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Aniki's picture

'Forn' is 'food' and 'p0rn' combined.

STalkers, it is officially SUMMER! You know what that means: school's out, swimming, biking, mosquitos, and COOKOUTS!!! Cookouts, barbecues, picnics... Have you ever been invited to a last-minute cookout/barbecue/picnic? Or invited - last minute - to one? Now you know I luuuuuuuuurrrrrvv to cook. But in the Summer? I hate having the oven on. I do a lot of stovetop and slow cooker meals.

This Forn Friday is dedicated to Summer Desserts. Specifically, desserts that require NO OVEN TIME. You've been invited to a barbecue TOMORROW. You don't have a lot of time. What are you making?

  • If I have time TONIGHT, I throw together my Berry-Topped Angel Food Cake - it has to refrigerate overnight.
  • If I only have a couple of hours in the morning, I make some Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries.
  • If I have about an hour, I grab angel food LOAF and a bag of frozen mixed berries.

What do you do for dessert?


Berry-Topped Angel Food Cake

2 loaves angel food cakes (you will actually need 1 loaf plus 2/3 of the 2nd loaf)
3 containers (6 oz. each) Yoplait Original 99% Fat Free French Vanilla yogurt
1 can (14oz) fat free sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated)
1 box (6-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
2 cups quartered fresh strawberries
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups fresh raspberries
(You can buy frozen berries, too. You'll want to drain off some liquid after thawing.)

1. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Cut cake into 1-inch cubes; place in single layer in dish. (May need to "fit" some pieces in the holes and press the cake down. Or pop a few into your mouth...)

2. In medium bowl, mix yogurt, condensed milk, and pudding mix with wire whisk until well blended.

3. Pour pudding mixture over the cake pieces; spread until cake pieces are completely covered. Gently tap dish on work surface to remove air bubbles. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

4. In medium bowl, gently mix together all the berries.

5. Just before serving, top the cake with the berries.


1. Buy (they come in sets of 2) disposable 9x13 aluminum contaner with lid.
CAUTION! You will need both containers because the dessert is HEAVY. Once it's eaten, you can keep the second container for another use.

2. This dessert can be made the night before. If you are toting it to a party, take the fruit in a separate container and top the dessert when you arrive.

3. Place the berries in a container with a lid and toss to mix.



Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Strawberries - a good size
Philadelphia Ready-To-Eat Cheesecake Filling

1. Remove the tops from the strawberries and carefully scoop out a hole, leaving the sides intact. (Psssst! Eat those innards!)

2. Spoon the cheesecake filling into a large ziploc bag. Twist the top to form a "piping bag" and cut off the tip.

3. Fill the strawberries and place them on a nice platter.


Simpleton21's picture

Yum, those recipes sound delicious!!!!  I can't think of any easy dessert recipes at the moment!  Thanks for sharing yours though!

WarMachine13's picture

O.K. this prolly sounds stupid but the twins like it..

All I do is buy frozen strawberries, let 'em thaw, and spoon over Twinkies. Blush

futurobrillante99's picture

I had a dreamy cherry coffee cake of sorts in Austria 3 years ago. I'm searching for a recipe for Kirschenmichel.

It was divine. Delicate, but dense cake with HUGE black cherries and a streusel topping. Something like this:

I may email the hotel I stayed in to see if they make it and will share the recipe.

futurobrillante99's picture

Your post reminds me that I really need to fix my gas grill this weekend. The contractor is supposed to REALLY start my new deck on Monday. Materials were delivered this past Monday. He claims they'll be done in 2 days once the footers pass inspection!! 

My DS27 turns 28 a week from today and I'm hoping to have a BBQ to celebrate.

futurobrillante99's picture

Thank you. It's just a piddly 12 x 12, but it should be enough to park my grill on with a table and some chairs. Nothing fancy. Smile Right now I have some crappy metal stairs from the 1960s. LOL

Aniki's picture

It doesn't have to be fancy to be enjoyable. I would LOVE to have a patio area. One of these years...

Cover1W's picture

My favorite quick thing to make is Rhubarb Mint cobbler, with vanilla ice cream.  It's heavenly.  DH doesn't like it though but I will make it soon enough for myself!

notasm3's picture

Dole whip - 2 c frozen pineapple, 1/2 milk (can be almond milk or regular milk), squeeze 1/2 lemon add sugar to taste and blend in food processor or heavy duty blender.

Kmommyof388's picture

I like to make almond joy cookies something about coconut and summer..any who heres the recipe 

Almond joy cookies

One 14 oz bag sweetened coconut flakes
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped lightly salted almonds 
One 14.oz can sweetened condensed milk

(Makes about three dozen depending on size of scoop.)
Preheat the oven to 325F.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl combine coconut, chocolate chips, almonds, and sweetened condensed milk.

Stir until combined.

Scoop out dough with a cookie scoop onto prepared baking sheet.

Moisten the tips of your fingers with water and shape into discs. Pat the tops flat.

Bake cookies for 12 to 14 minutes or until tips of coconut are just starting to turn golden brown.

Let cool on baking sheet.

Store cookies in an airtight container.

somethingwicked's picture

 cheese cake filling just the best thing ever?

You can cut so many corners and create so many desserts with it.

Your 2 recipes sound really delicious and EASY.

Here's one that is not difficult , can be dressed up or down for any type gathering  and  really inexpensive .

Chocolate Coated Cheesecake Balls

Use a small mellon scooper and scoop out balls of the cream cheese mix  that you then roll  until very well coated in really fine graham cracker crumbs ; dip into melted dark , milk or white chocolate (a good high fat content European chocolate) that has been melted and is still warm but not   hot  and refrigerate over night or at least until the balls are set and cold.

You can drizzle them with  caramel and nuts or white chocolate ribbons on the dark and vice versa  then refrigerate for several minutes if you want to dress them up before serving.  Serve on a platter with dressed cocktail picks and dipping sauces like fresh strawberry or raspberry  puree sauce , salted caramel sauce or even  help your guests overdose on chocolate and serve a hot fudge sauce.

Oh and booze.... serve with lots of  good dessert booze.

Yes 3


Aniki's picture

Wicked, I'm writing down this recipe!!!

Yes, that filling is da bomb! I've gotten premade tart shells, filled with the cheesecake (only takes a tablespoon) and top with a variety of things:

  • Lemon curd and 3 blueberries 
  • Lemon curd and a raspberry 
  • Dollop of jam/preserves 
  • Dollop of homemade strawberry-rhubarb pudding

Now I want that pudding....

ESMOD's picture

I grilled a Krispy creme donut and topped with berries and whipped was goooood