberry buckle). my email is

    1. Is there a reason for the name pudding? This recipe is the same way, when it truly reminds me of a cobbler.

  2. Hands down .. no need to think about this answer. Töltött Káposzta mother's Hungarian Stuffed Cabbage....Recipe from my Great Grandmother from Budapest to my Grandmother to my mother to me.

  3. Hey Angie! Love the site. That cherry recipe looks delishious!

  4. Wow - so many to choose from. We were Air Force baby boomer brats - so creativity was a must in our era. Homemade was it - we canned, gardened and froze a lot of our food. I would say my favorite would have to be Mom's pressure cooker pot roast. Since we canned a lot of our own food we naturally had a pressure cooker - and oh that roast was amazing - she could put in the toughest cut of meat ever and it would come out falling off the bone tender and juicy. For some reason I started craving this recently - and my now 21 year old daughter took one bite and said if I EVER made one in the crock pot again, she would never forgive me! Forty five minutes - pressure cooker to table. Potatoes, carrots - everything!

    My email is

    1. I remember my grandmother being the exact same way....she went through the depression, so we ate a lot of the tougher/cheap cuts of meat. And to this day, I still love liver and onions....

  5. I loved my Mom's meatloaf and her stuffing (dressing). Of course no recipe so I've tried and come close but not quite duplicating my favorites.

    1. Do you have an email address just in case you are the winner? I could never duplicate my mom's cooking either.

  6. How awesome - such a great giveaway Angie! I loved my mom's homemade chop suey - she'd fill the pressure cooker full and we'd share it with company. MMM good!

  7. I already LIKE you at Facebook...and away from Facebook too. =D

  8. My mom's thanksgiving dinner was & still is the best... turkey, dressing, stuffed celery, mashed & sweet potatoes, cranberry relish. pumpkin pie...geesh is it Thanksgiving yet??? LOL and her macaroni and cheese..thinking I am going to make it for dinner tomorrow...yum

  9. Angie, your pudding looks delicious. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  10. My Grandmother brought me up after my Mom passed when I was very young so it will be her meal. I still make it today. New England Boiled Dinner - A ham shoulder, boiled in a big pot, potatoes, carrots, rutabega, cabbage, and some onions. For dessert Blueberry Dumplings. Open a quart of canned fruit into a saucepan with a tight fitting cover add sweet biscuit type dumplings and cook. If you would like the recipe for either I would be happy to share. Love your blog. I found you on Pinterest
    judyryd at

    1. You should enter these recipes in the heirloom contest at Just A Pinch. You may win a trip to Tennessee....


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