Monday, September 4, 2017


  • Cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • Topping:
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 9x13 pan with non-stick spray
  2. In a large bowl, mix everything together for the ingredients of the cake.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. For the topping, mix all of the ingredients well in a small bowl.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of topping on the batter and then swirl it with a knife.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Drizzle glaze over warm cake. (You can reduce the glaze and the cake would still be yummy.)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Sliders

24 Slices of deli honey ham
6 Slices of swiss cheese, cut into fourths
1 tablespoon Poppy seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup Butter melted
1 tablespoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 packages (12 count) KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls
Step 1
Cut rolls in half.  Place a slice or two of ham and slice of swiss cheese in roll. Replace the top of the rolls and bunch them closely together into a baking dish.
Step 2
In a medium bowl, whisk together poppy seeds, dijon mustard, melted butter, onion powder and worcestershire sauce.
Step 3
Pour sauce over the rolls, just covering the tops. Cover with foil and let sit for 10 minutes.
Step 4
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Uncover and cook for additional 2 minutes until tops are slightly browned and crisp. Serve warm.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Broiled Talapia

Super quick and delicious!!

For 2 talapia fillets:

2 tsp. mayo
2 tsp plain greek yogurt
1/4-1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Mix the above together to form a "paste"

Sprinkle the filets with: salt and pepper and garlic powder. Top with cheese mixture. Broil 5-7 minutes.  Seriously good.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Baked Oatmeal with Berries and Almonds

4T melted butter
3 c. berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or combo)
2 c. oatmeal (not quick oats)
1 c. toasted almonds-coarsely chopped (I used raw and toasted them in a pan until browned)
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp fine sea salt
2 c. milk (regular or coconut or almond)
2 eggs
1/2 c. brown sugar (I used coconut sugar and some pure maple syrup)
1 tsp vanilla

Spray 9x13 inch pan with non-stick spray. Scatter berries in baking dish. In a small bowl whisk together dry ingredients. In another bowl combine melted butter, milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Mix the oat mixture with the milk mixture and then pour over berries, shaking the dish to distribute evenly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Serve warm.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Peach Cream Cheese Pie

...or any other fruit you're feeling!

Pie Crust
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup shortening (butter flavored Crisco is best, but regular works great too!)
4-5 Tbsp. ice water

Mix the flour and salt. Use a pastry blender and cut in the shortening. Sprinkle the ice water into the flour mixture 1 Tbsp. at a time and mix gently with a fork. Repeat until all the dough is moist. Form the dough into a ball, put on a floured surface and roll it out into a 12" circle. Transfer the dough to your pie pan by wrapping it in the rolling pin and then unrolling it in your pan and shaping it into a crust. Poke a few holes with a fork into your crust and bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

Cream Cheese Layer
1/2 cup powedered sugar
8oz softened cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix powdered sugar with cream cheese until smooth. When smooth, mix in vanilla. Spread cream cheese layer over the bottom of the cooled pie crust.

6 large peaches, pealed and sliced (or any fruit you are wanting to use)
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1 cup cold water
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. Peach jello (When I made a blackberry pie, I used raspberry jello instead)

Peel and slice peaches and put aside in a bowl.
Dissolve cornstarch in cold water in a medium sized pan - add sugar and bring to a boil. When it comes to a boil, let the mixture thicken and turn clear. Remove from the heat and add peach jello. Let this mixture cool.

When cool, pour over the peaches and mix until evenly coated. Pour peach mixture over cream cheese layer in pie crust and put in the fridge for 2-3 hours until it's set.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Best Strawberry Shortcake

This is just soooo good when you've got fresh picked strawberries from the strawberry stand!!

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

For the Strawberries
2-­3 cups quartered strawberries (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons sugar

For the Biscuits
 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
 1 tablespoon baking powder
 1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk*
1/2 cup butter
 1 egg
coarse sparkling sugar

For the Cream
1 cup heavy cream
 1/4 cup sugar
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

 For the Strawberries 1. Add sugar to the strawberries and let them sit while you make your biscuits. They will become soft and juicy.
 For the Biscuits
1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 3. Place 3/4 cup buttermilk into the freezer for 10 minutes so that it is very cold but not frozen. Melt the butter allow it to cool slightly. Then add the butter to the buttermilk and stir so you have tiny clumps of butter in the buttermilk. 4. Add the buttermilk, butter clumps and egg to the dry ingredients and stir together into a dough. Do not over mix, and you may decide to ditch the spoon and just use your hands. 5. Pour the dough out onto a well floured surface, and pat it out to about 1 inch thick. Fold it into thirds (like a letter) and pat it out to 1 inch thick again. This will give your biscuits layers and help them rise up to be nice and fluffy. 6. Cut the biscuits out with a 2 1/2 inch round cutter and place them on a baking sheet. Sprinkle  the top generously with sparkling sugar. I also baked this in one large round, sliced in pie wedges before cooking.
Bake for 11-14 minutes, or until the tops are just golden brown. While the biscuits are baking, you can make the whipped cream.
For the Cream 1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine heavy cream, sugar and vanilla and whip on low speed for 1­2 minutes. Then increase the speed and whip until soft peaks form. Do not over mix you will have butter!

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