Recipes For My Boys

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 53

Hello Lovely Ones! I am so glad you have stopped by today, I just love having you here! Thank you so much for bringing your delicious dishes over….I just love it! Please put it over there on the counter between
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I cannot wait to dig in! ~smiles ever so big~
Please visit my lovely co-host Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on facebook and her blog. You'll be so happy you did!
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 52

YAY!!! It’s been one year since I started Thursday’s Treasures. I cannot believe the time has flown by! There have been so many Fantasticly, Amazing, Deliciously Scrumptious Recipes shared!!! Words cannot even begin to show the love and gratitude I feel for each of you. You have become my friends…my family. Some of you have been here from them very beginning and some have just joined. I thank each and every one of you from the depths of my heart! My internet service is not working right now..along with my camera! If you do not see a link on this post, please go over and share on Joan’s, my lovely co-hostess, blog…Chocolate, Chocolate and More. I’ll add it as soon as possible so please come back. Oh, if you didn’t know, the party goes on all week. We would love for you to share as many treasured recipes throughout the week also. I wanted to feature some of the very first recipes shared. Historically, I have found when I procrastinate, I pay for it. I had planned on doing this post today. Instead, I spent the morning in the ER with hubby. He is home but has to have tests run to try to find out what is going on. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated. On I go, doing what I can and not what I wanted because I am procrastinate. I teach my boys not to but I do find myself putting things off. Most of the time because I truly don’t have the time…sometimes, just, well, just because I’ll do it later. Lessoned learned and hopefully for real this time. Now, are you ready to party, or should we wait a bit longer? Love You!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Carrot Cake

I LOVE Carrot Cake!!  I think it is one of my all time favorite cakes.  While I was growing up my Beloved Aunt Ree Ree would always bake our favorite cake on our birthday.  That and a dollar or two in a card were treasured.  We were able to eat the first slice and shared the rest with pleasure.  Lately, I have been wanting one and just haven't been able to make one.  Each time I go to the fridge, I find the mini horses have eaten all the carrots.  I blame my hubby for that but no worries..the minis love carrots, too.

I watched The Pioneer Woman this morning and was inspired to make Sloppy Joe Hoagies and a Carrot Cake.  I wanted to make the Chocolate Dipped Granola Bars but didn't have time.  Perhaps in a day or two when the cake is gone.  The cake is an easy recipe to make.  It's one I have made for many, many, many, many years, yes, that long.  I usually make a little icing.  My boys and I eat it as is.  Hubby likes the icing so we let him eat it all if he wants.  Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found here.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sloppy Joe Hoagies

I didn't know what I wanted to fix for supper tonight until I watched Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman.  Don't you just love her?  I do!  She made sloppy joes.  I have been meaning to make them for a while now and tonight seemed like a great time!  These are super simple and easy to make.  If you make your's like your Mama did, they probably taste about the same.  This is a basic recipe.  Feel free to grate or dice other veggies in also.  I was going to add a tomato that looked lonely on my counter but forgot about it while I was getting out some fall decorations.  It's a great way to sneak them in without being caught.  ~smile~  I put the sloppy joe mixture in a hoagie roll, it was actually a potato roll because that is what I had,  so it would be easier for my boys to eat.   Most of it actually made it to their hungry little mouths instead of on the plate.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dark Chocolate Pudding


Halloween is will be here before we know it. Where has the year gone? I declare, the months and years, are flying by before my eyes. It seems like yesterday…. Okay, I won’t go there, for now.

I wanted to make something different for my boys and possibly as a treat for the children at school. Everyone knows about Dirt Puddin’, right? I mean, it has been around forever! Okay, confession, I didn’t know about it until my oldest started Kindergarten, 5 years ago. The teacher made it for Earth Day. Anywho, I wanted to make it for my boys with homemade gummy worms. I’m still working on those, first attempt was a total fail. Not total because the boys got to suck the jello out of straws but they were definitely not worms.

About the pudding,  It’s adapted from Bake for the Cure: A Celebration Of Love & Hope recipe booklet. I just love this little booklet and bought 20 to give as gifts when they came out a couple of years ago.

Dark Chocolate Pudding 

 1/3 cup sugar
 1/3 cup sugar substitute 
 3 Tablespoons dark cocoa, I use Hershey’s Special Dark
 2 1/2 Tablespoons corn starch 
 1/4 teaspoon salt 
 2 cups skim milk 
 2 egg yolks 
 2 Tablespoons margarine 
 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, I used Hershey’s Special Dark

Stir sugars, corn starch and salt together. Whisk in milk and egg yolks. Microwave on high, 5 to 8 minutes, stirring every 1 to 2 minutes. Cook until pudding is thick and has boiled at least 1 minute. Remove from microwave and still in margarine, 
vanilla and chocolate chips.  Enjoy! 


Thursday's Treasures Week 51

Hello Gorgeous!  Yes, you!  I am so happy to see you here and 
missed you so much last week!  
I absolutely LOVE all of the amazing recipes you linked up here and with lovely co-hostess, Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More.  

I cannot believe how fast the time is going by.  Next week will be 1 year of 
Thursday's Treasures!!!  There have the BEST recipes shared here.  I wish I had the time to organize all the links.  Wouldn't that be awesome!  Alas, there isn't enough time to do much of anything.  The day starts before 5 am and ends after 12 am for me and I still don't have everything done that needs to be done.  Maybe one day....

I entered a contest Makin the Bacon on facebook.  I would love if you could vote for my Roasted Bacon Asparagus.  Even those that don't like asparagus will love it!  

Here are just a few of the terrific recipes y'all shared with us last week.  I cannot wait to see what this week brings.  Love and hUgs, Sweetums! 




Please visit my lovely co-host Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on facebook and her blog.  You'll be so happy you did! 

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Link to your recipe directly, not your blog.
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Please follow my blog, facebook, pinterest, twitter, e-mail, rss...you get it. Whatever is your favorite way to follow to stay up to date.
Please do the same with my lovely co-hostess, Joan.
Share as many recipes as you like. The party is open all week.
Please visit others...they appreciate it as much as we do.
Leave a comment. I love to know you were here.
Y'all have a beautiful week. Be good to yourselves and each other.

Previous week's parties!
Week's 1-29 can be found Here

Now......Let's Party! 

For now here's the link.  Have a beautiful week with a lot of Love and hUgs! 



Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 50

I'm sorry about the short post or lack there of.  I'm sick and have been in bed since yesterday.  I'll try to edit the post later to add featured links.

Please visit my lovely co-host Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on facebook and her blog.  You'll be so happy you did!


Rules, yeah, I know.

Link to your recipe directly, not your blog.
Link back to this post.   We are sorry but recipes without a link back cannot be featured.
Please follow my blog, facebook, pinterest, twitter, e-mail, rss...you get it. Whatever is your favorite way to follow to stay up to date.
Please do the same with my lovely co-hostess, Joan.
Share as many recipes as you like. The party is open all week.
Please visit others...they appreciate it as much as we do.
Leave a comment. I love to know you were here.
Y'all have a beautiful week. Be good to yourselves and each other.

Previous week's parties!
Week's 1-29 can be found Here

Now......Let's Party! 

For now here's the link.  Have a beautiful week with a lot of Love and hUgs!





Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dark Chocolate Bean Cake with Raspberry Sauce

I am always looking for new recipes to make.  Especially ones I can sneak something healthy into like veggies or beans.  This time I used beans and nobody was the wiser.  It has a slightly different texture but not in a bad way.  It is a thin cake and will be eaten in no time at all.  I made this last night and it is already gone.  Make it for your family and don't tell them what the secret ingredient is.  You'll smile as they eat it and rave about their newest favorite cake.  Enjoy!



Dark Chocolate Bean Cake 

1 large can white beans, rinsed and drained
3 large eggs
1/2 unsweetened dark cocoa
3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped, or mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease 8" springform pan. 
In a food processor, mini processor (that's what I used) or blender,  pulse or blend, beans and eggs until smooth.  Put in bowl and whisk in cocoa, sugar, soda, salt, and vanilla extract.  Stir in chocolate chips, as many as you wish.   
Pour into a greased 8" in springform pan.  
Cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes, turn and cook another 12-18 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. 


Raspberry Sauce

2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen, I used frozen
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, more if desired
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract, optional

While cake is cooling, heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved to make a light syrup.  
Add 2 cups raspberries to light syrup.  
You can add more water and sugar to make more syrup. 
Heat raspberries.
Spoon over whole cake or individual slices.  
Keep refrigerated if sauce is over cake.  

Enjoy!  

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Figs and Honey Preserves


Having found B1G1 figs, I decided I would try them…again. Memories of my both grandmas and my Aunt Ree Ree’s homemade fig preserves have lingered in my mind for many, many years. The trees in their backyards so full the branches almost touch the ground. A pine snake as I was helping pick them one late summer day. The smell as they cook and the ping of the lids as they seal…..such sweet and treasured memories.
I have never liked the taste of figs…blech! However, I do like the taste of the seedy syrup that surrounds the lingering pieces of figs. Smear it on a slice of lightly toasted just backed bread..LOVE! Such a like and dislike like no other food I have ever eaten. Did you get that? ~smile~ The first pound of figs was made into a, well, heck, I don’t know what it was but it was just okay. Hubby ate it all and it was pretty to boot! Just wasn’t my cup a tea. A few days later I remembered I still had a pound and a few stragglers left in the refrigerator. I started off peeling them and got tired of it so I just tipped the stem and cut them in quarters. They simmered on the stove for a bit and oh my word! The house smelled wonderful! Go get some figs and fill your house with lovely smells and memories. Love and Hugs!



Figs and Honey
1 pound fresh figs, mission, brown turkey….throw any that are just hanging around in the fridge by the strawberries
3/4 to 1 cup honey
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice, I used bottled, that’s what I had, this is optional



Take the stems off figs and peel them if you want to.
Put in a heavy pot.


Add 3/4 teaspoon honey to begin with1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice if you are using it.
Bring to a soft boil and then simmer, stirring very frequently.
Taste and add more honey and/or lemon juice if you need it.
Cook until you reach the desired consistency you like. I made mine very thick.
Let cool and put in a container if you are going to use it within the next week or so…..CHECK THIS 4 half pints or 2 pints, depending on how thick you like yours. I had 3 half pints after hubby got finished “tasting” the figs.


We ate some for breakfast this morning on toasted homemade bread and Goodness, they were good! I used one half pint this afternoon making *Nutty Fig Bars.  Enjoy! 

*recipe next post ~smile~

Thursday's Treasures Week 49

Yes, it is!  It's Thursday and you know what that means, don't you?  Time to share and view the best Treasured recipes from the best foodies!!   There are so many Wonderful, Delightful and Delicious recipes shared each week.  I am always finding a new Treasure to share with my family, Thank You!!!

Please visit my gorgeous co-hostess, Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on her blog and facebook page.   She is the sweetest friend and will make you feel right at home with amazing sweets and more. I know she has wonderful features this week and one of them may be you!  

If you would like to co-host with Joan and I, please let me know.  We'd love for you to!

Here's a few of last week's many fantastic recipes!!!  They are in no order of amazement or view.  Just the way I'm rolling..... ~smile~






Rules, yeah, I know.

Link to your recipe directly, not your blog.
Link back to this post.   We are sorry but recipes without a link back cannot be featured.
Please follow my blog, facebook, pinterest, twitter, e-mail, rss...you get it. Whatever is your favorite way to follow to stay up to date.
Please do the same with my lovely co-hostess, Joan.
Share as many recipes as you like. The party is open all week.
Please visit others...they appreciate it as much as we do.
Leave a comment. I love to know you were here.
Y'all have a beautiful week. Be good to yourselves and each other.

Previous week's parties!
Week's 1-29 can be found Here

Now......Let's Party! 


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Honey Vanilla Ice Cream Made in the Freezer

Here is another frozen recipe of delight!  We are having fun trying different flavors!  I wanted to skip the granulated sugar and opted for honey instead.   Such a wonderful flavor combined with vanilla!!!!  


Honey Vanilla Ice Cream

3 cups 2% milk
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 to 3/4 cup honey, your preference
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, your preference

Mix everything together well and pour in a freezer safe pan.  I use stainless steel, but any freezer safe pan will do.
When ice crystals form, take out of freezer and scrap the ice cream, breaking it apart and fluffing it up.
Do this 2 to 3 more times.  
Or.....
If you are gone, or forget like I do, you can break in small pieces once it is frozen,  put in blender,  food processor,  use a mixer and mix until smooth. 
Eat now or put in a freezer safe container and return to freezer until hard.
Top with your favorite toppings and Enjoy! 




Monday, August 27, 2012

Easy Chicken Enchilada Nachos

My hubby bought a rotisserie chicken yesterday.  For some reason, we were not feeling it once he brought it home.  We just weren't in the chicken mood.  Do you do that also?  Think you want something, buy it, only to get home with it and not want it anymore.  Yeah, I thought so.  ~smile~

Tonight I decided to make something fast and easy with it.  I bought a can of enchilada sauce, yes I know it is easy to make and I will very soon, I Promise.  Using the leftover chicken nobody ate,  I made Chicken Enchilada Nachos.  Super easy and Oh My Goodness, Good!!  Here ya go!  Enjoy!  Love and hugs! 


Easy Chicken Enchilada Nachos

2 cups leftover chicken, diced
1 large can Enchilada Sauce
1 4 oz can green chilies
tortilla chips

Toppings, all optional

sour cream 
cilantro
diced tomatoes
green chilies
grated cheddar cheese
black olives, chopped or sliced

Put enchilada sauce, leftover chicken, and chilies in a skillet or pot.
Cook over low to medium until thickened. 
Arrange tortilla chips on a plate.
Top with chicken and enchilada sauce.
Add favorite toppings and enjoy!  


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Frozen Banana Yogurt in the Freezer

My boys love ice cream, frozen yogurt and popsicles.  I have been trying to make healthier recipes for my boys....trying.   Since they have been asking for ice cream for days now,,  I thought I would make frozen yogurt instead.  Using four ingredients it is easy peasy.  Get your blender out and make this delicious frozen treat.  
The hardest part is the wait! 


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 48

Another week has rolled by like a tire out of control on a hill!  The boys started school Monday.  My oldest on Monday and the twins Wednesday.  I was sad but okay and did much better than I thought I would.  It's so hard to think of them being old enough to go to "Big School" and not half days any more.  ~bittersweet~

Time to share your treasured recipes and the memories that accompany them.  What did you feed your family and friends this week?  We have been so busy trying to get into some sort of routine and still working on it.  Hopefully soon!   ~smile~

Please go over and visit my gorgeous co-hostess Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and more on her blog.  She has wonderful features this week you will not want to miss!  Also, stop by her facebook and give her love and hugs from me.

Here are a few of the amazing recipes shared last week.  Please stop by and tell them you saw them here.  If anyone knows how to make a feature button, I would greatly appreciate you sharing with me.  ~big smile~





Please let me know if you would like to co-host Thursday's Treasures one week. We'd love to have you join us!  Love and Hugs!

Rules, yeah, I know.

Link to your recipe directly, not your blog.
Link back to this post.   We are sorry but recipes without a link back cannot be featured.
Please follow my blog, facebook, pinterest, twitter, e-mail, rss...you get it. Whatever is your favorite way to follow to stay up to date.
Please do the same with my lovely co-hostess, Joan.
Share as many recipes as you like. The party is open all week.
Please visit others...they appreciate it as much as we do.
Leave a comment. I love to know you were here.
Y'all have a beautiful week. Be good to yourselves and each other.

Previous week's parties!
Week's 1-29 can be found Here

Now......Let's Party! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Low Fat Waffles

School's started and I like to keep something in the freezer for a fast morning meal.  You know, for those mornings when we run a little late.  Yep, we do that!  ~smile~
I made a LOT of pancakes and waffles last week.  When I went to get them yesterday morning they were gone.  My boys had eaten every one of them!!!  LOL  I made them again today.  These are super fast to make, low fat, light and fluffy!  I make mine in a waffle maker I bought at Walmart one Christmas for $5.00.  I never used it until recently and now it is used all the time!  Go dig your's from out of the back of the cabinet or closet.  Dust off the box and put it to use.  You'll be happy you did!  Waffles aren't just for breakfast.  Top them with fruit and serve as an afternoon treat.  Cut in slices and serve with warmed jam or syrup *Make Your Own Syrup*  in a cup for dipping.  Layer squares on a skewer with fresh fruit and serve with yogurt fruit dip!!!  Enjoy!  Love and hugs!

Low Fat Waffles 
makes 10

3 cups reduced fat biscuit mix, I use Bisquick
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups club soda
1 egg, 2 egg whites or egg substitute, beaten
1 1/2 Tablespoons oil
1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Whisk together biscuit mix, egg, oil, 1-2 teaspoons vanilla and 1 1/4 cup club soda.  If it is too thick add a little more club soda.  Too thin, add more biscuit mix..a Tablespoon at the time.

Cook in waffle maker according to directions.  I cook about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.  
Eat what you want and put the rest in a freezer bag for another morning.  Pop in the toaster on lowest setting until warm.  Or, in the microwave for 20 seconds, more or less depending on your microwave.

Take out and top with your favorite fruit, whipped cream or syrup. 

Enjoy!  

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fried Potatoes, Green Peppers and Onions


 It's National Potato Day Y'all!


We love potatoes!  Actually my boys like more of the french fry version but hubby and I love just about any way you can fix them.  This is a favorite.  I can see my sweet Mama cooking this many, many years ago.  ~smile~   
What's your favorite potato dish?  I continue to fix them different ways with hopes of them finally liking them as we do.  

I just love the smell of onions and green peppers cooking away!  Throw in some potatoes slices and I can make a meal of this dish.  My precious Mama would brown hamburger meat first then add the potatoes, onions and peppers.  Sometimes I add mushrooms, also.  
Grounded beef or turkey can also be added.
Served with a hunk of bread and this is comfort food to me.  


Fried Potatoes, Green Peppers and Onions

4 to 6 medium potatoes, however many you need
1 small to medium onion
1 small green pepper
sea salt, to taste

freshly ground pepper, to taste

coarse ground garlic with parsley, to taste



Cut potatoes into slices, place in bowl and covered with water with a teaspoon of salt.  Refrigerate. Keeps them fresh and they don't turn. 

  Spray skillet and heat to medium/medium high. Add potatoes and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic.  Add onions and peppers...season again.  
Cook until a little brown on the bottom and flip.  Cook until all vegetables are tender and brown.  


Moved this over from RecipesForOurChildren.com

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Peanut Butter Yeast Rolls

My family requested chili at 4 o'clock in the afternoon!  I usually like to cook chili all day.  Either simmering on the back burner of the stove or in a crock pot.   I always have some sort of bread when I cook chili.  It's not a stable at suppertime in our home but with chili, yeah, it is.  Cornbread, garlic bread, white bread even.  Surprisingly, this is great with a big bowl of chili!  It's hearty with a peanut butter taste that isn't overwhelming.  These make a great school lunch or snack after school.  Just warm up and you have the taste of a peanut butter sandwich without the gooey mess.


Peanut Butter Yeast Rolls

4 to 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons dry active yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup peanut butter

Stir together 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 3 Tablespoons yeast and 1 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
Heat milk and water to 110 degrees and pour into flour mixture.
Add peanut butter and stir, adding enough flour to make a soft dough.
Put dough on a well floured surface and knead, adding more flour as needed, for 4-6 minutes or until it is smooth and elastic.  I used just shy of 4 cups.
Pat into a rectangle and cut into equal squares. Although, mine weren't and usually never are.  It's just something that everyone tells you to do.  ~wink~
Now, run over and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and then..
Grease a 9x13 pan.
Put uneven, I mean, even pieces of cut dough on in pan.  Let rise in a warm, draft free place until double in size, 30 - 45 minutes.  I waited 30 and they were at the top of the pan.  I had to get them in the oven before the storm came.
Once doubled in size, cook for 10 minutes, turn pan and cook another 7-10 until done and lightly brown on top.  I can never really tell about bread being done.  I took mine out when they were light brown and they were done at 18 minutes.
Eat them right away if you want the taste of a warm peanut butter sandwich.  Oh, the microwave chili recipe will be posted soon.

PB&J on toasted Peanut Butter Yeast Roll...Yeah, It's Good!
Enjoy!
Love and Hugs! 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Mocha Java Sorbet Made In Freezer

I am always looking for new frozen desserts.  It's summer and it's hot!  Okay, we eat frozen goodness all year.  Anyway, I was looking for a different one and found many for mocha java sorbet.   There are four of us that drink morning coffee.  The younger ones are more coffee flavored milk.  We like chocolate, too.  Hmmm, something for us to definitely try!  It turned out great!  Except...seems there is an exception a lot these days, I didn't have semi sweet chocolate squares and used milk chocolate chips instead.  Very chocolaty and yummy but the coffee is an aftertaste.  Use semi sweet if you are looking for more of a coffee taste or replace the water with coffee or both, which is what I will do next time.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday's Treasures Week 47

It's storming here!  Not the best of time with scared little dogs and boys!  Thank goodness I had supper ready before the storm came.

Last week we had the most links ever!  I cannot thank you all enough for sharing your treasured recipes along with memories.  Each recipe has a story behind it.  There is always something that you think about when you prepare them.  Don't you agree?  The old recipes remind me of my parents, grandparents, rotten sisters, a weekend at the lake, vacations...  Newer ones are associated with my boys, what we were doing when I first made this recipe and how much they like this one and oh boy, that one didn't go over so well!  ~smile~

Please visit my lovely co-hostess, Joan of Chocolate, Chocolate and More on her blog and facebook page.  She is so sweet and the best cook!  Say "hi" and give her love and hugs from me.  I'm trying to comment on as many links as possible, which hasn't been very possible lately.  I haven't been able to pin either.  Hopefully that will change once the boys start back to school and I get into a routine again.  Thank you again...for all the love shared behind your recipes.  Love and Hugs, Sweet Ones!



Amee's Savory Dish Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

The Fountain Avenue Kitchen Peach Swirl Baked Oatmeal


Please let me know if you would like to co-host Thursday's Treasures one week. We'd love to have you join us!  Love and Hugs!

Rules, yeah, I know.

Link to your recipe directly, not your blog.
Link back to this post.   We are sorry but recipes without a link back cannot be featured.
Please follow my blog, facebook, pinterest, twitter, e-mail, rss...you get it. Whatever is your favorite way to follow to stay up to date.
Please do the same with my lovely co-hostess, Joan.
Share as many recipes as you like. The party is open all week.
Please visit others...they appreciate it as much as we do.
Leave a comment. I love to know you were here.
Y'all have a beautiful week. Be good to yourselves and each other.

Previous week's parties!
Week's 1-29 can be found Here

Now......Let's Party! 




Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blueberry Orange Frozen Yogurt and YoPops

Do you want something so scrumptious you just want it all for yourself?  Well, do you?  Okay then, here it is and it's even healthy!  It's loaded with a burst of flavor in each bite!  Make this wonderful frozen healthy snack, dessert or heck, meal (for me at least!) and be an instant super star of the day!  These are Wade's newest favorite this to eat.  He can eat them all day and almost devoured all of it by himself!  Enjoy!  Love and hugs!  



Blueberry Orange Frozen Yogurt and YoPops

2  to 2 1/2 cups non fat plain yogurt, homemade is great (recipe soon)
6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
2/3 cup sugar, more or less, depending on how sweet you want it
4 cup blueberries, frozen, I used half of each..that's what I had

NOTE>>>>>>My blender was FULL!  I made at least 6 cups of liquid.  I made 4 full size yopops and poured the rest in a glass casserole dish.  Just half the recipe if you do not wish to make a lot!  

Clean blueberries if using fresh.  I like to freeze them first and use them right out of the freezer.  They are great to snack on also.
Get pop containers and/or freezer safe pan, ready to pour liquid in.
Blend 2 cups yogurt, 1/2 blueberries, sugar and orange juice. Blend. Add remaining blueberries. Taste.  Add more sugar if desired.  Add rest of yogurt if needed.  
Pour in popsicle molds and freeze until firm, about 3 hours, more or less.  Put bottom of container in warm water for 15 seconds to make it easier to remove from mold.  
For frozen yogurt, pour into freezer proof container. Put in freezer and freeze until firm. Take out, break into chunks. Put in food processor and pulse until smooth or in a chilled bowl and beat with mixer until smooth.  Eat now or return to freezer and freeze until hard.  Scoop out and serve immediately!

Edited to remove 1/2 milk in directions.

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