Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mosaic Monday: 4th of July

Mary is the hostess for Mosaic Monday. Be sure you visit to see all the lovely blogs that participate.

All of us at Twisty Lane would like to wish all of you a very happy holiday weekend.
Our new kitty Ms. Cassie celebrated the 4th of July with a little red, white and blue sparkle!

Cassie Mosaic

She is a perpetual motion machine!


Last week I had a recipe that featured *blue*. This week, here's one of my favorite recipes featuring *red*. Add the ice cream and you have the white!

I love cherries and when fresh cherries aren't available, this hits the spot and it's easy.
An old recipe, probably from my mother. The paper is yellowing, but not falling apart yet!

Cherry Crunch

1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1 can (16 1/2 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, drained
3/4 cup Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup firm margarine or butter

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix pie filling and cherries in ungreased square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches; spread evenly. Mix baking mix, nuts, sugar and cinnamon. Cut in margarine until crumbly; sprinkle over cherry mixture. Bake until brown, about 35 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired. 6 to 8 servings.

Apple Crunch

Substitute 4 cups sliced pared apples (about 4 medium) for both cans of cherries. Add 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg with the baking mix. Increase cinnamon to 1 teaspoon.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

She's a Cassie Doodle Dandy! Happy 4th of July!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I like cherries --but hubby doesn't... SO---I'll use the apples!!!! Great old recipe... Think I may have it somewhere in my 'stash'.....

Your new kitty is gorgeous... Love those eyes.

Happy 4th..

BECKY said...

Miss Cassie is quite photogenic, isn't she?! What a sweetie! And thanks for sharing the yummy recipes! I've been on an apple pie kick for quite a while, so maybe it's time for a cherry dessert!

Carol said...

Cassie is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the recipes & your adorable mosaic!

eileeninmd said...

Happy 4th of July! Cassie is a pretty kittie with beautiful eyes! And she looks great in the mosaic playing with the sparkly pompom.

Traci said...

OMGoodness! She is so stinkin' cute! Most adorable mosaic you've created.

Mary said...

Oh, she is ADORABLE!!! And the recipe sounds delicious! Happy holiday to you. :)

EG Wow said...

Looks like Cassie knows how to celebrate. :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Cassie is going to be a cheerleader when she grows up I think. Recipe sounds delicious.

A Garden of Threads said...

What a cute kitten, she has such lovely blue eyes. Thanks for the recipe, will have to give it a try. Have a wonderful week and take care:)

Cherry Chick said...

How darling Ms. Cassie is! She makes for a charming mosaic. Thank your for sharing with us.
♥•.*.Thank you.*.•♥
♥•.*.from Vicki.*.•♥

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Mmm, those recipes sound delicious!

Cassie is so adorable. Can't wait to see more photos of her as she grows!

Diann said...

Now that is one cute mosaic!!

I used to make this cherry crunch and totally forgot about it. thanks for the reminder!

Dishesdone said...

What a sweet, gorgeous kitty! and the cherry crunch sounds great!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear friends!
I love this mosaic, Cassie looks so happy playing and posing for your camera, she is a doll!Cute! :) I'm enchanted by her beautiful blue eyes!
have a nice week,
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna

bj said...

OMGosh..I remember this cherry/Bisquick mother made it quite a lot. I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for the reminder.
Thanks, too, for coming over..hope you will come back often. I am signing up to follow you. :)

O..and one of the things I've taught my kids and grands..."Don't ever forget how to play." :))
xo bj

Anonymous said...

That recipe looks divine!

Happy 4th of July from some of your Aussie friends. Hope you had a wonderful time.

Best wishes,
Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

Sailing Simply said...

Your recipe sounds delicious! I love crunchie type desserts I am writing this one down for sure. Love your mosaic and your sweet adorable kitten! So precious!

Pretty Things said...

That looks like MY little kitty when he was that age! Course my "little" kitty is now 20!

Janet said...

Cassie is so cute! I love her blue eyes.

And thanks for the yummy recipe. I copied it and will give it a try.

Barb said...

Cassie Cat is adorable with those blue eyes! I bet you and Mr Dragon are enjoying her antics. How do Riley and Teddy feel about her?

Sheila said...

Your new kitty is just adorable. i can just imagine all the fun she will be to have around your house! thanks for stopping by my blog!

LDH said...

She's so cute! I can almost hear the rustling of the streamers as she bats at them! Sweet mosaic!

Anonymous said...

Great kitty mosaic..very sparkly!

Kathy said...

the kitten is adorable! I can tell she will be a Diva! Yum, love cherries - they're seasons seems so short! I just made peach-blueberry crumble -
I heard on the news this morning that NJ and PA have heat advisories. We've had high temps and humidity. My poor garden is languishing!
I have a couple of giveaways, would love if you stop by,

Kathy said...

ok, I am up too early - I combined two posts into one comment! Blame it on the heat!

Kim Mailhot said...

Well, Cassie is just gorgeous ! What a sweet sweet face ! You must be so in love, Miss Snap !
That recipe sounds so very very yummy...
I hope the summer continues to bring you sweetness, Lovely Lady.
Big Love !