Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

1 c. white sugar

3 tbsp a.p. flour or 6 tsp. instant tapioca

3-4 c. sliced fresh strawberries

3-4 c. peeled and diced rhubarb (if using frozen, defrost and drain thoroughly)

1 c. a.p. flour

1 c. packed brown sugar

1 c. butter melted

2 c. old-fashioned oats

Cinnamon to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

2. In a large bowl mix white sugar, flour/tapioca, strawberries, rhubarb. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Mix lightly. Place in a 9 x 13 pan that has been sprayed with Pam.

3. Mix 1 c. flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and oats until crumbly. Crumble on top of the rhubarb mixture.

4. Bake 45 min. or until crisp is lightly browned.

Delicious served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lemon Buttermilk Cake

This Cake is delicious served with a dollop of lemon curd on top.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing, at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more as needed
  • Preparation

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously grease and flour a (9-inch) Bundt pan or line 36 muffin tins with paper liners.
    3. Add the eggs to the butter-sugar mixture, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the bowl after each addition. In 3 additions, alternate adding the sifted dry ingredients and the wet ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, stirring on low until just incorporated.
    4. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan or fill each muffin cup two-thirds full with batter. Bake until the center of cake springs back when touched and a skewer inserted near the center comes out clean, 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Bake cupcakes until they rise in a dome shape and spring back when lightly pressed with a fingertip, 16 to 20 minutes.
    5. Remove the cake from the oven and let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Release the sides and bottom of the cake from the pan with a narrow metal spatula or knife. Invert the pan and turn out the cake. Place a wire rack in a baking pan and set the cake, right side up, on the rack.
    6. In a small bowl, combine the confectioner's sugar, the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon cold water and stir until very smooth. Add a little more confectioners' sugar or water as necessary to achieve a glaze consistency (similar to that of honey). Spoon the glaze evenly over the cake. When the glaze has firmed, transfer the cake to a plate. Slice and serve at room temperature.
  • 2. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugar and beat on medium speed until the mixture is smooth and light in texture, about 5 minutes. While the butter is beating, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt, and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, lemon zest, and 4 tablespoons of the lemon juice and set aside.
  • From Epicurious.com

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Buttermilk Rosemary chicken

2 chicken breasts
3/4 c buttermilk 
1/3 c olive oil
1 1/2t  Worcestershire 
1/4-1/2 t onion & garlic powder 
1/2 t dill weed 
2 sprigs of Rosemary, diced 

Marinate chicken 30min- 1 hour. Grill. We made kebobs.