Saturday, June 22, 2013

Rhubarb Cake.

You may remember the whole yellow cake mix thing from a couple posts ago. That being said, who would have thought that a recipe my grandma has made as long as I can remember is as easy as YELLOW CAKE MIX. 

Rhubarb Cake
(Recipe from Nana)

1 yellow cake mix
4 cups rhubarb (cut into small pieces)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream (unwhipped)

Prepare cake mix as directed on box and pour into a 9x13 pan. Mix sugar with rhubarb and spread evenly over the cake mix. Pour whipping cream evenly rhubarb. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until done. 

We like this cake. And I was surprised to learn it was from a cake mix (which tells you it's so good that its hard to tell its not from scratch!)

And there is no picture because it was too good to last long enough for a picture. Yes, even for an iPhone picture. . Thanks for the recipe Nana!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sweet Potato Side Dish.

I love sweet potatoes. I love that they are versatile. Looking for something savory?  Check!  Looking for something sweet?  Check!

Recently I was looking for something sweet. I had some sweet potatoes on hand that were near their end-of-life. And honey. Lots and lots of honey.  Did I ever mention we have bees?  There is nothing tastier than honey from your own bees.   By the way you do not need lots and lots of honey for this recipe, but you do need some. And you need some cinnamon and olive oil. 

It's.that.easy.  And you won't want to wait until Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes are definitely not only for Thanksgiving. We paired these with burgers and brats. 

Sweet Potato Side Dish. 
4 sweet potatoes [cut into cubes]
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Place potatoes in a baking dish creating a single layer of potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bakd in a 375 degree oven for 30 minutes [or until potatoes are tender]. 

Serve as a side dish to ANY meal. ALL year 'round!