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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

Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce

Another adaptation on a recipe from The South Beach Diet's Taste of Summer cookbook. I ate it all myself, but you can share if you're in the mood.

Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce
Makes 1 -2 servings.

  • 6oz grilling steak
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  1. Slice steak in 1/4" strips.
  2. Combine garlic, lime juice, ginger, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Add steak and mix. Set aside on the counter for about 20 minutes.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients together and set aside.
  4. You can put the steak strips on skewers if you wish, but I found it easier just to leave them as they were. Preheat a nonstick pan over high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the steak strips. You may have to do it in batches.
  5. Cook for 1-2 minutes then flip. Cook for another minute or two then remove from the pan. Let rest for a few minutes then serve with peanut dipping sauce.
Tip: This recipe would also work with chicken breast.


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