Sunday, June 13, 2010

Carrot Cake

*Richardson's recipe (i.e. Carly's wedding cake)

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3 cups grated carrots
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup raisins
1-1 1/2 cups walnuts

Mix and pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 325 for 45-55 minutes.

Stuffed French Toast

Strawberry cream cheese
sour cream

Blend eggs. Dip bread in eggs. Cook bread on griddle. Mix cream cheese and sour cream together and spread inbetween two slices of french toast.

Overnight French Toast

1/2 cup butter
12 slices white bread (or 6 slices sourdough)
1 cup brown sugar (can be 2/3 cup)
2 tsp cinnamon
5-6 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk

Melt butter in 9x13 pan. Put half the bread on bottom of pan. In a bowl mix sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle half of sugar mixture on bread. In another bowl mix eggs and milk until blended. Pour over bread layer. put next layer of bread, layer sugar, layer eggs, sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake covered for 30 minutes at 350. Uncover and bake for about 20 minutes or until set & cooked through.

Poppyseed Dressing

1 cup oil
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp salt
1 Tbs grated onion
1 Tbs poppyseed

Mix all ingredients and shake (or blend it all together).

Homemade Brownies

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
3 Tbs cocoa powder
3/4 cup flour

beat eggs, oil, and sugar. Add rest of ingredients. Bake at 350 for 20 - 25 minutes.

Buttercream Frosting

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
1 lb (about 4 cups) powdered sugar
3 Tbs cool milk or cream

Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer. Add vanilla and salt. Beat in sugar 1 cup at a time. Add milk and beat at high speed until light and fluffy.
makes 3 cups.
*this frosting will stay creamy
*if you want it to get a little harder (like for cookies) use all butter
*for chocolate add cocoa powder and milk to recipe

Richardson's Waffles

2 cups flour
2 cups milk
2 eggs
6 Tbs oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder

Beat eggs first. Add wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients. Mix. Pour into waffle iron.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pumpkin Muffins

1 can pumpkin
2 eggs--beaten
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup whole wheat
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinamon
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cups white flour

mix togther. Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes. Makes 1 dozen.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Patty Melt

Rye bread
Swiss cheese
Hamburger patty

Butter one side of bread. Grill onion slices. On bread layer swiss cheese, grilled onions, burger patty, swiss cheese, then bread. Heat on griddle until cheese is melted. Enjoy the calories :)