My friend Jenny’s mom is a great cook. GREAT! She is also the most humble person you will meet. She never takes credit for anything. She always says: “oh, it was nothing.” Yet it is always something!
I met Nadine playing Euchre. For those of you who don’t know what Euchre is well lucky you, I am a nerd and I love to share the information…
Euchre: a card game in which each player is dealt five cards and the player making trump must take three tricks to win a hand.
Thank you Merriam-Webster On-Line Dictionary!
It is mostly played in the Mid-West. I didn’t know about Euchre or Euchre Clubs until I moved to Indiana. Aunt Joyce (sassy pork) invited me to be a sub for her monthly Euchre Club. That was 5 years ago…I loved it…and there was WINE! Double whammy for Isabelle! I also have met some wonderful and FUNNY ladies at this Euchre Club…and they made me a permanent member that night! It’s the accent and my incredibly crazy stories I tell them about my life as a circus! 🙂
So at our last Euchre “evening”, Nadine made this amazing cake, kind of like a coffee cake but a little less cakey…just go with it! I asked for the recipe and the permission to blog it. She said yes! (duh)
2 package crescent rolls
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, separated (at room temperature)
8 ounce package cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat your oven to 350F
Butter or spray an 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Lay one package of crescent roll at the bottom of your prepared pan. Set aside.