Thursday, April 21, 2011

Buttered Garlic Noodles

Cook 5 handfuls of noodles into salted, boiling water with olive oil.  Cook 8 min or by package directions.

Put 1/2 stick of butter into skillet on medium low; add one beef or chicken bullion cube; melt butter and add washed mushrooms (about 1/2 pound), add 4 cloves pressed garlic or 1 T. granulated garlic; continue to cook on low; chop one red (or yellow or orange) sweet pepper and add 1 cup (or desired amount) of broccoli.  Continue to cook and stir until tender to your taste.  Add salt and pepper.

Drain noodles and add to mix.  Stir and serve.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Old Fashioned Cocoa Cake

from the Hershey's Cocoa label (1980's)

Cocoa Cake
2/3 c butter
1 2/3 c sugar
3 eggs
2 c flour
1 1/3 c milk
2/3 c cocoa
1 1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1 t salt
Cream butter, sugar, and eggs - beat on high speed for 3 min. - reduce to low speed; combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, & salt in a bowl and stir; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture.  Beat. Pour into pans that have been greased (butter) and floured.  If you want this to be dark, like the cake, add some cocoa to the flour for a dark baked edge.
Bake at 350˚ for 35 minutes.

Cocoa Fudge Frosting
1/2 c margarine
1/2 c cocoa
7 T milk (just a little less than 1/2 cup)
1 t. vanilla
1 box of 10x powdered sugar or 3 - 3 1/2 cup
Melt butter in microwave, add cocoa, stir until smooth; alternately add confectioners sugar and milk to cocoa mixture (which in now in the mixer). Beat to spreading consistency of your choice - add vanilla.

Allow cake to cool before icing.