Friday, October 23, 2009

Fresh Apple Cake

A little bit more work with the fresh apples, but well worth it.


  • 6 cups shredded or chopped apples

  • 1 cup walnuts

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 cup oil

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Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Add oil, vanilla and eggs. Add nuts and apples. Mix well. Pour into a bundt or 9 x 9 inch pan. Bake 40-45 minutes at 325 degrees. You can serve plain or frost if you like. Cream cheese frosting works well.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Chili Time!

Since it is getting cooler out it's time to make some chili again! Here is an easy chili recipie that I found and use often.

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  1 pound lean ground beef
  1 cup diced onion
  2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  2 (16-ounce) cans kidney, pinto or black beans, drained and rinsed
  2 1/2 cups Salsa - Thick & Chunky
  1 (4-ounce) can Diced Green Chiles
  2 teaspoons chili powder
  1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  1. Cook and drain the ground beef, onion and garlic in large skillet until beef is browned.

   2. Add the beans, salsa, chiles, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook, stirring frequently, for 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Garnish as desired before serving.