Wednesday, June 18, 2008

berry pie

for raspberries, blackberries, or boysenberries. or mixed berries. so yummy!

6 c. berries, washed and patted dry
1/2 to 1 c. sugar (depending on sweetness of berries)
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. minced lemon zest (optional)

mix together dry ingredients. toss with berries. add lemon juice and lemon zest and stir.

never-fail pie crust:
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 c. shortening
1 tbsp. vinegar
1/3 c. cold milk

stir flour and salt together. cut with shortening until it forms pea-sized crumbs. stir in vinegar and milk. roll out half of dough to line pie plate. fill with berries. roll out the remaining dough to cover. pinch together edges. slit several vents in the top of the crust to provide steam escape. brush the top crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar.

bake at 450 for ten minutes.

reduce heat to 350 and bake for 40 - 50 minutes (until top crust is golden brown). let cool before serving.

i made this with fresh, home-grown boysenberries for a friend's birthday last week. it was delicious. especially with the coconut ice cream we ate alongside it. enjoy!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sloppy Joe's

My sister asked me for this recipe...
It is such a yummy meal for the summertime!

  • 1 lb Hambuger, ground
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1 8 oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 2/3 cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Worchestershire Sauce

Brown hamburger and drain excess oil, add onion and saute until soft. Add all other ingredients and simmer on medium-low for about 30 minutes until thick. Serve on buns. Makes about 8 sandwiches.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Lemon Cake

This cake is so good! Hope you all enjoy!

Lemon Cake

1 yellow cake mix
3 oz. Lemon jello
¾ cup vegetable or canola oil
¾ cup water
4 eggs

Mix until smooth. Place in a greased 9x13 pan and bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Glaze topping: Poke holes in cake with a knife and drizzle over
2 cups powdered sugar the top of the cake while still warm. Also great 1/3 cup lemon juice served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.