Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Making Mamma Happy


Mother’s Day is this Sunday so I thought I would share some recipes that say, I love you, on a Sunday Morning.

STRAWBERRY MUFFINS
Source: Whole Living

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (spooned and leveled)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup light olive oil or vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Toss together strawberries and 1/3 cup sugar. Using a potato masher, lightly mash berries; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In a glass 2-quart measuring cup or a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, oil, egg, and vanilla; whisk to combine.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk mixture and the berry mixture (with juice). Fold just until combined. Using an ice cream scoop, divide the batter among the muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops with remaining sugar.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 17 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.


CRUSTLESS SMOKED TURKEY AND SPINACH QUICHE
Source: Cooking Light

Ingredients

Cooking spray
3/4 cup (4 ounces) cubed smoked turkey ham (such as Jennie-0)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
1/2 cup evaporated fat-free milk
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add ham, onion, and pepper to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until ham is lightly browned.
3. Sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese in a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Top with ham mixture.
4. Combine remaining 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, spinach, and next 5 ingredients (through egg whites) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
5. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring with a whisk until blended. Pour egg mixture over ham mixture. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center of quiche comes out clean.

MIXED BERRY BELLINI (non-alcoholic)
Source: Cooking Light

Ingredients

 (thawed)
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar
Preparation

Place 8 champagne glasses in freezer for 20 minutes.
Combine 6 oz. frozen mixed berries (thawed), 1/4 cup orange juice and 1 Tbsp. sugar in a blender; blend until mixture is pureed, about 20 seconds. Strain berry mixture and discard seeds.
Add 1 Tbsp. berry puree to each glass and pour in enough chilled sparkling wine to almost fill glass. Garnish with fresh mint.
 Serves 8.


At the last minute I also found this recipe for Coconut Carrot Cake Pancakes from Cravings Gone Clean – and they look delish!

4 comments:

Angie H said...

My mothers day gift was a home gym built by Backyard Rooms I love it!

Thanks for the recipes! Cant wait to try out the muffins!

katiescott1309 said...

Those muffins looks scrumptious!

Brandi said...

Love these recipes! :)

Kari said...

Those muffins would make me happy, that is for sure! Lovely recipes.