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Vanilla Sherry Bundt Cake


Bundt cake, a little interesting dessert that you can customize anyway you want. Well while I was in the kitchen, i experimented and created an amazingly rich and perfect texture bundt cake and now I’m going to share it with you to keep in your own fridge for those perfect late night indulgences.

Ingredients:

● 2 cups of flour 

● 1 tablespoon of baking powder

● 1 tablespoon of baking soda

● 1 cup of brown sugar 

● 2 teaspoons of salt

● 3 eggs

● 1/3 cup of milk

● 1/3 cup of sherry cooking wine

● 3 tablespoons of melted butter

● 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract 

Maple icing Ingredients:

● 1 1/2 cup of powdered sugar 

● 4 tablespoons of maple syrup 

● 1 teaspoon of vanilla 

Instructions: 

Combine the dry ingredients in one large bowl and the wet ingredients in a medium size bowl and once whisked together, combine in the large bowl and mix thoroughly with a mixer on medium for about 5 minutes then add another 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract and mix on high for 1 minute. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the bundt pan with non stick spray and place in the oven for 25 to 35 minutes. 

Let the cake cool for 15 minutes and drizzle the icing on the cake then place in the fridge. After chilling for 30 minutes, slice and enjoy. 

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Classic Homemade Red Velvet Cake

One homestead in our collection of amazing desserts is without a shadow of a doubt…… RED VELVET CAKE. Red velvet is undoubtedly one of my most favorite desserts and a favorite of mine to baking once I started cooking. In this recipe, you’ll be able to make your own amazing tasty homemade red velvet cake in under an hour that you, your friends and family will absolutely enjoy.

Instructions for cake mix

• 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
• 1 tablespoon baking powder
• 1 tablespoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup vegetable oil
• 1 cup buttermilk
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
• 1/2 bottle red food color
• 3 eggs

Instructions for cream cheese icing

• 1 package ( 8 oz ) of softened cream cheese
• 1 container of heavy whipping cream
• 1/2 bag of powdered sugar ( 2 to 3 ) cups
• 1 tablespoon vanilla

Steps:

For the cake mix, add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, sugar, baking powder and soda together in a large bowl and mix in your eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, vegetable oil and food coloring together and pour into a greased cake pan and cook for 30 to 40 minutes on 400° F, checking the cake with a toothpick after 25 to 30 minutes.

Mix the ingredients for the icing together and chill in the freezer for 5 to 8 minutes then set aside.

Take your fully cooked cake and lay it on a wire rack for about 15 minutes in the fridge or out on the counter then frost it. Once the cake is fully iced, take some crumbled up pistachio nuts and sprinkle along the top.

Fork & enjoy!

Alternative Stir Fry

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Who doesn’t love a good stir fry? With that little hint of salt and seasonings combined with fresh vegetables and your favorite meat or seafood, it easily becomes comfort food worth becoming addicted over.

This dish is a healthier and very little MSG version of a traditional stir fry. Using the flavors of natural ginger, garlic, paprika and balsamic vinaigrette, you can still a flavorful, colorful and low calorie meal that everyone will love!


What you’ll need:


  • 1 bag of raw shrimp

  • 1 tb of paprika

  • 1 tb garlic powder

  • 1 ½ tb butter

  • A splash of red wine

  • One sliced green bell pepper

  • One slice white onion

  • Shaved carrots ( 1 then finely chopped )

  • A cup of ham

  • 1 cup of red cabbage *chopped*

  • ¼ cup of fresh pineapple

  • 3 tbs of balsamic vinaigrette

  • 3 cups of brown rice

  • 1 ½ tb of ginger

  • 3 eggs, scrambled


Thaw out the shrimp and marinate in garlic powder and paprika for 24 hours.


Cook the three cups of rice in 6 cups of water in a large bowl in the microwave for 15 to 20 minutes. Once rice is cooked, place inside a medium sized skillet on medium heat with balsamic vinegar and scrambled eggs.


Cut the ham, vegetables and pineapple and cook on high heat in balsamic vinaigrette for 5 to 10 minutes with the lid on in a medium skillet. Drain whatever juice begins to accumulate in the skillet. 


Cook the shrimp in the butter and red wine for 7 to 9 minutes on high heat in a ceramic skillet.

Plate and enjoy!

The Perfect Lamb Steak

Being a fan of juicy, tender, perfectly cooked meat, there’s one type of meat that can either go great or horribly wrong just through your method, I’m talking about Lamb, a meat with an intense flavor all on its own and really has to be done a certain way to make sure it turns out just the way you want it to. Today I will be telling you how to cook a perfect piece of Lamb in the comfort of your own home.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 Lamb Leg Steaks
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped rosemary
  • 1/3 cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 fresh rosemary stems
  • 4 tablespoons of softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons of minced finely chopped garlic

Instructions:

Wash off the two lamb steaks with cold water and place on a clean plate, then brush with the Worcestershire sauce on both sides and season with the garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, chopped rosemary and sea salt on both sides and broil in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the steaks are a medium brown color.

Take out of the oven and let rest for 5 minutes then place in a medium skillet with the softened butter and minced garlic, occasionally spooning the garlic butter mixture on top for about 3 to 5 minutes. Take off the skillet and let rest for 5 minutes, decorating them with the fresh rosemary stems.

Enjoy!