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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Karidopita Greek Spiced Walnut Cake Recipe

 

Treat yourself to this cake!

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Karidopita Greek Spiced Walnut Cake - (Cakes)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups ground walnuts

Directions:

Cream the butter, and slowly beat in the sugar. Stir in the eggs and milk; blend thoroughly. Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Blend dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Fold in walnuts. Pour batter into a greased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until done. Remove from oven. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and prick with a fork. Baste several times with Honey or Rum Glaze.

Honey Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions:

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and stir in honey. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool before pouring over the warm cake.

Rum Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 1 teaspoon butter-rum flavoring

Directions:

Combine butter, powdered sugar, and water in a small saucepan. Stir in rum and rum flavoring. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour over warm cake.

Thoughts On Karidopita Greek Cake:

This Greek Cake dessert is great for impressing someone who has never tried it. It is not overly sweet and the glaze complements the cinnamon flavor and cloves. The walnuts add a very nice texture to the cake and are traditional in the recipe. This cake is a great fall-time but can be served any time of the year because it is so delicious.

More Information For You:

This is a famously Greek Walnut cake. Walnuts as a cooking ingredient goes back to the Greeks. Read more about walnuts and their health benefits at GREEK GOES KETO and you can also read their version of a great Keto Karidopita Cake.

Some Questions For You:

  • Do you like Greek food?
  • Do you like Greek desserts in particular?
  • Have you tried Karidopita Greek Spiced Walnut Cake before?
  • Did you read yesterday's recipe?
My recipe from yesterday is called Shrimp Curry With Basmati Rice and if you love Indian food then I am sure you will love this recipe. Check it out and let me know what you think! Your feedback is important to me.

My Thoughts For Today:

Let sleeping dogs lie.

This is my youngest daughter's dog. He is very small. He is also very sweet and spoiled. I am mostly to blame for him being so spoiled. He loves to lay on my lap and nap while I write. If you look up "lap dog" in the dictionary you will probably see this picture of him on my lap. You could say he is the "Poster Dog" for lap dogs. So when you read my posts there is a great chance this little dog is lying on my lap making it difficult for me to work. It's ok. I love that little dog.

I got to attend a birthday party today for a little relative. It was the 3rd birthday party for my great-nephew. He is a cool little guy and reminds me of his dad when he was that age. Kids and dogs grow too fast. I believe it is best to enjoy them when they are small and do our best to make them happy.

Keep on cooking!

Quote For The Day:

"The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift." 
Laurie Colwin

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Daydream Pie Recipe - Topping Of Your Choice

 

Sweet dreams with this pie!



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Daydream Pie Recipe - (Pies & Pastries)

Ingredients:

1/3 cup lemon juice
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
1 Cool Whip (8 ounces)
1 graham cracker crust
1 can of pie filling of your choice

Directions:

Whip 1/3 cup of lemon juice and 1 can of sweetened condensed milk together until it is slightly stiff. Add the 8 ounces of Cool Whip and beat until stiff. Pour the mixture into the graham cracker pie crust and top with the pie filling of your choice. Chill in the refrigerator.

Thoughts on Daydream Pie:

You are going to love the flavor of this pie! As I have mentioned in past posts, I love pie almost as much as I love cake. If you make this pie and share it with a friend, it is sure to get compliments. It is very easy to make this no-bake pie. I like cherry pie filling as a topping but you can experiment with different toppings you like. If you are new to baking, this pie recipe will work great for you to try.

More Information For You:

Pie goes all the way back to Egypt. The Egyptians were the first to make something closely resembling what we call pie today. There were other countries that made pies too throughout history. Pie bases had an interesting name that most would cringe at in England. You can learn more interesting facts about the evolution of the modern-day pie by visiting BBC's article called A shortcrust history of pies.

Some Questions For You:

What is your favorite pie? Have you tried this Daydream Pie Recipe? What is your favorite pie topping? Did you catch my last recipe? If you missed it, it's called Dutch Oven Barbecue Beef Recipe - And My Special Pork Steak Seasoning.

My Thoughts For Today:

Dolly Parton Yellow Cake Mix

My youngest daughter asked me to pick up a box of yellow cake mix. She wanted to bake a cake. When I was at the store I saw a yellow cake mix by Duncan Hines. It was a Dolly Parton's Yellow Favorite cake mix. I can't help but think how business-minded Dolly Parton is. I live near Branson, Missouri and I am familiar with Dolly Parton's Stampede in Branson. It is a dine-in rodeo show. I could create a pretty good-sized list of all the businesses she has. Dolly is an icon in entertainment and business. I have visited Dollywood in Tennessee and the park is very similar to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.

I have to mention that the cake turned out very good. My daughter is a great baker and the three-layer cake she baked tasted great. My daughter made the icing herself and it made the cake so much better. I took one taste of the icing and I was amazed. It was the BEST icing I have ever tasted. I am not exaggerating at all. My wife said the same thing. I asked my daughter if she had the icing recipe written down. I asked her if she wanted me to share the white icing recipe and she quickly said no. I am of the opinion that recipes are meant to be shared but there are two types of people when it comes to recipes. There are those who think recipes should be shared and then those who want to keep them secret. I understand that my daughter made her own recipe and all recipes come from somewhere. If she ever shares her white icing recipe I will be sure to share it here.

Keep on cooking!

Friday, May 24, 2024

Kahlua Cake Recipe

 

A great holiday cake! Easy recipe!

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Kahlua Cake Recipe - (Cakes)

Ingredients:

1 package (18.25 ounces) German chocolate cake mix
2/3 cup Kahlua liquor
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
3 eggs

Directions:

Combine the cake mix, Kahlua, oil, orange rind, and eggs in a large bowl. Beat for 2 minutes at the highest speed of the electric mixer. Line the bottom of 2 greased 9-inch round cake pans with waxed paper. Pour batter into pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Remove the cake from the pans, and cool it on the rack. Spread the filling between the layers and frost the cake.

Thoughts On Kahlua Cake:

Did anyone say cake? Cake is one of my favorite desserts and it is very difficult for me to pass a piece of cake by. Even if it is the store-bought birthday cake for someone in the work breakroom, I must get a piece.

German chocolate cake is a great cake and this recipe calls for Kahlua. The Kahlua has a dark chocolate flavor, and other flavors such as sweet butter, black coffee, roasted chestnut, and vanilla. Kahlua is a great-tasting liquor and adds a nice flavor to the German chocolate cake. The alcohol cooks out but you know that.

More Interesting Information:

Kahlua is one of the most popular and well-known liquors in the market today. Kahlua dates back to the 1930s and its birthplace is Mexico. One bottle takes several years to produce. There are many cooking and baking recipes that include Kahlua. You can learn more about Kahlua by visiting VINEPAIR's article called 10 Things You Should Know About Kahlua.

A Few Questions For You:

How many baked goods have you tried that have Kahlua in them? Have you tried a drink or a particular baked item? Have you tried Kahlua cake before? Please let me know your experience with this popular liquor. Did you see my last recipe? If you missed it, it is called Cracker Jack Cookies Recipe. Either one of these recipes is worth trying and sharing.

My Thoughts For Today:

Box turtle

Living in Southwest Missouri it is not uncommon to see box turtles. They come out in the spring to forage and mate. They eat vegetation to prepare for their winter hibernation. They get on the roads a lot and often times I have to dodge them while driving.

My oldest granddaughter has been asking her mom for a turtle. Today this turtle showed up in my yard. I believe it is a male box turtle. From what I understand, the males have bright colors and the females are mostly brown. I know my granddaughter will be very excited to receive her new pet. It will be a great educational opportunity to learn about box turtles, how to care for them, and experience letting the turtle go for the winter hibernation. I kept box turtles during the warm months when I was young and it was always fun.

Keep on cooking!

Friday, May 17, 2024

White Texas Sheet Cake Easy Recipe

 

This Texas Sheet Cake is wonderful!

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White Texas Sheet Cake Easy Recipe - (Cakes)

Ingredients: (cake)

1 cup butter (melted)
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions: (cake)

Heat the 1 cup of butter. Mix all of the cake ingredients together. The Mix will appear runny. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-22 minutes.

Ingredients: (Icing)

1/2 cup butter (melted)
1/4 cup milk (warmed)
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions: (Icing)

Heat the butter and milk. Add the powdered sugar and almond extract. Mix well. Pour over hot cake. You can top with 1 cup of chopped nuts if desired.

Thoughts On White Texas Sheet Cake:

I spent my pre-teen years living in Texas and sheet cake was a popular dessert. Every time it was made I was sure to get a piece to enjoy. It didn't matter to me if it was chocolate, white, or if it had some type of nuts on top. I have good memories of my mother and grandmother making sheet cakes. The Texas sheet cake has quite a history and a very interesting one. Keep reading to learn more.

More Information On Texas Sheet Cake:

Did you know that Texas sheet cake is a popular dessert to bring to funerals? If you are from Texas you may already know this. Sheet cake recipes date back to 1936. You can learn more interesting facts about sheet cakes by visiting Southern Living's article called The History Behind Texas Funeral Cake.

Some Questions For You:

Have you made a White Texas Sheet cake before or tried it? If you have baked this sheet cake what event did you take it to, if you did? What is your flavor of sheet cake? Do you like nuts on top? If so, what kind of nuts do you prefer? Did you see my last recipe? It is called Cheesy Baked Potatoes Easy Recipe and if you like the sound of creamy, cheesy potatoes I know you will like my recipe.

My Thoughts For The Day:

Deer Summer Sausage

A great opportunity came my way when a friend of mine offered to share some deer summer sausage. I currently live in Southwest Missouri and we have plenty of deer here. Many people enjoy hunting for deer and eating venison in many different ways. This particular venison was made into summer sausage with peppercorn and mustard seed. My favorite deer summer sausage has cheese and jalapeno inside. Have you tried venison? What do you think of deer meat? If you have cooked venison please share your favorite way of cooking this lean meat.

Keep on cooking!

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Heath Bar Cake Easy Recipe

Do you like Heath Bar? You'll love this cake!

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Heath Bar Cake Easy Recipe - (Cakes)

Ingredients:

1 angel food cake (ready-made is fine)
6 crushed Heath bars
2 cups heavy cream
1 jar caramel/butterscotch sauce (10.4 ounces)

Directions:

Slice the cake horizontally into 3 layers. Whip the cream until it is stiff, and add sauce slowly. Ice each layer with the mixture and sprinkle with candy crumbs. Ice top & sides after the cake is back together. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

Thoughts On Heath Bar Cake:

I love toffee, almonds, and milk chocolate, so it goes to say that I love Heath Bars. This candy bar is the perfect mix of the three mentioned ingredients. This Heath Bar Cake recipe is super simple and you can make it quick. If you don't have much time, and you have an event you are going to where a sweet treat is needed, you will hit a home run with this easy recipe.

More Information For You:

The birthday of The Heath Bar was in 1928. Eventually, the candy bar made it into the hands of soldiers who fought in World War II. You can discover more information on this candy bar by visiting the True Treats article called The Heath Bar: America's "Finest" Toffee which includes great historical pictures.

Some Questions For You:

Do you like candy bar cakes? If you do, what is your favorite candy bar cake? Do you have a favorite you would like to see here on my recipe blog? I would love to post it for you. Also, did you miss my last recipe? If you did, it is called Cashew Chicken Easy Recipe and you will enjoy it too. Let me know what you think of it in the comments on that post as well.

My Thoughts For Today:

Weber Grill

Pork Steaks

I feel I am a little late in getting the grill out and cooking great-tasting meats but I had a craving to make the time. I wanted to cook pork steaks. To me, the taste of charcoal-grilled pork steak is very nostalgic. I have great memories of my family cooking pork steaks. It was a great summertime for the family. The cookout would usually include canned pork and beans, BBQ chips, potato salad along green beans.

I have mentioned in previous posts I love using Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning and I use that seasoning on my steaks and black pepper as well. The taste is terrific and I would suggest you try it. You will want to lightly sprinkle the creole seasoning as it can be very salty. The combination is wonderful.

As always, Keep on cooking!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Spanish Coffee Cake Easy Recipe

A Coffee Lover's Delight!

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Spanish Coffee Cake Easy Recipe - (Cakes)

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups flour (sifted)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup walnut meats

Directions:

Mix the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and cooking oil, until crumbly mixture. Save 1/2 cup of this crumbly mixture for the topping. To the crumbly mixture add, soda, baking powder, egg, and buttermilk. Mix well and beat for several minutes with an electric mixer. Pour into a greased and floured baking pan. Take the 1/2 cup of crumbly add the 1/2 cup of walnut meats and sprinkle over the cake batter. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.

My Thoughts About Spanish Coffee Cake:

I enjoy a good cup of coffee and having a piece of Spanish Coffee Cake seems right. The cinnamon crumble on top mixes so well with the cake. Invite a coffee fan over and serve this cake with a cup of coffee. I would be willing to bet you will see a big smile on their face after they take a bite. The simplicity of this cake and crumble topping is very tasty for the cinnamon lover.

More Information For You:

 If you want to know where the coffee cake originated from you will have to look to Germany. The name "Coffee Cake" was not used until the late 1800s. To find out more interesting history on the Coffee Cake you can visit the article by OhDanishBakery.com where they provide plenty information on the subject. Another quick fact for you, the hole was also introduced to the coffee cake to make it more appealing to the eye.

Some Questions For You:

You came to this post for a reason. I have to ask, do you love coffee cake? If you have never tried it, you can try my recipe and see what you think. I would be willing to say you will enjoy this coffee cake and will want to share it with someone.

Did you see my last recipe? If you missed it I would like to share it with you here. It is called Coconut Cream Pie Easy Recipe. It is another great recipe that you will enjoy cooking almost as much as you love eating. 

Thoughts For The Day:

A new seasoning for me!

I was in the store getting some things and found this new seasoning. I love cajun seasoning and have never tried this one. I will have to come up with some good recipes for you incorporating this season. My go to seasoning is Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning and I have been using it for some time but I am excited to try this Slap Ya Mama. The name is funny and eye catching but slapping my mama would only get me in trouble for sure. I haven't asked my mama but I don't think she would like the name of this new cajun seasoning I've found.

Have a great day, thanks for reading, and keep on cooking!

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Friday, October 6, 2023

Choco-Holic Ho Ho Cake Easy Recipe

 


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Choco-Holic Ho Ho Cake Easy Recipe - (Cakes)

Ingredients:

2 2/3 cup flour
2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 cups water
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons oil or 3/4 cup

Directions:

Mix together ingredients. They will be runny. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

Middle Layer: (Directions)

Cook until thick... 
5 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cups milk stirring constantly
Cool - (keep covered)
After cooled add to the cream mixture

Cream Mixture:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Crisco

Spread the flour/cream mixture over the cake. Cool in the refrigerator while preparing icing.

Icing:

1/2 cup butter
Melt 3 ounces of square unsweetened chocolate

Add:
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
2 1/2 tablespoons hot water
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Icing will continue to be runny. Pour over the top of the cake. Then refrigerate. 

My Thoughts On Choco-Holic Ho Ho Cake:

I love the Hostess Ho Ho's but this recipe takes the cake! Literally! It is an easy recipe with three steps but you will be glad when you cut yourself a piece of this chocolate lover's delight. If you like coffee it would go great with it too. You will be sure to win some people over with this recipe.

Extra Information For You:

Mr. McKee started selling 5-cent cakes in 1933. Then in 1935, he came out with the Oatmeal Creme Pie. Since then, the family has been selling great dessert cakes. Hostess has the Ho Ho's and The Little Debbie company has the Swiss Roll. They are comparable and both are tasty. You can learn more about Little Debbie and its history by visiting their site in this post.

Question For You:

What is your favorite snack cake? The Hostess Ho Ho or Little Debbie's Swiss Roll? I am sure after you try your hand at my Choco-Holic Ho Ho Cake you will love it the best. Did you see my last recipe? It is also a dessert recipe and it's called Brown Edge Saucies Easy Recipe. It is an applesauce cookie recipe.

Personal Thoughts For Today:

It's starting to get cooler and you know what that means. It's time to make a fire outside in the firepit and enjoy the warmth with family or friends.

My backyard metal firepit with stars cut in the side.

My daughter asked me recently if we could make a fire. It is such a great thing to do and a great excuse to roast hotdogs and marshmallows over the fire.  I had to get some beef hotdogs because they are the best tasting in my opinion and some marshmallows. I found some graham crackers with cinnamon and sugar on them along with a Hershey's milk chocolate bar for making smores. I only had one but it was so good.

The Smore I made. You know the recipe.

I had some wood logs left over from last year that I purchased from the store. I don't live in the country so I am forced to buy wood for the firepit. I do live in town and have some trees that create small wood in the yard but I use that for getting the fire started. 

An Update On My Wood Pellet Stove:

I got the hole cut in my chimney to run my metal stovepipe through for the exhaust. I figured out how to get cool air from outside based on the location of my wood pellet stove. I am drilling a hole in the floor behind the wood stove and running my intake hose under the house using a plastic pipe. The pipe leads to the vent in the side of my house and is almost exactly where I need it. It will work out great and I am going to be posting more pictures as I get it installed.

Today I am going to the Lowe's store. I will be looking at more exhaust pipe to complete the job and a stove plate to sit the wood pellet stove on. The idea for the stove plate is to catch any ashes that might fall out of the stove and to help protect the floor under the stove as well.

It is 57 degrees today so it is a little cooler and I had to put on my pullover hoodie. I think it will be warmer tomorrow and will give me a chance to work on installing the cool air intake system I have designed. I was thinking about making a video to post on my YouTube channel so you can see it after I have it installed. Please subscribe so you won't miss my videos.

Beef hotdogs over my fire pit.

I hope you enjoyed my post for today. If you have a fire pit, it is a good thing to get out and use it this time of the year. It will give you a chance to unwind and forget about work or whatever you have been distracted by recently. If you don't have a fire pit, maybe you know someone who does. Thanks for reading and be sure to share my Choco-Holic Ho Ho Cake with a friend.

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