Monday, March 11, 2013

And The Winner Is.....

When the Sara Lee Corporation contacted me about creating
a recipe for them and offered me a giveaway for my
readers, I decided I wanted to make it fun and see
what you would create with a Sara Lee Poundcake.

So many, many wonderful ideas.

Berry Tiramisu with French Cream
Stuffed French Toast
Baked Alaska
Trifles Galore
Strawberry Shortcakes
Grilled Poundcake
Easter Egg Cakes
Easter Baskets,
Lavender Pistachio Cakes
and many more....

What wonderful ideas.  I hope you get some Sara Lee
Poundcake and create some run recipes for yourself.

Some of them brought back memories.

One of our favorite restaurants to go to when we
went home to Madison, Wisconsin was Ella's Deli.

You can see right here in the middle of their menu
board Grilled Pound Cake Hot Fudge Sundae.

It is a magical place where you are greeted by
this beautiful carousel outside and an unimaginable
collection of whimsical animated toys filling the
deli.  So everyone's suggestions for grilled pound
cake tugged at my heart strings.

Another one that brought back memories of 
younger years was Sue's suggestion (from I Need Mom)
that you line your cheesecake pan with the pound cake.

Unfortunately I don't have the recipe, but one of the
first cheesecakes I made was a concoction my mom
and I created after I had blown a cake recipe.  The cake
turned out flat as a pancake and she suggested we top it
with a cheesecake layer.  The combination of the two
were amazing.  For sentimental reasons, and because
I want Sue's recipe, I am choosing Sue as the
$50 Visa card winner.  

Sue, email me your recipe and I will make it and
feature it on my blog.

But Linda's 
Maple and Banana Layered dessert
(from More Fun, Less Laundry)
sounds so great that I am awarding her a $50 Visa
card also.

Contact me by email and give me your emails so
I can send these out to you.

Thanks everyone.  I had almost 500 page views
on this contest.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Wow! I'm so excited and I would love for you to make my recipe! Thank you!

  2. Congrats to your winners J, I like a post that encourages some thought for the comment.

  3. Congratulations to Sue and Linda, both lovely blogging buddies whose blogs I enjoy. Great ideas. You are so sweet to offer two gift cards. xo

  4. Congrats to both Sue & Linda!

  5. Congrats to Linda, I'm sure she's thrilled!:@)

  6. Congrats to the winners!!! They all sound like great recipes. XO, Pinky

  7. Hi Jacqueline! When your post popped up in my in box I rushed right over here and found to my absolute delight that you like my pound cake idea! I always love reading about your culinary adventures. Congrats also to Sue! I love her idea too--simple and delicious--just my style! Thanks again Jacqueline. Linda

  8. Congrats to your winner! Sue's recipe sounds delicious and I can't wait to see it!

  9. Congratulations to the Winners!!
    So much fun....Love your blog, Jacqueline, It helps me be happy in my cooking when I get to try your things!

  10. Thank you for reminding me of Ella's Deli in Madison!!! I went there often as a child (my grandma lived right in maple Bluff). When ever I visited her we would make a special trip and I was always so disappointed in the winter when the carousel wasn't going!! anne


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