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Hmmmmm Sound Interesting? Black Bean, Chocolate, Banana Smoothie

Black Bean, Chocolate, Banana Smoothie Recipe

This breakfast smoothie sounds like a good start to your day.

1 1/2 cups unsweetened chocolate almond milk
1/4 cup black beans(rinsed in water)
1 banana peeled
1 tbsp. honey
2 teas. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teas. instant coffee
1 teas. vanilla extract
3/4 cup ice cubes

Poor the almond milk in to blender jar. Add the black beans, banana, and honey. Blend on high for 15 seconds. Add cocoa powder, instant coffee and vanilla, then the ice cubes. Blend on high until smooth, about 45 seconds. Drink it right away.

Cheese Balls for Super Bowl Party!!

Cheese Balls Recipe for Super Bowl Party!! These are great!

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 c. butter
about 36 small pimento stuffed olives.

Mix cheese, flour, and melted butter together. (Work with hands if it seems dry.) Mold 1 tsp. dough around each olive ; shape into a ball. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hr. Preheat oven to 400' and bake until set. 15 - 20 mins.

Single batch is never enough when I entertain. I triple this recipe.

Rhubarb Custard Crunch

Rhubarb Custard Crunch Recipe

Pulled some rhubarb out of the freezer I had diced and froze last fall. Thought I better get it used up. Going to make one of my favorite rhubarb desserts with it.

4 cups rhubarb(diced)
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp. flour
1 egg (beaten)
1 cup milk
2 tbsp. butter.

Combine rhubarb, sugar and flour; pour into Greased 8 x 11 pan. Mix together egg and milk; pour over first mixture. Dot with butter.

TOPPING:

1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 beaten egg.

Combine topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over rhubarb mixture. Bake at 350' for 40 mins. until golden brown.

Most Used Weights and Measures

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Most Used Weights and Measures

Here and their I need to find weights and measures when cooking or baking(because I always forget what some of them are). I decided to put them on my blog, so as to have them close at hand when needed. Here's my list of the most used measurements.

My Favorite Good O Punch

My Favorite Good O Punch Recipe

I was in charge of the punch last weekend for a Baby shower (hadn't made punch in years). Thinking what flavor I was going to make for the event, and some I've had in the passed, this is the all time traditional favorite that people hardly make anymore, and it's the best flavored punch I think. It was a hit!

1 pkg. cherry kool-aid
2 qts. water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 can(Lg) pineapple juice
1 (6oz.) can frozen lemonade
1 (6oz.) can frozen orange juice
1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale (cold).

Mix all ingredients except ginger ale, chill. Right before serving, add cold ginger ale. I also froze a ice ring to keep it cold when serving.

Love this Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

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Love this Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

All you need is...
1 nice sized medium onion, chopped
3 carrots, peeled, chopped
4 stalks of celery, chopped
1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
3 cups water
1 (46 oz.) can of tomato soup or V-8 juice, (I like it with either
1 bay leaf
6 beef bouillon cubes.

Mix everything together and cook for 1 hr. Quick and easy to prepare.


Ham and Cheese Chowder

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Ham and Cheese Chowder Recipe

2 cups potatoes(cubed)
1 cup chopped onions
3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. flour
3 cups milk
1 1/2 cups ham, chopped
1 1/2 cups(6 oz.)shredded cheddar cheese
dash of pepper.

Cook cubed potatoes in 1/2 cup water til tender. Drain and reserve water. Add enough water to make 1 cup. Cook onion in butter, stir in flour and pepper. Add milk and potato water. Cook and stir until bubbly. Add ham, potatoes and cheese. Heat til cheese melts. Serve.