Amy Green recently traveled to Hawaii where she tasted this delicious cake from Kalaheo Coffee Co. Now you can enjoy a little taste of Hawaii in your own home! Amy declares this one of the best cakes she's ever had!
What You Need:
1 box of Duncan Hines lemon cake mix
12 oz Philly cream cheese, soft
16 oz heavy whipping cream
1 cup of sugar
1 lemon, finely zested and juiced
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Follow directions on the cake mix for a 9 or 10 inch cake.
- Blend cream cheese until smooth.
- Add in 1/2 cup of the sugar and zest of the lemon.
- Remove mixture from bowl and chill slightly.
- Clean bowl and whip cream on high until soft peaks form.
- Add remaining sugar and vanilla to the cream and whip until very firm peaks.
- Fold half of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
- Fold in the balance of the whipped cream and add lemon juice to taste. Be careful not to get the mixture too soft.
- Place into refrigerator to cool and set up.
- Once cake is cooled, ice the cake, add lemon zest on top of the cake for decoration, and enjoy!
What You Need:
2 (12-oz.) pkg. fresh green beans
3/4 teaspoon table salt, divided
1 pound petite red potatoes
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1. Cook green beans and 1/2 teaspoon salt in boiling water to cover in a large saucepan until tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop cooking process; drain and pat dry with paper towels.
2. Bring potatoes and cold water to cover to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until just tender, about 20 minutes total. Drain and let cool 30 minutes. Slice potatoes into 1/4- to 1/2-inch rounds.
3. Gently toss together green beans, potatoes, bell pepper, red onions, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add Lemon-Soy Vinaigrette, and gently toss to combine. Transfer mixture to a serving platter, and top with mint, almonds, and sesame seeds. Serve room temperature or chilled.
What You Need:
- Kosher salt
- 12 ounces fusilli or other corkscrew pasta
- 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, halved lengthwise, or broccoli florets (or a combination)
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fusilli and cook as the label directs.
2. Add the sugar snap peas and/or broccoli, carrots and bell pepper to the boiling water during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta and vegetables and return to the pot.
3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until just golden, about 30 seconds.
4. Add the tomatoes, red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until the tomatoes begin to wilt, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking water. Pour the tomato mixture over the pasta and vegetables. Add the mint, parmesan and half the goat cheese and toss to combine. Season with salt.Divide the pasta among bowls. Top with the remaining goat cheese and drizzle with olive oil.
What you need:
2 medium butternut squash (4 to 5 pounds total)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut off and discard the ends of each butternut squash
Peel the squash, cut them in half lengthwise, and remove seeds
Cut the squash into 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch cubes and place them on a baking sheet
Add the melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper
With clean hands, toss all the ingredients together and spread into a single layer on the baking sheet
Roast for 45 to 55 minutes, until the squash is tender and the glaze begins to caramelize
While roasting, turn the squash a few times with a spatula, to be sure it browns evenly
Season to taste, and serve hot!
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