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Coffee and Donuts

12 Apr

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Why didn’t I think of this?

Again I am going through magazines.This can be very dangerous for me but I am going to make these for Easter.

One box of mini Chocolate glazed donuts.

One 1/2 of a 1/2 gallon of coffee ice-cream

Lots of plastic wrap

Cut the donut in half like you would cut a bagel.

Add a scoop of slightly soft ice cream on the donut.

Top with the other half of the donut

Smooth out the sides od the ice-cream with a knife so it looks neat.

Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.

You now have coffee and donuts for a special treat.

The large donuts are way too much but the mini donuts are five bites.

Just enough.

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Cookies,Yogurt, and Fruit

28 Mar

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Forget about mixing your yogurt with granola.

Try dark chocolate caramel cookie crumbs.

I tried this new cookie recipe and it was delicious but I couldn’t cut them the right way.

When I lifted them from the pan they fell apart and all I could think about was how expensive they were to make.

I ended up with a dish full of broken cookie pieces.

Never throw out anything.

I put all the crumbs in a plastic bag and put them in the refrigerator.

Now I have  crumbs for ice-cream topping or a healthier yogurt dessert.

3 tablespoons cookie crumbs for each portion

One cup good Greek yogurt

1/2 teaspoon sugar or honey

1/2 cup blueberries for each portion

Place three tablespoons of the cookie crumbs in each dish

Mix the yogurt and honey together.

Divide into four dishes

Top with berries

This is too good and I don’t love yogurt.

The cookies were definitely worth saving.

 

 

Chocolate Waffles, Strawberries and Strawberry Sauce

27 Feb

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These are the easiest waffles you will ever make.

One Duncan Hines chocolate cake mix

Follow the directions on the back of the box.

Put the desired amount of batter in your waffle maker.

Cook till done.

Serve with great big strawberries and strawberry syrup.

My grandchildren loved them.

I did dust the leftover waffles with a combination of two tablespoons cocoa powder and four tablespoons confectionary sugar.

The kids were eating them like cookies.

Shortbread Squares

8 Feb

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This is another shortbread recipe that I love because it is two bites and I don’t have to melt chocolate.

1 cup unsalted butter

2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract

1/2 cup sifted corn starch

1 1/2 cups sifted flour

One cup chocolate chips or more

Beat the butter till fluffy

Add the sugar and beat till smooth

Add the flour, vanilla and corn starch

Beat until a nice dough forms

Roll out in between two pieces of plastic wrap about 1/4 inch thick

Try to roll it out to a square or rectangle

Place in the refrigerator until the dough is firm.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

Line the cookie sheet with a silpac

Remove the dough from the refrigerator

Cut the dough into one inch by one inch squares

Place them on the pan

Decorate each with the chocolate chips.

I used four chips but made some with one chip and both looked great.

Bake until the cookies are light brown on the bottom about 15 to 18 minutes

Do not stack the cookies until the chips are hard again

Great pick up cookie.

If you have any leftovers, keep in a air tight jar or freezer

I tried the new vanilla chips, not the white chocolate, and they are good but they do discolor when they are baked.

The dark chocolate chips are my favorite

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Fried Apples

5 Feb

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Go in your fruit draw and take all your touched and spotted apples out.

Wash them

This is for about five apples

Slice and core them

I like the skin left on but feel free to peel the apples

Melt one tablespoon of butter

Add the apples

Stir fry for two minutes

Add one tablespoon of brown sugar

One teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Stir fry till the apples are almost soft.

You can add raisins if you like

Top off with whipped cream

You can also make this with pears

Fancy Cream Cheese and Bread

4 Jan

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When I was growing up, cream cheese and jelly sandwiches were a treat.

My Mom would have all different flavors of jelly and all different kinds of bread and crackers.

This was not fancy but it was delicious.

Now, I decided to make it as a special treat.

Two slices of whatever bread you like.

I use soft potato bread

I love strawberry cream cheese

Blueberries

Banana

Honey

Spread as much as you want of the cream cheese on the bread

Slice the banana

Add the blueberries

Drizzle the honey

Great way to get your children to eat fruit.

 

 

Hot Chocolate

12 Nov

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2 heaping teaspoons pure cocoa

1/2 cup boiling water

3/4 cup hot milk

1 teaspoons honey

Mix the cocoa and water together till smooth

Add the hot milk and honey

I like this heated in the microwave to make it pipping hot.

Add whipped cream or marshmallows