Monday, July 30, 2012

A birthday celebration

My son turned 18 last week. Yesterday he had a second celebration with a couple of friends at home so I baked a cake and made quesadillas for them.

The cake is a recipe from Martha Stewart and the quesadillas she showed how to make on a show many years ago and have become a staple that I make for parties. It is a great recipe since you can add many things depending on what you have available. I have made them with black olives, salsa, chicken, green onions and then you can serve them with sour cream, get the picture. Here is a video showing you how to make them except I heat up olive oil in the pan.

The cake I have made before, yellow cake with lemon curd filling and chocolate frosting. I did not make the lemon curd, it came from a jar, but the cake and frosting I followed the recipe.

I used to watch the old Martha Stewart show but I'm not a fan of her new one. I do still go to her website from time to time.


  1. Happy Birthday to your son! You are such a good mom!

  2. They grow up so fast don't they? Chocolate and lemon. Never thought of that combo but I'll bet it is tasty. I am getting ready to make a birthday cake for all the folks here at the beach house that have August birthdays. Chocolate was a given, but I was looking for ideas to add something extra. Thanks

  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love anything lemon and the cake looks like it was delicious.


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