Monthly Archives: June 2010

Going to the Movies

in Hollywood…

Cinerama Dome on Sunset Boulevard

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Your Coach is Waiting

Is that Cinderella parked in front of Diamond Head?

Carrots and Cardamom

Remember those carrot cakes with cream cheese frosting? Sometimes, the cake was so dry, I’d just eat the frosting.   This one is moist – needs no frosting – better to save it for the chocolate cake later.

My mother had a “secret” ingredient that I could never ID – now I know…

Combine:
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cardamom (the secret ingredient)
1 cup chopped pecans

Add:
2 cups grated carrots
1 1/3 cup oil (vegetable)
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup drained crushed pineapple
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract (other secret)

Fill two 9×5 loaf pans and bake at 350 for one hour (or less, depending on your oven; when toothpick comes out clean – it’s done).

Cookies from the Back of the Box

Cut out from an old Bisquick box – not there anymore – enjoy…

Almond Cookies

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 3/4 cup Bisquick
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown.

A Lily, The Ocean, No Oil…Paradise?