Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Today we made Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes!

6T butter, 1 2/3C flour, 1/2C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1T baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2C firmly packed brown sugar, 2C chocolate chips, 2 eggs, 1C plain nonfat yogurt

Icing: 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 1/4C powdered sugar, 4T plain nonfat yogurt

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter with 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in brown sugar. Cool 20 minutes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt.

PB Chip Cupcakes

Stir eggs into melted chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Alternately add dry ingredients and yogurt, beginning and ending with dry until just blended.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Stir in remaining 1 CUP chocolate chips.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Turn into lined, greased or nonstick cupcake tin, overfilling each cup.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Bake 25-30 minutes or until set in center. Cool completely. For icing, sift together cocoa and sugar. Mix in yogurt until barely spreadable.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Spread on cupcakes.

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Choc Choc Chip Yogurt Cupcakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Today we made Banana Chocolate Chip Scones!

2C flour, 1T baking powder, 3T brown sugar, 1t salt, 2T cold butter, 1/2C skim milk, 2 bananas, mashed, 3 oz strawberry cream cheese, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour and baking powder. Cut in butter and cream cheese while stirring in milk.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Mix in mashed bananas until just blended.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Stir in chocolate chips.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones

Peach Butterscotch Meringue Pie

Today we made Peach Butterscotch Meringue Pie!

3/4C brown sugar, 1T cinnamon, 2T flour, 1/3C light corn syrup, 3T butter, melted, 1 1/2 extra large fresh peaches, peeled and sliced, 1 graham cracker pie shell

Meringue: 2 egg whites, 4T sugar

Preheat oven to 375F. In medium saucepan, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.

Peach Meringue Pie

Peach Meringue Pie

Stir in corn syrup and butter until blended.

Peach Meringue Pie

Peach Meringue Pie

Peach Meringue Pie

Bring to boil. Stir 2 minutes or until thickened.

Peach Meringue Pie

Remove from heat. Quickly toss with peaches.

Peach Meringue Pie

Peach Meringue Pie

Turn into pie shell.

Peach Meringue Pie

Bake 45 minutes or until almost set in center. Cool.

Meringue: Preheat oven to 400F. Whip whites until almost stiff.

Peach Meringue Pie

Gradually beat in sugar until stiff. Spread on top of pie.

Peach Meringue Pie

Peach Meringue Pie

Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 20 minutes before cutting.

Peach Meringue Pie

Mocha Ice Milk

Today we made Mocha Ice Milk!

1C chocolate chips, 1/4C unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C brewed coffee, cooled, 1 1/2C skim milk

Constantly stir coffee, cocoa powder and sugar over medium heat until well blended and thickened slightly.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

In bowl, stir together milks.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Add chocolate mixture. Blend well.

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Mocha Ice Milk

Freeze until of desired consistency. Serve with chocolate syrup if desired.

Mocha Ice Milk

Lemon Fruitcake

Today we made Lemon Fruitcake!

3/4C water, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2 scant C flour, 3t baking powder, 3T lemon juice, 1/2C brown sugar, 1/4C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1/2C coarsely chopped almonds lightly salted with sea salt, 1/2C coarsely chopped dried figs, 1/4C coarsely chopped prunes

Preheat oven to 350F. Heat water until warm. Stir into lemon juice and brown sugar.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Pour into bowl. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Stir sweetened condensed milk into juice mixture.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Stir in dry ingredients until just blended.

Lemon Fruitcake

Stir in fruit and nuts.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Turn into greased extra large loaf pan.

Lemon Fruitcake

Lemon Fruitcake

Bake 50-55 minutes or until well browned.

Lemon Fruitcake

Strawberry Wine Sorbet

Today we made Strawberry Wine Sorbet!

16 oz fresh strawberries, 1C sugar, 3/4C sweet red wine, 1/4C water

Mix sugar, water and wine over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally or until sugar is dissolved. Cool.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Hull, and puree strawberries in blender.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Run through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard seeds or use for another recipe.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Mix wine mixture with puree. Blend well.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Strawb Wine Sorbet

Coffee Nut Cookies

Today we made Coffee Nut Cookies!

1/2C butter, 1/4C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 1C brewed strong coffee, cooled, 1T almond extract, 3C flour, 2 eggs, 1t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1C chocolate chips, 1C coarsely chopped lightly salted almonds, 1C whole lightly salted pistachios without shells

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter with sugar.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, whisk milk and coffee.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Add eggs to butter mixture.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Mix in extract. Add dry ingredients alternately with coffee mixture to butter mixture in three batches, beginning and ending with dry until just blended.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Batter will be a little thin. Stir in nuts and chips.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Coffee Nut Cookies

Drop by T onto greased cookie sheets.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.

Coffee Nut Cookies

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Today we made Pineapple Cake Pudding!

3 eggs, separated, 3T flour, 3/4C sugar, 1T butter, melted, 6T pineapple juice, 1 1/2C milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Beat yolks.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Stir in 1/2 CUP sugar.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

In separate bowl, sift dry ingredients. Add melted butter and pineapple juice. Blend well.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Stir in milk.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Beat egg whites until almost stiff.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Beat in 1/4C sugar until stiff but not dry.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Fold in yolk mixture.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Pour into greased souffle dish.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Bake 30-35 minutes or until set in center.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Serve warm.

Pineapple Cake Pudding

Blueberry Walnut Choc Chip Cake

Today we made Blueberry Walnut Choc Chip Cake!

1C brown sugar, 4T butter, 2C flour, 1T cinnamon, 1T baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 2 eggs, 16 oz well-drained blueberries, 1C coarsely chopped walnuts, 1C chocolate chips, 1T almond extract, 1/2C skim milk

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

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Add eggs. Blend well.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Stir in extract. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk to wet ingredients in about three portions; beginning and ending with dry. Stir just until blended.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Fold in blueberries, walnuts and chocolate chips.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Turn into greased 9″ round cake pan.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Bake 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Blueb Walnut Chip Cake

Cherry Peach Ices

Today we made Cherry Peach Ices!

12 oz fresh cherries, 1/2C sugar, 1C no-refined-sugar-added peach nectar, 1C water

Mix sugar and water over low heat until dissolved. Cool.

Cherry Peach Ices

Cherry Peach Ices

Pit cherries and puree in blender.

Cherry Peach Ices

Mix in peach nectar.

Cherry Peach Ices

Whisk in water mixture. Blend well.

Cherry Peach Ices

Freeze until of desired consistency.

Cherry Peach Ices