Homemade “Dole Whips”

One of my favorite treats at Walt Disney World is Dole Whip.  Actually it’s one of many favorite treats at Walt Disney World.

I didn’t find the exact recipe for Dole Whip but I found one that was close enough to satisfy the craving for Dole Whip.  There is a place 20 minutes from my house that sells Dole Whip so when I have the real urge to have some, I’ll go there and pretend I’m at WDW.

Homemade Dole Whip

Homemade “Dole Whip”

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 c. frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 c. milk, use more if needed (dairy or coconut)
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

Steps:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.  If needed, add more milk (1 Tbsp. at a time).
  3. Enjoy right away

 

French Bread in a Bread Machine

Okay the title of this blog is a little misleading.  You make the dough in the bread machine but then remove the dough to bake the bread.

I was able to start the dough before we left for church and then make it into a loaf when we got home.  Easy peasy!

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Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs

As I have said previously, there are a few items that I cannot cook to save my life.  Hard boiled eggs are one of those items.

I’ve shared my technique for making them in the oven.  This is my technique for making the hard boiled eggs in my pressure cooker.

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Updates

I’m not going to be posting any weekly menus for the next three weeks.  We are currently just eating out of the freezer because I have a lot of food stock piled in the freezer.  Hubby expressed his concern with the amount of food we have in there so I’m going to be use some of the food up.  Plus there is another reason I’m not going to menu plan but I won’t discuss it until a later time.

Hubby and I are having issues with using the slow cooker for our dinners because he is either forgetting to turn it on low when he’s been asked to do it by me or I make the mistake of turning it on high instead of low because I think I’m using one crock pot but I’m using another crock pot.  Don’t ask.

Anyway after our last issue with the crock pot, I went on Amazon and got us a new crock pot that is digital.  Sweet!  I already have one that has the automatic timer.  The problem is that it is huge and it only gives me two choices for the low temperature and two choices for the high temperature.  With this crock pot I can set the exact time I want and whether I want it to cook on low or high.
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Now I’m going to start looking for new crock pot recipes for the write 31 in October.  I’m going to do another 31 days of crock pot recipes.  I’ll type of the recipes on my Google Drive between now and then.  I’ll also upload the pictures of the recipes to the Drive.  Once October comes around, I’ll then share those recipes.  The recipes will be ready to go but not the blog posts.  Those blog posts will be fresh material so that I’m following the guidelines for the write 31.  (Although I may put some notes on the Google Drive when I’m typing up the recipe.)

Here is a link to my new crock pot.  I’ll share my impressions of it after using it for a while.

Happy eating,
Traci

Overnight Oatmeal

This is an easy recipe for breakfast.  You prepare it the night before and put in the fridge.  The next morning, you pull it out of the fridge and then set it on the counter to allow for the oats to warm up a bit.  That is unless you love the oats ice cold.

This is a versatile recipe.  You can change it up depending on your imagination.  I’m sharing you a version that uses blueberries and strawberries.  The oatmeal is then topped with pecans.

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adapted from Skinny Taste

Stars of the recipe:
  • 1/4 c. quick oats
  • 1/2 c. milk (skim, 2%, almond, soy, or coconut)
  • 1/2 c. blueberries
  • 1/4 c. cut strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp. or less honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon (more or less depending on your preferences)
  • 1 Tbsp. nuts

Steps:

  1. Combine the oats, milk, blueberries, strawberries, honey, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a jar.
  2. Place in the fridge overnight.
  3. Take out of the fridge and allow to take the chill off.
  4. Add nuts.
  5. Enjoy!  (If you want, add Greek yogurt.)

Happy Eating,
Traci

 

Apple Cider Ham (Slow Cooker)

Can you believe Easter is almost upon us?  Neither can I.

I decided I wanted ham the other day for dinner.  Instead of cooking it the typical way in the slow cooker, I decided to cook it it with apple cider.  The Wee One told me that the ham tasted like applesauce.  The Imaginative One took a huge slice and ate it all.  I believe that this recipe is a keeper.

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Apple Cider Ham (Slow Cooker)

Stars of the recipe:

  • 4 to 5 lb. boneless ham
  • 2 c. apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon (You can add more if you like the taste of cinnamon.)
  • 2 tsp. cloves

Steps:

  1. Place the ham in the slow cooker.
  2. Pour apple cider or apple juice over the ham.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves.  Pat the mixture on the ham.
  4. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Enjoy!

Here are more Easter recipes:

Happy Eating,
Traci

Blueberry Almond Spinach Salad

Spring is upon us.  I crave more salads during spring.  Maybe it’s my body craving something healthy after the heaviness of winter dishes.

Anyway this is one yummy simple salad.  I dressed it with maple Dijon vinaigrette but it would be equally delicious with the blueberry vinaigrette or grapefruit vinaigrette.

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Blueberry Almond Spinach Salad

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1/4 c. fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 c. slivered almonds
  • 1/4 c. crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 c. fresh spinach
  • 1/4 c. cooked chicken, optional
  • 2 Tbsp. maple Dijon vinaigrette

Steps:

  1. Toss the spinach, blueberries, almonds, goat cheese, and chicken if you are using it.
  2. Top with the vinaigrette.
  3. Enjoy!