Cinnamon Quick Bread…Two Ways!!!

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Cinnamon Strawberry and Cinnamon Strawberry & Blueberry!!

I always have strawberries in the freezer for my kale smoothies 🙂 I will buy various fresh fruit, clean it, cut it up and freeze it, then I always that it on hand 🙂

So I was trying to think of a quick bread to make and well the strawberries came to mind, when I was testing my double batch (so I could give to family and friends) I was a little heavy handed with the cinnamon…but I have to admit it was pretty good and I got great reviews 🙂

I recently got some Coconut sugar and I had been wanting to use it, so I try it again but this time with blueberries, coconut sugar, coconut oil and whole grain pastry flour, this one is a little healthier for you 🙂

Here are both recipes, make both or just one of them…they both are Great!! 🙂

1st – Cinnamon Strawberry

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2 bowls, one wet, one dry

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whisk each individually, add strawberries to wet

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mix together

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then mix in the dry

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put into loaf pans and bake

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Cinnamon Strawberry Quick Bread

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2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, cut in quarters (if frozen, let thaw)
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 – 2 tbsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups canola oil
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray two 9×5 inch loaf pans or 5 mini loaf pans.

In a large bowl add flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda, whisk until fully combined.

In a med bowl whisk together eggs and oil; fold in strawberries, then pour into flour mixture and fold together just until combined.
Scoop into loaf pans and bake.

For mini pans bake 30 – 35 minutes for larger loaf pans 45 – 50 minutes, always check at first time by inserting a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean it is done.

2nd more healthy for sure – Cinnamon Strawberry Blueberry

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whisk dry in one bowl, add blueberries, toss around to coat

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mix wet with strawberries

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then add to dry

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put into loaf pans and bake

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Loaf is much darker because of the coconut sugar

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Cinnamon Strawberry Blueberry Quick Bread

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2 cups fresh strawberries, cut in quarters (if frozen, let thaw)
1 cup blueberries
3 1/4 cups whole grain pastry flour
2 cups coconut palm sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 – 2 tbsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup coconut oil in liquid state
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray two 9×5 inch loaf pans or 5 mini loaf pans.

In a large bowl add flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda, whisk until fully combined, toss in blueberries and mix around to coat.

In a med bowl whisk together eggs and canola oil; then whisk in coconut oil, if you need to heat a little to melt then do so, just let cool down first before adding it to egg mixture, fold in strawberries, then pour into flour mixture and fold together just until combined.
Scoop into loaf pans and bake.

For mini pans bake 30 – 35 minutes for larger loaf pans 45 – 50 minutes, always check at first time by inserting a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean it is done.

Enjoy both these recipes I hope you make them both!!! 🙂

 

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Dark Chocolate Cake with Orange Mascarpone Frosting!!

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This is a little late, but Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all the Mothers out there 🙂

This past Mother’s Day I had my parents over to my house along with my bestie Danny 🙂

I made dinner and dessert and everyone went home full and my folks got all the leftovers 🙂

Lets start with the best the dessert, I made a Dark Chocolate Cake with Orange Mascarpone Frosting…YUM!! 😛

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Dark Chocolate Cake with Orange Mascarpone Frosting

For the Cake
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup Chocolate Milk (TruMoo)
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
For the Frosting
Peel of 1 orange and Zest of 1 Orange
1 cup heavy cream
12 oz. mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted (more or less, to taste)

DIRECTIONS
For the Cake:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two 8-inch round cake pans with non-stick spray
2. In Medium bowl whisk together eggs, hot milk, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour in eggs, hot chocolate, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk together until combined. Divide evenly between prepared cake pans.
5. Bake for 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

For the Frosting:
Infuse orange peel into cream first:
1. Place cream in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add peels of one orange to the cream and simmer for 2-3 minutes, until the cream has taken on some orange flavor.
2. Take cream off the heat. Remove peels with tongs or by straining the cream. Discard peels. Allow cream to cool a bit before placing in the refrigerator until completely chilled, I did this over night.
3. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream just until very soft peaks form.
4. In a second bowl, beat together mascarpone and confectioners’ sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in ¼ of the whipped cream, then fold in the rest of the orange-scented cream and the zest of one orange, (keeping a little to garnish the top of the cake), into the mascarpone mixture until incorporated. Frost cake, keep chilled until ready to serve.

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The was great I love the chocolate and orange combo 🙂

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Now for Dinner I made Grill Salmon with fresh pasta, pistachio pesto along with sauteed mushrooms and asparagus…it was yummy too!! :

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My pasta making O_o

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I need to make fresh pasta more often, it really is easy 🙂

Enjoy Everyone!!!

Spicy Mexican Brownies with Warm Mexican Chocolate Pudding

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! This recipe is a recipe I came up with for a Cinco de Mayo cooking class I had…Make it tonight for your party!!!
Enjoy!!!! Have a Great day everyone!!! 🙂

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These brownies are moist and delicious and with the warm pudding on top takes it over the top.  Make this dessert to spice up the end of your meal or have the girls over with coffee it will be a hit for sure!!

 Spicy Mexican Brownies

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (like Baker’s)
3 discs Ibarra Chocolate or Nestle Abuelita Chocolate

1 ½ sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. Vanilla (Mexican if you can get it)
3 eggs

1 ¾ cup flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1/2 – 1 tsp. chipotle chile powder (depends on the level of spiciness you want)

In a small sauce pan add all chocolate and butter, whisk together until melted, pour into small bowl, set a side to cool for about 15-25 minutes.  In a large bowl add brown sugar and beat in chocolate until well combined, add eggs one at a time , making sure each egg…

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“The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports”…PIE!!!!

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I made these pies last year for the Kentucky Derby, I gave them to my Mom and she took them to a Derby Party 🙂 and they went over so well, they asked her to bring them again 🙂 So I will be making her a couple of pies for this Saturday. I have two recipes here, the one I am going to go with in the #2, that one was the winner of the two…although they loved them both!! So for this Saturday, Derby Day make your pie!!!! Enjoy!!!

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If you are reading this post saying to yourself…what is “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” Pie?  

Then I would say 1. maybe your are not from Kentucky or surrounding states or 2. you don’t follow horse racing 🙂

Yes horse racing, and not just horse racing “The Kentucky Derby” 

The Kentucky Derby is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. 

This Saturday (first Saturday in May) May 4th, 2013, will be the
139th running of The Kentucky Derby!!

 The race is known in the United States as “The Most Exciting TwoMinutes In Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” (hencethe name of my recipe)  for its approximate duration, and is also called “The Run for the Roses” for the blanket of roses draped over the winner.

It is the first leg of the US Triple…

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