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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Seasoned Rice Mix - Ready to Cook

Make your own mixes and keep them in baggies ready to cook. This is a little healthier than store-bought flavoured rice packets. All you have to do is add a bit of butter. Use veggie powder and a dairy-free butter or olive oil to veganize this recipe.




Seasoned Rice Mix - Ready to Cook
Makes 2-4 Servings

Ingredients
For the Rice Mix
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable or chicken bouillon powder
  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated vegetables
To Cook
  • 1 tablespoon butter (vegan if desired)
  • 2 cups water
Directions
  1. Mix everything together (except butter and water), and store in a container until ready to use. You can make multiple containers and have them on hand whenever you need a quick rice dish. 
  2. To cook, simply mix the rice with 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of butter. Bring it up to a simmer over medium high heat, then cover and reduce the heat to medium low for about 15 minutes or until the rice is tender. You can add more water as needed.

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