Blueberry Cake Supreme

January 25th, 2010

I’m new to this blogging so here is my recipe from the Christmas party.

1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups fine graham cracker crumbs
Mix together and spread in 9 x 13″ pan
1 cup powdered sugar
1 8-ounce cream cheese, softened
Mix well in large bowl
Fold in 1 large container of whipped topping
Spread over graham crackers
Cover with 1 can blueberry pie filling
Refrigerate overnight


Lemon Butter Snow Bars

January 15th, 2010

Crust:  1/2 cup softened butter; 1-1/3 cups flour; 1/4 cup sugar

Filling (combine and blend well):  2 eggs, 3/4 cups sugar, 2 T flour, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 3 T 100% pure lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350. combine crust ingredients by mixing on low speed for one minute. pat into ungreased 8 inch square baking dish. bake for 15-20 minutes or until brown on edges.  Prepare filling and pour over partially baked crust and return to oven for 18-20 minutes or until set.  sprinkle with powdered sugar and cool.

Caramel Turtle

December 16th, 2009

 2 cups flour
 1 cup brown sugar
 1/2 cup butter or margarine

Caramel Layer:
 2/3 cup butter or margarine
 1/2 cup brown sugar

Cook together in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbly and homogeneous

1.  Mix crust ingredients and press into a 13 x 9 pan.
2. Scatter pecan halves over top of crust.
3. Cook caramel layer and drizzle over pecans.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and scatter 1 cup of chocolate chips over top.
   Swirl with a knife.


Pecan Cheesecake Bites

December 16th, 2009

Crust/Topping:  1/3 cup brown sugar
 Butter 3/4 stick
 1/2 cup chopped pecans
 1 cup flour
 1 pkg. (8oz.) Cream cheese
 1/4 cup sugar
 1 egg
 2 Tbsp. milk
 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix the first 3 ingredients ingredients. 

Stir in the butter.

Reserve 1/3 cup of this mixture to use as the topping.

Pat the crust into a greased 8 x 8″ pan.

Bake 12-15 minutes.  (350)

Mix the filling ingredients at medium speed. 

Pour over crust. 

Sprinkle with the reserved crust mixture.

Bake 25 minutes.  (350)


Cut into 2″ squares, then in half diagonally.


Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole

December 15th, 2009

2 tbsp. Butter
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Sugar
¼ cup onion, diced
1 cup sour cream
3 14.5-ounce cans French-style green beans, drained
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
½ cup crumbled buttery round crackers
1 tbsp. butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

Stir in flour until smooth, and cook for one minute.

Stir in the salt, sugar, onion, and sour cream.

Add green beans, and stir to coat. Transfer the mixture to a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.

Spread shredded cheese over the top.

In a small bowl, toss together cracker crumbs and remaining butter, and sprinkle over the cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven,or until the top is golden and cheese is bubbly.


Holiday Ham

December 15th, 2009

I always buy the Sugardale boneless hams from Giant Eagle.  They are around $2.49 a lb a bit higher than semi-boneless or whole bone in hams, however, well worth it.

I score the top of the ham and put cloves (approx 15) depending on the size.
Put pineapple slices on the top and pour about 3 cups of ginger ale over the entire ham. 
Cook according to the directions, I think it is 15 minutes per pound.  
Take the ham out of the oven the last 30 minutes and replace the pineapple slices with new and spoon the glaze all over the ham (top & sides)

2 tablespoons of yellow mustard
¾ cup of light brown sugar
Pineapple juice

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and just enough of the reserved pineapple juice to make a thick glaze.


Recipes, recipes, recipes – asking for Recipes for our Cookbook!

December 9th, 2009

Because we are going to host the Holiday Party we would like for everyone to submit their recipes directly to our Blog.  When we get enough, we can easily publish a web version of our club’s cookbook!

Really simple!  If you need help please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you!

The Carlisle Experience

December 2nd, 2008

Every fall for the past 27 years one of the largest Corvette gatherings occurs at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Even before I owned my Corvette, I wanted to see this event and the variety of cars, vendors, and activities that attract fans from all over the country.

This year the featured car was the 1958 Corvette, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The redesign that year included quad headlights and the most chrome ever bestowed upon this sports car. The ‘58 is easy to spot with its fake hood louvers and chrome ‘tusks’ on the trunk-lid. Another special celebration was the 30th anniversary of the 1978 models, which included an Indy 500 Pace Car and a 25th Anniversary Special Edition.

The excitement this year was focused on the new ZR1. We watched them unload the trailers of the 4 that GM brought to Carlisle. Tom Wallace, Corvette chief engineer, personally supervised the unloading process. He politely refused our offers to assist in the cleanup and parking of these new supercars. He did a ‘walkaround’ introduction of the ZR1 at the grandstand and gave some of his insight and experience on bringing this car to production.

The three days of activities has something for everybody, did I mention that there are hundreds of Corvettes there! The days are filled with vendor displays, troubleshooting seminars, a car auction, an autocross, a burnout contest, and a parade through the downtown streets. There are raffles for Corvettes and a silent auction for memorabilia benefiting the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.  A special tribute to our Armed Forces was an American flag built with the help of over 100 red, white, and blue Corvettes.

Every Corvette owner should experience this event at least once. Start by visiting the Carlisle website at;

Secrets of the C5

May 11th, 2008

An interesting list of C5 secrets, obtained from

* The little yellow “helper light” on the bottom of the rear-view mirror that illuminates the shifter area.

* You can put your key in the driver’s door lock and turn it twice towards the front to unlock the passenger door and a third time to pop the trunk.

* The little slotted cover on the dash behind the steering wheel is where the inside air temperature sensor is located.

* All of the option codes are are in the glove box.

* Tire inflation recommended pressures are on the driver’s door.

* The thing that looks like a little LED near the DIC buttons is a light sensor.

* The thing that looks like a little LED near the defroster vent is a UV sensor for determining A/C usage to compensate for the heating effect of the sun.

* If you leave your turn signal on, in about 1 minute it will start to ding (loud enough to hear over the stereo) to let you know you have old timers disease.

* You can reset the oil life by pumping the gas pedal 3 times (but not with the engine on)

* Hold down the reset button while on one of the trip odometers and it changes that reading to the miles you have traveled since last starting the engine.

* The side view mirrors can twist both forward and backward, decreasing the chance of damage if struck.

* If you have a 6-speed car you can pop the trunk when the car is running by lifting the e-brake.

* The HUD has a shift light for the manuals

* You can eject a cd from the in-dash player without turning on any power. The key does not even have to be in the ignition.

* When the engine is shut off, you can get the odometer reading by turning on the parking lights. 

Front License Plates

May 2nd, 2008

I recently received an email from about the TOP FLIGHT Reproductions,, front license plate for the C6.

If you Google it you will find the Corvette Forum’s thread on the recommendations and installation comments of this good looking license plate holder.

This whole topic really brings up an interesting question - whether or not to display your front plate?  I believe it’s an Ohio law to have one yet I see a few Vettes without one.  Some of the C5’s have them or have decided to use the matching license plate cover.

I think someone even mentioned that there is one that will pop out when needed, (or when stopped by you know who!).

It would be interesting to hear your comments on -
 ”To Plate” or “No Plate”!