Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 cup syrup

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Milk (optional)

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine strawberries and sugar. Using a potato masher, mash until well combined. Transfer strawberry mixture to a medium saucepan; add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Let stand 15 minutes. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a measuring cup. Pour strawberry mixture into strainer; press strawberries to extract as much liquid as possible. (Save strawberry solids and use them to make smoothies, stir them into plain yogurt, top off pancakes, waffles, ice cream, pound cake, etc., if desired.) Refrigerate syrup for at least 1 hour before serving. To serve, stir 3 or 4 tablespoons syrup into 1 cup milk, if desired. Syrup may be prepared up to 1 week in advance. Store covered and refrigerated. Makes 1 cup syrup.
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Chocolate Chip Bars

Chocolate Chip Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 32 bars

Chocolate Chip Bars

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil, letting ends extend beyond edges on 2 sides. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, sugar, and butter. Add eggs and vanilla; whisk to combine. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Spread into prepared pan; sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Bake until edges are light golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Remove bar by lifting foil ends; peel off foil. Place bar on a cutting board and cut into squares. Makes 32 bars.
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Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread

Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 48 minutes

Yield: Makes 2 medium loaves

Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • LEMON GLAZE
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • In a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, and water; stir until smooth.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottoms of two 8x4-inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, butter, oil, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Add zucchini and lemon zest; stir just until combined. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 48 to 53 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Drizzle loaves with Lemon Glaze. Cool completely. Makes 2 medium loaves
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Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: Makes about 4 dozen cookies

Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 1 (19- to -22 ounce) package brownie mix
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, flour, cocoa powder, water, butter, and egg. Stir with a wooden spoon until mixed. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until centers are almost set, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
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Easy Marble Pound Cake

Easy Marble Pound Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 12 servings

Easy Marble Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 1 (16-ounce) package pound cake mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening; dust with flour. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, milk, butter, and eggs. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. . Remove 1/3 of the batter to a small bowl; stir cocoa powder into this batter. Spread half of plain batter into prepared pan. Using half of the chocolate batter, drop tablespoonfuls randomly onto plain batter. Spread the remaining plain batter over chocolate batter. Drop the remaining chocolate batter over plain batter in the same manner. Using a butter knife, swirl through the batters to create a marbled effect. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 12 servings.
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Easy Cilantro Lime Rice

Easy Cilantro Lime Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Easy Cilantro Lime Rice

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups instant rice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, lime zest, bouillon, onions, and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice, lime juice, and 1 tablespoon cilantro; remove from heat. Cover, and let stand 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro. Makes 4 servings.
http://www.theharriedhousewife.com/side-dishes/easy-cilantro-lime-rice/

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Smoky Bacon Deviled Eggs

Smoky Bacon Deviled Eggs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes 12 deviled eggs

Smoky Bacon Deviled Eggs

This recipe for Smoky Bacon Deviled Eggs, along with DIY projects for coordinating Tiered Serving Platters, No-Sew Table Runner, and Decorative Tray, are available in The Harried Housewife's new book, Cooking, Baking, and Making: 100 Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons - #1 Amazon Best Seller!

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
  • 1/4 cup regular or light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons real bacon bits, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives (optional)

Instructions

  • Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove egg yolks from whites. Place yolks in a medium bowl. Mash with a fork. Add mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons bacon bits, barbecue sauce, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well; spoon or pipe mixture into halves of eggs. Sprinkle with bacon bits and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon paprika. Garnish with chives, if desired. Makes 12 deviled eggs
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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Yield: Makes 12 muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, combine egg, milk, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Whisk until well blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Divide batter among muffin cups. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 16 to 19 minutes. Cool in pans 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Makes 12 muffins.
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Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 medium loaf

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Whether it's for Mother's Day or any occasion, this fresh-tasting quick bread is bursting with flavor.

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Lemon Glaze (optional)
  • LEMON GLAZE
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • In a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, and water; stir until smooth.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of an 8x4-inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, combine egg, milk, sugar, butter, and vanilla; whisk until well blended. Stir in lemon zest. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in blueberries. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Drizzle with Lemon Glaze, if desired. Cool completely. Makes 1 medium loaf.
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Maple Walnut Bars

Maple Walnut Bars

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Make 24 bars

Maple Walnut Bars

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • BOTTOM LAYER
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • TOP LAYER
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the bottom layer, in a large bowl, combine cake mix, flour, butter, and egg; stir until mixture forms a thick dough. Press evenly into the bottom and 1/2-inch up the sides of a 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan. Bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, for the top layer, in a large bowl, combine maple syrup, butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla; whisk until well combined. Stir in walnuts. Pour over hot bottom layer; spread to cover the entire surface. Bake until top layer just starts to set, 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Cut into bars. Makes 24 bars.
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