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Strawberry Muffins


Since I have this abundance of strawberries, I have been on a mission to find simple, great tasting recipes for them. These muffins were easy to make and vey tasty. I included the recipe below. 

Recipe from justapinch.com 

Ingredients1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries

3 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400º 

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to butter mixture. Add vanilla. Gently stir in strawberries.

Spoon batter into muffin pans.

Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins.

Bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes.

Makes 16 muffins.

Rainbow Cake Pop Treats 


Everyone immediately wanted one as soon as I put these on the table. It was a good thing I only put a few of them out for the lunch gathering for my family reunion. Otherwise, there would have been none left for the big dinner gathering. I am just glad everyone enjoyed them.

Sweet Potato Bread

Yesterday I noticed there was a pack of sweet potatoes in my freezer so I decided to use them to make some bread. Normally, I would have used the sweet potatoes to make cupcakes but then I would want to make frosting to go on top.

I got the recipe from “The Kitchen of Deep South Dish”. I used home baked sweet potatoes which has less sugar rather than canned as the recipe called for.  I also split the batch and put raisins in one of the loaf pans.

Minnie Mouse Cake Pops

These cute treats are made with red velvet cake. I had watched a video on YouTube that used Mini Oreos for the ears but my cake was too moist so the balls kept falling apart. I decided to try the candy wafers and these worked well. 

Lemon Cake Balls

I had an order for lemon cupcakes and decided to make these with the remaining batter. The cupcakes were especially moist and have a nice lemon kick to them. I added yellow food color a little lemon extract to the vanilla melts before dipping them. Since I knew it was not good for my figure or health, I decided to give them away at work. This was a good idea because I then received an order for a box of them.

 

 

Lemon Truffles

Lemon cake balls

Sugar-Free Brownies

I was asked by a woman who is diabetic to make some sugar- free brownies. It’s been 2 weeks and I have searched for hours but could not find a recipe that produced a brownie I would give someone to eat. I do not care for sugar substitutes because I get an after taste from them. I prefer to reduce the amount of sugar in my recipes. I decided to tweak and try this recipe and was pleasantly surprised of how they baked up and tasted. Yes, you will know its not a regular brownie but they taste good. I put mini semi- sweet chocolate chips on half and dusted with powdered sugar for the non- diabetic(me).

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Sugar-Free Brownie recipe

Ingredients:
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup Splenda
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 F.

Combine oil, applesauce and cocoa. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together and stir into the mixture.

Pour the batter into a greased and floured (or wax paper lined & sprayed) 9 inch square pan. Sprinkle on nuts (optional).

Bake about 15 to 20 minutes or until top is set but edges are not dried out. Toothpick will come out clean. Cut into 16 or 24 squares.