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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

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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