This Norwegian Apple Cake recipe has been the in family cookbook for many years, but I’d never tried it. We were down visiting Grandma’s (Mom) and she made this delicious, moist, apple goodness cake. I asked where she got the recipe and low and behold, I have the recipe too! I guess sometimes we get comfortable with the recipes that we know we like. [Read more…]
Mardi Gras is such a fun tradition and celebration in Louisiana (and other places). No Mardi Gras party is complete without a delicious king cake. My in-laws have their favorite bakeries to get a king cake. However since we are in Utah, they don’t sell them so we make our own. Homemade king cake is so good. King Cake is basically a sweet roll that is cooked in a ring shape. For this king cake, I used my favorite sweet bread recipe – cardamom bread and filled it with gooey goodness. Normally there is a baby, but I already know that I’m making it each year, so I don’t bother. There is a lot of tradition with the king cake that you can check out on wiki. [Read more…]
Ok I wish I could give you a little taste of these babies through the wifi, they are so good! I mean, just look at that marbled cream cheese goodness. My sister got this layered cream cheese brownies recipe from her mother in law when she got married, and needless to say this is what she’s assigned to bring to every family potluck gathering. Alright, enough with my ramblings, it’s time to get cooking! [Read more…]
Happy PI Day (3.14)! Nerds Unite.
We have had this homemade pudding recipe in my family for a very long time, it’s called Hintze Pudding (hint-zee). My Mom started making it after she got the recipe from my Dad’s Mom. It makes the best banana cream pie, coconut cream pie and chocolate pie. It is also fantastic in eclairs and everywhere else a vanilla pudding is needed.
The pudding is simple to make in the microwave or on the stove. The only part that is sort of tricky is that you have to temper the eggs or else you end up with scrambled eggs in your pudding. The deliciousness of the pudding makes up for the extra effort.
I may be extremely biased here, but my Mom makes the best pie crust I’ve ever tasted! Her pie crust is always delicious flaky perfection. The recipe is super simple too, only uses 4 ingredients: flour, salt, shortening and water. With such a simple recipe, the key lies in the technique. I don’t feel like I’ve quite reached perfection in my skills, but my younger sister has…so there is hope!
I’m going to include a little dissertation from my Mom.
Pie Crust 101
These lemon bars have the perfect amount of lemony flavor on a delicious shortbread type crust. I like to make the bars with a thicker buttery cookie like crust. [Read more…]