Carrot Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots 1/2 cup chopped walnuts […]

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Zucchini Brownies

Ingredients 2 cups chopped raw zucchini 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil, or melted butter 1/2 cup low fat yogurt* (regular or Greek) 1-1/4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (may substitute gluten-free oat flour, if desired) 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (dark cocoa recommended) 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder […]

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Chocolate Frosting Shot

Chocolate Mousse Frosting (or just chocolate mousse) 1 can full-fat coconut milk 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract sweetener to taste (I used a little stevia, but any dry sweetener will do.) Open the coconut milk, and leave the can (or transfer to a bowl) uncovered in the fridge overnight, […]

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Banana Bread

Ingredients 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 3 ripe bananas, mashed 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. […]

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup white sugar 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips  Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a mixing […]

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Rum balls

Ingredients: – 2 Tbsp white karo – 1 C powdered sugar – C chopped nuts – 30 vanilla wafers – 4 Tbsp rum Directions: Mix and roll into balls. Roll into powdered sugar. Store in tin can.

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Best Banana Pudding

Ingredients: 7 slightly underripe large bananas 1 1/2 C sugar 8 large egg yolks 6 tablespoons of cornstarch 6 C half-and-half 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 box vanilla wafers 1 C heavy cream 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Roast Bananas: Use upper-middle […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 2 sticks of butter 2 eggs 1 Cup of brown sugar 1 Cup granulated sugar 14 oz chocolate bars (chopped) 3 Cups flour 1/2 tsp Salt 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda (optional) 1.5 Cups of chopped nuts Directions: Cream butter, eggs, sugars. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder together and […]

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Dirt

This is one of Andrew’s favorite desserts.  There is absolutely nothing healthy about it, but is sure does taste good. Ingredients: Two 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened 2 Cups confectioners sugar 2 boxes of vanilla instant pudding 3 cups milk Two 8 oz containers of Cool Whip 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 packages […]

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Tres Leches (3 Milks Cake)

A co-worker of mine suggested that I make this cake for some of our matches during the Gold Cup. It was a huge hit! Ingredients: Yellow cake (cooled to room temperature) I make two 9-inch rounds and layer the cake. 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 1 (14-ounce) can evaporated […]

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