Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mom's Birthday Dinner & BIG Surprise Dessert Revealed

We celebrated Mom's birthday last night and I wanted to share with ya'll all the yummy food that we had.  

Green Bean Casserole

Dad's Creamy Mashed Tators
Creamy Corn Casserole
Squash Casserole from Southern Plate
Country Fried Steak, on the pretty blue and white plates.
Do all parents collect these plates or is it just mine? ~snickers~ 

And finally for dessert, the labor of love which was this coffeecake, came out PERFECT!  This recipe came from American's Test Kitchen along with very specific criteria that we were hoping to achieve with this.  The instructions for this coffeecake were so detailed that it took almost an hour and a half just to get it ready to go in the oven but it was totally worth the effort and I will definitely make this again.  We added the Blueberries to this and altered the name to reflect that so if you go in search of this recipe on their website, it's called Cream Cheese Coffee Cake.  

Really been wanting to make something like this for a very long time but couldn't find the perfect recipe until now and getting to make this for my mother for her birthday made it worth all the searching.  That's why this was sooo important to not goof this up and why I reread the instructions about 1000 times.  All the while, sweet little Nutmeg was literally sitting between my feet and looking up at me like mommy are you finished yet, plus she was secretly hoping I would drop a blueberry or something ~giggles~.  So now comes the waiting...we made this on Monday at my sister's house, brought it home to our house and it had to sit in our kitchen for 24 hrs, staring at me and I couldn't cut into it to make sure that everything we did had in fact worked and it drove me nuts!!!  I know my mother loves me and no matter what I serve her she is going to rave about it, cause that's what mom's do (thank goodness) but I had visions of cutting into this and discovering in front of my entire family that something had not worked about it and I would end up serving them a crappy coffeecake...but that did not happen, it WORKED and we couldn't be happier!!!!  

Blueberry and Cream Cheese Coffeecake


  1. Looks delicious, Angie! Love ya, McKenzie :)

  2. You really hooked it up!!! Everything looks so good...The cake looks like it has a tunnel of blueberry cheesecake...YUM!

  3. Could you deliver to Little Rock? LOL!! Looks so good- all that Southern food!!!

  4. Mmmm! I like anything with cream cheese. This looks great!

  5. As Christy Jordan's buddy Jyl Nipper would say, "OhMyStinkenHeck!" What a spread! You done GREAT, Girl! It all looks great and I'll bet it tasted YUMMY!

  6. Angie,
    I found your blog after visiting your FB page. You certainly have captured some of my all time favorite Southern foods. I'm going to add you to my blogroll and would be honored if you would return the favor. Thanks!

  7. Stopping by from the Front Porch. Yum is all I can say. :)

  8. I am your newest follower! :)

    And this looks so moist! Yum!
    I would love for you to join in on
    "Made it on Monday" a Weekly Recipe Link Party on my blog.

    *You can link up every Wed.-Sat.*

    Hope you will come join in the fun :)

  9. Do you have a recipe for the green bean casserole? Looks really good. I've had a vegetable casserole that looked similar to this with the top crust, but never found a recipe for it. Thanks!


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