Sunday, September 29, 2013

Apple Cake

This is an amalgamation of four different recipes:
Ozark Apple Pudding
Patricia's Awesome Apple Cake
Teddie's Apple Cake
Easy Apple Cake

Karin's Apple Cake

3/4 c sugar
1/2 c melted coconut oil
1/4 c applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 c chopped apples

1/4 c brown sugar
2 T butter
1 T milk

Whisk together sugar, oil, applesauce, vanilla, and egg.  Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Stir together wet and dry ingredients and then stir in apples.  Pour into greased 9x9 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees until batter is set.

Poke holes in cooled cake.  Cook brown sugar, butter, and milk together on stove until mixture bubbles.  Pour over cake.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Baked Orzo with Eggplant and Mozzarella

Recently I realized that the link for one of my favorite sweet potato soup recipes no longer worked, and I hadn't written down the recipe anywhere so it's gone forever.  So I'm going to try to write up recipes as I try them (including notes on modifications) so this doesn't happen again.  Don't count on much in the way of commentary -- the quicker I can write up a recipe, the more likely it'll actually happen again!

Baked Orzo with Eggplant and Mozzarella
Adapted via Smitten Kitchen

1 large italian eggplant, or 3 skinny asian eggplants, cut into 3/4-inch dice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 celery stalk, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 medium onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced

6 ounces orzo, rinsed
1 teaspoon tomato paste

1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1 small lemon's worth of zest
4 ounces mozzarella, cut into 1/3-inch dice
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 1/4 cups water