Friday, December 11, 2009

New dog, cherry slice, and the only cats who would let us take their picture.
Here is our new dog:

Isn't he sweet? Jane, the cat, is pissed off and being very unsociable right now. Fortunately, New Dog (no name so far) is a laid back sort of pooch, so I don't think there will be a long term problem. Since Jane isn't available for a photo, here are two more cooperative cats instead:

And now for the recipe, from my grandmother by way of my mother:

Cherry Slice

½ cup soft butter and 1 cup flour.
Mix together. Spread over the bottom of an 8”x8” pan and bake at 400 degrees F. for 15-20 minutes.

2 beaten eggs
1½ cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ pound glace cherries, halved

Mix topping, spread over crust, and bake at 325 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Let cool overnight if possible before cutting into squares. It's not easy to cut, so next time I'm going to put it in the fridge to get really cold before cutting it.



  1. First, that puppy looks adorable! He reminds me of a Sandy from Annie, but he also reminds me of a Fred, so who am I to say?

    And that dessert sounds luscious, and that was before I read that it had coconut, too! (my weakness!) Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. LOL, Pam! Thanks for the comments. I don't usually expect them on this blog, because I'm using it mostly for testing photos and other pics and for storing the recipes I blog about, so it's a lovely, lovely bonus to get readers and comments, too.

    The dog is still nameless, and the cat is still uppity...