Sunday, March 29, 2009

~36Lemon Glace Cake

Here is the recipe for the delicious cake I made for husband's birthday.
Gravestone candle does not add or take away from the deliciousness of this cake.
The flavor of this lemon cake is similar to lemon squares, but in a cake form.
1 package yellow or white cake mix
1 small package lemon jello
4 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
3/4 cup water
Add ingredients in order given and beat about 4 minutes. Pour into greased 9" x 13" pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes, until pick comes out clean.
While cake is baking mix together:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 lemons juiced and zested.
As soon as cake comes out of oven, punch holes all over the cake using a fork, and then pour the lemon sugar mixture over the top. Serve once cooled.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

#35 Double Corn Polenta


1/8 cup melted butter
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 package frozen corn, thawed and well drained
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tablespoon sugar (I believe that is 1 1/2 teaspoons)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 can chopped green chiles, drained (I did not have these so I omitted them)
1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Pour into a greased square baking dish (9x9?). Bake uncovered, until firm, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake 5 more minutes.

Can be served with sour cream and salsa. If it had the chiles it would be a great side dish for a Mexican meal. I served it with Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

#34 Filled Ham & Cheese Rolls


6 crusty sourdough sandwich rolls, split
2 cups chopped cooked ham
2 tablespoons sweet pickle, finely chopped
2 tablespoons sweet pickle juice
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
2 cups cheddar cheese
6 green onions, including some tender green tops, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped black olives


Ham Filling:
In a medium bowl combine Ham, pickle, pickle juice, mustard and 3 tablespoons mayonnaise.
Cheese Filling:
In a medium bowl combine cheese, green onions, olives and 3 tablespoons mayonnaise.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread cut sides of rolls lightly with mayonnaise. On bottom half of the rolls, spread a layer of ham filling, then a layer of cheese filling. Replace tops of rolls. Wrap sandwiches in aluminum foil and bake until warmed through, 15-20 minutes.

These were fabulous!!! Matt & I were so surprised by the awesome flavor. I did not use the sweet pickle or juice because Matt doesn't like it. You can probably use a little less Mayo if you want. I also used part cheddar and part colby jack.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

#33 Apricot Jam


3 1/2 cups finely chopped fresh apricots (I used rehydrated dried apricots)
1/2 cup lemon juice
5 3/4 cup sugar
1 packet liquid pectin


If using, prepare boiling water bath and jars and lids. I used 2 pint jars, 1 larger jam jar and 1 1/2 pint jar.

Stirring constantly, bring apricots, lemon juice and sugar to a raging boil, that cannot be stirred down (using High Heat). Add liquid pectin and continue stirring on high heat for 1 minute. Remove from heat and skim foam off top. Fill jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace and put in boiling bath for 10 minutes (with the SLC altitude you really have to do it for 20 minutes). Remove from bath and set on a towel. I waited about 5 minutes then flipped them upside down to distribute the fruit evenly throughout. After about 15 minutes I flipped them back over.

I think you could just freeze the jam if you don't want to use the "canning" method. I am very excited to try this recipe! I made my mom Apricot Brandy for her birthday and used some of the apricots from that for this jam. I have some more so I will probably make another batch this week sometime!

Friday, March 13, 2009

#32 Crab Cakes


1 lb crabmeat (finely chopped/minced)
2-3 green onions, chopped
1 egg
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 packet saltine crackers, crumbled (I used wheat)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
oil for frying


Combine all ingredients except oil. Form into 1/2 inch thick patties. Heat oil in pan on medium-high heat. Cook cakes until golden brown one each side. Drain briefly on paper towels and serve hot.