Thursday, July 4, 2013

Amaretto cake

1 box Betty Crocker GF yellow cake mix
1 stick butter
3 eggs
2/3 cup amaretto

mix all that and bake like directions say. I prefer a bundt pan for 40 minutes.

As soon as it comes out of the oven mix 1/2 cup amaretto and 1 cup powdered sugar. Poke holes in cake, and drizzle over cake, allow it to soak in for a good 1/2 hour or so. Turn cake over and allow to gradually slide out. Sometimes take a little wiggling. Toast a cup of slivered or shaved almonds, let cool. Mix another 1/3 cup and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and drizzle half over cake, sprinkle almonds on top and drizzle with remaining glaze.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Napa Salad

This one is from Cooper's Hawk, absolutely delicious!
Honey mustard Vinaigrette
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tbsp honey
3tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt
2 tsp chopped/diced garlic
1/2 cup veg oil
4 drops hot sauce

mix all that together and let set, while prepping salad

Spring Baby Lettuce, I used one of the small containers
one Yellow Delicious Apple chopped
container of goat cheese crumbles
package of dried cherries
small bag of frozen corn, thawed
one chopped avocado
handful or two of toasted almonds
halved grape tomato (about half a pint)
Roasted turkey breast (or chicken), chopped

Toss all salad ingredients in large bowl, drizzle dressing and serve. There were no leftovers. Even the men enjoyed!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Revised Peach Cobbler

With the new Betty Crocker mixes out I have been playing with them and revised the Peach Cobbler I posted a few years back. I'm sorry I can't post a pic, I never get a good one before it is devoured!

1 16 oz bag frozen peach slices

2-3 tbsp cinnamon sugar

1 box Betty Crocker gluten free yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 stick butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup water or peach juice

1 brick cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)
2-3 tbsp peach juice (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9" round cake pan. Place peaches in pan sprinkle liberally with about half cinnamon sugar mix.

Mix cake mix according to box directions. Pour over peaches.

Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth, add juice (optional). Dollop on top of cake mix and peaches. Sprinkle with rest of cinnamon sugar mix.

Bake for about 45 minutes or until top is golden center is no longer jiggly.

Let cool, and enjoy warm or chilled!

Cold Rice Salad

Sick of mushy gluten free noodles not holding shape in pasta salad???? try RICE!

My sister made a version of this over the 4th for me and my mom, it was lovely!!!

1-2 zucchini, sliced and quartered
1 pint grape tomatoes sliced in half or quartered
red, green, yellow bell pepper cut into bite sized pcs
snap peas cut into pcs

half bottle Italian dressing

4-5 cups cooled cooked rice, brown or white, or a mix

Place veggies in dressing to marinade while rice is cooking. Just prior to serving mix with rice and add some shredded cheddar or crumbled feta if you like. Enjoy!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Easy Chocolate Cookies!

1 box Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake Mix
1 brick cream cheese, softened
1 stick of butter softened
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 bag mini chocolate chips

Blend cream cheese and butter until creamy. add egg and vanilla, blend in well, add the cake mix and chocolate chips.

drop by spoonful onto parchment lined cookies sheets. Bake in 350 oven for 10-15 minutes (depends on your oven) until set. place on cooling rack and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Recent Discovery!

Your food processor that you use to crush the cookie's into smithereens....well, that same processor, if it is big enough, is the PERFECT thing to mix the cheesecake filling too! You really can't use a hand mixer because you end up with too much air in the cheesecake and that makes it fall and crack and etc......and hand mixing is just a pain in the BUTT!

So! Don't make my mistake and buy the 7 cup Cuisinart! Go for the big one! At least the 12 cup!!!!

Sometimes, bigger IS better! ;)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Need to try soon....