Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Cream Cheese Pound Cake (Can it get any better than that?)

 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 8 oz. package Cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar...

6 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt

Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears. Add vanilla mixing well. Combine flour and salt, gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Fill a 2-cup, ovenproof measuring cup with water; place in oven with tube pan. This will help keep the cake moist. Bake at 300°F for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 T. milk, to consistency

Mix together till desired consistency is reached, but should be thin. Add more milk one teaspoon at a time to get the thinness you want. Drizzle over cooled cake.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Unstuffed Cabbage

1 1/2 to 2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey
1 tablespoon oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small cabbage, chopped
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt

Heat the Olive oil in a Big Skillet (use medium heat) Saute the onions until tender, and then add the ground beef (or turkey) until the meat is browned.

Add the garlic, cook an additional minute before adding the remaining ingredients. (This is the point you would add the rice Bring them to a boil, Cover, reduce the heat and simmer about 25 minutes (or until the cabbage is quite fork tender)

Yield: Serves 6 to 8

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Oven Baked S'Mores

I don't know about you but these look so good.  Enjoy!

 The joy and decadence of Smores indoors!...

2 pkgs. Crescent rolls
Large Hershey bar (or other milk chocolate bar)
Bag of large marshmallows
8 squares of graham crackers, crushed
2 Tbsp. melted butter
Cupcake liners
Heat oven to 375
Put cupcake liners in muffin pan.
Crush graham crackers ahead of time and place in a shallow bowl or dish.
Melt butter, and set aside. Open up each crescent roll and place a piece of chocolate and a marshmallow at the large end. Roll up carefully, making sure
that all of the edges are pinched shut, and that no chocolate or marshmallow
is showing through. Brush rolls with melted butter, then roll into the graham
cracker crumbs. Cover completely. Place in individual cupcake liners. Bake for
10 minutes. Cool completely before serving!! Inside is very hot.
These can also be cooked on a covered outdoor grill for about 10 to 12 minutes!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fried Rice

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed.
  • 1 glove garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce (optional)
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons green onions
  1. Heat up a skillet or wok until hot. Add the sesame oil, followed by the onions and carrots. Fry until tender.
  2. Push the peas and carrots to the side, then pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Scramble the eggs, then once cooked mix the eggs with the vegetables.
  3. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant. Add the egg mixture, mix, then pour the soy sauce and optionally the oyster sauce on top. Stir and fry the rice and veggies until heated through. Finish by topping with green onions.
  4. Enjoy!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Banana Bread

I may have already posted this bread but it's good enough to post again. Enjoy!

You've GOT to try this banana bread recipe! It uses honey and applesauce instead of sugar and oil.
2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 3/4 cup honey 2 eggs, beaten 3 mashed overripe bananas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

2 pound Pork Tenderloin
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 TBS Yellow Mustard
2-3 TBS maple syrup
2 TBS olive oil
2 TBS Diced dried onions 
1-1/2 TSP Garlic Salt or Powder
Mix ingredients above. Pour over Tenderloin in the crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours.