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Pineapple Cake

8 Sep

This is a recipe I’ve had in my collection since the 1990’s!  I gave the recipe a make-over after discovering that it was unpleasantly rich.  This is my revised version:

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

For the topping, I reduced the butter to 2 tbs. and the brown sugar to 1/3 cup.  I used about 1 cup of pineapple tidbits.

For the batter, I reduced the white sugar to  2/3 cup.



assembling ingredients


ready for baking


finished cake


served with ice cream



3 Sep

This is my version of the popular Israeli/Middle Eastern comfort food.


And here are some photos of the dish in progress.




And here’s the feast!


Coleslaw with Brussels Sprouts

2 Feb

Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage and Carrot slaw is a delicious and tangy salad.
Serves: 4-6
• 3 T olive oil
• juice of 1 fresh lemon
• 2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp pepper
• 1 tsp dry mustard powder
• 2 tsp sugar
• 1 cup Brussels Sprouts, shredded
• 1 1/2 cups cabbage, shredded
• 1 1/2 cups carrots, shredded
• 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1. In a large mixing bowl whisk oil, lemon juice, salt, sugar, pepper and mustard powder until smooth.

2. Toss in the Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots and green onion. Stir well and let marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour or more before serving.

Brazil Nut Bread

8 Mar

Yesterday I baked a great new bread which is a variation of the Yogurt Yeast Bread.  I added 3/4 cup of ground fresh brazil nuts.  The best way to grind these nuts is by adding 3/4 cup of  bread flour to the nuts in a food processor.  Then add the flour/nut mixture to the bread recipe when you are adding the dry ingredients.


Green Lentil Soup

15 Jan

It’s soup season and I finally found a package of the good green lentils at Trader Joe’s.


Here’s my (meatless) version of a basic lentil soup.  Below are some pics of the soup in progress.

Green Lentil Soup



My Best Corn Muffin Recipe

5 Apr

Best Corn Muffins

I’ve stumbled on a cornbread/corn muffin recipe that has a good balance of corn flavor and cake-like texture.  As close to Trader Joe’s Cornbread mix as I can get.

I’ve added some ground almonds to my recipe, but that’s optional.

Try it!



Protected: Sidney’s 102nd Birthday

13 Jul

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