Monday, July 25, 2011

Spicy Rhubarb Muffins


A friend of mine Heather Sanchez recommended these muffins since I have a rhubarb plant in my front yard. They are quite good. Here is where I found them. 


3/4 cup brown sugar
1&1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup rhubarb, cut in small pieces
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
1/2 cup soy milk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ginger, ground
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
for the topping
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
3 tbs. sugar
1 tbs. flour
1/4 tsp. ginger, ground
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. butter, melted


1. I picked the youngest, bright pink, delicate rhubarb.
2. Wash it and cut away the leaves.
Cut the rhubarb in small pieces about 1/4 inch.
3. Preheat the oven to 400 F / 204 C.
4. Chop the nuts. Reserve 1/4 of the nuts in a separate bowl for the topping.
5. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar,soda, nuts and spices) together in a bowl.
6. Mix the wet ingredients (egg and oil in a second bowl.
7. Melt the butter, and combine the ingredients for the topping.
8. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients stir to moisten and add the rhubarb.
9. Fill each of the muffin tins about 3/4 full of the mixture.
10. Sprinkle the topping on top.
11. Place in the oven to bake for about 25 minutes or until done.
12. The muffins are done when the center springs back after lightly touching.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

German Pancakes

I got this recipe from one of my roommates, Lanor Neff from College. It is also one of my husbands favorite breakfast.
1/2 cup of butter 
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
6 eggs
1 cup flour
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Melt the butter in the oven while preheating it in a 9x13 cake pan.
  3.  In a another mixing bowl blend together the eggs, milk salt and flour.
  4. Pour into the pan with the melted butter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Serve with your choice of syrup. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Applesauce Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes. I often request it on my birthday. 

1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 cup of applesauce
2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of cloves
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of allspice
1 cup of chopped raisins
1/2 cup of chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  3. Add in the eggs and applesauce.
  4. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cloves cinnamon, and allspice in a separate  bowl. 
  5. Sift the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Mix in the nuts and raisins.
  6. Put the mixture into a greased and floured 11x15 pan, or a Bundt pan.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes and serve. If baking in a Bundt pan bake for 45 minutes.
  8. Frost with either cream cheese frosting or white butter cream frosting.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


This recipe come from one of my daughter Angela's My Little Pony coloring books. She begged me to make them and since I love to cook and bake it didn't take much to get me to do it. They are so yummy.

4 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoons salt


  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in a sauce pan over low heat. Remove from heat and mix in 2 cups sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the chocolate  mixture. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 3 hours. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets
  3. Place 3/4 cup sugar in a bowl. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll dough balls in sugar to coat. Arrange 3 inches apart on the greased cookie sheet. 
  4. Bake 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven. the cookies will look soft when removed from oven. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool. Then eat and enjoy. Makes about 51 cookies.

Chicken Salad

I made this for a Relief Society dinner. It was a big hit.

6 cups cooked cubed chicken
3 cups chopped celery
2 1/2 cups grape halves
4 oz slivered almonds or cashews
1/2 cup green onions chopped
1 cup apple chopped (optional)
1 cup miracle whip
1 cup mayonnaise
8oz cream cheese
salt to taste

  1. Mix together the chicken, celery, grape halves, almonds, onions and apples if using.
  2. In another bowl combine the miracle whip mayonnaise, cream cheese and salt to taste. 
  3. Stir dressing into the chicken mixture until well combined.
  4. Serve in rolls or croissants. 
source: Meggan Lambson

Monday, July 4, 2011

Red, White and Blue Dessert

Red, White and Blue Dessert Recipe
This was a big hit on the 4th of July. Thanks taste of home.


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 quarts strawberries, halved, divided
  • 2 quarts blueberries, divided

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese sugar, and exacts until fluffy. Fold in Whipped cream. Place a third of the mixture in a 4 quart bowl. Reserve 20 strawberry halves and 1/2 cup blueberries for garnish.
  2. Layer half the remaining strawberries and blueberries over cream cheese mixture. Top with another third of the cream cheese mixture and remaining berries. Spread the remaining cream cheese mixture on top. Use the reserved strawberries and blueberries to make a flag on top. Eat and enjoy.