Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rum Cake

Rum Cake soaking in the syrup.

1 box Golden Yellow Premium Cake Mix from Duncan Hines
3/4 cup of Rum (I used Bacardi Superior Rum)
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 package of Jello Vanilla Pudding Mix (instant--96 grams)

4 Eggs

Mix together the cake mix, rum, olive oil, and pudding mix.  Then add the eggs in one at a time and mix well.  Pour batter into a bundt pan that has been greased with butter and sprinkled with white sugar.  Sprinkle white sugar on top of the batter as well.

Bake for approximately 45 minutes at 350 degrees. I use a long wooden skewer to test for doneness.

For the Syrup:

1/4 cup butter (I use salted)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup Rum

In a pot on the stove top, melt the butter first, then stir in the sugar and add the rum. Simmer for five minutes.
Once the cake has cooled, take the cake out of the pan and poke holes all over the cake with a skewer. Pour half of the warm syrup into the bundt pan and put the cake back in, then pour the rest of the syrup over top. This cake is best, made two days ahead. Good luck keeping people away from it for that long. :P

Ready to eat.
#Rum #Cake

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sauteed Beet Leaf and Stem

Hubby and the kids grew some beets this year so we will be eating a lot of this yummy side dish. :D

I washed the stems and leaves really well and discarded the tougher leaves and any 'ugly looking' stems.  

Separate the stems and leaves as you are chopping them up.

Saute some chopped onion in olive oil until softened. Then add in the chopped up stems. Saute the stems for approximately 10 minutes or until softened.  While the stems are cooking add in salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and parsley.  Add in more olive oil if needed. When the stems have reached desired tenderness, add in the leaves and keep stirring until they have wilted down.  Taste test to see if you need any more seasoning.  You can serve this now, as it is, straight from the pot with lemon slices, or for a variation you can place the sauteed beet leaf and stem in a bowl and add in some fresh olive oil, lemon juice, and a little salt.  Both ways, very tasty. :D 

#beets #veggies #vegetable #sides