Thursday, May 18, 2006

Berry Bonanza Smoothie

Tonight while eating supper I was glancing through my "Baby Center" magazine I got in the mail. It had a recipe in it that looked very yummy. I went out right after dinner w/ Travis and bought ingredients.

It was especially yummy. Would be even better on a hot day.
I did alter it a bit though. Below I will put the magazines recipe... and under that my alterations.

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Ingredients:- 1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
- 1\2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup frozen berries
(any mix of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or raspberries)
- 5 ice cubes

Blend ingredients at high speed till smooth. Thin with a little nonfat milk if needed. Makes 2 servings.
Variation: Use frozen banana slices and skip the ice. If berries are to tart for your taste, stir in 1\2 tsp. Splenda (or sugar) or 1 tbs. honey to sweeten.

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MY changes to the recipe:
Instead of using Vanilla yogurt I used Raspberry Yogurt. I figured that was cheaper than buying both strawberries... and raspberries.

As you can tell Caleb absolutely loved it. He actually cried when we took it away from him... and kept on signing "more, more more" to me after it was taken away.


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Easy Muffins

I saw this recipe today on a fellow kitchen bloggers site. I thought when I saw it "thats really simple sounding!" I just happened to have the ingredients... so I baked these.

My thoughts on the recipe:
A bit blan... but with a dash of butter on top of the muffins these tasted great. (Butter rocks!)They would be good with chicken or breakfast dish. It reminded me of a biscuit or corn bread.
The one thing I did do differently though is used "French Vanilla Ice Cream" instead of regular Vanilla...
So maybe thats why mine were different.
Any how give it a try if you want some easy muffins :-)

1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
2 cups self-rising flour, sifted

Preheat oven to 350. Blend ice cream and flour until flour is moistened and a lumpy batter forms. Fill 10 greased muffin cups about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into muffin comes out dry.

Recipe works well with any creamy ice cream, ie, no ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby or the like.


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