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Rhubarb Crunch

1 c quick oats
1/2 c flour (I used almond flour)
1 c brown sugar (I used coconut sugar)
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 c butter
4 c diced rhubarb (could also use apples or mix fruits)

Preheat oven to 375° and grease a 9″ square baking pan.

Blend first 5 ingredients in food processor or using a pastry blender.  Spread half of this mix in baking pan.  Spread all the rhubarb out over this. Cover rhubarb with remaining dry mix.

Bake for 40 min.

Buddy’s Apple Snacking Cake

Years ago, when the kids were much younger(and we still had cable TV), my kids LOVED watching Cake Boss with Buddy Valastro. Even as young as they were, they’d tell me how to decorate cakes. Well. somewhere along the line Buddy shared a recipe for an apple snacking cake. Thankfully, this is not one of Buddy’s fancy cakes, just a simple snack cake. But Buddy made it so the kids KNEW it was good. And they’re right, it is! You can probably find the recipe online with better directions than what I wrote down as I was watching Buddy cook. But really it’s basically throwing everything together.

Buddy’s Apple Snacking Cake

2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 c. Oil
scant 1/2 C. unsweet applesauce
2 eggs
1 ea. medium granny smith and gala apples, peeled, cored, and diced (yeah, um, you can use whatever applesyou want. I needed to use up some cortlands, so they got the chop)
1/2 C. chopped nuts Continue reading Buddy’s Apple Snacking Cake

Quick Summer Tortellini Salad

Posting for Mom so i can access this on my phone and make it myself, this is one of my favorite Summer Salads.

This is a quick delicious summer salad. Perfect for picnics, no need to refrigerate. A little sweet, a little tart, with a touch of fresh basil for a punch of flavor. You choose the tortellini and smoked sausage you like the most. Chop, chop, chop and you’re done! Enjoy.

Cook time: 5 Min  Prep time: 30 Min  Serves: 10-12


16 oz fresh tortellini
1 1/2 c swiss cheese
1 1/2 c summer sausage or salami
1 can(s) small black olives
1 1/2 c fresh mushrooms
4 green onions
2/3 c red wine vinegar
2/3 c canola oil
2/3 c sugar
1/4 c basil, fresh
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pepper
1. Cook the tortellini in boiling, salted water for 5 minutes. Rinse with cold water and cool.
2. In a large bowl combine, cubed sausage and cheese with chopped mushrooms, olives and minced green onions. Add the cooled tortellini and basil.
3. In a separate bowl combine the sugar, vinegar, oil, salt, garlic and pepper. Stir until thoroughly combined. Add to the pasta mixture. Adjust seasoning to taste.
4. Enjoy!
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