1 box yellow cake mix
2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling
1 stick butter, melted
¼ cup packed light brown sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish.

2. Dump both cans of cherry pie filling into the baking dish and spread evenly.

3. Sprinkle the cake mix over the layer of cherry pie filling as evenly as possible.

4. Melt the stick of butter and drizzle it evenly over the top of the cake mix covering as much as possible.

5. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the top.

6. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until golden brown.

Family Favorites

Kevin and I have met some fantastic families the past few years in our travels, in turn I have developed some great friendships with many of the wives. One thing I have found in common is our interest in cooking tasty meals for our family. With this in mind, I thought it would be neat to pass along and share openly all of the great family recipes were have all acquired.

I have learned through the years that good food and good cooking helps bring us together as a family. Each morning I cook a full-breakfast and we all gather to start our day. With a crazy sports and cheerleading schedule, dinner together can be a little more tricky. Preparing casseroles and dishes that can stay warm or easily heated is often my theme. Sundays are saved for a large meal that includes Kevin’s 95-year old Grandmother, Sister, brother-in-law, nephews and nieces.

Personally, I love to cook! From baking, desserts, to appetizer, to full blown meals… there is nothing I won’t attempt. Whatever your “Family Favorite” might be, I am excited to give it a try.

For ALL of those who share and participate, I will be saving and gathering each of the recipes. At the end of each year I will put them into a pdf. format and email the entire collection out. If there is anything you need in the meantime or a recipe you can’t find, feel free to email me directly at

As always, Kevin and I thank you for your continued support.

From my family to yours… happy cooking!

Michelle Van Trump

3 Simple Steps for Submitting Your Favorite Recipes:

Step #1 – Put the recipe in a word document or email format and send to

Step #2 – If at all possible include a picture of the finished dish.

Step #3 – Let me know if it is ok to include your name along with the recipe. Some folks like the anonymity while others don’t mind attaching their name. Either way works for us. you for your continued support.

It’s that simple. Once I get the recipe in my email I will respond with a thank-you and confirmation of receipt. In the weeks ahead look for it to appear in the report.