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Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

I got this recipe from http://homejoys.blogspot.com/2013/05/rhubarb-upside-down-cake.html

2 cups fresh rhubarb (approx. 3/4 lb.)

1 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoon butter

 Batter:

1/4 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Choose fresh, crisp rhubarb. Chop rhubarb into 1/4-1/2″ pieces. Melt butter in a medium-size skillet over low heat. Add brown sugar and diced rhubarb. Continue to fry for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. If you are not using a cast iron skillet remove the rhubarb from the pan to a small baking pan.

Batter: In a small mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla, mix until incorporated. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Add flour mixture and milk to batter and mix until combined. Pour batter over the rhubarb. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from oven, and run a knife along the edges to loosen cake. Turn upside down onto a plate. Serve hot or cold with milk or cream if desired.

Dinner Rolls

BEST EVER LIGHT AND FLUFFY DINNER ROLLS

4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 package dry yeast
1 1/2 cups hot tap water
1 egg
1/3 cup softened butter or vegetable shortening (I used margarine today)

Sift together two cups of the flour with the sugar, and stir in the yeast. With mixer at low speed, blend shortening or butter into the flour mixture. Add the hot water (the hottest it comes from your tap, all at once, with mixer running. Add the egg, and continue mixing.
Add in the remaining two cups flour to make a soft dough.
(At this point, I changed my mixer beaters for dough hooks and let the mixer knead the dough for about ten minutes and then put it into an oiled bowl to rise.)
OR YOU CAN DO IT THIS WAY.
Knead lightly on a floured board and shape into a ball. Put into an oiled bowl, cover with a towel, and allow to rise in a warm spot until doubled, about two hours. Punch dough down. At this point it can either be refrigerated or shaped in rolls or loaves and allowed to rise a second time until doubled. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven until barely brown. May be frozen after baking and reheated to serve.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Ingredients

  •  1 stick butter melted
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2/3 cups flour (I use 2/3 cup whole wheat and 1 cup all purpose)

Get ahead
Freeze the whoopie pies for up to three days.

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Whisk in the eggs, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon vanilla, the baking powder, the baking soda and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the flour.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon, drop 12 generous mounds of batter, spaced evenly, onto each baking sheet. Bake until springy to the touch, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completelely
  4. Spread the flat side of 12 cakes with the cream cheese frosting. Top each with another cake.

I got this recipe from http://www.rachaelraymag.com/Recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-search/dessert-recipes/pumpkin-whoopie-pies

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

 

 

 

2 cups flour (I use whole wheat)

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup cocoa

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup applesauce

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup boiling water

1. Preheat oven to 300ºF (this is a slow bake chocolate cake recipe)

2. Grease and flour a 9 in x 13 inch baking dish

3. Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix at medium speed until all the ingredients are blended and smooth.

4. Pour into the greased and floured pan and bake for 1 hour, or until done.

5. Frost as desired with your favorite frosting.

 

Recipe for homemade buttercream frosting

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter softened, 1 tsp vanilla, 3 tbsp evaporated milk.  Combine all ingredients and enjoy.  I got this recipe from a blog friend https://holcombfamilyrecipes.wordpress.com  I am not a big fan of chocolate but this cake is really good.

Sunday Morning

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It seems I have so much to share with you all.  Our church has a fellowship breakfast once a year at Smartview Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Sunday was a beautiful morning for eating outside.  Saturday we were wondering if we would get to have it or not.  We had lots of fog but Sunday morning was bright and beautiful.   I took sausage gravy, biscuits, fresh churned butter, and scrambled eggs-fresh from our hens.  God is so good! 

Jess and the boys came up Saturday morning to spend the weekend.  David was at a conference  in Georgia all day Saturday.  He came to our house after the conference.  He got here about 1:00 A.M.  Jessica’s friend Leah came over on Saturday to visit with her.  Our house had lots of action-five children all together chasing after kittens.  They all had lots of fun.  We made peach ice cream Saturday evening.  It was VERY good but I am partial to peach ice cream.   I got the recipe from Allrecipes.com 

2 1/2 pounds fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and chopped

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 pint half-and-half cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk, or as needed
  • Mix all ingredients together and put into ice cream maker.

     

    Yesterday I made homemade tomato soup from our tomatoes.  I got this recipe from allrecipes.com  also. 

    4  cups chopped fresh tomatoes

  • 1 slice onion
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste
  • Directions

    1. In a stockpot, over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, onion, cloves and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and gently boil for about 20 minutes to blend all of the flavors. Remove from heat and run the mixture through a food mill into a large bowl, or pan. Discard any stuff left over in the food mill.
    2. In the now empty stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux, cooking until the roux is a medium brown. Gradually whisk in a bit of the tomato mixture, so that no lumps form, then stir in the rest. Season with sugar and salt, and adjust to taste.

       I did do a few things different.  I used about 1/4 tsp celery salt instead of regular salt and I only used 1/2 tsp sugar.  I made enough of this to can 5 pts.  According to the Ball canning book, you process this for 20 min. on 10 lb pressure.  I ended up putting mine in the freezer as I was pushed for time. 

    Okay, one more recipe.  I told you all I had a lot to share.  That’s what happens when I don’t make a post for several days.  Anyway, today I made a peach simple syrup.  I had a few peaches left and wondered what I could do with them.  Something easy.  I cut the peaches into chunks. Enough to make l cup chopped peaches.  I then brought to a boil 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water.  Pour the boiling water over the peaches and let sit.  I let mine sit all day.    Strain the mixture and you have a great tasting peach simple syrup.  Then I put about 3 tbsp. peach simple syrup into an 8 oz glass.  I then added ice and sparkling water.  I would have used club soda but I was out of it.  I got this idea from http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com/.  She did something similar with ginger.  I think I might even try mixing the peach and the ginger syrup together.  I might try adding this to tea as I really like peach tea.  Well, I’ve bored you all enough with all these recipes.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

    Our Big Surprise

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    Remember a while back I said we were working on a big surprise.  Well, here they are.  We have baby chicks!!!!!  Aren’t they sooo cute?   The girls and I are so excited.  Hubby is a little more reserved but we know he’ll come around.   Our friends, the Horns, gave us the red ones.  The others came from Tractor Supply.   We got them Saturday.  They spent the weekend inside as it was extremely cold here.  We moved them out to their coop yesterday.   We pulled a quilt down over the roost and put a light inside so they stayed nice and warm.   I will be posting more pictures all along to let you all know of their progress.

    It is a little warmer here today.  At least no snow or ice.  Hopefully, we will be able to hang clothes outside to dry.   Today is supposed to be our warmest day of the week.  Colder with rain for the remainder.  Oh well, this is the last week of March.  In April, things start warming up more.  We will be doing school as usual today, with breaks to go check on the chicks.  The girls have already been out once this morning.  They want them to be used to them and not be afraid. 

    I made a new recipe yesterday for pumpkin muffins.  They turned out pretty good.  The recipe I used is:

    Original Recipe Yield 1 dozen muffins

     

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
    • 2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
    • 1/3 cup white sugar
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • 1/2 cup applesauce
    • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
    • 1/3 cup buttermilk
    • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
    • 1/4 cup golden raisins (optional)
    • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

    Directions

    1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line the cups with paper muffin liners.
    2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. Combine the brown sugar, white sugar, oil, applesauce, pumpkin, buttermilk, and beaten eggs and mix until well blended. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the raisins and pecans, if desired.
    3. Divide the batter evenly in the prepared muffin pan. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the muffin pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing the muffins from the pan.

    Footnotes

    • Cook’s Tip
    • If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, add 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice to 1/3 cup milk; let stand for 5 minutes before using in the recipe.

    I got this recipe from www.allrecipes.com It is definitely worth making again (in my opinion).  Enjoy your day and God bless.