Ice Cream Cake Roll

Ice Cream Cake Roll makes me a feel a little nostalgic.  One of my earliest food memories is sitting with my dad and sharing a piece of Newlyweds Ice Cream Cake Roll.  It must have been a summer day because I recall the ice cream being a little melty.

It came in a green and pink box.  Sometimes my dad would eat the last piece right out of the box.  It must have saved on dishes or something.  Or maybe Mom wasn’t home to put it on a plate for him.  This is the same man that once, when he was “babysitting” me and told to give me a can of soup fir dinner, literally put a spoon in a can of soup and handed it to me.  Hey, it really isn’t that bad and you should try your next condensed can of soup with little or no water.

As I got older it became hard to find in the store.  Eventually, it was impossible to find and the dessert just kind of fell off my radar.  I suppose I may have been trying to recreate that earliest memory when I eat cake with ice cream and let the ice cream softened a little and then smash it together with my cake and make cake pudding out of it.

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Pineapple Sheet Cake

This Pineapple Sheet Cake recipe was given to me by a co-worker after I requested it. She had brought this cake to work and I had been lucky to have gotten a small taste of it. Like any work potluck, the last one in is lucky to get a taste of anything, so even small tastes are appreciated.

I am so grateful someone did leave a small taste.  Pineapple Sheet Cake was a unlike any cake I had ever had before and I wanted to make it at home so Andy could try some.

My co-worker presented me (and a few others) with photocopies of an old hand-written recipe card. The ingredients are common but this is so worth making. It’s now one of our favorite desserts.  The neighbors love this one too!  Sometimes old fashioned, simple, honest foods are the best.

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