Friday, April 29, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Idea....Yummy Lemon Cake

Posted by The Cashmere Bunny at 12:55 PM 4 comments



There is something about Moms and something about lemons.  Both of them most people like.  I can’t imagine what we would do without our moms.  They make life better.  They refine us, tell us what we don’t always want to hear but know is true, and they love us unconditionally. Like a lemon they add so much by doing even a little.
This Mother’s Day I have a great Mother’s Day gift idea.  Why not make your mom a special cake.  Even if you aren’t a baker I promise you can make this recipe.  It is a great Mother’s Day gift idea and is will mean a lot to your mom because it came from you.  The ingredients are simple and you may have them already in your cupboard.  It is an inexpensive recipe that is easy to follow, very pretty, and extremely delicious. 
I found this recipe on the internet one day. A gal named V. Monte received this wonderful and easy recipe years ago from her mother n law.  Speaking of Mother n laws.  Don’t forget her either.  This is another great way to bless her and a creative yet simple Mother’s Day gift idea.
Yummy Lemon Cake (that’s what I call it)
Ingredients

·         1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix

·         1 (3 ounce) package lemon flavored gelatin

·         3/4 cup vegetable oil

·         4 eggs

·         3/4 cup water

·         1/4 teaspoon lemon extract

·         1 cup confectioners' sugar

·         4 tablespoons lemon juice

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Directions

1.    Combine gelatin mix and cake mix. Mix well.

2.    Add next 4 ingredients - oil, eggs, water and lemon extract. Mix lightly.

3.    Bake according to instructions on back of cake box.

4.    To Make Frosting: Combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice.

5.    When cake is done, and while still hot, ice with frosting.


Along with the cake another Mother’s Day gift idea to make it perfect is to add a thank you letter from you.  Let your “Mom” in your life know you appreciate her and point out special memories you have of her.  Don’t focus on the bad but instead think of all of the good she has.  Thank her for who she has been in your life.  She will love the cake but will cherish your words!
So there you go.  A simple and fun Mother’s Day gift idea……..

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gluten Free In San Diego

Posted by The Cashmere Bunny at 10:59 AM 1 comments
As the weather warms in Southern California, we at the Delightful Gourmet are thinking about vacations with our family and friends. San Diego is one of the hottest vacation spots for locals. We packed our bags and headed to sunny San Diego looking for the best Gluten Free friendly restaurant for hungry travelers. After many stops along Mission Bay and The Gas Lamp District, our top pick was the Melting Pot located at  8980 University Center Lane, San Diego California, 92122 in the La Jolla area. They are a part of the Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program (GFRAP). This program is run by the the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America.

The food was absolutely delicious and consisted of a four course meal complete with A Queso Fundido fondue made with Fontina, Gruyere and Gran Queso cheeses, crumbled Chorizo and a hint of fresh lime. The gluten free version was made with cornstarch and Redbridge beer.  The second course was a salad with a refreshing blend of citrus shrimp, avocado and lime vinaigrette. The main course included a gluten free fresh herb fondue accompanied by lobster tail, chicken breast, fire roasted pork tenderloin and garlic shrimp. The last, and most delicious course was the Dulce chocolate Fondue with bananas and fresh strawberries.

To finish the evening, The Melting Pot gave us a gluten free specialty drink menu. We had the Yin & Yang which consisted of Godiva White chocolate liquer, Stoli Vodka and ice cream topped with chocolate shavings in the shape of the Yin & Yang symbol. What a meal to remember! If you are ever in the San Diego area and are gluten intolerant, this dining experience is a must for those wishing to unwind and relax in a beautiful setting.

Our final suggestion if you wish to visit is to Valet your car. Parking is located at the bottom of a steep hill in the Hyatt parking structure.
 

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