1 2/3 c sugar
1 c vegetable oil (I used applesauce)
15 oz can pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
Mix eggs, sugar, oil (or applesauce) and pumpkin together. Sift dry ingredients together and add to pumpkin mixture. Mix well. Pour onto a greased cookie sheet (with sides) and bake at 350 for 25 mins or until done. Frost with cream cheese frosting. Wait to frost until it cools.
4-6 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup butter/margarine
1 tsp vanilla
2 c powdered sugar
Blend until smooth.
1 box yellow cake mix (18 oz) - I used strawberry and it was really good!
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup water
2 tbls vegetable oil
6 ounces nonfat lemon, banana or vanilla yogurt (little less than a cup) -any kind really
Preheat oven to 350, coat 9X13 baking pan with spray/flour.
In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Beat until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Pour the batter into cake pan. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean. About 20 min. -I think I baked mine a lot longer, just keep an eye on it I guess!
We made this for Holly's birthday. It was sooooo moist! The best birthday cake I've ever had. I'll never go back!
1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup canned chopped artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
In a food processor, process the chickpeas until chopped. Add the artichoke hearts and remaining ingredients until pureed.
Serve with any vegetables (carrots, celery, bell peppers) or pita chips or baked torillas cut in strips.
Very delicious and healthy! I made this for a girls night and it was a big hit!
All thumbs were up on this dessert. We made it from our peaches
that are just falling off the tree. We also canned about 30 qts. for the winter
Serve this peach cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 large peaches, about 1 1/2 pounds, peeled, pitted, thinly sliced
. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
. 4 tablespoons brown sugar
. 3 tablespoons butter
. 1 scant teaspoon cinnamon
Butter and flour a 9-inch spring form pan. Heat oven to 350°.
In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, beat 10 tablespoons butter and the granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl combine the 1 2/3 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until well blended, scraping the sides of the bowl a few times. Spread/pat the batter into the prepared pan. Slice the peaches and arrange over the batter, pressing lightly, in a concentric circle, overlapping as needed.
Combine the topping ingredients with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Sprinkle the crumbs over the peaches. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes, or until golden brown and peaches are tender and bubbly.
I think you could use apples or berries as a substitute, would be good!
calls it field to fork. John's favorite lunch in the summer grilled cheese with fresh
tomato and cucumbers. We also made salsa the other day with our jalepeno
peppers and canned tomatoes from last years garden. Scrambled eggs and zucchini
are yum! The fruit trees haven't done so well one apple tree got to heavy and broke,
the other one has worms in them (guess we should spray). We had to fight the birds
for the cherries. A squirrel got to our apricots. And Raccoons are in the grape vines.
Learn something new every year.
Wish I could claim the Bread Great Harvest High five fiber.
1/4 cup butter, softened
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c white sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup boiling water
2 cups quick oats
1 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 or 3/4 cup dried cranberries
Put water on to boil.
Mix butter, brown & white sugars and vanilla thoroughly. Add in flour and salt. Mix.
Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and mix into dough.
Mix in oats, white chocolate and cranberries.
The dough will be thick and not gooey. Form into 1 1/2″ balls and put on lightly greased cookie sheet (I prefer to use parchment paper).
Bake for 9-11 minutes.
OK finally something new. Recently I helped the young women learn how to make bread. We did a white bread
and an english muffin bread. It was really easy and good.
Good especially for toast! Kim
yields 2 loaves
Ingredients: 6 cups flour
2 pkg. yeast or 1 1/2 Tbls.
1/4 tsp. baking powder
mix 3 cups of the flour and the yeast, and soda set aside
mix following ingredients in a sauce pan, heat and stir just till warm
2 cups milk(good way to use up powdered milk)
1/2 cup water
1 Tbl. sugar
1 tsp. salt
Stir flour mixture and milk mixture(make sure milk isn't to hot) together with a wooden spoon
Stir in remaining 3 cups of flour, you may need to use your hands to mix in last bit of flour.
Divide dough in half. Place in two greased pans that have been sprinkled with cornmeal.(4x8 pan)
Sprinkle cornmeal on tops of loaves.
Let rise until double (about 45 min.)
Bake in 400* oven or until golden brown. Immediatly remove from pans and cool on wire wracks.
Yummy hope you try it. Kim
So this is the first time I'm posting--Thanks for the invite! I love to cook and I love new recipes.
We had Stella's 1st birthday party tonight and I made this cake. I'm just putting the link, since it's from the web anyway. Oh my word it was delicious! Everyone who came, which was about 15 people of all different tastes raved! I would put a picture of the actual one I made, but it looked exactly like this, but not as good of lighting. I'm not kidding . . .it turned out great. I even put the strawberries in the middle and then gave everyone a half a strawberry on their plate with ice cream when I served it. Cute and tasty.
So, enjoy! It is a bit labor intensive, but worth it.
Banana Split Cake from verybestbaking.com.
Jodi Made it also, for Rebekah's birthday it was SO Yummy! Loved it!
And here's a picture of the birthday girl. She had a yellow cake from a mix to smash around. But I did try to make it look cute. For fun and some simple decorating ideas go to familyfun.go.com.
Farmgirl's Mexican Monkey Cake
Makes One 8-Inch Square Cake
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
2/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick/4 ounces) butter, softened (or 1/2 cup trans-fat free margarine, such as Earth Balance)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1-1/4 cups mashed, very ripe bananas (they cannot be too ripe)
2 Tablespoons yogurt or sour cream
1 Tablespoon milk
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used half wheat flour)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees (325 if using a glass pan such as Pyrex). Grease an 8"x8"x2" baking pan. In a small bowl, combine chocolate chips, brown sugar, walnuts (if desired), and cinnamon; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, and egg with an electric mixer until fluffy (I use a hand held mixer). Add bananas, yogurt, and milk, and mix well. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt just until blended.
Spread slightly more than half of the batter in the pan. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon streusel. Carefully spread the remaining batter over the streusel and then top with the rest of the streusel. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 40 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
This cake tastes even better the next day, and it freezes beautifully. You can freeze the cake whole or cut it into pieces, wrap them tightly in plastic, and place them in a zipper freezer bag. Defrost at room temperature--or in the microwave if you are being attacked by The Chocolate Force.
Posted by Kim from Farmgirlfare.com
1 large block of Sharp Chedder Cheese
3 cups Milk
1/2 stick of Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
*Cook the maccaroni and pour into a 9x13 pan
*Cut the cheese into small cubes and place all throughout the noodles in the pan (press some into the noodles as well so they are evenly placed)
*Do the same with the butter, placing it evenly throughout the noodles
*Beat the eggs and add the milk, then pour it over the noodles and cheese
*Bake for 45 min. at 350
1 cup whole wheat
1 cup milk
mix in blender for 3-5 minutes
then add: 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oil (you can substitute 1/2 cup applesauce for oil)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 TBL. baking powder
mix well adjusting milk to desired thickness. Cook on hot sprayed griddle.
In the summer I have added grated zucchini. Yum!
No-Knead Bread from NewYork City's Sullivan Street Bakery
Makes one 1 1/2-pound loaf of crusty outside soft inside bread
3 cups all-pupose or bread flour, plus more for
1/4 tsp. instant yeast
1 1/4 tsp. salt
Olive oil, as needed
1. In a large bowl, combine flour, yeast, and salt. Add 1 1/2 cups
water and stir until blended; dough will be shaggy and sticky.
Coat a second large bowl with olive oil(or spray with pam).
Transfer dough to oiled bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap.
Let dough rest at least 12 hours, but preferably up to 18, in a room
about 70 degrees in temp. When surface is dotted with bubbles, dough
2. Lightly flour work surface. Place dough on work surface and sprinkle
with more flour. Fold the dough over on itself once or twice. Loosely
cover with plastic wrap and let rest about 15 min.
3. Sprinkle just enough flour over work surface and your fingers to
keep dough from sticking; quickly and gently shape dough into a ball.
Generously coat a cotton towel(not terry cloth) with flour, cornmeal, or
wheat bran. Place dough seam side down on towel and dust with more
flour, cornmeal, or wheat bran. Cover with a second cotton towel and
let rise until it has more than doubled in size and does not readily spring
back when poked with a finger, about 2 hrs.
4. After about 1 1/2 hours, preheat oven to 500 degrees. Place a 6-8 qt
heavy covered pot, such as cast-iron or Pyrex(dutch ovens work great),
in oven as it heats. When dough has fully risen, carefully remove pot
from oven. Remove top towel from dough and slide your hand under the
bottom towel; turn dough over into pot seam side up.
Shake pan once or twice if dough looks unevenly distributed; it will
straighten out as it bakes. Cover, and bake 30 min. Uncover, and
continue baking until browned, 15 to 30 min. Cool on a wire rack.
We've tried this recipe and it works great. You can also use part wheat
flour or change it up using sunflower, sesame or poppy seeds on top.
PREP: TIME 20 MINUTES BAKE: TIME 20 MINUTES OVEN 400*F
Nonstick cooking spray
2 eggs slightly beaten
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tspl vanilla
Dash of salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 cups fresh or frozen berries(such as raspberries
blueberries and/or sliced strawberries)
2 tsp. powdered sugar (optional)
Posted By Kim
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat six 6-ounce
individual quiche or ramikin dishes with nonstick spray.
Arrange in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. In a
medium bowl, combine eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla,
and salt; whisk until foamy; whisk in milk until combined.
Add flour and baking powder; whisk until smooth.
2. Divide berries among prepared dishes. Pour batter
over berries. (Batter will not cover berries completely)
Bake about 20 min. or until puffed and lightly browned.
Serve warm. If desired sift powder sugar over each serving.
Another Quick and easy recipe
2 lbs. bonelss beef round steak
cut 3/4 inch thick
1 TBL cooking oil or pam coat pan
2 medium onions, sliced
3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 12-ounce jar beef gravy
1 envelope mushroom gravy mix
1. Trim fat from meat. Cut into 8 serving-size pieces.Lightly
salt and pepper them.
In a large skillet, brown meat, half at a time, in hot
oil over medium heat. Remove from pan and and set aside.
(at this point I made my own gravy with pan drippings 2 tbls.
flour and about 2-3 cups beef broth) instead of using the
2. Place onions in a 4 quart slow cooker. Add meat and mushrooms.
In a small bowl, (if using gravy mixes) stir together gravy mixes.
Pour over mixture in cooker or pour the gravy from the pan you made
into the cooker.
3. Cover; cook on low-heating for 8-10 hours or on high-heat setting
for 4-5 hours. Makes 8 servings.
Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh green beans.
We cooked this dinner for Sunday dinner and it was good and easy
From Better Homes and Gardens Quick and Easy recipes.
last for 6 weeks in the fridge
2 cups 100% All Bran Cereal
2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine(3 cubes)
3 cups sugar (can use half as honey)
4 eggs, beaten
1 qt buttermilk
5 cups flour
3 tsp salt
5 tsp baking soda
3 tsp cinnamon
4 cups All Bran
1 cup each
raisins, craisins, nuts, all are optional
Mix first 2 things let stand. Cream butter sugar and eggs. Stir in buttermilk.
Add bran and water mixture, stir. Add flour, salt, soda, Mix. Add All Bran
and raisins and nuts if desired gently stir. Store in tight container if fridge. When
your ready for some spoon into sprayed muffin tins. Bake at 400* for 20min. or till done.
DO NOT MIX AFTER PLACING IN CONTAINER.
recipe could be cut in half if desired
*2 lbs chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
*1 cup flour
*1/2 teaspoon pepper
*2 teaspoons salt
(combine last three ingredients and dredge chicken pieces in it.)
*2 cups of flour
*2 teaspoons baking powder
*2 teaspoons sugar
*1 teaspoon salt
*2 cups iced water
(combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Set your bowl onto another bowl with ice in it to keep batter cold.)
Heat oil on medium, coat dredged chicken pieces with batter, fry in oil until golden brown.
*2 cloves minced garlic (sautee')
*Add a cup of water
*2 cups organge juice
*1 cup brown sugar
*1/2 cup ketchup
*2 chicken bullion cubes
*1/4 teaspoon black pepper
(simmer above ingredients)
Meanwhile, dissolve 2 tablespoons cornstarch in 3 tablespoons cold water. Slowly add to sauce, stiring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and add orange zest from one orange. Add 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes if desired.
Serve sauce over chicken pieces.
SO SO SO delicious! Restaurant quality orange chicken!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
*1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
*2 Teaspoons soy sauce
*Salt and Pepper to taste
*Half an Onion
*80z cubed, cooked ham (can use chicken or turkey)
*1 green onion
*6 Tablespoons oil
*1/2 cup peas and carrots (fresh or frozen)
*4 cups cold cooked rice
Lightly beat the eggs with a half teaspoon each of the oyster sauce and soy sauce. Add a bit of salt and pepper to taste, set aside.
Peel and dice the onion. Dice ham and green onion.
Heat a wok or frying pan on med-high to high heat. When the pan is hot, add 2 tablespoons oil and add the eggs and scramble lightly. Remove from pan. Clean pan.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in the pan or wok. When oil is hot, add the onion and stirfry briefly. Then add ham and peas and carrots. Stir-fry and remove from pan. Clean pan.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in the pan or wok. Reduce the heat to medium and add the rice stiring with chop sticks to break up clumps. Stir in remainder of soy sauce and oyster sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the cooked meat and vegtables back into the pan and stir in the scrambled egg and heat through. Add green onion. Serve hot.
Makes: 4-6 servings.
(Recipe found at about.com)