Food and Beverage, smoothies

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

strawberry peach smoothie

This perfect blend between strawberries and peaches will get your day started

Prep time

1 minute

Cook time

1 minute

Total time

2 minutes

Ingredients 
1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup sweetened vanilla almond milk
Instructions
1. Add your peaches and strawberries, and almond milk to the blender
2. Blend for 45 seconds or until ingredients are a smooth blend.
3. Pour into glass and enjoy

Notes,

if you prefer a smoothie with thicker texture, you can always sub for frozen strawberries or ice

You can add more almond milk or water if you prefer a thinner texture

Food and Beverage

Easy Swedish Meatballs

TOTAL TIME

PREP/ TOTAL

TIME: 30 MIN

MAKES

4 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef

SAUCE

  • 1 can (10- 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
  • hot cooked noodles
  • minced fresh parsley, optional

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine the onion, egg, bread crumbs, milk, salt and pepper, crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. meatballs, about 24
  2. Place in a shallow 1-1/2-qt. microwave- safe dish. Cover and microwave on high until meat is no longer pink, 7-1/2 minutes; drain.
  3. Combine the soup, sour cream, milk, parsley and if desired, nutmeg; pour over meatballs. Cover and cook on high until heated through, 5-6 minutes. Serve with noodles and, if desired, top parsley.

Nutrition Facts

6 meatballs with sauce: 366 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 1055mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

Food and Beverage, party foods

Sausage Cheese Balls

Prep time         Total     Servings
20 Min 45 Min 102

Ingredients

3 Cups Original Bisquick Mix

1 Pound uncooked bulk pork sausage

4 Cups shredded cheddar cheese (16 ounce )

1/2 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese

1/2 Cup milk

1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves; crushed teaspoon parsley or 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes Barbecue sauce or Chili sauce, if desired.

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease bottom of sides of 15x10x1- inch pan.

2. In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients except barbecue sauce, using hands or spoon. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place in pan.

3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brown. Immediately remove from pan, Serve warm with sauce for dipping.

Expert Tips

Since these are the ultimate party food they’re worth planning ahead for. Roll them up and freeze on baking sheets until firm. Then plop them into resealable plastic freezer bags and store for up to 1 month. Bake as needed, no defrosting required, at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

What is Sausage? Nothing more than finely chopped and well-seasoned meat; sausages depend on some degree or fat in the mixture, which gives it its succulence and delicious flavor.

Offer a variety of dips when serving these up to guests. Try barbecue sauce, chili sauce a mayo/yogurt dressing mixed up with a good sprinkle of garlic salt, lots of chopped fresh herbs and more Parmesan cheese, or blend of Ranch dressing with a spoonful of basil pesto.

Lightly wet your hands to roll the balls to prevent sticking.

Food and Beverage

Apple Spice Cake With Brown Sugar Frosting

Apple Spice Cake With Brown Sugar
Total Time
Prep: 30 MINUTES
Bake: 35 minutes + cooling
Makes
16 servings
Ingredients
- 4 medium Honey crisp apples, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1-1/2 pounds)
- 2 cups sugar
-1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts, toasted
FROSTING:
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup of confectioner's sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom of tow greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment; grease paper
2. Place apples in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. In
a large bowl, beat sugar,oil,eggs and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, pie spice, baking powder and salt
gradually beat into sugar mixture alternatively with buttermilk. Stir in apples and walnuts
3. Transfer to prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing wire racks, remove paper. Cool completely
4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, sugars, vanilla and pie spice until smooth. spread frosting on top of cake refrigerate
left overs.

Food and Beverage

Stuffed Iowa Chops

Total Time                      Makes
Prep: 20 Min 4 Servings
Bake: 50
Ingredients 
4 bone-in pork loin chops ( 1-1/2 inches thick and 8 ounces each)
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup chopped peeled apple
1 cup whole kernel corn
1 cup dry bread crumbs

SAUCE
1/3 cup honey
3 to 4 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut a pocket in each pork chop by slicing almost to the bone. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown chops on each side; cool slightly.

2. In a bowl, mix onion, parsley, milk and seasonings. Add apple, corn and bread crumbs; toss to combine. Spoon into pork chops; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.

3. In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients; reserve half of the sauce for brushing. Pour remaining sauce over pork chops. Bake, uncovered, 50-60 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in stuffing reads 165 degrees, brushing occasionally with reserved sauce during the last 20 minutes.
Food and Beverage

Green Tea

Green Tea

Green Tea is a type of tea that is made from cameilla sinenis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas and black teas. Green tea originated in china, but its production and manufacture has spread to many other countries in Asia

Several Varieties of green tea exists, which differ substantially based on the variety C. Sinesis used, growing conditions,horticultural,methods,production processing, and time of harvest. Although there has been considerable research on the possible health effects of consuming green tea regularly, there is little evidence that drinking tea has any affects on health.