Posts Tagged ‘apple cake’

My first recipe to share is a freezer meal.  Just mix the ingredients together and pour into a freezer baggie along with the pork chops.  Toss in the freezer.  When you are ready to make the meal, just thaw the baggie (I turn it occasionally to coat evenly) and bake.  If your pork comes from the butcher (or farm) already frozen no problem.  Mix ingredients in the baggie and add the frozen chops.  They don’t marinade while in the freezer so it makes no difference.

Honey Pork Chops  makes 4

Mix in a freezer baggie:

1/2 c honey                       1/4 c cider vinegar

1/4 t ginger                          1 t garlic powder (not salt)

2 T soy sauce                      pepper to taste

Put 4 pork chops (loin or shoulder) into baggie.   Seal and smoosh around.  Toss in freezer.

To cook:  thaw chops, then put in shallow roasting pan and bake 350F for 30-40 minutes.  Turn half way through.

I’ve discovered another delicious apple cake recipe.  It smells like apple pie when it goes in the oven.  Can never have too many apple cake recipes this time of the year.

Apple Cake

1 c butter                                     1 1/2 c br sugar

4 eggs                                             2 1/2 c flour

2 t  cinnamon                             2 t bk powder

1/2 t bk soda                              1/2 t salt

6 apples, peeled, and diced -I used Paula Red

Combine the butter, sugar and eggs and beat until fluffy.  In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.  Carefully add to wet ingredients.  Mix until just combined.  Stir in apple pieces.  Pour into greased bundt pan.

Bake 350F for 60 minutes

This cake could be glazed like my pound cake recipe or a runny caramel icing would by good.

This was supper on Friday night.  A zero mile meal  🙂   Honey shoulder chops, the last of the yellow beans, scalloped potatoes, and apple cake for dessert.

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How We Heat the House

My gas oven!

Well, not really but Colin sure notices the difference in temperature when I’m not home baking.  Today the house was chilly so I made some Peanut Butter Swirl bars from the Amish Cook Baking book (which I helped test recipes for).  Did they ever turn out yummy!  Though next time I think I’m going to put the chocolate chips on the inside.  Also need to cut smaller squares, they are quite rich.  I also made a new garlic roll recipe I found here.  They smell divine.  I’ve also made an apple cake.  It’s easy to throw together and makes a nice big bundt cake.  It’s also good use for those sad, end of winter apples I had sitting around.

Apple Cake

3 c flour                   1 c wt. sugar

1 1/2 t bk soda       1/2 t salt

1 t cinnamon           1/4 t allspice and nutmeg

1 c buttermilk          1/2 c butter, melted

1 egg                            2 c chopped apples

Mix the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients.  Gently stir in the apples last.  Pour into a greased bundt pan.

Bake 325F for 60 min or until done.

For more great sweet treat ideas, check out Sweet as Sugar Cookies.

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