Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Apple Coffee cake

3 medium apples, sliced thin (I used Granny Smith)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar (white or brown)
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter (or shortening)
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2It is not necessary to peel the apples, but I do.
3Combine the sliced apples,lemon juice,sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
4Combine dry ingredients - flour,baking powder and salt in a bowl, set aside.
5In a large bowl cream butter, add sugar gradually, beat well.
6Beat eggs into creamed mixture.
7Measure sour cream into a separate bowl, add baking soda, stir together; the cream will rise up and become fluffy.
8Add sour cream to the batter alternately with the dry ingredients. Blend well.
9Pour half the batter into a greased and floured 9" square cake pan, top with half the apple mixture.
10Add remaining batter and arrange rest of the apples on top.
11Bake in 325 degree oven for 50-60 minutes.
12Especially nice served warm. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Autum Recipes

I'm going to start my September blog with some recipes for the changing weather. As we're starting to have some cooler days here and there already. I love the changing of the seasons, the colors of the leaves on the trees. It is a beautiful time of year. The air is brisk...it makes for great walking at dusk. Sometimes Tom burns leaves in the fire pit and maybe we might have a glass of wine whilst smelling the fire. It makes for a peaceful relaxing moment....something about wearing pretty sweaters during that time of year too....most of all it is good to reflect on the awesome power of our Almighty Lord and Maker.....God has been so patient with me in my life...He has been most merciful to me, I am so thankful for His loving kindness and compassion.

The wafts of smell from the kitchen as you enter our home is delightful .As I'm sitting here typing, Tom's grandmother (92 years old) has stuffed bell peppers in the oven....WOW, what a great sniff that is...when she opens the oven door I get huge whiffs of roast green pepper!!!!!

This past week I've been compiling Fall recipes for some good eating. I look for ones that use the vegetables and fruits that are generally in season. This makes for budget oriented menus! So keep a look out as I'll be posting them as time permits!!!!! Salute