Monday, August 17, 2009

Quick Crumb Cake

This cake has a very crumbly texture and is sweet enough to eat unfrosted. However, if you want to take the time to frost a cake it also works well frosted. It mixes together very quickly and easily though it takes nearly an hour to bake.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Microwave butter until softened. Mix with sugar and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time.

Mix together dry ingredients. Sift into sugar mixture. Add lemon peel.

Pour into a greased cake pan and bake for 50 minutes.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Often the biggest meal of the day, dinner offers many creative options.


The most important meal of the day, breakfast jump starts your metabolism. Here are a few of my favorite recipe choices:


Lunch can vary dramatically depending on the time you have and the setting for the meal, but for the purposes of this blog lunch will be lighter meals that are more easily transportable.


The word is out. We should be eating more times a day. That means we need a list of tasty snacks to get us through the day.


We all need a little tasty indulgence from time to time. So here is my list of simple, quick, inexpensive and just plan tasty treats:

Quick and Easy Potato Soup

This is a good soup for any chilly day or night. And it's quick, easy to prepare and inexpensive. It only takes about fifteen minutes of preparation, depending on how quick you are at peeling potatoes. The cook time is twenty to thirty minutes depending on how you like your potatoes.

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1/2 bacon bits
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • 1 tsp salt (I prefer garlic salt.)

Peel and chop the potatoes. Add all the ingredients to a pan and cook over medium heat. When the soup starts to boil turn to medium low. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes.

As a cream based soup this dish does not keep well, but my family has never had trouble finishing off the whole pot.