Squash Loaf Cake

Today I made Squash Loaf Cake!

2C flour, 3/4t baking soda, 1/2t baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1C baked, mashed butternut squash, 2T butter, melted, 1/4C reduced fat sour cream, 2 eggs, 1C brown sugar, 1T cinnamon

Topping: 1 1/2t cinnamon, 2T brown sugar, 1T butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350F.

Squash Loaf Cake

Sift together flour and baking soda. Stir in salt. In separate bowl, mix eggs and brown sugar.

Squash Loaf Cake

Add melted butter.

Squash Loaf Cake

Squash Loaf Cake

Add sour cream.

Squash Loaf Cake

Add squash.

Squash Loaf Cake

Add dry ingredients.

Squash Loaf Cake

Squash Loaf Cake

Squash Loaf Cake

Turn into greased loaf pan.

Squash Loaf Cake

For topping, pour melted butter on cake.

Squash Loaf Cake

Mix cinnamon and sugar.

Squash Loaf Cake

Squash Loaf Cake

Sprinkle on cake.

Squash Loaf Cake

Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool before cutting.

Squash Loaf Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Today I made Banana Mint Almond Cake!

2T butter, 4 oz slivered almonds, 1/2C sugar, 3 medium bananas, mashed,
8 oz chocolate-covered mints
(Junior Mints or coarsley chopped After Eight or chopped Andes Candies or chopped Peppermint Patties or the like),
2 eggs, 1 1/4C flour, 3/4t baking soda, 1/4t salt

Preheat oven to 350F.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Sift together flour and baking soda. Stir in salt. In separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Stir in eggs. Blend well.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Alternately add dry and bananas to butter mixture, beginning and ending with dry, until just blended.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

In separate bowl, stir together mints and almonds. Stir into batter.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Turn into greased 9″ round cake pan.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and cake slightly recedes from edges of pan. Cool 20 minutes in pan.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Today I made Pumpkin Meringue Pie!

3 eggs, separated, 1T cinnamon, 1/2C brown sugar, 1/2C skim milk, 1T flour, 15 oz pumpkin puree, 1 graham cracker pie shell, 3T sugar, 1/2t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix yolks with brown sugar.

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pour in milk.

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Mix in pumpkin puree. Blend well.

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Stir in flour and 1T cinnamon.

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pour into pie shell.

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Beat whites until soft peaks form.

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Beat in sugar and 1/2t cinnamon until stiff peaks form.

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pile evenly on pie.

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool before cutting. As it is difficult to make pie slices look appetizing– garnish with frozen, chopped mini marshmallows (possibly stolen from the cranberry marshmallow ice milk).

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

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Cranberry Marshmallow Ice Milk

Today I made Cranberry Marshmallow Ice Milk!

14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2C skim milk, 10 oz fresh cranberries, 10 oz mini marshmallows, 1/3C Grand Marnier

Steam cranberries over boiling water until tender, about 5 minutes.

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Sprinkle over marshmallows in glass casserole dish; some marshmallows will melt.

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Pour Grand Marnier over mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and let soak 2 or more hours.

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Transfer to a bowl. Add condensed milk.

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Stir in skim milk. Blend well.

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Freeze overnight.

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