Apple Cake

This cake is a great way to use up extra apples in the fridge. It is also pretty darn delicious. The recipe is from page 115 of the October 2012 issue of Ladies Home Journal. The recipe makes 10 servings.     Apple Cake 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking … Continue reading

Classic Chess Pie

I made this Christmas week. Chess Pie is Jeff’s favorite pie. It is super rich. The recipe is from Southern Living’s March 2000 issue.         Classic Chess Pie 1 refrigerated pie crust 2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons cornmeal 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup milk 1 … Continue reading

Banana Nut Muffins

This recipe is adapted from the Vintage Vicksburg cookbook’s recipe for banana nut bread. It makes 1 dozen muffins.         Banana Nut Muffins 1 cup sugar 1/2 vegetable oil 2 eggs 3 large ripe bananas 2 cups flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup chopped walnuts … Continue reading

Salt and Vinegar Potato Bites

I had been craving salt and vinegar potato chips, but I am in the process of slowly moving this family more and more towards a cleaner diet. This recipe is from Vegetarian Times March 2011 issue. It is important to soak the potatoes in cold or ice water. It makes for ultra crispy potatoes. This … Continue reading

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream This ice cream is so rich. It is a little labor intensive, but well worth the work. This recipe is from Cooking Light magazine July 2006. I halved the recipe.           Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream 2  cups  granulated sugar 3/4  cup  (6 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened … Continue reading

Thin Mint Ice Cream

 I bought myself and ice cream maker for my birthday. This was my first attempt at ice cream making. Perfection.           Thin Mint Ice Cream 1 cup whole milk, well chilled 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 cups heavy cream, well chilled 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract 1 sleeve crushed Thin Mint … Continue reading

Frosted Orange Layer Cake

Kegan and I made this for dessert over the weekend. It is delicious. If you like oranges, this is the cake for you. This recipe is from the Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts Cookbook.            Frosted Orange Layer Cake CAKE: 2 2/3 cups unbleached white flour 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading