Strawberry Lemonade

This variation on lemonade is fun to serve at family outings or for a children’s lemonade stand.

Ingredients

3 cups strawberries

Strawberry Lemonade1/4 cup water

1 cup powdered steevia

1 cup lemon juice

3 cups sparkling water

ice cubes

Heat strawberries, water and Steevia in a large pan and bring to a boil .

Cook for 5 minutes and strain the contents into a pitcher. Cool.

Add lemon juice, sparkling water and ice cubes.

Serve immediately.

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Sharp Cheddar Biscuits

Sharp cheddar biscuits are made from Greek yogourt  and your choice of cheddar cheese.  I prefer sharp cheese but you can make it with the type of cheese you prefer.  The recipe makes a great mid-day treat.

INGREDIENTS

2 tsp baking powderSharp Cheddar Biscuits

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup flour

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1/2 cup milk

3/4 cup Greek yogourt

2 tbsp oil

Mix wet ingredients into a bowl including the cheddar cheese.

Combine dry ingredients together.

Mix wet ingredients into dry.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

Serve warm with butter.

Try this recipe with Veggie Shepherd’s Pie !

Mae’s Shortbread

Mae’s shortbread is a recipe that my mom received from a close friend when I was a kid.  My mom took the recipe and made it into a special treat for holidays.  I remember coming home from school to the smell of this buttery treat close to Christmas.  She’d meticulously cut out shapes of birds, bells and trees.  These days I just roll the dough in a log and cut into disks for when  I need a quick treat for friends and family.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup butter

1/2 cup icing sugarMae's Shortbread

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.  Cream butter and icing sugar and then mix into dry ingredients just until mixed.  Do not over mix dough as it will make the cookies tough.

Use a piece of  parchment paper to roll a cookie log. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Remove from fridge and cut in slices.

Bake on an un-greased cookie sheet at 325 degrees Fahrenheit until bottoms are golden brown.

Move to a wire rack and cool before serving.

Try serving these cookies with  Strawberry Lemonade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Coffee Fudge

Chocolate coffee fudge is sweet and decadent.  It goes well in any party platter and packs up for a terrific gift.  The coffee adds an extra depth to the recipe. 

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

Chocolate Coffee Fudge1/4 cup + 2 tbsp prepared coffee

1 1/2 cups icing sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup cocoa

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Bring brown sugar, coffee, butter and cocoa to a boil over low heat.  Continue boiling for five minutes then  remove from stove.  Blend in icing sugar and nuts.  Spread mixture in greased  9 x 5 inch loaf pan.  Cool and cut into squares.  Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Banana Jam Bread Machine Swirls

There’s nothing better on a rainy day than to come home to freshly made buns.  This recipe uses a similar bread dough to cinnamon buns but incorporates mashed bananas for a unique flavour.

Ingredients

2 medium mashed bananas

2 egg whites

1/4 cup milkBANANA JAM SWIRLS

4 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp butter

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup flax seed meal

2 tsp bread machine yeast

1/4 cup sliced almonds

raspberry jam

Put ingredients except almonds and jam into the bread machine pan.  Mix on dough cycle.

When the cycle is finished remove the dough from the bread machine and let rise covered for 15 minutes.  Roll dough on a floured board into a rectangle.  Spread with jam and almonds.  Roll up in a log and slice into 10 pieces.  Place in a buttered pan and let rise for 1 hour.

Bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 35 to 40 minutes. May be topped with plain icing.

 

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