Sunday, July 6, 2008

Main Dish-Hamburgers

Just saw this recipe on a chat board and it looked rather good so I thought I needed to post it.
1 lb. ground beef
2 cloves of garlic, minced (or 1 teaspoon of already chopped up and in the jar)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt (Poster used that chunky sea salt)
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (you could taste the pepper - Poster thinks the freshly ground part is important)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dessert-Carrot Cake

I am always looking for recipes and spotted this one posted by a teacher on a discussion board. It really looks good and I am putting it just as she posted it.

Carrot Cake:
2C Flour
2C Sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 C vegetable oil
1 small can crushed pineapple not drained
4 eggs
3 C grated carrots
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Mix ingredients and bake in a 350* oven for 45-60 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out clean. The cake bakes dark by the way.
Frosting (from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook):
beat together 2 3oz pkgs cream cheese softened (I just use the large 8oz pkg and call it good), 1/2 C butter softened, and 2 tsp. vanilla until fluffy. Add 2 C sifted powdered sugar beating well. Add another 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar or more to reach spreading consistency.
I don't sift my powdered sugar and I don't measure it. I'm a "dumper" until it's the way I like it.