Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Chocolate Depression Cake

Chocolate Depression Cake - this recipe originates from the Great Depression, when certain every day items were scarce, and butter in particular was a luxury. Also known as a Crazy Cake or Wacky Cake, it’s egg-free and dairy free for those with allergy issues, and Vegan friendly.

Makayla Perez getting ready to enjoy her piece of Chocolate Depression Cake
I originally made this cake for a staff member of my husband's who is vegan. She and her children were thrilled with the cake, as is evidenced by the photos. My husband and his other non-vegan staff members also tried it, and it was huge hit with everyone.

This cake is the perfect after-school snack cake, so easy to make and super-yummy! Even kids could make this, it's so simple to do!

Moist, tender, full of chocolatey goodness without butter, eggs or milk. Who knew?

 Laylanie Perez and her piece of Chocolate Depression Cake

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Deconstructed Egg Rolls

Deconstructed Egg Rolls ... say what? All the flavors of an egg roll without the work. Simply cook this up in one pan, serve and eat. It couldn't be any easier or tastier.

Chop or shred the veggies (or save yourself time and buy shredded cabbage and matchstick carrots), brown the ground beef (pork, chicken or turkey), add the spices, soy sauce and a cup of water and 20 minutes later your have dinner. Quick, easy and delicious.

Feel free to adjust seasonings to your taste, and add any veggies you like. Bean sprouts or fresh green peas would be great added toward the end of cooking time.