Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Recipe to Kickstart Fall

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LWC member Joan Taylor has shared a delicious apple coffee cake recipe, which is sure whet our appetites for some fall baking! Keep this recipe handy as you get ready for apple picking!

Apple Coffee Cake

  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 Cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups of apples

Topping:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Grease a 10” tube pan and line with wax paper. Joan suggests putting a cookie sheet on the next rack in the oven in case the cake drips. Cream eggs and sugar.  Add milk and vanilla.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to the cream mixture.  Add oil.  Mix thoroughly.  Put 1/3 of the batter in greased and lined pan. Top with 1/3 of the apples and 1/3 of the sugar and cinnamon mix. Repeat three times. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hours or until a knife comes out clean. Joan said that it usually takes a bit longer.

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Cool (and EASY) Summer Recipe

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LWC Secretary Claire Regan knows how to take the work out of summertime meals – she combines it all in one easy piece of foil and pops it on the grill. The beauty of this quick fix for dinner (or lunch) is that any number of ingredients can be combined and the solution never grows old.

In Claire’s case, she likes to cut up her favorite veggies (and in Litchfield, whether you grow your own or rely on our fabulous farm stands, you will enjoy fresh vegetables all summer long), throw a couple of slices of cheese in a sprayed foil pouch, with a little bit of whatever type of meat (or seafood) she desires. Wrap it up and cook it on the grill to your preferred level of tenderness and what Claire calls “doneness.” ENJOY!

Give it a shot and let us know what combos you enjoy most!

By the way, we hope you’ll save the date for our annual fall open house event:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 ~ 6:30 pm at Stage Crossing Clubhouse (behind Aaron Cutler Memorial Library) in Litchfield. We invite all Litchfield area women to join us for a social evening to learn more about Litchfield Women’s Club and enjoy a fabulous wine talk and tasting by Paula Doucette of Bella Vino Specialty Wines and Gourmet.