Angel Food Cake

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Angel Food Cake

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups egg whites (about 12 eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 TBSP. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Beat cream cheese, butter, lemon juice, lemon rind, and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar in 2 additions. Beat until creamy. Add more icing sugar or juice as needed for easy spreading. Makes about 3 2/3 cups.

Garnishes:

  • Fresh Strawberries, halved
  • Fresh mint leaves

Preheat oven to 375°. Line bottom and sides of a 13- x 9-inch pan with aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides of pan. (Do not grease pan or foil.) Sift together first 3 ingredients. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold in sugar mixture, 1/3 cup at a time, folding just until blended after each addition. Fold in vanilla and lemon juice. Spoon batter into prepared pan. (Pan will be very full. The batter will reach almost to the top of the pan. Bake at 375° on an oven rack one-third up from bottom of oven 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Invert cake onto a lightly greased wire rack; let cool, with pan over cake, 1 hour or until completely cool. Remove pan; peel foil off cake. Transfer cake to a serving platter. Spread Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting evenly over top of cake. Garnish, if desired.

*recipe from: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/heavenly-angel-food-cake-10000001723342/
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Ham, Broccoli and Cheese Quiche

Welcome~

“Though no-one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.” ~ Author unknown

This is one of my favorite breakfast meals, you can substitute in other meat options or veggies, depending on what your in the mood for. 🙂

Enjoy!

Broccoli Ham Quiche Recipe

Ham, Broccoli and Cheese Quiche

  • 1 cup half and half
  • 5 lg. eggs- beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup cubed ham
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup. broccoli -blanched and chopped.
  • 1 small onion -finely chopped
  • 9″ pie crust

To make filling, combine half and half, eggs, mustard and pepper, set aside. Layer ham, cheese, broccoli and onion into pie crust. Pour egg mixture over ham layers and bake 45-50 minutes @ 350 degrees. When knife inserted comes out clean remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before slicing.

*picture from: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Broccoli-Ham-Quiche