Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Carmel Apple Crisp~

Carmel Apple Crisp~

A Great fall recipe. It can be served Alamode. Enjoy~
Apple Filling: 5 large Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and thinly sliced 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup water Crumble: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 cup butter, softened Caramel Sauce: 1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 degree C). 2. In a medium size bowl, toss apples with sugar, flour, cinnamon, lemon juice, and water; spread evenly into a 8x8 inch pan. In another bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, oats, and butter; spoon mixture evenly over apples. 3. In a heavy sauce pan over low heat, melt the caramels with the evaporated milk. Heat , stirring frequently, until mixture has a smooth consistency. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the top of the crumble. 4. Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes (apple mixture will bubble and topping will be golden brown).
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes

I hope you enjoy this great apple recipe Happy Cooking.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fried Okra & Fried Green Tomatoes~

Don't you just love your greens! LOL Here in the south we fry some of ours. :) I just love fried okra or okrie but any way you spell it is delicious! Fried Green tomatoes are quite tasty to. We buy a lot of our produce from our local farmers market

I wash the okra and drain it in a colander, slice and roll or use a baggy with flour, cornmeal or both and salt to taste. Fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. If you prefer a thicker crust use and egg wash then dip into flour mixture. I do my green tomatoes the same way only I don't use corn meal to batter them. I just use flour and salt and pepper to taste and sometimes I add red pepper flakes to kick up the taste a little bit. I personally like my tomato to be sort of turning just a little bit yellow or red, to me they taste better when fried.

The girl's actually fried these for me and they did a wonderful job. I have trained them well! We try not to eat to many fried foods but we did indulge on this day because I fried samon patties to accompany these fried green veggies. Throw in some type of bread and Iced tea and you have yourself one delicious meal.

Happy Cookin~

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ginger Ale Pound Cake

Ginger Ale Pound Cake
A homey favorite with baked-in sweetness

1/2 cup Crisco shortening
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 sticks butter
5 large eggs
2 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup ginger ale
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons lemon flavoring

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Generously grease pan with Crisco and dust with flour.

3. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and Crisco until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix in sugar.

4. Alternating between the two, add flour and ginger ale. Then add salt, vanilla and lemon flavoring.

5. Continue beating for five minutes.

6. Pour mixture into pan and bake for 90 minutes. (Resist opening the oven door while baking.)

7. Remove cake and set on a wire rack until cooled completely (15-20 minutes).

8. Put a plate on top of the open side of the pan and flip it upside down. The cake should drop out. If not, slide a rubber or silicone spatula (to prevent scratching your pan) between the cake and pan to release it.
Happy Cooking.