Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Okay I 'm ready for Fall!

 This has been one of the hottest summers that I can remember in Fl.  when you go outside you just melt.

 It's so hot I don't even feel like cooking out on the grill.  We have been eating allot of salads and fresh fruit.

Now we are getting allot of rain, I went to the store and it was 98 then the storm came through and it dropped the temperature down to 76 Wow I made a beeline to Publix and bought what i needed for a apple cake.

This a a very easy apple cake  when it's cool I like to cut it into bars and just grab a slice and go.
This made my house smell like fall was in the air even though we still had the AC on.
 Remember how I was complaining last winter about the cold down here?  We went from freezing to melting no in between.
I hope it will cool down a little, but at least today it's very cloudy so we may even cook out tonight.

2 granny smith apples (peeled and sliced thin)
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar ( use about 3 TB for sprinkling over apples)
1 TB baking powder
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tsp cinnamon
3 TB butter

Oven to 400F
Grease a 9x9 pan with butter.
Peel and slice the apples, placing in a bowl and sprinkling with the sugar to coat( the 3 TB) Let this set for about 15 min this will render some juice you want this so don't drain the apples.

In another bowl, mix the eggs,milk and vanilla and the 3 TB butter( melt the butter in microwave and cool slightly before adding)

Mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl except for the cinnamon.

Put 1/2 of the dry mixture in the pan. Layer apples over top. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Add the rest of the dry mixture.  Then pour the wet mixture over top.

Make sure none of the dry mixture is on top.. you need to tilt the pan around and use a spatula to get the dry mix into the wet..

That's it  Now bake for about 30 to 35 min.

Cool slightly before cutting and top with ice cream or whip cream.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program I received Kellogg's Fiber Plus Antioxidants Cereal to try.

I was a little surprised that Kellogg's sent me two full size boxes of cereal , my husband and I eat a lot of cereal and we we're both anxious to try these.

This cereal  is available in Berry Yogurt Crunch and Cinnamon Oat Crunch both are delicious and a great way to start your day.
  My favorite was the Berry Yogurt Crunch I loved the little yogurt bites.
 The Cinnamon Oat Crunch had great cinnamon flavour.  I not only had these with milk but also mixed them in with my yogurt for a nice crunch!
 I wished my grand kids had been here to try these because I think they would have liked them also.  Thank you Kellogg's for two great cereals we will be buying these often.