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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

And That's a Wrap!

Janet Groene’s
Roundhouse Wraps

    Make the rice filling ahead and keep it cold, then wrap in tortillas and serve lunch in the cockpit or on the beach.

2 ½ cups cooked rice
Small can sliced ripe olives, well drained
½ cup Italian dressing
2 medium roma tomatoes, diced and drained
16 thin slices deli roast beef
8 burrito-size flour tortillas
8 pieces leaf lettuce

Combine rice, olives, dressing and tomatoes and chill until serving time. To proceed, lay out tortillas and use a draining spoon to spread tortillas with the rice mixture, two slices roast beef and a leaf of lettuce. Fold burrito style. Makes 8 wraps.  

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Butterscotch Appledore Cake

Unlike most apple recipes, this one doesn’t call for spices such as cinnamon. Your secret shortcut is a box of pudding mix. Where is Appledore? See below for the answer.

4 cups sliced fresh apples OR
2 cans pie-sliced apples (not apple pie filling), undrained
1 tablespoon flour
½ cup brown sugar
2/3 cup half and half

2/3 cup flour
½ cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 package dry butterscotch flavor cook-and-serve pudding mix (not instant)
1 stick butter, melted

Peel, core and slice fresh apples. Arrange apples in a 9 X 13-inch baking pan. Whisk together brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and half and half. Pour over apples. Mix 2/3 cup flour, oats, brown sugar and pudding mix. Sprinkle over apples and drizzle evenly with melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees 35 to 45 minutes or until  apples are tender and topping is toasty.

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Appledore is a village in Devonshire, England. 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sweet Nothing: Easiest Gourmet Dessert Yet

Janet Groene’s
Almond Sticky Cake
Part cake, part candy, part cookie, this sticky quickie dessert whisks together in minutes. It’s rich; a little goes a long way.

2 eggs
½ cup each sugar, flour
1 stick butter, melted
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
Sliced almonds
    Set the oven to 350 degrees and grease a round  cake or pie pan. Whisk eggs until light, then whisk in sugar, flour, butter and almond flavoring. Pour into the pan, sprinkle with almonds and bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and firm. Cool a few minutes, then cut in 6 to 8 wedges.

Cook’s note: A nice garnish is a small dollop of raspberry jam or a drizzle of low-fat strawberry yogurt.
See more of Janet Groene’s RV-ready recipes at Her books Living Aboard Your RV, 4th Edition and Cooking Aboard Your RV, 2nd Edition, can be ordered from the RV Book Store, (800) 274-9378.
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