Sunday, June 27, 2010

Grandma Eva's Oatmeal Cake

This is my grandmother's recipe and it is a hit everywhere I take it. This is not a healthy recipe but is served with love.

1-1/4 c boiling water

1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 c oatmeal, uncooked
1 c granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon

Pour boiling water over oats; cover & let stand 20 minutes. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Blend in vanilla and eggs. Add oat mixture; mix well.

Stir together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees 45 minutes. Do not remove from pan

Frosting

1/4 c. butter, melted
3 tbsp light cream
1/2 c. walnuts or pecans
1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 c coconut

Combine all ingredients and spread evenly on cake. Broil until golden brown.

NOTE: I love this frosting so I make a double batch.

Friday, June 11, 2010

You Won't Believe it's Cauliflower Pizza Crust

You Won't Believe it's Cauliflower Pizza Crust

1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower (I use fresh cauli florets, microwaved until tender; let cool then mash on a plate with a fork and measure)
1 beaten egg
1 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese... See More
1/2 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley

pizza or alfredo sauce ( I use Chef Boyardee brand pizza sauce; it has no sugar or you could make your own version)
healthy toppings of your choice, the more veggies the better
reduced fat mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees farenheit. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Press evenly on the pan; I like mine pretty thin so it browns nicely. Sprinkle evenly with basil, oregano and parsley.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes (15-20 minutes if you double the recipe) until as brown on the bottom as possible. Using a dark baking sheet helps but do grease it as recipe calls for.

Remove the pan from the oven. To the crust, add sauce, then toppings and cheese.
Place under a broiler at high heat just until cheese is melted.
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