Thursday, March 1, 2018

Gluten Free Starbuck’s Lemon Loaf Cake

Cake Ingredients:

1 box yellow cake mix
5.1 ounce cook and serve Lemon pudding mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
8 ounces sour cream (1 cup)
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Lemon Topping:

½ stick butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
4 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon extract


Make Lemon Loaf

  1. Turn oven to 350F. Line 2 loaf pans with parchment paper & spray with non stick spray, or butter and flour the pans. Set aside.
  2. Beat together all cake ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Divide batter evenly between two prepared loaf pans.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes, until golden in color and until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and let rest in the pan for 5 minutes, before removing and allowing to cool on a cooling rack.

Make Icing

  1. Beat butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice & lemon emulsion until smooth and supple.
  2. Spread evenly on top of both cakes.
  3. Allow the glaze to harden up before slicing.
  4. This recipe can be used to make a cake, cupcakes or even small individual loaf pans (see link to picture below the post).
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Baked Crispy Chicken Legs


3 -3 ½ pound chicken legs
1 Tablespoon Dried Italian herbs
1 ¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ tablespoon onion powder
1 ½ tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon bouillon powder (you may replace with salt)


Wash chicken legs and place them on a cookie sheet in a single layer, then let them sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours or preferable overnight. Do not cover them; let the air-dry them out. You can omit this part and proceed with the spices.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 425°.
Place the chicken in a large bowl, with all the spices, and then drizzle with olive oil.
Line a baking pan with foil; top with a wire rack. Arrange chicken legs out in a single layer. While the chicken legs are baking oil will slowly drip to the bottom of the baking pan.
Bake chicken legs until cooked through and skin is crispy, about 45-50 minutes-rotate wings half way through-roughly 20 minutes.
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Gluten Free Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Cake

This may be a new Thanksgiving or Christmas tradition. I made this at Christmas for breakfast Christmas morning and it was wonderful! I made it gluten free but can easily be converted to the regular recipe. Try it and let me know what you think!

Batter Ingredients:
4 eggs
1/4 cup water
1 package gluten free yellow cake mix
1 package instant Pumpkin Spice pudding from Jello
1/4 cup oil
1 cup sour cream

Topping Ingredients:
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Glaze Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 to 3 Tablespoons whole milk

Begin by mixing the eggs, water and cake mix together in a bowl until smooth. Add in the pudding, oil, and sour cream and mix until combined.

In a separate bowl mix the topping ingredients well.

Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

Put half of the batter in the pan and then add half of the topping. Carefully layer the rest of the batter on top and finish the cake off with the rest of the topping.

Bake the cake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until the cake tests done with a toothpick inserted in the center. Cool it on a wire rack.

When the cake is no longer warm, mix up your glaze. Whisk together the powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Add two tablespoons of milk. If the glaze seems too thick, add more milk a teaspoon at a time. Drizzle the glaze over the top of the entire cake.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Easy Quick Turnip Green Soup

 So I am the turnip green lover in our house. I absolutely love this soup but have been wanting to create a quicker version that makes a smaller amount. I think I've done this, it's not quite as good but close enough for me. A great recipe for those who live alone or that single turnip green lover!


1 TBS minced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1  sm piece of hog jowl
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 cup frozen black-eyed peas
2 TBS Chicken granules
2 cups water
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 27 ounce can of Turnip Greens
1 tablespoon vinegar pepper sauce, plus more for serving
Salt, if needed


Add all ingredients and bring to a slow boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer approximately 40 minutes on medium heat or until peas are well done.
Be sure to taste before adding pepper sauce and some canned turnips have it already in them, you don't want to make it too spicy.
Serve with additional pepper sauce if desired.
Now all you need is some hot cornbread!
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