February 22, 2011

My First Linky Par-ty!

Can you believe after almost 4 years (!) of blogging I've never hosted a linky party?!?!   Well, all that's about to change.    When I rejoined Weight Watchers a few weeks ago I posted a few recipes/meals to show that you could eat healthy AND tasty while losing weight and feeling better.    I got quite a few comments from ya'll which indicated you might like to participate in a linky party where we could all share our recipes and/or meals on our journeys to weight loss.     While I'm not turning my blog into a food blog by any means, I think we can all agree that how we look and feel is just as important as how our homes look.    Since I weigh in at WW on Wednesdays, I thought that would be a good day for us to share our recipes.

I'm going to start the party off by sharing a wonderful recipe that everyone seems to love.....my easy pineapple orange cream cake!


Easy Pineapple Orange Cream Cake

1 (15 1/4 oz) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1 (18.25 oz) package yellow cake mix
1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup fat free mayo
Cooking spray
1 (12 oz) container frozen fat free whipped topping, thawed
1 (1 oz) package sugar free vanilla pudding mix

1.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.   Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside
3.   Combine reserved pineapple juice, cake mix, mandarin oranges, egg substitute and may in a large bowl.   Beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.    Pour batter into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray
4.    Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.   Cool in dish on a wire rack
5.   Combine drained pineapple, whipped topping, and vanilla pudding mix in a medium bowl, and beat at low speed until just blended.

Spread pineapple mixture evenly over top of cake.   Cover and store in refrigerator.

POINTS:   4 per serving 

Now here are a few basic rules to follow:

1.   Be sure to link up your URL (permalink) and not your whole blog
2.   Please add a link back to my blog in your post so others can find the party and join
3.   Please don't forget to visit the other links for some sensible meals to keep you on track of your weight loss goal
4.   I'd love it if you became a follower of my blog!

9 comments:

ButterYum said...

Congrats on your first linky party. I'm happy to participate.

:)
ButterYum

Romantic Dinner said...

wow very beautiful your first party and nice your planning . great idea and lovely recently post i like that . interesting details shared in the post so thanks

Picket said...

Morning girl! My whole family loves this cake...Bill ask me yesterday when was I gonna make another one! lol I mad 'fried' squash the other day...ohhh it was glorious...I love how we can lose weight and still eat great foods...thanks so sharing this favorite recipe...and thanks for hosting the party...I look forward to getting alot of new recipes! Picket

Elizabeth Ann said...

Hi Judy,
Thanks for dropping by Elizabeth Ann's! I've missed the blog world too.

I hope you will come see me at Encore and if you do don't forget your coupon! I'm not sure if I will be working there or not, it's a possibility though.

Hope to see you soon!

Joyfully,
ELizabeth Ann

Simply LKJ said...

Judy, that cake looks so yummy!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Mr.CC can not wait until make another one of these yummy cakes:) Sorry that I don't have a recipe to share this week...I try my best to have one next week.

Blessings,
Linda

Blue Creek Home said...

This recipe is really good if you love tomatoes. Plus is won't be too long until we can use our own tomatoes and fresh basil from our own gardens.
My daffodils are about to bloom!!!

I have to try your cake recipe.
Rhonda

Allyson Pecilunas said...

YUM! I just found your blog from Melissa's page I am now following along. I look forward to reading more. Come check me out if you get a chance.

Noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

Kat said...

Sounds yummy!

Hugs,
Kat

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