Chocolate Banana Nut Cookies

Today we made Chocolate Banana Nut Cookies!

1C chocolate chips, 3T butter, 2 small bananas, mashed; 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2C sugar, 1/3C cocoa, 1/4C each of coarsely chopped almonds, cashews and walnuts

Melt chocolate chips with butter, stirring constantly until smooth.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Remove from heat. Stir in sugar.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Cool 20 minutes. In bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Preheat oven to 350F.

Choc Ban Nut Cookies

Add eggs to chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Alternately add dry ingredients and mashed bananas, beginning and ending with dry, in thirds, just until blended.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Stir in nuts.

Choc Ban Nut Cks2

Drop by T, 1″ apart, onto foil-lined cookie sheets. Batter will be thin.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Bake 18-20 minutes or until cookie edges start to come away from foil.

Choc Ban Nut Cks

Blackberry Sorbet

Today we made Blackberry Sorbet!

6 oz fresh ripe blackberries, 1C water, 1 1/2T cornstarch, 1/4C sugar

Push berries through fine mesh sieve.

Blackberry Sorbet

Heat water with cornstarch, stirring constantly until thickened.

Blackberry Sorbet

Blackberry Sorbet

Blackberry Sorbet

Blackberry Sorbet

Blackberry Sorbet

Remove from heat. Quickly stir in sugar. Blend well.

Blackberry Sorbet

Blackberry Sorbet

Blackberry Sorbet

Stir in blackberry puree. Blend well.

Blackberry Sorbet

Blackberry Sorbet

Freeze until of desired consistency. Makes 3 to 4 servings.

Blackberry Sorbet

Frozen Coconut Marshmallow Fudge Pie

1C chocolate chips, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2C mini marshmallows, 2C sweetened shredded coconut, 1/4C skim milk, 1 graham cracker pie shell

Melt chocolate with sweetened, condensed milk over low heat. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat.

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Stir in skim milk.

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Add coconut and marshmallows. Blend well.

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Turn into pie shell.

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Cool. Freeze.

Frozen Coco Marsh Fudge Pie

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Today we made Banana Root Beer Cupcakes!

1 3/4C flour, 1/2T baking powder, 3/4t baking soda, 1t cinnamon, 1/2C root beer, 2 small bananas, mashed; 1/2T almond extract, 1/2C butter, 1C sugar, 3 large eggs

Frosting: 6 to 7T root beer, 3 to 3 1/4C powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix root beer, bananas and almond extract.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

In separate bowl, beat butter and sugar.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Add eggs.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Alternately add dry ingredients and bananas mixture, in thirds, beginning and ending with dry, just until blended.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Turn into greased, lined or nonstick cupcake tin.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before frosting.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Mix together frosting ingredients.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Spread on cupcakes.

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Banana Root Beer Cupcakes

Blueberry Souffle

Today we made Blueberry Souffle!

1 pint fresh blueberries, butter, powdered sugar, 3T sugar, 1/3C any sweet red wine, 1/3C sugar, 4 whites of large eggs

Add 3T sugar to wine in a shallow dish and stir until dissolved.

Blueberry Souffle

Blueberry Souffle

Blueberry Souffle

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

Blueberry Souffle

Blueberry Souffle

Preheat oven to 350F.

Blueberry Souffle

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

Blueberry Souffle

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

Blueberry Souffle

Blueberry Souffle

Blueberry Souffle

Quickly fold in blueberries.

Blueberry Souffle

Spoon into prepared dish.

Blueberry Souffle

Blueberry Souffle

Blueberry Souffle

Bake 25-30 minutes or until puffed and browned.

Blueberry Souffle

Serve immediately.

Blueberry Souffle

Cherry Brownies

Today we made Cherry Brownies!

1C chocolate chips, 4T butter, 1C brown sugar, 1/2C flour, 1/4t salt, 2C pitted halved fresh cherries, 2 eggs

Melt chocolate chips and butter, stirring until smooth.

Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies

Remove from heat and add brown sugar. Set aside 20 minutes to cool.

Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cherry Brownies

Stir in slightly beaten eggs.

Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies

Add salt and flour.

Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies

Mix in cherries.

Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies

Turn into greased, 8″ or 9″ rectangular or square cake pan.

Cherry Brownies

Cherry Brownies

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

Cherry Brownies

Lowfat Strawberry Marshmallow Coconut Ice Cream

Today we made Strawberry Marshmallow Coconut Ice Cream!

1 pint strawberries, chopped into 1/2″ pieces; 2C mini marshmallows, 1C half and half, 1/2C sugar, 1/2C skim milk, 1C shredded coconut

Melt marshmallows with half and half and skim milk over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Stir in sugar.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Pour over strawberries and coconut in a large bowl. Blend well.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

Freeze until of desired consistency, or if a more creamy texture is desired: churn in ice cream maker. Serving suggestion: Top with chocolate syrup.

Strawb Marsh Coco IC

PB Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today we made PB Chocolate Chip Cookies!

4 1/2C flour, 2T baking soda, 1t salt, 1 1/2C brown sugar, 1 1/2C sugar, 5 large eggs, 1T almond extract, 3C chocolate chips, 1C creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350F.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream peanut butter and sugars until smooth.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Add eggs (5, total). Blend well.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Stir in almond extract.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Stir in dry ingredients. Blend well.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Mix in chocolate chips.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

PB Choc Chip Cookies

Roll into balls and place on foil-lined cookie sheets.

PB Choc Chip Cookies
Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 4 dozen.

PB Choc Chip Cookies

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