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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

Lazy Woman's Cottage Pie

We haven't seen any beef on this blog in a while. How about a little lazy woman's cottage pie?

Apparently there's a difference between cottage pie and shepherd's pie. One is made with beef, and the other with lamb. Normally I would call mine a shepherd's pie, but now that I know the truth, I have to call it what it is. It's cottage pie.

The good thing about this recipe is that you don't have to make mashed potatoes. That means you can eliminate butter and milk or cream from the recipe. You also don't need to make gravy. Normally I'd add some broth and then thicken it up with a flour mixture.

The only thing this recipe was missing is corn. You could also add some mixed veggies. Frozen is easy. Get the mix with carrots, peas and corn.

Lazy Woman's Cottage Pie
Makes 2 Servings

  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ lb lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pink salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 baked potatoes
  1. Sauté the onion, celery and garlic in oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until translucent.
  2. Add the beef and break it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks until it's crumbly.
  3. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the meat is cooked through.
  4. Stir in the spices. Cook for another minute or two.
  5. Serve over baked potatoes.


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