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-Sally and John

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Today we made Lemon Blueberry Muffins!

1 1/2C flour, 1/2 pint fresh blueberries, 1t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/4C sugar, 2T butter, melted, juice of 1 medium lemon, 5/8C skim milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Whisk egg in milk in glass measuring cup.

Lemon Blueb Muffins

Lemon Blueb Muffins

In large bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Pour in milk mixture.

Lemon Blueb Muffins

In separate glass measuring cup, mix sugar and lemon juice.

Lemon Blueb Muffins

Add melted butter. Blend well.

Lemon Blueb Muffins

Lemon Blueb Muffins

Stir in lemon juice mixture.

Lemon Blueb Muffins

Mash blueberries slightly with fork.

Lemon Blueb Muffins

Add to batter until just blended.

Lemon Blueb Muffins

Turn into lined, greased or nonstick muffin tin.

Lemon Blueb Muffins

Lemon Blueb Muffins

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 6 muffins.

Lemon Blueb Muffins

Dairy Nut Cake

Today we made Dairy Nut Cake!

1/2C skim milk, 1/3C plain nonfat yogurt, 2T butter, melted, 1 3/4C flour, 1/2t baking soda, 1t baking powder, 1/2C brown sugar, 1 egg, 1C chocolate chips, 1/3C coarsely chopped pecans (1/2″ pieces), 1/3C coarsely chopped lightly salted almonds (3/4″ pieces), 1 1/2C dairy whipped topping

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, beat brown sugar with egg.

Dairy Nut Cake

Dairy Nut Cake

Stir in cooled, melted butter.

Dairy Nut Cake

Stir in yogurt and milk. Blend well.

Dairy Nut Cake

Dairy Nut Cake

Dairy Nut Cake

Dairy Nut Cake

Dairy Nut Cake

Mix in dry ingredients until almost blended.

Dairy Nut Cake

Dairy Nut Cake

Dairy Nut Cake

Fold in chips and nuts until just blended.

Dairy Nut Cake

Dairy Nut Cake

Dairy Nut Cake

Turn into greased 8″ or 9″ round cake pan.

Dairy Nut Cake

Dairy Nut Cake

Bake 30-35 minutes or until light golden. Cool completely. Spread dairy whipped topping on top of cake. Chill 10 minutes.

Dairy Nut Cake

Slice cake.

Dairy Nut Cake

Frozen Drunken Strawberry Pie

Today we made Frozen Drunken Strawberry Pie!

1/2C water, 3T cornstarch, 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped into 1/4″ to 1/2″ pieces, 1/2C cherry brandy, 1C graham cracker pie shell, 1/2C sugar

Mix cornstarch with sugar in medium saucepan.

Froz Strawb Pie

Froz Strawb Pie2

Add water over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened, about 15 minutes.

Froz Strawb Pie

A streak made with the finger on the back of the mixing spoon shouldn’t flow together.

Froz Strawb Pie

Remove from heat. Quickly stir in brandy until blended.

Froz Strawb Pie

Fold in strawberries.

Froz Strawb Pie

Froz Strawb Pie

Pour into pie shell.

Froz Strawb Pie

Froz Strawb Pie

Freeze at least 2 hours.

Froz Strawb Pie

Pineapple Almond Pie

Today we made Pineapple Almond Pie!

14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 20 oz canned pineapple chunks, well drained, 1C non-dairy whipped topping, 1 graham cracker pie shell, 2T lemon juice, 6 oz lightly salted raw almonds

Mix milk with topping.

Pineapple Almond Pie

Pineapple Almond Pie

Pineapple Almond Pie

Pineapple Almond Pie

Fold in pineapple.

Pineapple Almond Pie

Stir in lemon juice and almonds.

Pineapple Almond Pie

Pour into pie shell.

Pineapple Almond Pie

Pineapple Almond Pie

Chill 2 or more hours.

Pineapple Almond Pie

Ginger Choc Chip Muffins

Today we made Ginger Choc Chip Muffins!

2 1/2C flour, 3t baking powder, 2T ground ginger, 1C chocolate chips, 1/4C brown sugar, 1 1/4C skim milk, 1 egg, 4T butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift dry ingredients. Stir in brown sugar. In a large glass measuring cup, beat together milk and egg.

Ginger Choc Chip Muffins

Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in 1/3 of the milk mixture while stirring.

Ginger Choc Chip Muffins

Pour in melted butter.

Ginger Choc Chip Muffins

Ginger Choc Chip Muffins

Ginger Choc Chip Muffins

Add remaining milk. Stir just until blended.

Ginger Choc Chip Muffins

Fold in chocolate chips.

Ginger Choc Chip Muffins

Turn into greased, lined or nonstick 12-cup muffin tin.

Ginger Choc Chip Muffins

Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of center muffin emerges clean.

Ginger Choc Chip Muffins

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Today we made Prune Custard Strawberry Pie!

14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1/2C skim milk, 3 eggs, 1/3C coarsely chopped prunes, 1/4C coarsely chopped almonds, 2T cornstarch, 1 deep dish graham cracker pie shell

Topping: 1/4C powdered sugar, 12 oz fresh strawberries

Preheat oven to 350F. Whisk eggs.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in sweetened condensed milk.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in skim milk. Blend well.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in cornstarch. Blend well.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Stir in prunes and almonds.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Pour into pie shell. Batter will be thin.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Bake 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes. Sift powdered sugar evenly onto pie.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Hull Strawberries and slice into heart shapes. Arrange on top of pie.

Prune Custard Strawberry Pie

Lemon Biscotti

Today we made Lemon Biscotti!

6T butter, 3/4C sugar, 2 eggs, 3 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/3C lemon juice, 1/3C sugar

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and baking powder. In separate bowl, cream butter and 3/4C sugar.

Lemon Biscotti

Beat in eggs. blend well.

Lemon Biscotti

Stir together lemon juice.

Lemon Biscotti

Add half the flour mixture to the butter mixture.

Lemon Biscotti

Stir in juice mixture. Add remaining flour mixture until a sticky dough is formed.

Lemon Biscotti

Shape into a loaf and place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten to 1/2″ high.

Lemon Biscotti

Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 20 minutes. Slice with sharp knife into long, thin sticks.

Lemon Biscotti

Place on greased cookie sheet cut side down. Bake 20 more minutes or until dry and crunchy.

Lemon Biscotti

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Today we made Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk!

juice of 1 medium lemon, 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced, 2/3C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C non-dairy whipped topping, chilled

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Puree strawberries in blender. Run through fine-mesh sieve.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Stir lemon juice into strawberry puree.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Stir in sugar. Blend well.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Stir in sweetened condensed milk.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Fold in non-dairy whipped topping.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Pour into souffle dish or other serving receptacle.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Lemon Strawberry Ice Milk