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Sopapilla Cheesecake. Around my house we can't say Sopapilla for some reason.

Sopapilla Cheesecake

We end up calling them Sofa Pillows. Because we're goobers like that. So for all intents and purposes, this is Sofa Pillow Cheesecake in my house. What are Sopapillas? They are basically fried dough covered in cinnamon sugar. It has over 225 recipes for "almost homemade" dishes that will save time by using convenience items and prepared ingredients. So, as I am known to do, the first thing I did when I got my hands on this book was flip to the desserts.

Ingredients: 2 (8 oz.) tubes refrigerated crescent rolls 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar (or white granulated sugar) 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cups (1 stick butter), melted 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (I like the kind that has flour in it). Unroll one tube of crescent rolls and layer in bottom of pan, pressing seams together. Southern Pecan Praline Cake with Butter Sauce. I'm gonna start this recipe by saying I am nuts about nuts.

Southern Pecan Praline Cake with Butter Sauce

Alright now, get your brains outta the gutter! I'm talking about pecans and walnuts and macadamia - you name it. But my absolute favorite is the pecan. And if you love pecans like I do, then ooohhh doggie, you are in for a treat! This cake is full of pecan flavor and the sauce just takes this cake over the top. Ingredients: FOR THE CAKE1 (15 0z) box Butter Pecan Cake Mix1 (16 0z) tub Coconut Pecan Frosting4 eggs3/4 cup oil1 cup water1/2 cup chopped pecansFOR THE SAUCE:1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk2 tbsp. butter 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl (or your stand mixer bowl), combine all the cake ingredients except for the chopped pecans. Don't forget to add the tub of coconut pecan frosting. Pea Pickin' Cake. Last month was my Mom's birthday.

Pea Pickin' Cake

She was so excited because this was a big birthday for her. Not in terms of how much older she was getting but in terms of living past an important number in her family. Lemon Blueberry Cake. Did y'all know that July is National Blueberry month?

Lemon Blueberry Cake

I'm not sure why I'm just realizing this in the middle of July, but there you have it. I don't really have any blueberry recipes on my blog except for a blueberry muffin recipe (also shared by a guest blogger). Poor, neglected blueberry. But that will all change this week! The recipe being shared today has been making my mouth water since she sent it to me. I think y'all are really going to enjoy getting to know this next lovely lady as well as her recipes.

As you can see, she ain't big at all, but her heart is. Everyone, please give a warm welcome to Rhondi! I was so excited when Brandie invited me to be a guest blogger on The Country Cook. I grew up in a family of great home cooks. My favorite cuisines are Southern, Mexican, Italian, and Chocolate (yes, chocolate is a cuisine if you ask me).

Pull up a chair and stay a while, it’s time to eat! Honey Bun Cake. Well, I just keep giving y'all sweet dishes to work with lately, don't I?

Honey Bun Cake

I can't help myself some weeks. Every now and then you get into a sweet baking mood and you just can't shake it. Eclair Cake. I'm pretty sure this "cake" goes down in history as, by far, one of the easiest desserts to make.

Eclair Cake

And you know what? People go nuts for it! It shows up at just about every potluck around and it is one of the first things to go. It is delicious and it is so darn easy. No baking is required for this dessert! Ingredients: 1 (3.5 oz) package of instant vanilla pudding mix ½ (8 oz.) container of Cool Whip, thawed 1 ½ cups of milk 1 package of graham cracker squares 1/2 tub of chocolate frosting Directions: In a medium bowl, mix together the pudding mix, milk and Cool Whip. Spread half of the pudding mixture on top of the crackers. When pudding has set up, put the tub of chocolate frosting in the microwave for about 15-25 seconds to soften (remove lid and aluminum foil top before microwaving). Remove plastic wrap from dish and evenly spread chocolate frosting all over the top layer of graham crackers. Cook’s Note: This dessert does not take long to prepare but it definitely needs time to set up.

Coca-Cola Cake. Bananas Foster Poke Cake. Bananas and Caramel.

Bananas Foster Poke Cake

Really, how can you go wrong? Boston Cream Poke Cake. Grasshopper Cake. This particular cake takes me back to my childhood.

Grasshopper Cake

For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I was a military brat. My Dad is a retired sailor. I grew up in base housing and most of our neighbors were from nearly every region of the country as well as from other countries. And no one knows how to throw a good potluck or BBQ like military families. Because there is such a regional diversity, you have access to so many kinds of foods and goodies. Ingredients:1 box white cake mix(ingredients called for on cake mix box; egg whites, oil and water)2 1/2 teaspoons mint extract, divided usegreen food color1 jar (16 oz.) hot fudge topping1 container (8 0z.) whipped topping, thawedCreme de Menthe chocolate candies chopped into pieces You want to look for Mint Extract, not Peppermint Extract.

Mint extract is a combination of peppermint and spearmint oils. Cherries in the Snow. Almond Joy Cake. If you like Almond Joy candy bars (like I do) then you will love this cake.

Almond Joy Cake

Coconut haters look away. Look away now. This is not the cake for you. This is only for the truly devoted chocolate and coconut lovers. I guess this could also be called Mounds Cake too if you removed the almonds from the top. Ingredients: 1 box chocolate cake mix (chocolate fudge or devil's food work best) (ingredients needed to make cake; eggs, oil and water)