Make It! Monday

After noticing that a can of pumpkin, a can of evaporated milk, and a box of yellow cake mix were sitting on my shelf collecting dust (for shame!), I made Great Pumpkin Dessert yesterday. That is one of the many, many, many delicious uses for a box of yellow cake mix. Another among them is Peach Cake. Still another is Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Cousin Sara was making cookies out of cake mixes last year; I bet she made some fine ones with yellow cake mix. Does an “I made it out of yellow cake mix” cookbook exist yet? If not, that may just be my calling to fame and fortune- collect all these yummies into one delectable volume.

In other Make It! Monday news, check out the “Handmade Holidays” button on my sidebar- that blog will be posting a handmade gift idea every day in November. I’m already brainstorming the mittens on Nov. 9th. They aren’t knit, so I might just be able to get them done!

And lastly, make this Veteran’s Day memorable by thanking a veteran!

3 Replies to “Make It! Monday”

  1. I checked out that link! (Drool). I have always wanted to make something out of oilcloth! Apron, lunch bag, tablecloth….must get some eventually. 😉

  2. FYI: Cake Mix Cookies:

    1 Cake Mix
    2 Eggs
    1/2 Cup Oil
    up to 1 Cup add-ins…chocolate chips, nuts, m&ms….etc.

    Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for approx. 10 minutes. Mmmm-mmmm good.

    But another of my favorite cake mix recipies is Banana Bread….

    Title: Recipe: Yummy Yellow Cake Mix Banana Bread

    Board: Daily Recipe Swap at
    From: Betsy at 12-3-2005
    RE: Recipe: Assorted Recipes (56)
    MSG ID: 3135413


    4 large eggs
    1 (2-layer-size) package yellow cake mix without pudding (18 1/2 oz.)
    1 (4-serving-size) package instant banana pudding mix (3.4 oz.)
    1 cup water
    1/4 cup oil
    3 bananas, mashed
    1/2 cup chopped nuts

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 (8 1/2×4 1/2×3-inch) loaf pans.

    Beat eggs, then add cake mix, pudding mix, water and oil. Mix well.

    Stir in bananas and nuts. Pour into prepared pans.

    Bake 1 hour or until bread tests done. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on rack.


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