Recipes

2 Ingredient Cantaloupe Popsicles

Need an easy and delicious treat for these hot summer afternoons? Try some homemade cantaloupe popsicles!

Not only are these popsicles the perfect way to cool off and feel refreshed, but they are also easy to make, only take two ingredients!

Add a little lime juice and coconut cream to take it to the next level!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cantaloupe
  • 2 cups white grape juice

METHOD

  1. Blend ingredients.
  2. Pour into a mold or ice tray
  3. Insert a toothpick or popsicle stick
  4. Freeze
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Sweet Dark Cherry Cobbler

The perfect dessert to follow any mea. Our sweet dark cherry cobbler will do the trick! This cobbler is best served warm from the dish with a side of melting vanilla ice cream!

INGREDIENTS

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 twelve ounce bag frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

For the topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar, divided
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter an 8 inch baking dish.

Make the filling:

  • Using a large saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Stir in the water until the mixture is well blended and smooth. Add the thawed cherries and butter to the pan. Cook on low heat until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. The mixture will thicken first then come to a boil. Don’t be tempted to turn the heat up to speed the process. Place the filling into the buttered baking dish

Make the topping:

  • Mix the flour, 2 Tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.  Using a pastry blended work the shortening into the dry ingredients until you have coarse crumbs. Stir the milk into the crumb mixture just until moistened. Drop the topping over the filling in tablespoons full until cherries are covered. Sprinkle the remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar over the topping evenly. Bake 30-35 minutes until topping is golden brown.
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Watermelon Sorbet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With summer in full swing, there is nothing like a tasty, refreshing and COLD treat to cool off and enjoy. This Easy Watermelon Sorbet Recipe is easy to make and tastes delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 8 cups Seedless Watermelon
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice

Method

  1. In a small pan, add sugar and water and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook until sugar is dissolved, then set aside to cool.
  3. Puree watermelon in batches and place in a large bowl.
  4. Add sugar syrup and lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Place in a 9×13 dish, cover and place in freezer until firm.
  6. Puree frozen mixture before serving.
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Blueberry & Sage Sheet Pie

Sheet or “Slab” pie is an easy, way to serve a crowd without the fuss, plus it is much easier to serve than it’s traditional cousin. Sheet pies are also very crust forward, and we all know the crust is the best part anyway. So dig into this amazing blueberry and sage sheet pie.

Let’s get baking!

Ingredients

Crust

  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 2 1/2 Sticks Butter, cubed
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Water

Filling

  • 2 to 3 Cups Blueberries
  • 5 Tablespoons Sage
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Tapioca
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg

Topping

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 Sticks Butter, cubed

Method

1.Preheat oven to 400 F.

2.In a large food processor, mix together flour, sugar, and sea salt,then add butter cubes and pulse until it resembles peas.

3.Add the crust mixture to a large bowl and add the water, kneading until dough comes together and can form into a disc. Then wrap the dough disc in parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

4.Meanwhile, add blueberries, sage,sugar, tapioca, lemon juice, and nutmeg to a large bowl and set aside.

5.In another large bowl, make the topping. Combine flour, rolled oats,sugar, brown sugar, sea salt, nutmeg,and butter cubes. Mix and knead together until mixture is crumbly.

6.Line a half sheet pan with If YouCare Parchment Paper, then remove the pie crust disc from the refrigerator and press into the pan,making sure to cover the entire surface and the edges.

7.Pour blueberry and sage filling into the crust and top with topping. Place in the oven for 45 minutes.

8.Once topping and crust are light golden brown and pie is cooked,remove from the oven.

9.Allow to cool on rack. Serve warm or room temperature with your favorite ice cream or frozen treat!

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Blackberry Crisp

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 3/4 pounds fresh blackberries (5 pints)
  • 2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest, plus 1/4 cup orange juice

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a food processor, pulse flour, brown sugar, butter, and salt until combined. In a large bowl, toss together blackberries, tapioca, granulated sugar, and orange zest and juice.

  3. Pour blackberry mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with flour mixture.

  4. Bake until topping is golden and juices are bubbling, 50 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

PREP: TOTAL TIME: SERVINGS: 8

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Coconut Chia Pudding with Spring Fruits

Ingredients:

  • 48 oz. coconut milk
  • 1 cup chia seeds
  • ½ cup agave/maple syrup
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg to taste
  • Your choose of how you’d like to finish the pudding. Maybe some bright fruity coulis and mint.

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients and whisk until seeds are evenly dispersed.
  2. Let sit to thicken over for an hour, whisk periodically to avoid clumping.
  3. Keep in mind there’s no right or wrong but ideally the texture is pudding-like. If its too thin: whisk in small amounts of chia and allow mixture to thicken before adding more. Chia is incredibly easy to work with so if the mixture is too thick: just add more coconut milk.
  4. Enjoy!
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Berry Smoothie

A refreshing mango-berry smoothie perfect for the beginning of spring and summer!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple, cut into pieces
  • 2 cup ice cubes

Method:

Combine all ingredients and blend in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!

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Baked Chinese New Year Cake


Recipe from Chow.com.

Chinese New Year cake is known in Mandarin as nian gao which translates to “higher year.” Eating a piece of it is supposed to improve your luck in the coming year. Similar in texture to mochi, our nontraditional version is a baked coconut cake that has a moist, almost bouncy quality.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons shredded, sweetened coconut
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 pound sweet rice flour (about 3 cups)
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for coating the baking dish
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt

Method:

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with butter; set aside.
  2. Place the coconut in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake until toasted and golden brown in color, about 5 minutes; set aside.
  3. Place the eggs in a large bowl and lightly beat to break up the yolks. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with the toasted coconut, rotate the dish, and bake until the edges are just starting to brown and the top is just set (a bubble may form, but it will flatten as the cake cools), about 20 to 25 minutes more.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes before serving. Wrap leftovers tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
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Canned Apple Spice Pie Filling

Makes 6, 1qt homemade canned gifts and 1 mini pie for the chef
*2 quarts of filling makes one 9 inch pie, so you’ll want to give each person 2, 1qt cans.  

Ingredients
4 cups sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. ground turmeric
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
2 tsp. salt
9 cups water
4 Tbs. lemon juice & the grated zest of 1 lemon
6 pounds apples
Canning jars and lids

Method
Begin by sterilizing your canning jars, lids & rings by boiling them in a large pot of water.
 
Next, begin to prepare your pie filling. In a large pot, mix sugar, cornstarch & spices. 

Add salt & water & mix well. 

Bring to a boil & cook until thick & bubbly. 

Remove from heat & add lemon juice & zest.

Peel, core, & slice apples.

Pack the sliced apples into hot canning jars, leaving a 1/2 inch headspace.

Fill jars with hot syrup & gently remove air bubbles with a knife.

Put lids on & process in a water bath canner for 20* minutes.

*Add one minute additional processing time for each 1,000 feet above sea level.

 

Bag, tag and gift it. 
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Brown Sesame Mustard Popcorn

Makes 4 homemade gifts in 1qt bags or about 1 gallon of popcorn

Ingredients
2 Tbs. brown sesame seeds
2 tsp. ground (dry) mustard
2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
8 tbs. unsalted butter (preferably clarified) or olive oil
2 Tbs. dark sesame oil

Method
In a small bowl, stir together sesame seeds, mustard & salt.

Pop the popcorn using your preferred method. (For a quick how to, check out our plain jane popcorn recipe which gives you the skinny on how to skillet pop your kernels.)

Pour the popcorn into a large bowl. 

Combine butter & sesame oil in a small bowl, stir.

Pour the oil mixture over popcorn  & sprinkle with sesame seed mixture, tossing to coat.
                                                                                                      

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