Showing posts with label fruit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fruit. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fruit Cones / #ColorMyWorld

 Sometimes simple is best, and these Fruit Cones are both simple and refreshing! Filled with both fresh blueberries and cherries, they make the perfect way to end a meal, or a light treat for the end of the day!


Fruit Cones  
(recipe at end of page)
10 ounces Milk Chocolate
Fresh Blueberries
Fresh Cherries
6 Sugar Cones

Melt chocolate in double boiler. 
While chocolate is melting, wash, pull out the stems, and pit the cherries.
Wash blueberries.
Dip top edge of cones in chocolate. Add some chocolate inside, dripping down for fun!
Refrigerate. Have fruit ready to put the cones in.
Once chocolate has set up on cones, fill cones with a mix of the fruit!
My friends and I at #PBColorMyWorld are cooking with red and blue ingredients today! I hope you enjoy the recipes! Click the link below for more.







Fruit Cones

INGREDIENTS:


  • 10 ounces Milk Chocolate
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Fresh Cherries
  • 6 Sugar Cones

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Melt chocolate in double boiler.
  2. While chocolate is melting, wash, pull out the stems, and pit the cherries.
  3. Wash blueberries.
  4. Dip top edge of cones in chocolate. Add some chocolate inside, dripping down for fun!
  5. Refrigerate. Have fruit ready to put the cones in.
  6. Once chocolate has set up on cones, fill cones with a mix of the fruit!
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Fresh Fruit Salad / #TasteCreations

I love a fun picnic anytime of year! Do you? They are so fun in the fall, with falling leaves and the crisp autumn air, and I love them in the spring when everything is starting to bloom, and I can't wait to get outside after a long winter,  and or course they are a natural summer activity that I always look forward to. I have had a few winter picnics with friends and family and they are fun too, but there is a lot of hurrying to eat, and constantly stoking the fire to keep warm, and a lot of frozen toes. Fun but in moderation!
We are all about picnic foods at the #TasteCreations party today, so I brought a Fresh Fruit Salad, which is always a favorite! It takes pretty much no time to put together, and it has that great flavor and feeling that you can only get from fresh fruit! I hope you enjoy it! 


 Fresh Fruit Salad

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies / #SundaySupper

Do you sometimes have a difficult time convincing your kids or grand kids to eat their veggies? These 3 Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies might be able to help. All 3 different smoothies have one common denominator~frozen spinach! But all three have distinctly different tastes! These smoothies are so easy to make. Just put the ingredients in the blender and push "blend". 
Don't think that these smoothies are just for the kids! Adults love them too! I know I can always use some extra veggies!

Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies
(printable recipe at end of post)

Cherry Banana Smoothie
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup Orange Juice
1cup pitted Cherries (approx. 25)
1/2 Fresh Orange
1 cup frozen Peaches
1 peeled fresh Banana
1/4 cup frozen Spinach 


Berry Blast Smoothie
1 cup Diet Berry Blend V8 Splash Juice
1 cup Crushed Ice
8 ounce fresh Strawberries
1 cup fresh Blueberries
1/4 cup frozen Spinach 

Pineapple Mango Smoothie 
1 cup Orange Juice
1 cup frozen Pineapple Chunks
3/4 cup frozen Mango Chunks
1 peeled fresh Banana
1/4 cup frozen Spinach




To make the Cherry Banana Smoothie make sure you pit the cherries, and cut the bananas into chunks. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Put the Berry Blast Smoothie together by placing all the ingredients in the blender. Using the crushed ice put the "smooth" in smoothie and it tastes rich and delicious.
The Pineapple Mango Smoothie is very quick to make. The only prep you need to do is to peel and chop the banana into chunks. Mix everything together and blend. 
I hope you enjoy these simple~to~make smoothies! Thank you for stopping by today!

Looking for more recipes for hiding veggies? Scroll down to check out the list from Sunday Supper members!
Thank you to our host today, Anne from Simple and Savory

                                                                                  

Sunday Supper Kid Friendly Vegetable Recipes

Breakfast

Dinners

Sides

Snacks

For even more kid friendly vegetables check out these Vegetable Recipes for Picky Eaters by The Sunday Supper Movement Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement. Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

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Creamy Kid Sized Smoothies

INGREDIENTS:

Cherry Banana Smoothie
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 1cup pitted Cherries (approx. 25)
  • 1/2 Fresh Orange
  • 1 cup frozen Peaches
  • 1 peeled fresh Banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen Spinach
Berry Blast Smoothie
  • 1 cup Diet Berry Blend V8 Splash Juice
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice
  • 8 ounce fresh Strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen Spinach
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 cup frozen Pineapple Chunks
  • 3/4 cup frozen Mango Chunks
  • 1 peeled fresh Banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen Spinach

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To make the Cherry Banana Smoothie make sure you pit the cherries, and cut the bananas into chunks. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Put the Berry Blast Smoothie together by placing all the ingredients in the blender. Using the crushed ice put the "smooth" in smoothie and it tastes rich and delicious.
  3. The Pineapple Mango Smoothie is very quick to make. The only prep you need to do is to peel and chop the banana into chunks. Mix everything together and blend.
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Fruit and Graham Cracker Snacks~15 Minute Friday!

Welcome to 
15 Minute Friday!



(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 4 snacks)
4 slices of Cream Cheese
2 Chocolate Graham Crackers (cut in half)
12 Fresh Blueberries
2 slices of Fresh Strawberries
1/2 Banana
Sprinkle of Confectioners Sugar


This is a very simple recipe, and you can easily change it to make it your own. I used a block of cream cheese, but I am sure that whipped cream cheese can be used just as easily. This recipe uses strawberries, blueberries and bananas, but any combination would work. I can see using pineapple chunks, orange segments, and mango for a tropical touch! I sprinkled the top of the crackers with a light dusting of confectioners sugar, but a drizzle of honey, or a sprinkle of coconut flakes would be awesome.
These tasty snacks came together so quickly! I cut the banana slices and strawberries into smaller pieces and used the blueberries whole. I covered each graham cracker with cream cheese, topped it with the fruit, and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.  I made all four of these pieces in about 8 minutes, well within the 15 minute time limit!  

 How 15 Minute Friday works~ 

Every Friday I plan to post a simple and quick recipe that can be made in 15 minutes or less. It might be a morning bite, or maybe an
afternoon snack, or evening treat to enjoy. The only rules I have set for myself is that the recipe has to be able to be made within 15 minutes. That time does not include getting the ingredients out of the pantry or fridge, but once they are gathered together, the clock begins! The point is to present to you, a quick, tasty, recipe that you will enjoy and won't take you all day to cook.

Thank you for joining me for the inaugural issue of 15 Minute  Friday! I hope you enjoyed it!
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Fruit and Graham Cracker Snacks

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 slices of Cream Cheese
  • 2 Chocolate Graham Crackers (cut in half)
  • 12 Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 slices of Fresh Strawberries
  • 1/2 Banana
  • Sprinkle of Confectioners Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. These tasty snacks came together so quickly! I cut the banana slices and strawberries into smaller pieces and used the blueberries whole. I made all four of these pieces in about 8 minutes, well within the 15 minute time limit!
  2. These tasty snacks came together so quickly! I cut the banana slices and strawberries into smaller pieces and used the blueberries whole. I covered each graham cracker with cream cheese, topped it with the fruit, and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

No Cook, Refreshing Tropical Torte

The heat of the summer is starting to wear on me a little. How about you? I am definitely looking forward to fall! But it is still summer, and I needed a little after dinner dessert for a party I hosted last week. The entire meal was grilled, and I didn't want to heat up the kitchen with the oven, so I made this No Cook, Refreshing Tropical Torte! I used some fun fruit, like carambola (star fruit), kiwi, and mango, a favorite pound cake, and some yummy whipping cream. Sprinkle it with a bit of toasted coconut and dessert is in the fridge!
 Tropical Torte

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Grilled Peaches and Shrimp Shish Kabobs / #SundaySupper

These Grilled Peaches and Shrimp Shish Kabobs are the perfect summer #SundaySupper! Fresh grilled peaches are the star of the show, but everything is fresh including the grilled shrimp and the lime drizzle to round it out. With everything but the rice cooked on the grill, make the rice in the microwave and your kitchen stays cool and comfortable. This meal grills up easily and quick. You're gonna love it!

Grilled Peaches and Shrimp Shish Kabobs

(printable recipe)
 Makes 8 skewers

2 cups of Jasmine Rice
Teriyaki Sauce
16 Raw Shrimp
4 Fresh Peaches
1 Fresh Lime



 Cook Jasmine rice.
Rinse shrimp. Devein the top and the underside of the shrimp. Many people don't worry about cleaning the underside of the shrimp, but I like to clean both sides. I am very picky about it, and even if the shrimp comes cleaned on the top side, I clean it again if needed. You don't need a special tool to clean the shrimp. I use a paring knife and it works great.
Cut peaches in half, take out the pit, and cut each half into quarters. Leave the skin on, which makes it much easier to grill. 
Put kabobs together. I used 2 peach quarters and 2 shrimp on each skewer. Also, leave a little space between the shrimp and the peaches as you build your kabobs. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the raw shrimp.
Place skewers on the grill. Set the peaches so one edge is on the grates of the grill. Make sure the shrimp are flat and directly on the grill also. Grill for 3 minutes. Move the shish kabobs so that the other side of the quartered peach is now on the grill. Flip the shrimp over. Grill for 3 more minutes. If more time is needed, continue flipping, but for only a minute of two at a time. 
Add some teriyaki sauce to the rice, and place the peach and shrimp kabobs on top of the rice.




Enjoy!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to scroll down and take a look at all the tasty peach recipes from the #SundaySupper family!
Thank you to Sue from Palatable Pastime for hosting today's sweet party! Check out Sue's blog for more tasty recipes!

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Desserts:
Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fruit and Cheese Platter/#SundaySupper

Do you know what the best thing is about a Fruit and Cheese Platter? They are quick and easy to put together, with pretty much no work at all! That's what we are celebrating today for #SundaySupper! No Labor Recipes! There really is NO work involved in putting this plate together. Yes, I had to go shopping, but I was going anyway for something else. Plus, I love to shop, so it's not work for me! I picked out four different cheeses and 4 different fruits to make this tray. I didn't use any fancy fruits or exotic cheeses, but I did buy a cheese that I hadn't had before. Making a fruit and cheese platter is the perfect opportunity to try products you may have wanted to try, but were waiting for a reason. Now you have one!

fruit, cheese, grapes, pears, apples, cheddar, havarti,
Fruit and Cheese Plate

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Summer Bread Pudding

I am a huge fan of bread pudding, but I have to say, I don't think I have ever made it or eaten it during the summer. It has always seemed to be a fall or winter type of dessert. Until today! I made this Summer Bread Pudding with angel food cake, so it's a bit lighter, and fresh peaches because well,  fresh peaches!! I baked the bread pudding in individual dishes, but it would be great in a large pyrex dish too! The next time I make this I might add a light drizzle of vanilla sauce over the top right before serving. That would be good!
Summer Bread Pudding w/ angel food cake and peaches
Summer Bread Pudding

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Grilled Fruit Sundae!

If you are grilling this weekend, add this quick and simple dessert to your menu. I grilled strawberries and banana, but you could use any fruit you like, such as peaches, plums, oranges, pineapple, or even watermelon. The heat from the grill really brings out the sugar in the fruit. So good!
Grilled Fruit Sundae 
(adapted from Ellie Krieger)

Cooking Spray
1 Banana
2 Strawberries
2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
Strawberry Sauce

Spray your grill with cooking spray.
Cut the tops off of your strawberries, and slice in half lengthwise.
Slice banana in half lengthwise.
Place on grill. 
Turn when they begin to get brown. It only takes
a few minutes.
A week or so ago, I made this 
Strawberry Coulis. Now I will use it for this dessert.
Scoop the ice cream into your dish, and top with
strawberry sauce.
Place strawberry and banana pieces in your sundae.
Super simple~Super delicious!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Blueberry Bars are now Blueberry Crumbs!

I went shopping to get some granola. Or maybe just to see what was available. I'm not sure. I wanted to make some homemade granola bars to send to my son at school. But I saw this box of Organic Cascadian Farm French Vanilla Almond Granola and it had this great sounding recipe on the back.  There was even a picture for this recipe called Vanilla Almond Blueberry Bars. So I brought it home and I couldn't wait to try this out. They turned out delicious, but not so pretty. :(

Blueberry Crumbs
1 Egg White
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
1 1/4 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 cups French Vanilla Almond Granola
8 oz Frozen Blueberries
1/4 cup Sugar

Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease an 8" square pan.
Beat your egg white, butter, brown sugar, and almond extract
in a bowl until creamy.
Mix the baking soda, baking powder, and flour together,
and then mix it into the wet mixture.
Stir the granola by hand.
It should look like this.
Take 2/3 of the mix and spread it into the bottom of your pan.
I used this Dollar Store spatula to flatten the mix in the pan.
I thought it was pretty handy for $1!! The perfect size to fit in
the pan. 
In a separate bowl, mix the blueberries and the sugar.
Pour the blueberries over the dough.
Here's where I think I made my big error. I didn't think
there were enough berries, so I added a 1/2 cup more.
Sprinkle the rest of the dough over the blueberries.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Let cool completely on cooling rack.
I let them cool for 45 minutes.
When I went to cut these bars, they started to fall apart.
So, I put them in the refrigerator for about an hour.
When I took them out and started to cut them, they fell apart again.
That's when I decided that they would have to be
blueberry crumbs instead of blueberry bars.

They were actually delicious as crumbs. I think the extra blueberries
may have added additional juices that the bottom crust just could not handle.

Next time I will not go hog wild on the blueberries~even though they are sooo good!

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