Sunday, January 31, 2010

dessert to go with any barbecue

This carrot cake recipe is the best I have made. The recipe was shared with me back in 1989 by a coworker. Enjoy and watch your guests light up with the first bite.
Carrot Cake
2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of baking soda
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of vanilla
3 cups of shredded carrots
1 cup chopped nuts
Mix sugar and oil together and beat very well until the mixture looks fluffy. Add eggs then add dry ingredients alternately with the carrots, mix well. Add nuts. Pour into greased and floured 9X13 pan and bake at 350 degrees 45 to 60 minutes. Done when toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.

1 8 oz. package creme cheese
1 stick butter
1 one pound box of powdered sugar (3 and 3/4 cups)
2 teaspoons of vanilla
dash of salt
chopped walnuts
Mix creme cheese and butter add rest of ingredients mix well. Frost cake. (little known secret the texture of the cake is better if frozen for a day and then thawed)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Barb-o-que Spareribs indoors

This recipe was shared with me many years ago by a very good cook Carol Sherman. Although it is still cold outside these mouth watering spareribs are sure to stir the enthusiasm for thinking about grilling. Hope you enjoy.
Indoor barb-o-que spareribs
2 sheets of spareribs (about 4 pounds)
1 teaspoon of chilipowder
1 tablespoon of celery seed
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup vinegar (I use red wine vinegar)
1/4 cup worchestershire sauce
1 cup catsup or 8 oz. of tomato paste
2 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons of liquid smoke
few drops of tobasco sauce (however hot you like it)
2 tablespoons of lemon juice (I use fresh lemons)
1 onion chopped

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place ribs in a deep pan, sprinkle lemon juice on meat, salt & pepper, add chopped onion brown 30 minutes.
Mix remaining ingredients and pour over meat, reduce heat to 325 degrees bake about 2 hours or until liquid is absorbed.
Do not cover, turn occasionally.

Baked potatoes and a green salad are good compliments to the meat.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Beginning of a new season 2010

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