Sunday, April 26, 2015

FAVORITE VANILLA CUPCAKES

FAVORITE VANILLA CUPCAKES


INGREDIENTS:


VANILLA CUPCAKES INGREDIENTS:



  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream (avoid non-fat versions of either)
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup whole milk

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING INGREDIENTS:



  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean (optional)
  • 3-4 Tbsp. milk or heavy cream


See full insturctions : www.gimmesomeoven.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

20-MINUTE ANCHO CHICKEN TACOS

20-MINUTE ANCHO CHICKEN TACOS


INGREDIENTS


Ancho Chicken


  • ½ cup white whole wheat flour (all purpose also works)
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon southwestern or taco seasoning
  • a generous pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts

Tacos and Toppings


  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • a few green cabbage leaves, shredded
  • one bunch cilantro, chopped
  • toppings: lime wedges, sour cream, jalapeƱo slices, avocado slices, minced green or red onions


See full instructions : www.pinchofyum.com

Monday, April 20, 2015

Shawarma Chicken Quesadillas

Shawarma Chicken Quesadillas                                    


Ingredients


Shawarma Chicken



  • 1 lb / 453 gr free-range organic chicken breast, cut into 3-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander


Shawarma Sauce



  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup tahini sauce
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • Salt


For the quesadillas



  • 8 large tortillas (to make cauliflower tortillas use this recipe)
  • 2 cups grated cheese (Monterey Jack is the best)
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped cucumbers 
  • Lettuce


See full instructions : www.theironyou.com

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BISCOFF ICE CREAM

BISCOFF ICE CREAM


INGREDIENTS:



  • 1 cup Biscoff spread
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup heavy cream


See full instructions : www.gimmesomeoven.com

BLUEBERRY CAKE

BLUEBERRY CAKE


INGREDIENTS:


BLUEBERRY CAKE INGREDIENTS:



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 pints (4 cups) fresh blueberries

GLAZE INGREDIENTS:



  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract


See full instructions :  www.gimmesomeoven.com

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Softbatch Cream Cheese Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) brick-style cream cheese (lite brick-style is okay but don't use 'whipped' or 'spreadable')
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon brewed coffee, optional but recommended (leftover from the morning brew okay)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder, optional but recommended
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 12 ounces (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips


See full instructions : www.averiecooks.com

Friday, April 10, 2015

Caramel Maple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Caramel Maple Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Ingredients:


  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree (ideally freeze 1/2 c pumpkin puree either in a container or if you want to get fancy in an ice cube tray, but previously frozen pumpkin puree is encouraged)
  • 1 medium banana (previously frozen, in 1-2 inch chunks)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp maple syrup, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp, caramel sauce, or to taste (optional, and you can add it to the mixture or drizzle over the top of the finished smoothie)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp brown sugar, or to taste (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp pinch pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon (to taste, optional)
  • pinch of other seasonings such as nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cloves, etc. (to taste, optional)
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract (to taste, optional)

See full instructions : www.averiecooks.com

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Blueberry Pie Smoothie

Blueberry Pie Smoothie

INGREDIENTS:



  • 12 ounces frozen blueberries, do not thaw (fresh may be used, but you'll likely need to add ice)
  • 1 med/large ripe banana (peeled and previously frozen in chunks is ideal)
  • about 1 cup blueberry, grape, cherry, or pomegranate juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sweetener, to taste (zero-calorie sweetener, stevia, agave, granulated sugar, etc.)

See full instructions : www.averiecooks.com

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Banana apple bread with caramel sauce and pecans

Banana apple bread with caramel sauce and pecans

Ingredients



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups apples, chopped (2-3 apples) Use either tart apples, such as tarter Granny Smiths, or sweeter, Fuji apples

For topping:


  • store-bought caramel sauce, homemade caramel sauce, or homemade dulce de leche
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped

See full instructions : juliasalbum.com

Monday, April 6, 2015

Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach in a Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach in a Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Ingredients


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (reserved from the jar of sun-dried tomatoes)
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small jar (3-4 oz) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, or use 3-4 oz fat-free sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 lb chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons paprika, divided
  • 3-4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup cauliflower sauce
  • 1 cup reserved cooked pasta water
  • 1 tablespoon basil (if using dry basil), if fresh basil you can use more
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 8 oz fettuccine pasta (for gluten free, use Tinkyada gluten free brown rice pasta)

See full instructions : juliasalbum.com

Cream Cheese Filled Carrot Cake Muffins


Cream Cheese Filled Carrot Cake Muffins

Ingredients


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup lightly packed, finely grated carrots, about 2 large carrots
  • 2 Tbsp Raw Turbinado Sugar or Sanding Sugar, divided

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened (I softened in the microwave for 30 seconds on HIGH)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

See full instructions : www.cookingclassy.com

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Oreo Bark

Easter Oreo Bark

Ingredients

  • - 1 package vanilla candy coating
  • - ¾ cup Easter/Spring M&Ms
  • - 8-10 Spring Oreos (crushed)
  • - Spring or Easter Sprinkles

See full instructions : lilluna.com

DIPPED & DECORATED RICE KRISPIES TREATS® EGGS

DIPPED & DECORATED RICE KRISPIES TREATS® EGGS

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2-1/2 cups Rice Krispies® cereal
  • food coloring
  • 1 cup white chocolate melting chips
  • various sprinkles for decorating
  • 1 plastic egg sprayed with non-stick cooking spray

See full instructions : foodfamilyfinds.com