Saturday, January 5, 2013
This easy-to-make and super-moist Bundt cake stays fresh and delicious for days.
This is my mother's recipe for a real easy and delicious cake that proved a hit anytime of the year. You can make it with or without nuts, or you could add some flaked, sweetened coconut. Either way, the addition of pineapple juice and sugar on top of the just-baked cake keeps it moist and delicious for days. Pineapple Express Cake Makes one Bundt-style cake, serving about 10 In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except reserved pineapple juice and powdered sugar. Beat mixture until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in middle of cake comes out clean. Let cake cool, in pan, on wire rack for about 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and place on cake stand or large …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Stuck on ideas for recipes this Thanksgiving? Try these out and suggest others in the comments section!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
With less than a week until Thanksgiving Day, now's the time to start getting your meal plans in order. But coming up with the right recipe for Thanksgiving dinner might be a challenge, and as such, we've selected a few recipes to highlight to try this coming holiday. Below is a sampling of some ideas from Patch blogger Robin Wish you can keep in mind moving into Thanksgiving Week. Cranberry-Orange Sauce This dish is easy to make, can be doubled and freezes well. A modification of a recipe from the Junior League of San Francisco’s cookbook: Popovers For those who are fortunate to have an EXTRA oven: Credit for this recipe goes to Blueberry Hill Cookbook – a wonderful Vermont Inn! CALL FOR COMMENTS: Do you have any special recipes you …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Don't be afraid to try a souffle! This easy-to-make, delicious dessert will become one of your new favorites!
Talk about easy! This lemon souffle uses just five ingredients, most of which you would have in your pantry. Once you get the hang of it, you can make other dessert souffles such as chocolate, orange and vanilla, for example, or savory souffles such as cheese, spinach, crab, salmon, ham and broccoli, etc. There are a few tips to keep in mind when making souffles: I found this recipe in a 1968 Better Homes and Gardens "Cooking For Two" cookbook that was in the "free books" bin at Act II Resale & Thrift Shop in Madison. What's not to like about that? Lemon Souffle for Two 2 eggs, separated 2 T butter 3 T sugar, divided pinch salt 1 lemon - zested and juiced (about 2 T juice) Make sure you zest the yellow part of the lemon completely. You …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
This can be fun for the kids, the family and guests. Just think of all the different topping combinations.
To make great home-made pizza, you don't need a fancy pizza stone (a cookie sheet will do), or a pizza oven (my regular one worked just fine) or expensive ingredients (I used leftover cooked asparagus and some extra goat cheese), or a gourmet dough recipe that takes a day to make (I used Jiffy brand pizza dough). What you do need is a good appetite and family and friends to enjoy that hot-out-of-the-oven taste and smell of home-made pizza. Next time, I'll invite some friends over and have a variety of toppings for them to choose from to make their own pizzas. Sounds like a party to me. Home-Made Goat Cheese and Asparagus Pizza Serves 4 1 package frozen pizza dough (defrosted), or package to make your own dough, or your own recipe - enough…
Sunday, July 22, 2012
What says "summer" better than a cucumber and tomato salad? Follow this quick and easy recipe for a classic summertime hit.
CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD Ingredients 1/2 English or seedless cucumber, diced Directions Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Dress with vinegar and oil, salt and pepper, to your taste. Add-in You can even add a chopped up cheese stick, if you'd like. Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Looking for the perfect summertime dessert? Look no further than this delicious summer fruit cobbler.
Nicole Mooradian, local editor of the Redondo Beach, Calif. Patch, shares her recipe for an easy summer fruit cobbler. "My family has been in the fruit business for generations, and we've spent a lot of time searching for the best fruit cobbler," Mooradian said. "We found it in Bradley Ogden's Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner cookbook, and we've been using it ever since, albeit with a few modifications. "Why do we like it so much? The flour and sugar in the fruit mixture, as well as the dough in the middle of the cobbler, absorb the juices, making the dish even more flavorful. We generally stick with peaches, plums and nectarines, but other fruits work well, too." SUMMER FRUIT COBBLER Serves about four. Ingredients - fruit filling Dough Preheat…
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Nearly everyone loves a good cinnamon roll, but homemade rolls can take a long time to make. Skip the mess, and the time, and try this recipe for cinnamon roll cake.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
To make this recipe you'll need: CAKE: CINNAMON FILLING: GLAZE: To start, grease a 9 X 13 glass cake pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Into your stand mixer, or large mixing bowl, mix the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, eggs and vanilla. Pour the milk over the other ingredients and mix well. While the mixer is still running, slowly add the melted butter. Mix just until combined. Spread the batter out evenly in the pan. To make the cinnamon filling, use a small bowl and a wooden spoon to combine the softened butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Drop the cinnamon filling by spoonfuls onto the cake batter. Take a butter knife and drag it through both the cinnamon and cake batter layers, making a pretty marble effect. Bake for 35…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Want to make your valentine an easy but delicious gift? Learn how to make chocolate ganache truffles using this recipe.
Here is a recipe that will send your valentine straight into your arms! Who doesn't love a box of chocolates? This recipe is not only easy but can modified to suit your chocolate needs! Ingredients: -12 ounces of Ghiradelli chocolate or chocolate chips of your choice -Heavy Cream -Any toppings and extracts of your choice (I used almond extract and finely chopped hazlenut, red and pink sugar powder, white chocolate, and cinnamon hearts as my ganache toppings. ) Directions: 1.) Heat 1/4 cup of heavy cream in a double broiler. Add chocolate chips and stir until the mixture is melted. 2.) Stir in any extracts now if you like. I used almond extract for my chocolate. 3.) Cover ganache mixture with plastic wrap and cool for at least an hour in …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
An elegant flavorful Thanksgiving side dish!
Gnocchi are small soft dumplings that can be boiled or baked. Potatos are usually the main ingredient in gnocchi but I used pumpkin as a substitute. I decided to make a creamy Gouda sauce with sauted mushrooms to add savory flavor to the sweet gnocchi. This flavor combination did not disappoint. Before I knew it I was on my third helping of this delicious dish! Ingredients: Directions: For pumpkin gnocchi: Mix together the flour, pumpkin, and seasonings to make a soft dough. Add additional flour if the dough is sticky or does not hold together. Divide the dough into 6 parts, and on a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a rope about 1 inch in diameter. Cut the rope into 1 inch pieces and roll each lightly along the floured …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Watch as Jillian Asack serves up this homemade crouton recipe, complete with a blend of spices.
Homemade croutons are the perfect way to make two, three, even four day old bread come back to life! In this recipe, Jillian Asack uses a French baguette as the base for her croutons.