Nutella Banana Popsicles

Nutella is a brand of sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero. People who have tried it know how good Nutella tastes on bread, but there are also loads of other creative recipes to try out.

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Garden to Table: Zucchini Brownies

Tis the time of year when zucchini fills (or overfills) the gardens. This recipe is a special treat my family enjoys and is actually pretty healthy for a dessert. An added bonus–getting to eat your vegetables and chocolate at the same time.

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Ginger Pear Pudding with Chia Seeds

A quick and healthy snack. Garnish with fresh strawberries or your favorite seasonal fruit.

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Frozen Chocolate Banana Chips

This cool treat is easy to make and is a healthy mix of fruit and dark chocolate. #desserts #easy #frozen #chocolate

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Applesauce Oat Muffins

What could be nicer on a cold winter day than a breakfast that includes healthy, warm muffins? Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup milk 3…

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie

Fresh raspberries really bring out the flavor of the chocolate in this brownie. If you enjoy brownies that are crunchy on the outside but soft and moist on the inside, bake them until the sides are clearly set but the center is only just set. If you test with a toothpick, it should be clean…

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Scones for the Holidays

These vanilla scones feature chocolate chips, which melt slightly into the dough around them as they bake, making for an especially enticing presentation. Top with sparkling course sugar or my family’s favorite–salted caramel chocolate truffle spread. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 6 tablespoons butter,…

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Zucchini Cranberry Orange Muffins

My family likes these muffins without the glaze and they are perfect for a light breakfast. Muffins that are glazed should be eaten the same day. Otherwise they tend to get soggy. This can lead to unexpected moments in the kitchen when someone goes to take a muffin for breakfast the next day and it…

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Healthy Banana Bread

Adding chia seeds to this banana bread makes this an even healthier treat. Ingredients: 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 egg whites 2 Tablespoon vanilla extract 2 cups bananas (about 3) 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened 3 cups flour 2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional) 1/2 cup raisins…

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Frosting Makes The Cake

This is a secret recipe that has been passed down through the generations of the Koester family. My friend, Carol, shared it with me and approved my posting it here. So you are about to learn the delicious frosting recipe that has graced decades of cakes and cupcakes. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cup milk 4 TBS…

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Rice Pudding

This makes a sweet and easy complimentary side dish or dessert. Ingredients: 1/3 cup rice 2 1/2 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons sugar Raisins (optional) To serve: Choose from: strawberries, raspberries or blueberries chocolate sauce slivered toasted almonds Materials: Heavy medium saucepan Heat resistant spoon Measuring spoon Measuring…

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Cookie Bars

This family favorite dessert is a little bit like a cookie, a little bit like a candy bar, and 100% delicious. Ingredients ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup packed brown sugar 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 egg 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder…

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Quick & Easy Chocolate Cherries

Breene (one of my beta readers) joins me in the virtual kitchen today with her Frozen Chocolate Covered Cherries.  Take it away Breene! Ingredients: 4 oz. semisweet chocolate 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 10-12 pitted cherries Materials: Microwavable bowl Cocktail pick Parchment paper Small cookie sheet Directions: Microwave 4 oz. semisweet chocolate with 1 Tablespoon coconut…

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Blueberry Ice Cream by HL Carpenter

Are you screaming yet for blueberry ice cream? Us too. In fact, we’re going to take a break and sample a bowl. Here’s the recipe in case you want a break from your own busy day. You will need an ice cream maker (ours makes about 1½ quarts)and a blender or food processor for this recipe.

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Regency Era Lemon Cream by Vonnie Hughes

By Jane Austen’s lifetime, lemons were not an uncommon household item and many recipes in both commercially published cookery books and private collections, such as Martha Lloyd’s household book, Call for the Fruit. The following recipe is fairly easy to replicate and offers a light and refreshing custard like dessert.

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Supernatural Romance & Italian Raspberry Torte Make the Perfect Combination

Dominique Eastwick shares this wonderful Italian Raspberry Torte and an excerpt from the romantic supernatural thriller, Infiltrating Her Pack. I hope that you all enjoy! Chris

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