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Girls Night Out Recipes

 

Thanks to everyone who attended our Girls Night Out event tonight!  Even with the yucky weather, we had a nice turnout of wonderful ladies.  Everyone seemed to enjoy our two tastings tonight so I thought I would share the recipes.

Caramel Apple Dip

16 individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup water
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium pan over low heat, melt caramels with water, stirring constantly.  Once completely melted, remove from heat and set aside.

In a medium bowl, blend together cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla (My Kitchen-aide mixer worked perfectly for this).  Once the caramel mixture has cooled slightly, fold it into the cream cheese mixture.

Serve with apple slices.

I also served the dip with graham cracker pretzels (available locally at Penton’s Farm Market or Miller’s Apple Hill).  Here’s a tip for you — after you cut your apple, soak them in 7-up or Sprite to keep their bright white color.  This recipe was originally posted by the blog How Sweet It Is.

 

Apple Cider Sangria

1 bottle of Pinot Grigio
3 cups fresh apple cider
1 cup club soda
1/2 cup ginger brandy
2 large apples, chopped

Combine all ingredients, except apples, and stir.  Refrigerate for several hours.  Right before serving, add apples.  I would recommend freezing some of the extra apple cider in ice cube trays.  This will keep your Sangria cold without diluting it.

This recipe was adapted from its original post on Chef-In-Training.

 

Back to School Breakfast

5 Corners Bed & BreakfastNeed a healthy, filling breakfast that the kids will actually eat?  Its become a First Day of School tradition in our house to make Oh My Heaven.  Guests of 5 Corners Bed & Breakfast are often treated to this yummy baked oatmeal; only its like no oatmeal you’ve ever had!   Our favorite way to serve it is with fresh strawberries or blueberries and a dash of milk but if you want to give it an extra protein boost add sliced almonds; an extra zap of fruit then add dried cranberries or raisins.  The options are endless.  If you want to take a little something special in to the teacher’s workroom to get you through the first day, you can easily double this recipe and bake in a 13×9 pan.

Oh My Heaven
courtesy of good friend and fellow B&B owner Mickie Deline

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 cup oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon

1) Mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.
2) Pour mixture into a prepared 9×9 or 8×8 pan. Spread evenly.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.
3) In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Top with berries, nuts, milk and or powered sugar.

Chocolate Banana Cake

Chocolate Banana CakeSo easy…so delicious.  Tastes like Banana Bread but better.  I serve it with a dusting of powdered sugar for breakfast and with the frosting for dessert.  You can’t go wrong either way!  I jazzed up the original recipe found at ButterYum to include yummy chocolate and crunchy walnuts but you can leave them out if you prefer.

Cake:
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
4 tablespoons butter, softened
4 super ripe bananas
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees (375 if using a metal pan).  Coat a 13×9 pan with cooking spray.
2) With a mixer, cream together sugar, sour cream, eggs and softened butter.  Add bananas and vanilla and mix until well combined.
3) Add in flour, salt and baking soda; mix well.
4) Add in chocolate chips and/or walnuts; mix well.
5) Pour into prepared pan.  Bake for 30-40 minutes.

Frosting:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1) Cream butter and sugar together until smooth.  Slowly add the heavy cream and vanilla.  Spread on cooled cake.

 

Banana Oatmeal Muffins (Flour/Gluten Free)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — Missy @ 1:58 am

banana oatmeal muffinsI have been searching for a great gluten free muffin recipe and finally I found one!  By using a certified gluten-free oatmeal, this recipe gives allows everyone around the table a chance to enjoy a delicious bakery item.  Feel free to add in your favorite dried fruit or nuts in place of the chocolate chips.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins- makes 12 to 16 muffins

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or use paper liners.
  2. Place all ingredients, except oats and chocolate chips, in mixing bowl.  Using an electric mixer or food processor, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.  Gradually add the oats until well combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Divide batter between muffin cups filling each cup almost to the top.  Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Serve warm with butter or your favorite topping (peanut butter, almond butter, Nutella, etc.)

This recipe has been adapted from its original post on:  http://chaseandem.blogspot.com.

 

 

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