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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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Gingerbread

by Heather

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This is a great spicy cake that goes wonderfully with a cup of coffee or hot tea!  Add a little caramel sauce to bring out the flavor!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

1 egg

1/2 cup honey

2 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup hot water

 

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together the white sugar and the butter.

Next, mix in the egg.

Add the brown sugar and the honey, mix well.

Add all dry ingredients into the bowl. Begin to mix.

Add in the cup of hot water to help blend the ingredients.

Once the ingredients have been combined, pour the batter into a greased 9×9 baking dish.

Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream or some caramel sauce!

I like to cut up the cake into individual servings and freeze.  That way I have one slice of cake to warm up with my coffee on a cold winter day!

 

 

Gingerbread
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Serves: 9
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup hot water
Instructions
  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together the white sugar and the butter.
  2. Next, mix in the egg.
  3. Add the brown sugar and the honey, mix well.
  4. Add all dry ingredients into the bowl. Begin to mix.
  5. Add in the cup of hot water to help blend the ingredients.
  6. Once the ingredients have been combined, pour the batter into a greased 9x9 baking dish.
  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream or some caramel sauce!
  8. I like to cut up the cake into individual servings and freeze. That way I have one slice of cake to warm up with my coffee on a cold winter day!

 

 

 

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Strawberry Bread

by Heather

in Bread

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

in Bread

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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Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

So rich and creamy…perfect soup for a cold fall evening!   Ingredients: 3 cups of broccoli florets 4 cups of chicken broth 1 cup half and half 1/2 cup all purpose flour 12 slices of Kraft Sharp Cheddar slices 1/2 cup diced onions 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper   Chop broccoli into small pieces […]

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