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Granny’s Apple Cake

November 08, 2008 By: Brook Category: Dessert Recipes, Recipe Categories: No Comments →

Makes 10 servings

11/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash nutmeg or ground clove
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt
2 cups, peeled, shredded apples
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional. I don’t put in nuts.)
1 egg white, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Fold in apples, nuts, beaten egg white, and oil to make a thick batter. Pour batter into a non-stick sprayed 8 x 10 -inch baking pan, 10 -inch spring-form pan, or Bundt® pan. Bake in 350° oven for approximately 35 minutes, or until done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm or room temperature, as is or with ice cream or whipped cream.

Pizza Family Night Friday

March 30, 2008 By: brooknoel Category: Dessert Recipes, Kids in the Kitchen 2 Comments →

“Give young children the opportunity to participate in family decision-making. Their insight will surprise you.” ~Life’s Little Instruction Book

We talk about the importance of our children within our families … spending time with them, nurturing and encouraging them, talking with them and listening to them. Today’s menu reflects another way to include our children on a quality level by letting them help with the “decision-making” about the ingredients and the preparation for a dinner. Friday night can be the perfect time to make dinner a Family Affair for all to participate in and we’ve included 2 easy recipes (a dinner pizza and a dessert pizza) to get you started.


Easy Crescent-Roll Dinner Pizza

makes 1 large pizza


2 packages tube-style refrigerated crescent rolls

1 jar pizza sauce of your choice

12 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese (I like low-fat)

Cooked and crumbled sausage or sliced pepperoni

Pat crescent roll dough out onto a 12 x 16 -inch cookie sheet, patting any seams closed to make one large crust. Spread with pizza sauce, then cooked sausage, then cheese. If using pepperoni, spread sauce, then cheese, then top with pepperoni slices. Bake in 350? oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until done to your liking


Easy Crescent-Roll Dessert Pizza

makes 1 medium pizza

1 can tube-style refrigerated crescent rolls

8 ounces cream cheese or strawberry cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

Assorted fruits; choose from: fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, sliced kiwi, grapes (halved), drained mandarin orange slices, drained bite-size pineapple pieces

Spread crescent roll dough on a 13 -inch pizza pan, pinching any seams together. Bake in 350º oven until browned; cool completely. Mix cream cheese and sugar together until softened and fluffy; spread on crust. Arrange selected fruits in decorative pattern on top of the cream cheese. Store in fridge till serving time. Cut into wedges to serve.