Sunday, February 18, 2007

Pumpkin Dump Cake

The local Farmers Market I sell at hires a caterer to come to the market and serve samples of dishes she's made with what's in season. She passes out the recipes along with the samples. Everyone enjoys when she is serving and tasting all the different things she fixes.

This is a great pumpkin recipe she served:

Pumpkin Dump Cake

16 oz. can pumpkin
4 eggs
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
Box of yellow or white cake mix
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup melted butter

Mix pumpkin, eggs, evaporated milk, and sugar. Put in greased 9 x 13 pan.
Spread evenly. Sprinkle evenly with cake mix. Add chopped nuts and drizzle
with melted butter. Bake 1 hour. May be served with Cool Whip.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Cranberry-Broccoli Salad Recipe

This is a great salad filled with lots of good stuff for pot-lucks or anytime.

Cranberry-Broccoli Salad

1/2 head cauliflower
1 bunch broccoli (cut small)
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
1/2 lb. bacon, fried and crumbled
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup vinegar

Combine cauliflower, broccoli, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries (Craisins),
and bacon.
Mix well sugar, oil, and vinegar then pour dressing over salad.


Friday, April 28, 2006

Fiddlehead Soup

With such nice spring weather I've been antsy to start sampling the fresh greens and goodies. Oh... How good fiddlesoup would taste! Of course I never use a recipe, just take a little of this and a little of that, then put it in the crock pot. Wouldn't you know, pretty soon that pot is full and I was only gonna make a small batch. Oh well! That's life. You can never make a small batch of soup.

Went out yesterday afternoon for a walk to check the fiddleheads. Nope not up yet. Darn it! The asparagus isn't poking through either. The rhubarb is coming along nicely but not ready to pick yet either. Guess I'll just have to continue waiting impatiently for spring greens.

For those of you that use recipes for soup, here's a link to a fiddlehead soup recipe. And if you are wondering what fiddleheads are, here's a good fiddlehead article that tells about the different kinds of ferns you get fiddleheads from.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Rhubarb Cake Recipe

I weeded the Rhubarb bed the other day and spread a fresh layer of mulch. That prompted thoughts of all the great things you can fix with rhubarb.

So.... Here's a recipe for Rhubarb Cake

1 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Soda
1/2 cup Shortening (part Butter)
2 cup Sifted Flour
1 egg
1 cup Buttermilk or Sour Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 cup Cut up Rhubarb

1/2 cup Granulated Sugar 1 tsp Cinnamon

Cream first 2 amounts of sugar & Shortening - add egg & vanilla - add alternately flour & soda - (wich have been sifted together) and Buttermilk. Spread 1/2 of batter in 9 X 13 greased Pan. Place rhubarb then rest of batter. Sprinkle on topping.

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