June 13, 2010

My Daddy

If my dad would have been with us still he would have turned 70 on Tuesday.

Happy Birthday Daddy!

This is him when he was somewhere between 14-16 years old.
Wasn't he handsome?

My Daddy was always a big fan of my cooking. I absolutely loved it when my parents came for a visit. My Dad oohed and aahed over everything I made. I tried to make the meals special and a treat for them...mostly him because he made me feel like I was Julia Child, Emeril Lagasse and Martha Stewart all rolled into one! This is one of Daddy's favorite breakfast dish recipes. I've shared it before but I'll post it here again in honor of him.

Cherry Cheese Braid

4 packages crescent rolls (8 ct.)
8 oz. package cream cheese softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Lay out the crescent roll dough on two baking sheets, side by side and seal the seams together. (Lay them out so they fit on the baking sheet.) Cut 9 (3-inch) deep slits into each long side of the
Mix together cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture lengthwise down the center of each dough rectangle. Spread half of the pie filling over each cream cheese section. Fold strips of dough over cream cheese filling, alternating sides and making a braid. Pinch ends to seal and tuck under.
Bake 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract; drizzle over warm loaves. Enjoy!

Notes: You can make this with any kind of pie filling. You can also make your own pie filling.


Karla said...

Oh, my....Isaac looks soooo much like him! :)

Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

You know...you're right. I don't think I ever saw it. I see a lot of Dad's mannerisms in Eli. Thankful for those little reminders of him! : )

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