Carrots and cake.

3/14/2011 05:08:00 AM
Couple of recipes for you today on Kylee's Cooking Corner. (I was going to be clever and use the letter of my first name for "Cooking" and "Corner" but then I quickly realized that those three letters aren't the best when used together.)

First, I call it, "A carrot recipe that you can actually enjoy"

About 10 carrots
2-4 TBSP of butter
2-4 TBSP of brown sugar

Note: I hate carrots, as I'm not a bunny. Therefore, eating them is a challenge. (I only like them covered in ranch dip.)

So... I sliced up about 10 carrots (on "the bias" - see picture I stole from the internet below.) Cut them as thick or as thin as you'd like. (I cute mine thinner.)

Boil some water and use your handy-dandy drop-in steamer basket to steam them for maybe 5 minutes. (To the desired crunchiness. I hate mushy carrots.)

While they're cooking, melt a couple of tablespoons of butter (I always use unsalted, but whatever you have works. Just don't use margarine because you really shouldn't be eating margarine.) Add in a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar. Mix.

When the carrots are all good and steamed how you like 'em, pour them into a bowl then glaze them with the butter/sugar mix.

What you've got: a lightly flavored, non-citrusy, cooked carrot recipe.

Next time I'll be throwing in some spinach (my current addiction). And I also feel that they'd be delicious with a bit of fresh mint. Or maybe even coconut.


Next for the not-so-good-for-you recipe:

I like to call it, "White cake apple bake."

(Can you imagine the directions?)

1 box of white cake mix
1 can of apple pie filling
1 few TBSP of cinnamon/sugar
1 8 x 8 pan

Dump about 3/4 of the can of apple pie filling into the bottom of an 8x8 pan.

Next, pour about 3/4 of the white cake mix over top.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes (or until the toothpick comes out clean.)

While the cake is hot, sprinke generously the cinnamon/sugar mix over top.

(With the leftover cake mix, make 6 cupcakes. :) Lila likes cupcakes.)




1 comment:

  1. YAY! New recipes! We make a version of those carrots only instead of brown sugar we use honey and we add lots of parsley. Very yummy and the kids eat them like candy.


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