Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Corner View: Dinner Party

For the Corner View dinner party,
I would bring LaDonna's(a friend) Baked Beans
Jackie's(a friend) chocolate sheet cake.
Below are the recipes.
 The pictures were found online,
 and are not of my actual creations. 

I am often asked for the recipe of these baked beans,
which I gladly give.
The secret is one pound of bacon!

LaDonna's Baked Beans
3 hrs. covered at 325
uncover last 30 minutes.
If still a bit runny, broil for a few minutes--
watch it though, it burns quickly!

2 cans of 1 lb 13 oz beans
I get Bush's Spicy and then a can of Bush's Regular
l lb. bacon cut up in pieces
2 med. onion in chunks

2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 cup ketchup
1 cup brown sugar

I usually just dump in the ketchup and then dump a handful of brown sugar.
I've gotten so I can use the lid of the Worcestershire sauce--I go by looks.

Stir all together and put in oven in a 9 by 13 pan or dish.

Jackie's Texas Sheet Cake
1 C cooking oil 
1 C water
4 T cocoa
2 C flour
2 C sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 C sour cream
1 tsp. baking soda

Bring oil, water, and cocoa to a boil. Remove from heat;
add dry ingredients.

Beat 2 eggs in a bowl; add sour cream and baking soda;
mix well.
Add to chocolate mixture.
Beat well.

Bake in a greased jelly roll pan--15 by 10 by 1 inches in a 375 oven 20-22 minutes.

In the meantime make icing:
1 stick butter
1-4 tsp. cocoa ---you want it med. brown
6- 8 tsp. milk
3/4 - 1 box confectioner's sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C chopped nuts ( skip this and lay pecans on top after I'm done icing).

Bring 1st 3 ingredients to boil.  Remove from heat and add confectioner's
sugar to desired consistency.

For more corner view recipes,
check out Francesca's beginning on Wednesday morning.


  1. Yum! Sounds a lot like my recipe! Yum!

  2. Both sound delicious. Thanks for the recipes. My beans recipe is similar to yours --but I don't use as much bacon.... I have a 'bean pot' that I cook mine in --and cook them on low for several hours... They are delicious.


  3. Both those look super yummy! Wish I could come to your potluck tea :-)

    And in answer to your question on my blog (Eliza's Dream) - yes, capsicums are what Americans would call 'peppers' (they come in green, red and orange here in New Zealand - as they probably do in the US).

  4. Both look yummy and would be a big hit here in my house!

  5. I am very intrigued by the beans recipe .... I would have tried to do it!

  6. Looks good! I love the sheet cake, and your `casual` style of recipe where you do it by feel is very refreshing!!
    Its a fun dinner party to try different foods around the world.

    Thank you for asking the recipe for mine, I posted it in the comments section on my post. Enjoy and let me know how it goes with the zucchini if you try it!! ♡

  7. I'ld like to have a dinner like yours!

  8. have you ever tried using dry beans instead of canned? it adds a couple more steps to the recipe, but i bet it would taste even better :)

  9. thxs for the beans recipe, i'm most certainly gonna try it on my son, he loves his baked beans and is quite enamoured by bacon, so yeah, thxs and bon appétit! n♥


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