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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

A Dessert and A Rooster For REDnesday!

Hello friends~ Today is Wednesday and that means it's another REDnesday with Sue over at It's A Very Cherry World!

A month or so ago, I participated in a Rooster Party and would you believe I am still coming across roosters in my home? I don't know how I ever overlooked this guy, but I did! He adorns the mega cup and saucer which holds this arrangement of flowers. He's kind of hard to see and that is why I forgot about him! The cup and saucer are both rimmed with our exciting colour- red. If you look closely, you will see some reds among the flowers too.

Also today, I would like to share a scrumptious dessert I made for Bible Study the other day; Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce and whipped cream. I made the cake from scratch but you can always use a boxed mix. The red raspberry sauce is easy to make and if there is any left over, it is delicious on a homemade biscuit! My red paisley teapot and one of my red toile mugs made it into the picture too.
If you so desire, here's the recipe-


2 cups frozen raspberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1 TBSP. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar

Heat the raspberries in a saucepan.
Add the 1/2 cup of sugar.
Bring to a boil and then add dry ingredients.
Cook until thick and clear. Chill.
Serve over cake and add a dollop of whipped cream.

Thanks for stopping by and please visit Sue and all her red participants by clicking on the link or the REDnesday button on my sidebar. Have a wonderful day everybody!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Hi Sandi,
    I know exactly what you mean about the roosters!

    Mmmm chocolate and rasberries, can't get much better then that!

  2. Chocolate and raspberries....I am trying to get them through the screen.
    Blessings, andrea

  3. I LOVE that cup and saucer pot with the rooster! I love roosters, and I'm still upset with myself that I forgot about that rooster party! Oh well, maybe next year. And that raspberry sauce sounds and looks scrumptious! I think that would be good on other things too, like shortcake, or toast, or just by the spoonful!
    Happy Rednesday!

  4. Love that rooster cup! Your desert looks so yummo! Will have to pass as I am diabetic. :(

  5. That dessert is outstanding. Hubs loves raspberry sauce and now I have a recipe to try it. I Thank you and mh Hubs thanks you.

  6. Ok, I hope you realize that I have to make that now (thanks for the recipe!). I just love the rooster too. Hope you have a great day!

  7. Hi Sandi...

    Mmmm...chocolate and fabulous flavor combination! Your dessert looks so scrumptious, my friend!!! Ohhh...and that beautiful chintz tea pot and teacup...gorgeous!!! A beautiful photo!!! Love that darling rooster cup/planter too! Such pretty flowers! Thank you for sharing your pretty reds with us today!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  8. Sandi, thank you so much for stopping over this morning to visit with me. I love your Redwednesday post, your rooster is so pretty, and the flowers are gorgeous. I will keep my promise and update on Amy as I get word.


  9. Hi Sandi!
    That Rooster is cute but, I'm sorry, my eyes zoomed right onto that cake with raspberry sauce! YUM!!:)

  10. Oh, the dessert looks so yummy. The rooster cup/planter is so cute and the flowers are beautiful.
    I just gave you an award on my At Home in Scottsdale blog.

  11. Love the flowers and rooster cup, but thanks so much for that delicious recipe! I think I smell it cooking now...and with raspberries...oh my gosh!!!

    Happy Wednesday!

  12. Beautiful flowers, yummy-looking dessert, and 2 cherries at the bottom - yay!

  13. Hi Sandi...

    Ohhh girl, I just noticed that you added Happy To Design to your list of blog follows...I'm just elated! Thank you so much...I'm looking forward to getting to know you, Darlin'!!!

    Warmest wishes,

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  15. Oh dear here goes the waistline ... "what waistline" said hubby! I can just see all those calories jumping around there Sandi and it looks absolutely delicious.
    And of course what REDnesday would be complete without a rooster ... I love roosters!!
    Warmest hugs,

  16. Sandi what a wonderful compliment thank you so much for visiting me. Your such a wonderful person. I hope today is finding you well, and thank you for your continued prayers and thoughts with the family. Bless you.



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