#Movie Remews and Cherry Almond Cake #recipe

Good morning, kittens and dawgs! DH and I watch a lot of programs on Netflix or Amazon Prime and I thought wouldn’t it be wonderful to share with you some of the things we took a gamble on with


The Flintstones (1994) is not an animated flick, but a live action film. It was fun to see the spot on actors Fred (John Goodman) and Wilma (Elizabeth Perkins) Flintsone , Barney (Rick Moranis) and Betty (Rosie O’Donnell) Rubble and the rest of the all-star cast bring this adventure to life. In this movie Fred finally gets a chance to climb out of the rock pit to top executive. Is this too good to be true? Advancement comes with a price. How will Fred get out of the mess he finds himself in?  If you grew up watching this classic cartoon series, then you’ll enjoy seeing it, too.

Adventures in Babysitting (1987) is a fun action-adventure flick. Babysitting just got dangerous and it’s not the kids (Sara, Brad, & his friend)the babysitter has to worry about.  Chris (Elisabeth Shue) takes a last-minute babysitting gig after being stood up by her boyfriend (Bradley Whitford). No sooner did the parents step out of the house Chris gets a distressing call from her girlfriend saying she’s stranded in the city and needed help. That’s when the nightmare begins: blown tire, crazy tow-truck driver, gun shooting, car jacking, kidnapping, gangster chasing adventure of a life time all in one night! This is an outrageously fun movie to see things go from bad to worse in short order before the table turns for the better.

Ted and Bill’s Excellent Adventure (1989). Ted (Keanu Reeves) and Bill (Alex Winter) are totally flunking history. If they fail than the future is imperil. It’s up to Rufus (George Carlin) to travel back in time to give Ted and Bill a little help with the use of a time machine to help bring together their last assignment – a history presentation in an excellent fashion. This is a silly fun film, but I liked it.

It pays to revisit the 80s and 90s from time to time to find movie oversights because I found what once didn’t appeal to me now peaks my interest and these decades were actually great ones for producing some awesome movies. Check out the trailer links above for the flicks!



Cherry Almond Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Cherry Almond Cake with Buttercream Frosting


  • Cake Ingredients:
  • 2 ½ cups cake flour
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 16 maraschino cherries, finely chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Watkins Cherry Extract
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  • Buttercream Ingredients:
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 lbs. powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1-2 tbsp. milk (optional)
  • 3 teaspoon almond extract
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  • For decorating: Maraschino cherries, drained and dried Sliced almonds


  • Sift together the cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the softened butter, milk, and cherry juice. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in the chopped cherries.
  • Add the eggs and beat for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans. Divide the batter between the cake pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake springs back when you touch the center of it. Allow the cakes to sit for 5 minutes, and then remove them from the pans to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • While the cakes are cooling, prepare the buttercream.
  • In a stand mixer bowl, with the mixer on medium speed, whip the butter for 2-3 minutes until it is almost white in color. Add in the powdered sugar, cherry juice, almond extract, and milk if needed. Add a drop or two of red food coloring if you'd like the cake to be a little pinker. Beat on low speed again for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once the cakes are cool, place one cake on a cake plate. Put a layer of frosting on top of the cake. Then place the second cake on top of the frosting. Using a knife, spread frosting on the top and sides of the cake, covering it completely and getting the frosting as smooth as possible.
  • Decorating (optional): Use a knife or spoon and drag it up the cake sides, starting at the bottom and going to the top. This will create nice lines up the sides of the cake.
  • Use a coupler to attach Wilton tip #11 to a decorating bag. Fill the bag with buttercream and pipe simple stars around the bottom and top edges of the cake.
  • Place the drained and paper towel dried maraschino cherries on the top of the cake in the placement that you'd like them. Place almond slices around the cherry, sticking them into the buttercream so they look like flower petals around the cherry.
  • Refrigerate the cake until serving.


After sampling the cake, DH and I concluded the cherry extract in the cake needed to be bumped up. The next time I make this cake I plan to take the the cherry extract in the cake to 3 teaspoons.


Do you have any good movies to recommend? If so, share in comments! What are you making in the kitchen lately? Share a recipe link to what you’re cookin’! Have an excellent day!

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7 thoughts on “#Movie Remews and Cherry Almond Cake #recipe

  1. Rorybore

    Oh my gosh, I remember that Babysitting movie!! It was the best. I wonder if any of my kids are old enough to watch that now?? But Bill and Ted’s – YES!! Keanu is always my #1. And I hear that they might be making a third one too.

  2. Mary B

    I remember those films. Another from that time frame would be Risky Business or Top Gun. Dirty Dancing is another classic from the 80s as well.

    Jingle Jangle Jungle

    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Mary, DH & I saw both Risky Business and Top Gun years ago in theaters, but not Dirty Dancing. In recent years, we re-watched Top Gun on Netflix and Dirty Dancing is also available, but we have yet to see it. Gotta do that!

  3. Arlee Bird

    I’ve seen all of those films, but it’s been years. I seem to forget most of the films I watch so I can’t think of anything right now.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Lee, I say most people, other than us, saw these movies when they came out. We are usually slow to see the new stuff for one reason or another, but it was definitely a delight to finally watch these retro flix! Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit, my friend!

  4. Liz A.

    I remember those movies. I didn’t ever see The Flintstones (but I remember the toys). I saw the other two in the theater. I’m pretty sure.

    1. Cathy Kennedy Post author

      Liz, if you have Netflix, then you might want to add The Flintstones to your Watch List. I really enjoyed it. Have a funtastic weekend and thanks for breaking from your busy day to come see me! 😉


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