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Friday, May 13, 2016

Bella's Chocolate Cupcake


Bella's Chocolate Cupcake has 1 cup less sugar and 1/2 cup less butter than most recipe's. Just because we love our little ones and we wanted to give them treats once in a while. Bella loves it so much that whenever we make them, she brings one to school everyday until they're gone.

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa (I buy mine at Trader Joe's)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 oz (2 sticks) melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 large eggs

Directions:

1.) Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl adding each ingredient at a time while slowly mixing.
2.) Scoop batter into baking cups (half filled)
3.) Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. You'll make about 36 regular sized cupcakes.

Don't forget to share!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Got Chocolate Chunks? Try this soft and sweet cookies ....
(with way less sugar than most cookie recipes)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 sticks melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup Trader Joe's Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks

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Directions:

1.) Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl adding each ingredient at a time while slowly mixing with a fork.
2.) Scoop 1/4 cup batter for each cookie and place them on battered baking sheet.
3.) Bake at 375F for 10-13 minutes. You'll make about medium size 22 cookies.

Enjoy!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Tropical Rum


Yes I know this should be on Poksdrink or something. But my husband begged to put his newly discovered cocktail online. I can tell you though, this is pretty good.

Ingredients:
1 ounce rum
2 ounces ginger ale
1/4 ounce fresh green coconut water
1 lime wedge
add ice (mix or blend)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fluffy Pancakes


Fluffy and Moist pancakes!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • butter

Directions:

1.) Combine milk and vinegar in a medium mixing bowl and set aside for 5 mins.
2.) Add all the remaining ingredients one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3.) Pour batter (1/4 cupfuls) into a buttered pan. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side.

Enjoy with maple syrup!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Banana Bread

Perfect Sweetness, Fluffy, No Butter.


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cups apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions:


1.) Cream sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.
2.) Add all the remaining ingredients one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3.) Pour batter into a buttered loaf pan and bake for an hour at 325 F.

Enjoy while it's warm!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings


Easiest, Crispiest, and Healthiest Chicken Wings you'll ever make.

Ingredients:

Crispy Wings:
  • 4 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Honey Garlic Sauce:
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

Directions:

1.) Pat the wings dry then toss in baking powder and salt.
2.) Bake for 30 mins. at 250 F on the lower rack.
3.) Move wings to the upper rack and bake for 40-50 mins. at 425 F
4.) Place Honey Garlic Sauce ingredients in a bowl and toss the wings in.

Enjoy your crispy honey wings with fresh carrots and celery sticks.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chicken Breast with Oyster Sauce


This is my own version of Chinese Food. 
*Measurements and picture to be updated. 

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Adobo Powdered Mix (w/Lemon & Pepper)
  • Sesame Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Chicken Broth
  • 8oz Brussel Sprouts

  • 8oz Green, Yellow, Orange, & Red Peppers
  • 8oz Summer Squash and Zuchinni
  • 5tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • Soy Sauce

Directions:

1.) Boil Chicken Breasts with Adobo Powdered Mix
2.) Drain Chicken saving some Broth. Cut Chicken into smaller pieces, about 2 inches long and an inch thick then saute with Sesame oil and garlic. 
3.) Pour a little bit of broth and add Oyster Sauce & Soy Sauce.
4.) Add Brussel Sprouts, Peppers and Summer Squash & Zuchinni (one at a time- maybe every 3 minutes). Do not overcook the vegetables. 
5) Serve over hot steamed rice.