Sunday, June 6, 2021

Strawberry Pineapple Iced Tea / #From Our Dinner Table

 If you find refreshment in a glass of iced tea, then you are going to love this Strawberry Pineapple Iced Tea! It's simple to create and it's bursting with great flavor! 

This tea would be perfect for backyard get togethers, sitting on the porch watching the world go around, or picnics by the lake! No matter what you are doing, Strawberry Pineapple Iced Tea is refreshing, full of fun flavors and you will love it!

This tea is actually a sun tea. It sat for 3 1/2 hours in the sun brewing. I used a family size Luzianne iced tea bag and the sun did all the work! 


Strawberry Pineapple Iced Tea 

(printed recipe at end of page)

(makes 7 glasses of 16 oz. tea) 

5-16.9 ounce Purified Drinking Water Bottles

1 Luzianne Family Size Tea Bags

5-6 tbl. Turbinado Sugar

1-20 ounce can Pineapple Chunks

16 ounce package of Strawberries

1-Lime cut into 8 pieces

Ice

Skewer


Fill the jug with water from bottles.

 

Wash the berries and lime. Cut the lime in eight pieces and cut the tops off the strawberries.

Put the sugar, pineapple chunks, strawberries, and lime pieces into the water jug. The pineapple chunks will fall to the bottom of your jug. But no worries. They are fine there. Add the tea bag, put the lid on and tighten it. Take it outside to a sunny area and let it sit there. If you are not sure about the sugar amount, experiment with it. I used turbinado sugar because it has a bit of a unique taste, but white sugar or artificial sugar would work also. When I made this recipe, I started with 2 tbls. of sugar, and I felt that more was needed. If you think you want less sugar, start with less. You can always add more. 

 Doesn't this look refreshing and so full of flavor?!!



This jug of tea was done 3 hours after I set it in the sun. I tasted it to make sure it was done brewing. I looked for a taste that was mild, not bitter, and I made sure I could taste the berries and pineapple. Pour the tea into a pitcher, add 1 cup of ice or more if you wish, and garnish the pitcher by placing pineapple pieces and a strawberry on a skewer.

Enjoy your Strawberry Pineapple Iced Tea!


                 

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Strawberry Pineapple Iced Tea
water, berries, limes, strawberries, tea bag, turbinado sugar
drinks, refreshment, tea, summer refreshment
beverages
Yield: 10- 8ounce glasses
Author: The Freshman Cook

Strawberry Pineapple Iced Tea

Prep time: 1 HourCook time: 3 HourTotal time: 4 Hour
Strawberry Pineapple Iced Tea is a recipe made for making sun tea. It is full of flavor from fresh fruit, and takes approx. 3 hours to cook itself.

Ingredients

Strawberry Pineapple Iced Tea
  • 16.9 ounce Purified Drinking Water Bottles
  • 1 Luzianne Family Size Tea Bags
  • 6 tbl. Turbinado Sugar
  • 20 ounce can Pineapple Chunks
  • 16 ounce package of Strawberries
  • Lime cut into 8 pieces
  • Ice
  • Skewer

Instructions

  1. Fill the jug with water from bottles.
  2. Wash the berries and lime. Cut the lime in eight pieces and cut the tops off the strawberries.
  3. Put the sugar, pineapple chunks, strawberries, and lime pieces into the water jug. The pineapple chunks will fall to the bottom of your jug. But no worries. They are fine there. Add the tea bag, put the lid on and tighten it. Take it outside to a sunny area and let it sit there. If you are not sure about the sugar amount, experiment with it. White sugar or artificial sugar would work also. . You can always add more. 
  4. This jug of tea was done 3 hours after it was set in the sun. Look for a taste that is mild, not bitter, and made sure you can taste the berries and pineapple. Pour the tea into a pitcher, add 1 cup of ice or more if you wish, and garnish the pitcher by placing pineapple pieces and a strawberry on a skewer.
  5. Enjoy your Strawberry Pineapple Iced Tea!
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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Cheesy Stuffed Air Fryer Wontons/From Our Dinner Table

     With summer right around the corner, it's the perfect time to try out some new-to-you appetizers for parties and get togethers. I enjoy serving appetizers for any occasion, and summer picnics and back yard parties are the perfect place for these new, fun and tasty small bites.

     Cheesy Stuffed Air Fryer Wontons will fit into any party, and they are fun and tasty. Full of shredded cheese, cream cheese, and onion, they come together in no time at all.

     I used finely shredded cheese to put these Cheesy Stuffed Wontons together. Some of them have Colby and Monterey Jack, some are made with Cheddar and Mozzarella, and the third type was made with 4 Cheese and Mozzarella. 












Cheesy Stuffed Air Fryer Wontons

(makes 2 dozen)

(Printable recipe at end of page)

1/4 cup Onion, diced
2 dozen uncooked Wonton Wrappers
4 ounces Cream Cheese Block
1 package Shredded Fiesta Blend Cheese
1 package Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 package Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 package Shredded Colby Cheese
1 package Monterey Jack Cheese
small bowl of Cold Water  



Chop the onion into small pieces.
 
Slice the cream cheese into several 
slices, then cut slices into squares.


Pour the cheese into a bowl and
mix the flavor combo together. 
Mix to your preference. 
               
Place a piece of cream cheese in 
the middle of the wonton. Top 
cream cheese with 1+1/2 tbl. 
of shredded cheese.
                                                    
To seal the wontons, dip a small 
paintbrush into a cup of water and 
lightly brush the inside edges of the 
wonton with water.


Pinch the edges of the wontons together. 
              
Place the wontons in the air fryer. 
   Cook for 3-4 minutes.                       

Another way to finish off these 
Cheesy Stuffed Air Fryer Wontons
is to drizzle cheese over the top of 
the wontons when you place them 
in the air fryer. Cook them 3 minutes.
                   



                                                               I am so happy you stopped by today. Thanks for joining me. These Cheesy Stuffed Air Fryer Wontons are easy to make and so tasty and fun to eat. Besides having these as an appetizer, they also make an easy snack. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a printable recipe!
                                         
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Here is a printable recipe:

Cheesy Stuffed Air Fryer Wontons
 

Yield: 2 dozen
Author: The Freshman Cook

Cheesy Stuffed Air Fryer Wontons

A fun and tasty appetizer, this cheesy little bite is perfect for parties, backyard get together or dinnertime!

Ingredients

Cheesy Stuffed Air Fryer Wontons
  • 1/4 cup Onion, diced
  • 2 dozen uncooked Wonton Wrappers
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese Block
  • 1 package Shredded Fiesta Blend Cheese
  • 1 package Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 package Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 package Shredded Colby Cheese
  • 1 package Monterey Jack Cheese
  • small bowl of Cold Water

Instructions

Cheesy Stuffed Air Fryer Wontons
  1. Chop the onion into small pieces.
  2. Slice the cream cheese into several slices, then cut slices into squares.
  3. Pour the cheese into a bowl and mix the flavor combo together.
  4. Mix to your preference.
  5. Place a piece of cream cheese in the middle of the wonton. Top cream cheese with 1+1/2 tbl. of shredded cheese.
  6. To seal the wontons, dip a small paintbrush into a cup of water and lightly brush the inside edges of the wonton with water.
  7. Pinch the edges of the wontons together.
  8. Place the wontons in the air fryer. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Another way to finish off these Cheesy Stuffed Air Fryer Wontons is to drizzle cheese over the top of the wontons when you place them in the air fryer. Cook them 3 minutes.


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Friday, February 19, 2021

Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins/#NationalMuffinDay

Somedays, all you are looking for is a simple and easy way to start your day, and these Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins are your answer. Other times you are looking for a small snack to get you through to dinner, and these muffins are still the answer. You will find that these Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins are perfect anytime, so be sure to make enough for everyone! 

These muffins are loaded with little balls of caramel, that burst with flavor in your mouth. They are also loaded with cinnamon for a warm and familiar flavor. I topped the muffins with a caramel drizzle falling over the muffins and then added a few caramel balls on top. So yummy!

This was my first time using the air fryer for baking. The muffins baked quickly and perfectly, with each muffin in a reusable silicone baking cup. In the recipe for these muffins, I have included times for using an oven and an air fryer. 


Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins
(makes 1 dozen muffins)
(printable recipe at end of page)


2 cups all purpose Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
2/3 cup light brown Sugar
2 large Eggs
1 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Butter~melted
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1 cup Caramel Bits
small mix of Cinnamon Sugar
1/2 cup Caramel Bits
1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 teaspoon Sugar
1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 cup Caramel Bits


Stir the flour and baking powder together. Stir in light brown sugar. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, and butter. Beat until well combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Stir the ingredients, but be careful to not overmix.

Fold the 1 cup of caramel balls into the batter.

Fill the silicone baking cups 3/4 of the way to the top. Bake in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. If you are baking in an oven, bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. No matter how you are cooking them, check the muffins with a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin to make sure they are done baking. If they are not done, return them to baking, checking them in 5-10 minute intervals. 

Pour a half cup of caramel balls into a heat resistant bowl. Add a
1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream. Place a medium sized pot, filled half way with water on a burner. Turn the burner to low heat. Place the heat resistant bowl over the pot. Start mixing the caramel and the cream together, until the caramel melts and the cream and caramel become a smooth and creamy.

Mix together the 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl. If you made the muffins earlier, and they have cooled off, use a slightly wet small paper towel and dab the top of each muffin to get them slightly damp. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mix onto the top of the muffin.

Drizzle the caramel over the top of the muffin.

Add caramel balls to top of muffins and you are ready to serve and enjoy!


Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed this recipe, and as always, if you have any questions, please contact me at the freshmancook@hotmail.com.

Scroll down to the end of the page for a printable recipe of these tasty Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins!

Looking for more muffin recipes? Check out this list of tasty muffin recipes from some friends! They all sound amazing! 

                           Celebrating National Muffin Day!

  • Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from Cheese Curd In Paradise
  • Blue Cheese Mushroom Muffins from That Recipe
  • savory cornbread muffin something from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  • Almond Poppy Seed Muffins from Kathryn's Kitchen Blog
  • Healthier Chocolate Raspberry Muffins from Books n' Cooks
  • Banana Cream Muffins from Making Miracles
  • Sourdough Pumpkin Walnut Muffins from Savory Moments
  • Strawberry Banana Mini Muffins from Sweet Beginnings
  • Blueberry Zucchini Muffins from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
  • Caramel Cinnamon Muffins from The Freshman Cook
  • Vegan Pear Ginger Muffins from Magical Ingredients
  • Corn Dog Mini Muffins from House of Nash Eats
  • Cheddar-BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Muffins from The Spiffy Cookie

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    treats, snacks, homemade goodies
    desserts, snacks, breakfast
    Yield: 1 dozen
    Author: The Freshman Cook
    Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins

    Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins

    Ingredients

    Stuffed Cinnamon Caramel Muffins
    • 2 cups all purpose Flour
    • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
    • 2/3 cup light brown Sugar
    • 2 large Eggs
    • 1 cup Buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup Butter~melted
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
    • 1 cup Caramel Bits
    • small mix of Cinnamon Sugar
    • 1/2 cup Caramel Bits
    • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
    • 1 teaspoon Sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon Cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup Caramel Bits

    Instructions

    1. Stir the flour and baking powder together. Stir in light brown sugar. Set aside.
    2. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, and butter. Beat until well combined.
    3. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Stir the ingredients, but be careful to not overmix.
    4. Fold the 1 cup of caramel balls into the batter.
    5. Fill the silicone baking cups 3/4 of the way to the top. Bake in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. If you are baking in an oven, bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. No matter how you are cooking them, check the muffins with a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin to make sure they are done baking. If they are not done, return them to baking, checking them in 5-10 minute intervals.
    6. Pour a half cup of caramel balls into a heat resistant bowl. Add a
    7. 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream. Place a medium sized pot, filled half way with water on a burner. Turn the burner to low heat. Place the heat resistant bowl over the pot. Start mixing the caramel and the cream together, until the caramel melts and the cream and caramel become a smooth and creamy.
    8. Mix together the 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl. If you made the muffins earlier, and they have cooled off, use a slightly wet small paper towel and dab the top of each muffin to get them slightly damp. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mix onto the top of the muffin.
    9. Drizzle the caramel over the top of the muffin.
    10. Add caramel balls to top of muffins and you are ready to serve and enjoy!
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    Saturday, February 13, 2021

    Chocolate Caramel Cookies for Valentines Day!

    Valentine's Day is the day I became engaged to my husband, which makes it one of my favorite days of the year. I would love to say that every year we go all out and celebrate like crazy, and although we have done that a lot of years, most of the time life gets in the way and it becomes just another busy day. 
    So this year, as part of my plan to make Valentine's Day extra special, I thought it was time to make these Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies. These cookies taste amazing! The caramel flows from the chocolate heart, and mixes with the chocolate cookie for an awesome, creamy chocolatey taste that you will love, and won't be able to forget. Plus, they make a great gift for your special someone!


    Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies
    (printable recipe at end of post)

    6 ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate 
    3/4 cup Butter
    1 cup Sugar
    2 Eggs
    1 3/4 cup Flour
    1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
    Caramel Baking Chips (3 per cookie)
    Creamy Caramel Chocolate Hearts


    Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 min, or until butter is completely melted. Stir butter and chocolate together until chocolate is completely melted. 
      Stir in sugar.
    Add eggs, one at a time. Mix until completely blended.
    Combine the flour and baking powder together, and add it to the bowl. Mix well. The dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
    Use a 1 ounce scoop to make balls of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    Add 3 caramel chips to each ball of dough.
    Reroll the dough to incorporate the chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 
    While the cookies are baking, remove the appropriate number of caramel candies from their foil. 
    Place a caramel heart on each cookie immediately upon removing them from the oven. Enjoy warm, or place in a tin for gift giving!



    Thank you for joining me today, 
    Happy Valentines Day!




    Double Caramel Chocolate Cookies

    ingredients:

    • 6 ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate
    • 3/4 cup Butter
    • 1 cup Sugar
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 3/4 cup Flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
    • Caramel Baking Chips (3 per cookie)
    • Creamy Caramel Chocolate Hearts

    instructions:

    1. Microwave the chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high for 2 min, or until butter is completely melted. Stir butter and chocolate together until chocolate is completely melted.
    2. Stir in sugar.
    3. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix until completely blended.
    4. Combine the flour and baking powder together, and add it to the bowl. Mix well. The dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
    5. Use a 1 ounce scoop to make balls of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    6. Add 3 caramel chips to each ball of dough.
    7. Reroll the dough to incorporate the chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
    8. While the cookies are baking, remove the appropriate number of caramel candies from their foil.
    9. Place a caramel heart on each cookie immediately upon removing them from the oven. Enjoy warm, or place in a tin for gift giving!
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