Recipes Red Velvet Cake

Red velvet cake is actually a chocolate flavored cake with a very distinctive red coloring. I adore it for its moisture and beauty, but my kids prefer cupcakes any day. Here is our compromise. Red Velvet Cupcakes 7 Large Cupcakes or 12 Mini Cupcakes Cupcake Ingredients:1 1/8 Cups Sifted Cake Flour 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 1/4 tsp Salt 1/2 Cup Buttermillk 1 1/2 tsp Red Food Coloring 1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 3/4 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup (1/2 Stick) Butter (softened) 1 Egg Preheat Oven to: 350 Degrees […]

What is Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin pie spice is a catchall for the flavoring spices used to make pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie is a fall staple, and Thanksgiving without it would be unthinkable. The spice combination for pumpkin pie spice combines a sweet taste with just a little savory, bitter and tang (from the ginger). You can buy it premixed right from the supermarket, but you can also make it from scratch in just a couple of minutes. Your basic pumpkin pie spices are cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. They’re all ground up and mixed together. The main spice is cinnamon, which comes out to […]

Home Remedies for Rusty Roasting Pans

Roasting pans develop rust. It’s a fact of life, but does a rusty pan have to hit the recycling bin? Not at all as there are ways to get that rust off roasting pans and make them safe to use once more. Why do roasting pans and other kitchen utensils rust? Simply, because of moisture. If pans are washed and then left to drain, or not dried properly, moisture will get into any little crack or hole, seep through damaged surfaces and get to work creating rust. Even the best cared for pans can develop rust through the abrasive action […]

Recipes Fast and Easy Cakes

GRAM’S EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE SOURCE: Unknown – However, this recipe goes back to my earliest memories. INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 cup butter1 cup boiling water1/2 cup cocoa1 cup sour milk (with 1 teaspoon soda added to it)1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon vanilla2 cups flour1 teaspoon baking powder DIRECTIONS: Mix as given (thin batter) Bake in moderate oven. (350F) There’s not a lot of information given in this recipe as to the method, however, I remember that if she didn’t have sour milk, she would add a spoonfull of white vinegar to the milk in a glass and stir. The […]

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin muffins are tasty at any time, but are especially good during the fall months.  This recipe incorporates another favorite fall flavor: maple. Makes 12 muffins. Ingredients: 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour (substitute up to 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour or 1 cup oat flour, if desired) ½ to 2/3 cups (depending on personal preference for sweetness) dark brown sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 large eggs, beaten 1 cup milk (any variety) 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon maple flavoring (optional) 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 […]

Chinese Recipes for a Dinner Party

The cuisine brought over from China has so much flavor and frivolity that it is ideal for a dinner party. It can also be quite complicated. Following are some Chinese recipes that won’t keep you in the kitchen all day and will still give the appearance that you were. All recipes will make 8 servings. Moon Gate Orange Chicken *Ingredients2 oranges4 green onions, cut in 1/4 inch long pieces1/3 cup soy sauce1/4 cup sugar1 cup orange juiceVegetable oil for deep frying3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts/thighs, cut in bite size pieces2 tbsp. vegetable oil1 tsp. ground ginger1/4 tsp. hot pepper […]

Recipes Banana Muffins

Sweet treats for kids that are also healthy can be hard to come by, healthy treats that the kids actually like even harder. This recipe has been tried and tested by a part of the blogging community all around the world and as far as I can tell has been universally a hit with kids and parents alike. The muffins are moist and keep for a few days, have a good crust and flavour and get devoured as soon as they have cooled down enough to eat. Mums like them because the yoghurt and oatmeal ingredients spell Nutrition with a […]

Easy no Bake Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Everybody enjoys a good oatmeal cookie but have you ever tried the No bake oatmeal cookie recipe? Well you don’t have to wait any longer because I have a fun and simple oatmeal cookie recipe sure to delight even the most picky eater. I enjoy making these Oatmeal cookies with my nephew. Its such a simple recipe that he can partly prepare the cookies himself. And he gets such enjoyment out of telling everybody how he made the cookies. He also likes to make these oatmeal cookies to give to his grandparents and parents on special occasions. Nothing can match […]

Quick Easy Crockpot Recipes Easy Slow Cooker Beans Foods Family Slow Cooker

If you’re confused like I was, let’s start off with a little clarification of crockpots and slow cookers. A crockpot is a slow cooker. Not every slow cooker is a crockpot. As a matter of fact, crockpot should be Crock-Pot, the brand name of a line of slow cookers. Calling all slow cookers “crockpot” is like calling all facial tissues Kleenex. It’s just a habit we’ve gotten into. My favorite slow cooker recipes are from Whole Foods for the Whole Family, La Leche League International’s member-created cookbook, edited by Roberta Bishop Johnson and first published in 1981. EASY BEANSAccording to […]

Recipes Easy Banana Bread

This very easy banana bread recipe is one that I received at my wedding shower before I knew how to cook more than mac and cheese. It is foolproof for almost anyone! A very tasty snack, or “on the go” meal. Easy Banana Bread *Ingredients2 1/2 cups flour2 tsp. baking powder3/4 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. baking soda1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (appox. 3 large bananas)1/4 cup milk2 tsp. vanilla1 cup sugar1/2 cup soft margarine2 large eggs *InstructionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9×5 loaf pan.On wax paper, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.In small bowl, mix bananas, […]