RACHEL’S APPLE WALNUT CAKE

Preheat Oven to 325 F.  Grease 10 inch tube pan; set aside. In a large bowl, beat 1 1/2 C granulated sugar, 1 C vegetable oil, 2 tsp vanilla, and 2 eggs until well blended.  Stir in 2 C chopped peeled tart apples. In another bowl, stir together 3 C flour, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, and 1 C chopped walnuts.  Add apple mixture to dry ingredients.  Stir in just until moistened. … Continue reading RACHEL’S APPLE WALNUT CAKE

HOMEMADE FRENCH BAGUETTES

Last fall I read "French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure" by Mireille Guiliano.  It is a fabulous book!  Her writing is clever and witty as she takes the guilt out of eating, while teaching reasonable moderation and thoughtful food practices instead. In the chapter entitled "Bread & Chocolate" she encourages … Continue reading HOMEMADE FRENCH BAGUETTES