Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Terrific*easy* new fruit snack for the summer months! 2 cups plain yogurt (or Greek yogurt), 24 ounces fresh blueberries rinsed well and dried on paper towels in a colander. Add yogurt to a bowl and using a slotted spoon dip several blueberries at a time into the yogurt, allow to drip and place coated blueberries on a parchment lined platter(s) or sheet pan(s). It will take a few minutes to do this but the reward afterwards makes in worthwhile!

Place the platter(s) or Sheet pan(s) in the freezer shelf for several hours to freeze. Once frozen place in freezer safe baggies or airtight container . Keep frozen and when ready grab a handful or bowlful and have at it! I am telling you they are scrumptious on a hot day! Cool and refreshing.

I hope you’ll enjoy these-we sure do! In closing I wish you Good Health. cheffie cooks easy 123.

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Peach Smoothie

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I used fresh Georgia Peaches (you can use frozen peaches), 4 peaches slice 1/2 for garnishing, peel and cut into pieces and place in your blender, pulse several times, add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg, 1 cup Milk, handful of ice cubes, run blender to well combine.

Pour and enjoy!

Yum.

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Avocado & Red Onion Dip

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Delicious easy economical dip to put together in minutes. 2 ripe avocado (remove pits and flesh) 1/2 fresh lemon (juice only) 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, dash of white pepper, 1/4 red onion diced or minced or grated finely. Mash all ingredients together, refrigerate 30 minutes. Serve. (we love tortilla chips with ours).

Serve with homemade tortilla chips, or any type of cracker/chips you love!

Enjoy!

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Bananas-Caramel-Vanilla Ice Cream Dessert

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Such an easy economical delicious dessert made in a snap! Using 4 ripe bananas slice them and add into a bowl with 1/2 lemon (juice only)¬†and gently stir. Set aside. In a saucepan on low heat add 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, 2 tablespoons honey, 1/2 stick unsalted butter, stir until dissolved and combined, increase heat to medium stirring until thickened. Remove from heat-allow to cool. Add vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream into a dish, ladle several spoons of bananas and caramel sauce, Dig in -it’s divine!!!

Enjoy!

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Do you like Pancakes or Waffles?

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I have an easy, flavorful recipe for bumping up the flavors. Very economical to make and easy! I just love specialty butters on pancakes.
I use Hungry Jack pancake mix (why?) it is easy, just add water to the batter and grill away! Flavored butter is as follows: 1 stick lightly salted butter, several tablespoons of any fruit or fruit preserves you like, yes even Nutella, add all ingredients into blender (or you can use a hand mixer) until creamy consistency. Transfer to an airtight container until ready to use. Add some into pancake/waffle batter and grill away. Use it on a cooked waffle!

Butter and warmed maple syrup is another easy, economical option.

This is so economical and easy to make and tastes wonderful on warm pancakes/waffles! Give it a try, that is if you like pancakes/waffles!

In closing, I wish you Good Health.

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Honey Ham & Cucumber Party “Hero” Sandwich

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Easy-Delicious-economical large sandwich for any occasion. Great for a weekend party! one 20 ounce loaf of French Bread cut lengthwise, 1/2 pound Deli Sliced Honey Ham, one cucumber (peeled, sliced), 2 tablespoons grainy mustard, one tablespoon real mayonnaise. In a small ramekin add mustard and mayo and stir well slather on the bottom of the loaf of bread, begin building the Hero sandwich, add slices of Honey ham, sliced cucumbers on top, cover with the top of the loaf of bread, cut into 3-4″ pieces, add to a serving plate and enjoy!

Its a favorite here! We love a side of celery sticks and dip!

In closing I wish you Good Health.

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Quick soup!!! Creamy Corn Soup…

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Do you enjoy soup in the Winter months? How about an easy quick creamy corn chowder (above) garnish with cooked spinach leaf?! Soups freeze really well and are easy to re-heat!

If you like vegetables? A very economical soup is a Creamy Mixed Vegetable Soup (Meatless). You’ll need 1 bag 16 ounce mixed vegetables (we like corn, carrots, peas) you can use any type. 2 cups low sodium vegetable stock, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup light cream (or whole milk), salt and black pepper to taste, you can add one peeled, diced potato, fresh parsley as garnish. Allow to cook together for 15-20 minutes on medium heat stirring during cooking time. Great with crusty bread, crackers, croutons.

It is that time of year and prepare some quick, delicious soups for lunch and supper options. The list is endless! How about a Beef Tortilla Soup? Chicken Lemon Noodle Soup? Carrot and Apple Honey Soup? Chili, Vegetables Beef?!

Yum!

In closing, I wish you Good Health.

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