Thursday, May 22, 2014

Creamy Honey Vanilla Fruit Dip

Who is not loving all the fresh summer fruit? I could eat fresh fruit every day.  This is a sweet, creamy, and delicious dip to go with all your fresh fruit.  It is pretty simple to whip up and you probably have most of the (few) ingredients on hand.

Just a few ingredients

This is good stuff! This is a Kroger brand. Not sure of any other brands

Here's what you do:

Gather your ingredients:

* 1 -8 oz block of cream cheese & Greek yogurt or a block of light cream cheese, softened well

* 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

* 1/4 cup light brown sugar

* 1 TBSP honey

* 1/2 tsp vanilla

* milk-- enough to reach desired consistency

OK.. With a hand mixer, whip softened cream cheese and yogurt together. Add in brown sugar and mix well. Mix in the honey and vanilla. Add enough milk to reach the desired consistency, starting with a tablespoon.  I use enough to make it like icing. Refrigerate until chilled well. Enjoy with your fresh fruit!

Looks yummy, huh?


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gluten Free Sausage and Cheese Muffins

This is such an easy and delicious breakfast recipe. Sometimes we get in ruts when it comes to breakfast.  You might be rushing around in the mornings trying to get to work or school and feel like you don't have time to cook. These muffins can be made the night before and popped into individual sandwich bags ready to grab on the way out the door. Or you could be like my family, and have kids that love a warm breakfast almost each morning. These are even easy enough that the children could make them!

* I make these gluten free, but for those that don't need to, regular Bisquick will work just fine.*

Gluten Free Sausage and Cheese Muffins

1 pound gluten free sausage , browned, crumbled, and drained
3/4 cup Gluten Free baking mix ( I use Gf Bisquick)
1 cup of milk
2 eggs
1 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (I've also just used mozzarella here with good results)
Dash of cayenne (optional)

Preheat oven to 400°

Mix the baking mix, milk, and eggs together. Add the cheese and mix well. Add a dash of cayenne if you choose. Stir in the crumbled sausage. 

Spray a 6 cup muffin pan with non stick spray. Fill muffin pan with sausage and cheese mixture. Bake about 20 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.

I usually have to double this recipe--- they are that good!