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Artichokes and spinach are both rich in antioxidants, low in calories and help improve over all health.  So, indulge a little and check out this yummy scone recipe!

 

Ingredients:

3 cups all purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp garlic powder

1 stick of butter – cut into small pieces

3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup artichoke hearts – chopped

1 box frozen spinach – thawed

1 cup milk

2 eggs

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Next, combine all the dry ingredients together.

Cut up the butter into small pieces and add to the dry ingredients.

Add the Parmesan cheese.

Add thawed out spinach and chop up the artichoke hearts.

Add the artichokes to the mix and stir up.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and 1 egg.

Pour the milk mixture into the spinach mix.

Using a fork, mix up the ingredients together to form a thick dough.  You may have to wet your hands (to prevent sticking) and kneed the dough a little bit to help mix it all together.  It should look like this when combined:

Wet your hands again and pull off sections of the dough to form smaller wedges for the scones.

Place wedges on a baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray to prevent sticking.  Beat the remaining egg in a separate bowl and brush it on to the tops of the wedges before baking.

 

Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until they become golden brown on top.  Remove and serve hot!

Leftover scones can be stored in the freezer in resealable freezer bags for a yummy snack or side dish to another meal!

 

Spinach Artichoke Scones
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 12
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 stick of butter - cut into small pieces
  • ¾ cup of Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup artichoke hearts - chopped
  • 1 box frozen spinach - thawed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Next, combine all the dry ingredients together.
  2. Cut up the butter into small pieces and add to the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the Parmesan cheese.
  4. Add thawed out spinach and chop up the artichoke hearts.
  5. Add the artichokes to the mix and stir up.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and 1 egg.
  7. Pour the milk mixture into the spinach mix.
  8. Using a fork, mix up the ingredients together to form a thick dough. You may have to wet your hands (to prevent sticking) and kneed the dough a little bit to help mix it all together.
  9. Wet your hands again and pull off sections of the dough to form smaller wedges for the scones.
  10. Place wedges on a baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Beat the remaining egg in a separate bowl and brush it on to the tops of the wedges before baking.
  11. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until they become golden brown on top. Remove and serve hot!
  12. Leftover scones can be stored in the freezer in resealable freezer bags for a yummy snack or side dish to another meal!

 

 

 

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Strawberry Bread

by Heather

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This is by far, one of the most moist, delicious breads!  The Greek yogurt gives it a great creamy taste and you can use either fresh or frozen strawberries!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter – melted

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 container of Greek yogurt (I used honey flavored)

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 cup strawberries – chopped (fresh or frozen and thawed)

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together the melted butter and the sugar.

Next, mix in the eggs and the Greek yogurt.

After those four ingredients have been mixed together, add the vanilla.

Add all dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Fold in chopped strawberries.

Pour mixture into individual mini loaf pans (or 1 large loaf pan) and place in the oven.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (55-60 minutes for a large loaf).

Once cooked through, remove from oven and allow to cool.  Enjoy with a cup of coffee or a large glass of milk!

The leftovers can be stored in individual, resealable plastic bags and put in the freezer for a yummy treat another day!

 

Strawberry Bread
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter - melted
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 container of Greek yogurt (I used honey flavored)
  • 1¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup strawberries - chopped (fresh or frozen and thawed)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together the melted butter and the sugar.
  2. Next, mix in the eggs and the Greek yogurt.
  3. After those four ingredients have been mixed together, add the vanilla.
  4. Add all dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  5. Fold in chopped strawberries.
  6. Pour mixture into individual mini loaf pans (or 1 large loaf pan) and place in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (55-60 minutes for a large loaf).
  7. Once cooked through, remove from oven and allow to cool. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or a large glass of milk!
  8. The leftovers can be stored in individual, resealable plastic bags and put in the freezer for a yummy treat another day!

 

 

 

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Coconut Banana Bread

by Heather

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Banana bread is one of my all time favorites, but this is a great way to put a new spin on the traditional banana bread recipe!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oil

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp almond extract

2 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 bananas

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup shredded coconut

 

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Next, in a large bowl combine the oil, sugar and eggs.

Once they have been creamed together, add the vanilla and almond extract and mix.

Next, it is time to add the dry ingredients.

Add the coconut milk – this will be a thick textured milk.

Last, it is time to add the banana and coconut.  Stir it up well.

Once thoroughly mixed, pour into greased bread tins and set in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.

Once cooked through, remove from oven and allow to cool before serving!

Any uneaten loaves can be placed in resealable plastic bags and placed into the freezer to store for breakfast or snack another day!

 

Coconut Banana Bread
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, in a large bowl combine the oil, sugar and eggs.
  2. Once they have been creamed together, add the vanilla and almond extract and mix.
  3. Next, it is time to add the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the coconut milk - this will be a thick textured milk.
  5. Last, it is time to add the banana and coconut. Stir it up well.
  6. Once thoroughly mixed, pour into greased bread tins and set in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Once cooked through, remove from oven and allow to cool before serving!
  8. Any uneaten loaves can be placed in resealable plastic bags and placed into the freezer to store for breakfast or snack another day!

 

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Got some leftover applesauce you are looking to use up?  This cake is AMAZING!  It is super moist and full of spices that just scream fall!

 

Ingredients:

2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp Kosher salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp allspice

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1  1/2 cups applesauce (I used leftovers from my Homemade Applesauce recipe)

2/3 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla

 

Glaze topping:

1/2 cup butter

2 tsp milk

1/2 cup brown sugar

 

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Next, cream together eggs and sugar.

Add the oil, vanilla and applesauce and mix well.

Add all the dry ingredients, including all spices.

Slowly and carefully mix until all the dry ingredients have been combined in the applesauce mixture.

Grease and then flour a bundt pan.

Pour the cake mixture into the bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven and flip out the cake onto a clean, dry service.  All to cool down.

While the cake is cooling, it is time to make the caramel glaze.   In a small sauce pan, melt the 1/2 cup butter (or 1 stick).  Add the 2 tsp milk and finally the brown sugar.  Stir until blended.

Place the cake on your serving plate and slowly spoon the caramel glaze down it, covering the entire cake.

Allow glaze to cool and serve!

I made my cake to share with my co-workers, who leave nothing behind!  But, if you were looking for a dessert for the family and this cake was too much for you, you can cut it in half and wrap the other half first in plastic wrap and then in foil and place in the freezer to thaw out and enjoy another time!

Spiced Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze
Spiced Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
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Ingredients
Cake:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups applesauce (I used leftovers from my Homemade Applesauce recipe)
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Glaze topping:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tsp milk
  • ½ cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Next, cream together eggs and sugar.
  2. Add the oil, vanilla and applesauce and mix well.
  3. Add all the dry ingredients, including all spices.
  4. Slowly and carefully mix until all the dry ingredients have been combined in the applesauce mixture.
  5. Grease and then flour a bundt pan.
  6. Pour the cake mixture into the bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and flip out the cake onto a clean, dry service. All to cool down.
  8. While the cake is cooling, it is time to make the caramel glaze. In a small sauce pan, melt the ½ cup butter (or 1 stick). Add the 2 tsp milk and finally the brown sugar. Stir until blended.
  9. Place the cake on your serving plate and slowly spoon the caramel glaze down it, covering the entire cake.
  10. Allow glaze to cool and serve!
  11. I made my cake to share with my co-workers, who leave nothing behind! But, if you were looking for a dessert for the family and this cake was too much for you, you can cut it in half and wrap the other half first in plastic wrap and then in foil and place in the freezer to thaw out and enjoy another time!

 

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Oatmeal Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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