Friday, April 9, 2010

Egg Salad Changed Up!

I only crave Egg Salad about 3 times a year. I will NOT eat egg salad unless I see it made simply because I want to see it made fresh! I tried this new idea that might make we want this delicious dish more than every 3 months.

2 Whole Boiled Eggs
1 Avacado
1 TBSP Sour Cream
2 TBSP Mayo
2 pieces of Crusty Toasted Bread
2 TSP relish
2 TBSP chopped onion
S & P

In a Food Processor add everything except the bread and pulse till smooth. Smear onto your toast and enjoy. SUPER SIMPLE and yummy!

TIP Change it up even more, I put cayenne pepper and cumin on mine, gave it a kick and a little smokey flavor.

TIP Lighten it up a bit, remove the yolks from the eggs, use light mayo and sour cream.

TIP Want a lighter onion flavor, use chives instead of the onion !

Friday, April 2, 2010

Pina Colada Cake

I made this cake for my co-workers and they seemed to like it! Plus it is really simple. This is a two layer cake so you can use one cake mix and divide it, but I used two and made a really big one.

2 Pineapple Upside Down Cake mixes
1 Can of Cream of Coconut
1 Can of Minced Pineapple
1/4 cup Chopped Strawberries
1/4 cup Granola
Rum Optional

Egg Whites
Pineapple Juice
Cream of TarTar

Prepare the two cake mixes per the directions on the box BUT reserve 2 of the egg whites for the frosting. Add 3 tablespoons of the Cream of Coconut. Drain the Pineapple and add it to the cake mix. Keep the juice. Add the Granola and the Strawberries to the mix. Bake at 350 until cake is done. Let cake come to Room temperature. Remove from cake pan and put on cookie sheet. Now smother the cake with the rest of the Cream of Coconut and the rum. The Cake will absorb ALL of the liquid.

In a saucepan on medium heat add the pineapple juice that you reserved, add an EQUAL amount of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Let reduce for a few minutes. While sugar/juice mixture is dissolving/reducing beat eggwhites with 1/2 teaspoon Cream of TarTar until you get hard peaks. Add the HOT Sugar/Juice mixture to the eggwhites while they are beating! Quickly apply to your cake before the egg whites set.

This cake will need to be kept refrigerated if you dont think it will be eaten in a day. I decorated mine by sprinkling extra granola on top.