Thursday, January 14, 2010

This is a SIN!

I think I am having WAY too much fun trying new recipes and cooking the new ones we like. It almost feels wrong to be having so much fun with all of this. I just CAN NOT saying it enough at how well the kids are doing in our new "temporary" home. I love it. They are happy and healthy. I also have so much more energy too. I am looking forward to the summer and traveling with the kids. This year we are going to be taking a road trip! We are all super excited about it. The goal is to drive a few hours and then stop and camp for a night or two and then get on the road again. I am thinking this will be a two week trip. We are heading towards my bil and sil to see their new baby and their whole family. It we drove straight through it would be a 16 hour drive and I think this way is going to be much more enjoyable! The two older kids are going to be doing a co-ed away camp for a week and we are all going to go up there during that time. J and I are going to work at the camp while we are there, so excited. There is also another camp we might be going to with another family from church so that would be a lot of fun too. I know it is just January but still it is fun to plan and look to the future. Speaking of January my oldest is going to be 9 years old on Sunday. Each year seems to go faster than the year before. I am going to be making her a new cake recipe. I can't wait to make it because it sounds so yummy! Here is the recipe if you are interested :)

10-12 apples
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger
water to cover apples
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cup almond flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons soft butter
2/3 tablespoons honey

1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C)
2. Peel and slice apples, place in sauce pan, add water till it cover apples a quater of the way.
3. Cook over medium high heat untill apples are very soft and mushy.
4. With a laddle or a large spoon drain excess liquid into a bowl and set aside to use in cake batter.
5. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, honey and butter; stir and simmer while preparing cake mixture
6. In a bowl take a cup of the nut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda; blend with your hands until all lumps are gone add butter, honey and the reserved juice from the apples stir.
7. Batter should be smooth and pourable if it seems to thin add the extra qaurter cup of almond flour.
8. Pour the apple mixture in a greased baking dish, stir cake mixture into the apples.
9. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 45min. to an hour.
10. A knife or toothpick should come out cean yet this is not a firm cake. Cake will be soft and juicy.

See doesn't that sound yummy? I can't wait to make it too much fun I am having I tell ya, it really should be a sin ;)

Oh yeah P.S. today is Delurking Day so if you read this please comment :)


Singlemomma said...

Still reading :) How many delurker days have we been reading eachother's blogs?? And at this point I don't remember if I started mine because you had one or vise versa! LOL

Michele Entrekin said...

The cake sounds wonderful. Where do you get all your recipes from?


hestermom said...

He, he... I am commenting so you know I was here. Did you already tell us all about your temporary digs?

Adina said...

i never hear about this delurking thing. anyway, i try stay updated but i will need a laptop soon...this chair is so uncomfortable.

Cynthia said...


Tonya said...

I have a book by Doug Kaufmann called Eating Your Way to Good Health for most of my meals and the cake came from the website I'm a dangerous women in the kitchen :)

Kristin said...

Glad you're having so much fun with your new recipes!! It's definitely fun to look forward to summer adventures:) Happy 9th to your GG!!!:)

sweetnika said...

:) great post... Where do you buy your Almond flour???

Julie M. said...

I read!

Tonya said...

Anika, My friend buys hers online, she said to goggle honeyville grain. I hope that helps :)

Artist said...

Just enjoy cooking, it IS fun.

Angie Vik said...

The cake sounds really good. I like apple recipes. Don't suppose there's any chance it's a low-calorie recipe?

Trish said...

The recipe looks great. I can't wait so start my almond flour adventures. :)