Delicious Strawberry Cake Recipe

One of my all time favorite desserts is strawberry cake with cream cheese icing. It is perfect for practically any occasion, but I think it’s especially great for Valentine’s Day.   If you are looking to whip up an extra special treat for your sweetheart, then look no further than this moist and delicious strawberry cake.

Today’s post is also a collaboration with Kelsey from The Old Farmhouse Blog. Be sure to go check out her delicious recipe and follow her blog as well. She is an incredible decorator, baker, and just all around precious person.

Strawberry Cake Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • White Cake Mix (You can make your own mix or buy a boxed mix)
  • 1 Small box Strawberry Jello
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3/4 Cup Oil
  • 3/4 Cup diced Strawberries/Drained (Reserve juice for Icing)


Preheat oven to 350.

Mix dry ingredients together and then combine with the rest of the ingredients. Mix together in stand mixer and separate into three 9 inch round cake pans. Bake for about  30-40 minutes at 350 or until cakes look done. Allow cakes to cool on rack until they are room temperature and then place in freezer until you are ready to ice them.

Here’s what you’ll need for the icing:

  • 1 Box Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Stick Butter, Room Temperature
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
  • Reserved Juice from Strawberries


Mix together and spread generously in between each layer and on top of cake. If you are a little extra, you may even want to double the icing recipe. When you are done icing the cake, garnish with strawberries.




Tried and True Super Bowl Party Food

With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, I thought today would be a perfect day to share some of my tried and true recipes for football party food. I’ll be sharing 3 recipes that are always game day staples in our home. Each recipe is simple and quick, which means you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the big game and your guests.

First up is my go-to salsa recipe. To start, let me just say that I am kind of a salsa fanatic. I love, love, love salsa. So much! I’ve also experimented with plenty of ingredients and discovered what I believe is the perfect combination. My family and friends have asked me for this recipe so many times and since I just threw the items in without measuring them, providing people with an exact recipe often proved to be difficult. I have since, however, made a conscious effort to measure what I use so I can give you this delicious recipe.

Kayla’s Salsa Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1  Can Original Rotel (or you can use mild or hot depending on your preference)
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • Pinch of Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • A Clove of Garlic
  • Fresh Jalapeño Slices, seeds and all, to Taste (this all depends on personal preference) I like things hot so I throw in several slices. You may want to start small if you like things mild. You can always add to, but you can’t take away.

I have found the best way to make this is just to throw everything in a food processor and pulse until you achieve the desired consistency. You can also add more salt, lime juice, onion, garlic or jalapeño depending on how you like your salsa.


Next up is my favorite chili recipe. I can’t entirely take credit for this as my husband was the one who first introduced it to me. It’s actually my mother-in-law’s recipe. I may have changed it just a little, but the main things are still the same. It’s so yummy and I’m sure you are going to love it.


Anderson Family Chili

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 28 oz. Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz. Can Tomato Puree
  • 1 4.5 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes, Drained
  • 2 lbs. Lean Ground Beef
  • 6 Cans Black Beans
  • 2 Cans Kidney Beans
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 1 Green Pepper, Diced
  • 1/2 Cup of Cilantro
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin
  • Pepper to taste

First, you’ll want to brown the ground beef and then add onion, garlic, and green pepper to ground beef until they become soft and translucent. Next, drain the grease and add to a large stock pot or dutch oven along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well, bring to simmer, and cook on low to medium heat for about 1 hour. Stir occasionally. If chili appears too thick, add about 1/2 cup to a cup of water until it reaches your desired thickness.

We like to eat this chili stack-a-meal style with corn chips and all the fixins…sour cream, diced tomatoes, lettace, onions, cheese, jalapeños, etc.



My final recipe is one that I’ve seen done many times and in many ways, but it’s a screams game day so I have to share my favorite way to make it. This isn’t my original recipe but I’ll share it just in case you’ve never made it before and want to give it a try. It’s not healthy at all, but the super bowl only comes around once a year. ; )

Cheesy Game Day Dip

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 16 oz. Block Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 Can Hot Rotel
  • 1 Lb. Hot Sausage
  • A couple shakes of Lawry’s Seasoning Salt

First, brown the sausage and drain the grease. Then, cut up Velveeta cheese into cubes, place in microwave safe bowl and add the can of rotel.  Microwave the cheese and rotel in 1 minute increments, stirring between, until melted. Finally, add the sausage and seasoning salt to the cheese mixture and stir until well blended.


Throw in some chips and a few toppings for your chili and you are all set to host your friends and family for the Super Bowl.


I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do! Also, if you like my spread, it is super easy to recreate. I just covered the bar with Kraft paper and used a sharpie to decorate it. The plates and cups are from the dollar tree and the Pro Pots Crockpot and football dish are borrowed. Then, I just used some of my everyday serving pieces for the rest. Hopefully, this will inspire you to get creative with your decorations too.

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