Monday, April 28, 2008

Rhubarb Cake Recipe

In my family the cooking gene was bestowed upon my sister Ranee, I got the tool gene. The other day she emailed me this recipe for rhubarb cake. She must also have the ESP gene because I was contemplating planting rhubarb but I really didn't have any uses for it because R and I are not crazy about rhubarb pie. Oh by the way...she got the ESP gene...I got the ESPN gene.

Here we first blog recipe compliments of my sister, Ranee.

Rhubarb Jello Cake

1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c milk
1 stick margarine or butter

Melt margarine or butter, add other ingredients, making batter. Put into a greased 13x9 pan. Cover with the following fruit mixture 6 C sliced rhubarb, 1/2C sugar, 2 pkg. (3oz ea.) raspberry or strawberry jello. Bake 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until golden serve cold or warm with cool whip or ice cream.

That seems pretty easy and even I could bake this cake.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

2 New (Old) Cookbooks

One of the features, that I am looking forward to, when we finish the kitchen is a place to put my cookbooks. Currently all the recipes and books are shoved into a cabinet close to the floor. It will be great to have a place that it relatively at eye level and organized (somewhat).

I really like old cookbooks and when I see one that pique my interest, I buy it or them, whichever the case my be. In this case it was them.

I'll fess up right now....the only reason I purchased the Amana Recipes book was because it was black and white. I thought it would look great on my shelf with toile curtains and such. And I'll confess to the fact that I thought Amana had to do with appliances (in a way....yes) and not the Amana Colony. Interesting concept but I think they would frown on eBay and well I can't live without eBay.

The book does have some interesting recipes and drawings, overall I'm happy with it.

I only had a second to look at the book, Historic Inns, A Cook's Tour. It appears to have photos of garden and interior photos of old inns with a sampling of recipes from each historic inn.