Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Basic Pancakes Recipe

1 Egg
1 Cup of Flour
3/4 Cup of Milk
2 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Sugar
3 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt

Mix all together, pour in a hot greased pan. Cook until both sides are golden.

Pumkin & Coconut Bread

Pumpkin Coconut Bread

Coconut and pumpkin team up to make a refreshing and flavorful pumpkin bread.
The coconut flavor comes from a pudding mix.


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (3 1/2oz) instant coconut cream pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin, canned or fresh cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


Combine eggs, sugar, and oil in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer hand-held until well blended.In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, pudding mix, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon; add to sugar mixture alternately with the mashed pumpkin, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in pecans or walnuts.Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove loaf to wire rack to cool completely.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Pico de Gallo


6 Roma Tomatoes
6 Garlic Cloves
2 Jalapenos Peppers (more if you like very hot)
1 Bunch Cilantro
7-8 Large Basil Leaves (this is my add on original recipe) 
1 Small Bunch Chives
1 Lime
Salt to taste

Chop the tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, basil, chives japapenos. Mix all together, add lime juice and salt to taste.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Torta di Mele - Apple Cake


Instead of a firm, crisp apple like Granny Smith, I prefer using one that will soften while baking, such as Fuji, Golden Delicious, or McIntosh.

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup grappa or rum
1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
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Confectioners’ sugar (optional)
Ground cinnamon (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in the eggs and grappa. Stir in the flour mixture.
Spread the batter into a greased 9-inch springform pan. Making a decorative circular pattern, set the apple slices into the batter. Bake until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool 15 minutes before removing from the pan. Serve warm, sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon, if desired.
Serves 6 to 8.