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Garden Fresh Rhubarb

This year we decided to take a vacation to my home state of Iowa, to visit the family, relax, and hopefully enjoy the cooler weather. We went up to The Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) to visit my sister and went to an amazing farmers market. We ate locally grown sweet corn, veggies and fruit from my mom’s and Grandma Mary’s garden, caramel puff corn from Grandma Bernice and extra squeaky cheese curds from Wisconsin. After more than 3,000 miles, and at least a 34 hour drive (it is about 17 hours one way), I think I am all rested up.

rhubarb stalks

chopped rhubarb

One of the great parts of visiting Iowa,  is that I get to eat and make some of my favorite family recipes.  One of my favorite summer foods is tangy, tart, rhubarb.  Rhubarb is something my mom and Grandma Mary both grow in their gardens. Fresh rhubarb is always a staple in our desserts and jams in the summer. For one of our many family meals, I decided to make my Grandma Mary’s quick rhubarb dessert. This is by far one of the easiest recipes ever! My mom and Grandma Mary have been making this dessert every summer for as long as I can remember. My favorite way to eat this quick rhubarb dessert is warm with vanilla ice cream.



Quick Rhubarb Dessert

• 3 ½ – 4 cups of chopped rhubarb

• 1 cup of sugar

• 1 box of a 2 layer white cake mix –dry (make sure you get the no pudding added mix)

• 1/3 cup melted butter

• 3 oz box of dry strawberry Jello

• 1 cup of hot water


Layer all of the ingredients in order given, in an 11 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.


There you have it, a no muss, no fuss Quick Rhubarb Dessert. Enjoy!