A Momma's World

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Weekday/Weekend White Wine Spritzer

1 part white wine…I used Moscato

1 can frozen strawberry daiquiri mix

1 cup club soda

Mix, garish with strawberries & grapes & Sip On!!

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Semi-Skinny Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

I had a big sweet tooth this afternoon so nothing better than baking a chocolate cake to satisfy it! I’ve been inviting my boys to join me in the kitchen since they are old enough to help significantly. They are learning the ropes & are proud of themselves. Needless to say I’m proud too 😉 So here it is, the finish product that transpired in our kitchen…

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Semi-Skinny Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup light margarine
1 cup Brown sugar; packed
1/2 cup stevia
1 Egg
1 cup buttermilk (1 cup skim milk + 1 tbs vinegar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour + 1/2 cup wheat flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
Salt- a pinch
1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chip morsels

Glaze:
1 & 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tbs cocoa powder
2 tbs sugar free chocolate chips morsels
1 tbs milk
Stir together; will be thick (you want it like that)
Zap in microwave 3x’s at 10 second intervals, stirring in between until morsels are melted.

Preheat oven at 325 Take a loaf pan that is 9 by 5 inch and grease or line with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
In a stand mixer, cream the butter & sugar until creamy.
Add the egg & beat well. Mix the vanilla & buttermilk. Beat well to mix in.
Sift the flour,cocoa,soda,baking powder & salt directly into this wet mixture.
Stir in the morsels using a wooden/silicone spatula until mixed well.
Pour this batter into the loaf pan & bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool the cake in the pan for a few minutes before you transfer onto a wire rack, pour glaze & cool completely.
Serve & Indulge!!

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Spicy Buttermilk Cheesy Grits

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1 cup water
1/2 tsp EVOO
1/4 cup fast grits
Dash of salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tbs buttermilk
1-2 tbs Real Crumbled Peppered Bacon Bits
1-2 tbs shredded fiesta blend cheese

Bring water, EVOO & seasoning to a boil.
Whisk in grits & buttermilk.
Cook 5-7 minutes, whisking occasionally until creamy & to the consistency you desire.
Pour into serving dish & top with bacon & cheese.
Eat & Enjoy!!

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It’s Lenten Season

It’s that time of year again to start fasting & not eating meat for my family. I need to come up with some different meals instead of plain tuna fish…ya get pretty tired of the same ole same ole bland fish in a can. Time to start searching & concocting!

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Berry Yogurt Oatmeal

I never really liked oatmeal until lately. I’ve been seeing oatmeal all over Pinterest & looks very appetizing so I decided to give it a shot. I have thehealthyfoodie.net & luxefinds.com for sharing this recipe so I can broaden my horizons on oatmeal with a modern twist. I did take this recipe & put my own twist on it to best suit me & my family so here it is…

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Berry Yogurt Oatmeal
(Serves 2)

Oatmeal:
¾ cup old fashion oatmeal
2½ cups water
dash of salt
1 tbs Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1 tsp Stevia
½ cup skim milk

Berry Sauce:
¾ cup Frozen Mixed Berries
1 tbs Stevia
¼ cup water
1 tsp lemon juice

Crumble
1 tbs cinnamon almonds; crushed
1 tbs old fashion oats

Yogurt:
¼ cup protein powder vanilla
2 tbs Light & Fit Vanilla Yogurt

In a small saucepan, bring water to the boil, add salt, brown sugar, stevia & oatmeal, lower heat, & cook uncovered for about 12-15 minutes, stirring often, until all liquid is absorbed & oatmeal is nice and creamy.
Meanwhile, in a seperate saucepan, cook berries, water, lemon juice, & stevia over low heat, stirring occasionally, until berries start to “explode” and sauce thickens. You can stir the berries a little bit with your spoon to help break them up. Set aside when ready.
In a small non-stick pan, over medium heat, toast the sliced almonds & old fashion oats until golden and fragrant. Set aside.
In small mixing bowl, mix protein powder with yogurt until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
When everything is ready, transfer to serving bowls, starting with oatmeal, then blueberry sauce, followed by yogurt & finally the crumble.

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Gorilla Bread Gone Lighter 2 pieces=193 calories

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Berry Frozen Treat

I discovered this treat about a year ago when I decided to start
a healthier way of life.
It is a quick, healthy treat that will satisfy both
your tummy & sweet tooth.
It must be good if it satisfies my sweet tooth because I got it bad...
I rather eat sweets than real meals so I concocted this 
baby to keep me on the right track. 
Hope you enjoy it as much as me! 

  Healthy Frozen Treat

4-5 oz Light & Fit Vanilla Yogurt

1/4 cup Frozen Mixed Berries

1tbs Almond Butter

Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Put ingredients into a food processor until combined & smooth, pop into freezer for 20-30 minutes. Take out, serve & Indulge! 

 

 

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Homemade Butter

I made my own butter today, yes I sure did…I found a recipe on Pinterest & decided to do it right then & there.  I happened to have whipping cream on hand & a canning jar so I got to shaking! I got an arm work out for sure! Not that I didn’t believe the recipe but I had a iffy feeling about it, but I’ve got to say…it worked! Here it is:

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Banana Pudding Cake

French Vanilla Cake mix

1-1.5 oz box of Fat Free Sugar Fat Free Pudding

1-1 oz box of Fat Free Sugar Fat Free Pudding

3 bananas; sliced & divided

1 container of light cool whip

Prepare cake mix according to package

Sprinkle in the 1 oz box of pudding (dry)

Separate batter into 2 round pans; bake according to directions

While the cake is baking, prepare pudding according to package

Once pudding is set, fold in the 2 cut banana slices into pudding

Ok, now that the cake is baked, let cool completely…can speed it up by placing them in the freezer for about 15 minutes

Start layering once cooled

Pour pudding on top of one cake round then place the other cake round on top, spoon cool whip on the top cake round & arrange banana slices as desired

Serve & Indulge!

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Kelly’s Pizza Pasta Soup

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1 tbs EVOO
1 med. onion
1 bell pepper
2-14.5 oz reduced sodium beef broth
1-26 oz Four Cheese Pasta Sauce
1 can fat free cream of mushroom soup
1 bar fat free cream cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan grated cheese
1 box whole grain penne pasta
1-26 oz water
3.5 oz pepperoni; diced
Topping:
Reduced fat Parmesan cheese
Part skim mozzarella cheese

Sautéed onions & bell pepper in EVOO until wilted
Add all wet ingredients
Bring to boil then add pasta till tender
Add diced pepperoni

Once all stirred & married, serve in a oven safe dish, top with mozzarella cheese. Broil for 7-10 minutes on low until cheese is brown. Take out & sprinkle with parmaesan cheese.

ENJOY!

In Our Kitchen

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