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Watermelon

21 Aug

I love watermelon, how about you?  Not only is it the official fruit of summer but watermelon is loaded with citrulline, an amino acid that has been shown to lower blood pressure and also increase strength.  Watermelon is also a good source of protein and carbs!  Watermelon is so much more better than cake for desert and makes a great pick me up snack in the afternoon.  Pack it in your lunch and even take it on a picnic.

 

Italian Anise Cookies

10 Dec

 

 

I love making  these cake-like Italian cookies with Anise during the holidays.  They bring back fond memories of baking in the kitchen with my mother when I was a little girl.  These cookies taste good frosted or plain and what’s even better is dipping them in coffee!  Enjoy!

 

Susan T's Kitchen

Susan T’s Kitchen

 

Ingredients For The Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1/2 cup of sugar ( I like sugar in the raw)
  • 3/4 cup applesauce or 3 large eggs (if you want no eggs in your cookies use 1/4 cup applesauce per egg)
  • 2 teaspoons anise extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of non-dairy milk (rice dream, almond dream, soy milk) or you can use regular milk

 Ingredients For The Icing

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons non dairy milk or regular milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon anise extract

Directions For Cookies

  1. Pre-heat  oven to 350.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the applesauce 1/4 cup at a time, or the eggs  one at a time, mixing after each and last add the anise extract.
  4. In a separate bowl mix flour and baking powder.
  5. Add 1/3  at a time of the dry ingredients to the butter sugar mixture.
  6. Mix and then add 1 tablespoon of milk.
  7. Add another 1/3  of the dry ingredients and 1 tablespoon of milk – mix.
  8. Add the remaining dry mixture and milk , mix until the dough is soft like drop cookie dough.
  9. If needed add more flour.
  10. Use a cookie scooper to make simple round drop cookies. Or a spoon.
  11.  Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, do not allow to brown, so the insides will be soft and cake like.
  12. Use a toothpick to check.
  13. Remove and allow to cool.

Directions For The Icing   

  1. Mix sugar, milk beverage and Anise extract to make a sugar glaze.
  2. When cookie is cool enough spread the icing on top.
  3. Allow the icing to harden on the cookies and then store in air-tight containers or freeze.
  4. Hint…they taste good frozen!

 

I love dipping these cookies in coffee!

Italian Anise Cookies

 

 

 

 

Applesauce Muffins

28 Nov

These Applesauce Muffins are so easy  to make  and smell so good while they bake!  The whole house smells like apples and cinnamon when baking these muffins!  No dairy and no eggs!

Applesauce Muffins

Eat these while they are still hot with a dab of butter!

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Applesauce Muffins

You can also pour the batter into a loaf pan to make Applesauce Bread!

Enjoy

Susan T

Very Peachy Peach Smoothie

3 Aug

 

 

August is National Peach month!

Let’s celebrate with a delicious Peach Smoothie

and a slice of fresh baked peach pie!

Scroll on down for the recipe!

Enjoy!

Peaches

Peach Smoothie

Peach Smoothie

Add a slice of fresh baked peach pie with that!

Peach Pie

 

Frozen Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

7 Apr

I can’t stop snacking on these yummy frozen Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites. I have seen many versions in Magazines including Outside Magazine, but the one we like the most here at the Beach Bungalow is the Peanut Butter and Chocolate. They are so easy to make and so worth it! Did I mention they are healthier than ice cream?!

You will need: Bananas, Melting Chocolate and Peanut Butter

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Banana Bites

Banana Bites

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

Roasted Potato Wedges

2 Mar

When I was growing up potatoes were a staple in our house.  My mother was so creative when it came to potato dishes and I have carried on the tradition. No doubt about it, I love potatoes, and potatoes are a staple in the pantry! One of my favorite potato dishes is  Roasted Potato Wedges because they are so simple, and  can be enjoyed as a  side to a main meal, or as a snack. Leftover’s are great for the lunch box as well,  and  the wedges are just as delicious cold or warmed up in the microwave!

Roasted Potato Wedges

Ingredients:

  • 1 large baking potato washed and dried per person
  • (2 per person  if you want leftovers for lunch)
  • olive oil

Directions:

  • Pre heat oven to 400
  • Line cookie sheet with foil
  • Cut each potato into 4 wedges
  • Line potatoes up on the cookie sheet
  • With a pastry brush spread olive oil over each wedge
  • Optional sprinkle salt and pepper on each wedge
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown
  • Remove from oven and serve with your favorite dipping sauce or eat them plain.

Enjoy!

The Best-Ever Chocolate Pudding Pie

7 Feb

I was born and raised in Hershey PA,  Chocolate Town USA and I love chocolate!  My mom would often make chocolate pudding pie for us kids when I was growing up, it was a special treat for us all!  So I am going to  spread  some chocolate love by sharing my recipe for the Best-Ever Chocolate Pudding Pie!  This pie has a filling  that is dairy and egg free and made with Hershey’s cocoa.  To make it extra special it is topped with walnuts!  You can top the pie with anything you want such as peanuts, walnuts, banana’s and/or whipped cream!

Pudding Pie

For the crust you will need one prepared pie shell to line your pie dish with.

Bake Pie Shell in your pie dish at 350 for 15 – 20 minutes until golden

Remove from oven and set aside.

For the Pudding use my easy recipe found here: http://wp.me/p2mJQm-4X

Double up the ingredients.

Pour the cooked pudding into the pie shell and allow to cool for 1 hour

Top with nuts

Cover and transfer to the refrigerator for several hours to chill.

Enjoy!

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