Food and Beverage

Apple Spice Cake With Brown Sugar Frosting

Apple Spice Cake With Brown Sugar
Total Time
Prep: 30 MINUTES
Bake: 35 minutes + cooling
16 servings
- 4 medium Honey crisp apples, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1-1/2 pounds)
- 2 cups sugar
-1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts, toasted
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup of confectioner's sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts, toasted

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom of tow greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment; grease paper
2. Place apples in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. In
a large bowl, beat sugar,oil,eggs and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, pie spice, baking powder and salt
gradually beat into sugar mixture alternatively with buttermilk. Stir in apples and walnuts
3. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing wire racks, remove paper. Cool completely
4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, sugars, vanilla and pie spice until smooth. spread frosting on top of cake refrigerate
left overs.

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Stuffed Iowa Chops

Total Time                      Makes
Prep: 20 Min 4 Servings
Bake: 50
4 bone-in pork loin chops ( 1-1/2 inches thick and 8 ounces each)
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup chopped peeled apple
1 cup whole kernel corn
1 cup dry bread crumbs

1/3 cup honey
3 to 4 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut a pocket in each pork chop by slicing almost to the bone. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown chops on each side; cool slightly.

2. In a bowl, mix onion, parsley, milk and seasonings. Add apple, corn and bread crumbs; toss to combine. Spoon into pork chops; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.

3. In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients; reserve half of the sauce for brushing. Pour remaining sauce over pork chops. Bake, uncovered, 50-60 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in stuffing reads 165 degrees, brushing occasionally with reserved sauce during the last 20 minutes.
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Green Tea

Green Tea

Green Tea is a type of tea that is made from cameilla sinenis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas and black teas. Green tea originated in china, but its production and manufacture has spread to many other countries in Asia

Several Varieties of green tea exists, which differ substantially based on the variety C. Sinesis used, growing conditions,horticultural,methods,production processing, and time of harvest. Although there has been considerable research on the possible health effects of consuming green tea regularly, there is little evidence that drinking tea has any affects on health.

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Benefits of Peppermint Tea

Peppermint Tea
  1. Bid goodbye to motion sickness and nausea
  2. Better digestive system
  3. Treats bowel syndrome
  4. Treats greasy skin
  5. Cures skin irritation
  6. Heals acne
  7. Hair growth

Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widely spread and cultivated in many regions of the world. It is occasionally found in the wild with its parent species.

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Cheesy Corn Fritters

Easy Cheesy Corn Fritters
Soft in the center, crispy on the edges — A great side dish for a bunch
of dinners.

Corn Fritters Recipe — Soft in the center, crispy on the edges and is so yummy, these small cheesy cakes are so easy and quick to put together and make an excellent side dish for a bunch of dinners! Its your choice if you want to use canned or fresh corn but these are especially good with fresh corn, in the summertime. Enjoy!

Before being Fried


  • 2 cups of corn
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or cheese of your choice
  • 1 handful cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • sou cream or heavy cream, for garnish


  1. Mix the corn,cornmeal, flour,paprika,egg,Parmesan,green onion,cilantro,lime juice in a large bowl. Add some water if the mixture is too dry.
    1. Heat 1 tablespoon in a pan. Spoon the corn mixture into the pan to form patties and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Top with a dollop or cream and enjoy.

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