Sweet Cabbage Soup Recipe

SWEET CABBAGE SOUP RECIPE

Cabbage Soup Recipe

We are having a polar cold snap here in the midwest and the best comfort food during cold weather is soup. It is a go-to in our home during the winter months.

One of my favorite soup recipes is this sweet Russian cabbage soup.  I love it because of the flavor but also the healthy benefits of cabbage.

cabbage

You probably already know that just like kale and broccoli, it is a cruciferious vegetable and is packed full of beneficial nutrients.   In addition, did you know that cabbage is actually a great food for someone going through radiation treatment.  Research has shown that cabbage contains diindolylmethane (DIM) which through scientific testing has been shown to protect against the harmful effects of radiation therapy.  In addition, cabbage has another cancer-fighting compound called sulforaphane.

Here is the cabbage soup recipe I have made many times over the years – it is sweet, healthy and delicious!

Prep Time:  10 minutes / Cook Time: 1 hour / Yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 lbs ground beef

1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes

1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

4 cubes beef bouillon

2 medium carrots, shredded

1 onion chopped

2 tbsp white vinegar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 head of cabbage, cored and cut into wedges

1 small bunch of fresh parsley (optional for garnish)

2 quarts water, divided

RECIPE DIRECTIONS:

  1. Crumble the ground beef into a large pot. Add the diced tomatoes, beef bouillon cubes, carrots, onion, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.  Pour in 1 quart of water and bring to a boil.  Stir to break up the beef while heating.  Once the soup comes to a boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes over low heat.
  2. Pour in another quart of water and return soup to a slow boil.  Add in the garlic and cabbage.  Simmer for 25 minutes until cabbage is tender. Ladle soup into bowls, garnish with fresh parsley and serve!

Sweet Russian Cabbage Soup

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Caramel Apple Cider Recipe

CARAMEL APPLE CIDER RECIPE

carmelapplecider

Fall is here and one of my favorite drinks during this time of the year is hot caramel apple cider.

Usually I buy the big jug premixed apple cider from a local cider mill and just add some caramel syrup to it but this year I decided to try making my own.  Make your own from scratch with the super easy and fast recipe below.  Scroll down for the recipe.

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Cider Ingredients:

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups apple cider

Directions:

In a 2-quart saucepan, stir together brown sugar and 1/3 cup whipping cream. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Stir in vanilla and apple cider. Cook 10 minutes, stirring often, until thoroughly heated.

Garnish with additional whipping cream on top, drizzle with caramel topping and sprinkle with ground cinnamon!

Now, sit back in your favorite comfy chair and enjoy!

Happy Fall Y’all!

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Watermelon Cake Recipe

WATERMELON CAKE RECIPE

Watermelon Cake Recipe

Summer and watermelon go together like cake and birthdays. . . so why not have all four!? Time to bake a summertime sweet dessert.  Watermelon puree and Jell-O give this cake the perfect flavor.  The frosting looks just like a sliced watermelon but is yummy too.

Watermelon Cake 1

Let’s get to baking and the cake recipe-

Ingredients

    Watermelon Cake

    • 1 box white cake mix
    • 1 (3 oz.) box of watermelon Jell-O powder (reserve 2 teaspoons for frosting)
    • 1/2 cup watermelon puree
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 4 eggs
    • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
    • red food coloring

    Watermelon Cream Cheese Frosting

    • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
    • 5 cups confectioners’ sugar
    • 2 teaspoons watermelon puree
    • 2 teaspoons watermelon Jell-O powder
    • red and green food coloring

    Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of 2 eight inch round pans with wax paper, and spray or grease the sides with cooking oil.
    To make the watermelon puree: Cut chunks from the center of a fresh watermelon and remove any seeds. Place them in a blender and puree.  Set aside.
    In a large bowl, combine cake mix and Jell-O.  Add water and oil; mix on medium speed with a mixer.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.  Add in the watermelon puree and beat until blended.  Finally, add red food coloring a drop at a time, until you reach the desired color.
    Before adding your chocolate chips- coat them with a small amount of flour – this keeps them from sinking in your cake while it bakes.  Place chocolate chips and a teaspoon of flour in a ziploc bag; shake to coat.
    Fold the chocolate chips into the batter. Pour into pans and bake for 30-35 minutes.
    In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter together. Beat in watermelon puree. Gradually add sugar and Jell-O, beating until smooth. Color 1/3 of the frosting green, color the remaining 2/3 the same color as the cake.
    Trim the brown edges off the cake before frosting it.  Use the pink frosting between the layers and on the top of the cake. Spread the green frosting on the sides and outer edge of the top of the cake. Lastly, press mini chocolate chips on the top of the cake frosting to mimic watermelon seeds.
    Watermelon Cake 3
    Now slice and eat up! YUM!
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