Frozen Banana Fudge Pie

Today we made Frozen Banana Fudge Pie!

1 graham cracker pie shell, 2 small bananas or 1 medium banana, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C chocolate chips, 1/2C skim milk

Slice banana into thin disks and place in pie shell in one layer.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Melt chocolate with sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly until smooth.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Remove from heat. Add skim milk. Stir until smooth.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Pour over bananas.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Freeze until of desired consistency. Bananas will rise to the top.

Frozen Ban Fudge Pie

Drunken Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Today we made Drunken Cherry Chip Almond Cake!

2C pitted halved fresh cherries, 1C amaretto liqueur, 1C chocolate chips, 2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2C butter, 1 1/2C sugar, 1/2C coarsely chopped almonds, 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Soak cherries in amaretto liqueur 2 or more hours in a glass container covered with plastic wrap.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Add eggs.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Stir in dry ingredients. Blend well.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Stir in chips, nuts and thoroughly drained cherries.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Turn into greased 9″ or 10″ round cake pan. Spread evenly.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Peach Souffle

Today we made Peach Souffle!

2 ripe or overripe medium peaches, peeled, pitted and coarsely chopped; butter, powdered sugar, 1/2C vodka, 1/3C sugar, 3 whites of large eggs

Add 6T sugar to vodka in a shallow glass dish or glass bowl and stir until dissolved.

Peach Souffle

Stir in peaches. Cover with plastic wrap and soak for at least 30 minutes.

Peach Souffle

Preheat oven to 350F.

Peach Souffle

Thoroughly butter a souffle dish. Generously dust with powdered sugar. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.

Peach Souffle

Drain peaches. Gradually beat 1/3C sugar into whites until stiff peaks form.

Peach Souffle

Peach Souffle

Peach Souffle

Quickly fold in peaches.

Peach Souffle

Spoon into prepared dish.

Peach Souffle

Bake 25-30 minutes or until puffed and browned.

Peach Souffle

Serve immediately.

Peach Souffle

Strawberry Cupcakes

Today we made Strawberry Cupcakes!

2T butter, 1/2C sugar, 6 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, 1t vanilla, 2 eggs, 1C flour, 1t baking powder, 6T strawberry puree

Frosting: 1T strawberry puree, 1 1/2 to 2C powdered sugar, 2 oz reduced-fat cream cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

Strawb Cupcakes

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter, 2 oz cream cheese and sugar.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Stir in eggs. Blend well.

Strawb Cupcakes

To make fresh strawberry puree, push fresh, hulled strawberries through fine-mesh sieve, reserving 1T for frosting. Mix in dry ingredients alternately with strawberry puree beginning and ending with dry, just until blended.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Stir in vanilla.

Strawb Cupcakes

Turn into cupcake tin.

Strawb Cupcakes

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of center cupcake emerges clean. Cool before spreading on frosting.

Mix frosting ingredients until barely pourable.

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Strawb Cupcakes

Rum Raisin Rolls

Today we made Rum Raisin Rolls!

1/2C sugar, 6T butter, melted, 1/4C water, 1 envelope yeast, 1/2C skim milk, 2 eggs, 4-5C flour, 2C raisins, 1/2C rum

In shallow glass dish, pour rum over raisins. Cover with plastic wrap. Soak 2 or more hours. In large bowl, pour warm water (105 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit) on yeast. Stir until yeast is dissolved.

Rum Raisin Rolls

Rum Raisin Rolls

Rum Raisin Rolls

Add some flour and sugar.

Rum Raisin Rolls

Add remaining ingredients, except for raisins, gradually working them in, alternating with cups of flour until a slightly tacky dough is formed.

Rum Raisin Rolls

Rum Raisin Rolls

Rum Raisin Rolls

Rum Raisin Rolls

Rum Raisin Rolls

Rum Raisin Rolls

Rum Raisin Rolls

Place in greased bowl. Turn over once. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Chill dough overnight. Punch down dough. Drain raisins thoroughly. Work raisins into dough.

Rum Raisin Rolls

Rum Raisin Rolls

Stretch a handful of dough into a thin layer, then roll it up. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Repeat with rest of dough. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise an hour and a half.

Rum Raisin Rolls

Preheat oven to 350F.

Rum Raisin Rolls

Remove plastic wrap.

Rum Raisin Rolls

Bake rolls 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Rum Raisin Rolls

Strawberry Souffle

Today we made Strawberry Souffle!

1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced, butter, powdered sugar, 5T sugar, 1/3C any sweet red wine, 1/3C sugar, 5 whites of large eggs

Add wine and 5T sugar to strawberries in a shallow dish. Stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and soak for at least 30 minutes.

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Preheat oven to 350F.

Strawberry Souffle

Thoroughly butter a souffle dish. Generously dust with powdered sugar. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.

Strawberry Souffle

Drain strawberries. Gradually beat 1/3C sugar into whites until stiff peaks form.

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Quickly fold in strawberries.

Strawberry Souffle

Spoon into prepared dish.

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Strawberry Souffle

Bake 18-22 minutes or until puffed and browned.

Strawberry Souffle

Serve immediately.

Strawberry Souffle

Chocolate Preserves Cake

Today we made Chocolate Preserves Cake!

1/2C butter, melted, 1C sugar, 1t vanilla, 2 eggs, 1 1/4C flour, 2t baking powder, 1/3C milk, 1C chocolate chips, 6 oz fruit spread or preserves

Preheat oven to 350F.

Choc Preserves Cake

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix eggs and sugar.

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Stir in melted butter. Make a “well” in the dry ingredients and alternately stir in milk, vanilla and egg mixture, just until blended.

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Spoon half the batter into a greased 13″X9″ rectangular cake pan or casserole dish.

Choc Preserves Cake

Alternate sprinkling chocolate chips and spreading preserves on top, beginning and ending with chips.

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Top with remaining batter.

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Choc Preserves Cake

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean. Cool before cutting.

Choc Preserves Cake

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Today we made Apple Oatmeal Cookies!

1/2C butter, 1/2C brown sugar, 1/4C honey, 2 eggs, 1/2t baking powder, 1 1/2C flour, 1t almond extract, 1C quick oats, 2 extra large Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced into 1/4″ pieces (about 2C)

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Cream butter and brown sugar.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Mix in eggs.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Add honey. Blend well. Mixture will curdle.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

In separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Stir in oats.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Add to wet ingredients until just blended.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Stir in apples.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies