"For I was hungry & you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty & you gave me something to drink..."

Matthew 25:35

Monday, January 12, 2009

texas chocolate sheet cake

Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake:
Combine in a mixing bowl:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp cinnamon

In a saucepan, melt:
2 sticks butter
Add 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa. Stir together.
Add 1 cup boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat.
Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.

In measuring cup:
pour 1/2 cup buttermilk.
Add: 2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.

*i used a 9x13in baking pan & baked it @ 375 for 20-25min

While cake is baking:
make icing:
Melt 1 3/4 sticks butter in a saucepan.
Add: 4 heaping tablespoons cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat.
Add: 6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 lb minus 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Stir together.
pour the frosting over the warm cake


p.s. you will seriously want to eat all of this cake- eat it WARM! it's sooooo good!!!
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baked potato soup

3 bacon strips, diced
1 small onion, chopped (i use onion powder)
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil

pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken broth
2 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Minced fresh parsley - i left this out

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Set bacon aside. Saute onion and garlic in the drippings until tender. Stir in flour, salt, basil and pepper; mix well. Gradually add broth. Bring to boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, cream and hot pepper sauce; heat through but do not boil. Garnish with bacon, cheese and parsley.

this was soooo good! & don't over-salt- the bacon adds alot of salt itself!
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Haddock, Corn & Herbed Butter Noodles

1lb Haddock
red pepper flakes
sea salt
feta cheese

pre-heat oven to 375
rub the haddock with evvo- place on a broiling pan (covered with foil)
sprinkle the haddock with the spices (to taste)
bake for about 15 min- pull the fish out & sprinkle with feta- place the fish back in the oven for another 5 min (or until done)- broil for about 1 min to crisp & pull the fish.

no yolk noodles- broad (3/4lb)ish
sea salt
red pepper flakes

boil the noodles- drain- melt the butter (about 3/4 stick) into the pan & sprinkle in the seasonings to taste
toss & enjoy
canned corn
sea salt- pepper
open the can- drain the corn- heat the corn/butter & season to taste.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

another red velvet cake

my favorite co-worker/boss left us :(

it's the red velvet cake from the below recipe

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