Double Apple Muffins

Double Apple Muffins

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: Makes 15 muffins

Double Apple Muffins

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Double Apple Muffins
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar plus 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored, and shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 15 muffin cups or line with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, allspice, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, applesauce, milk, butter, oil, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in apples. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 15 muffins.
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Marble Banana Bread

Marble Banana Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Makes 2 medium loaves

Marble Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • Vegetable shortening, for pans
  • 2 cups flour, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 medium overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate morsels, plus 2 tablespoons

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottoms of two 8x4-inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together sour cream, eggs, bananas, sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened.
  • Remove 1/3 of the batter to a small bowl; stir cocoa powder and chocolate morsels into this batter. Stir the remaining 1/2 cup flour into the plain batter. Spread half of the plain batter into both prepared pans. Using half of the chocolate batter, drop heaping tablespoons randomly onto plain batter in both pans. Spread the remaining plain batter over chocolate batter in both pans. Drop the remaining chocolate batter over plain batter in the same manner in both pans. Using a butter knife, swirl through the batters to create a marbled effect. Sprinkle loaves with the remaining 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate morsels. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 2 medium loaves.
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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 2 medium loaves

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease the bottoms of two 8x4-inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, brown sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Add zucchini and chocolate chips; stir just until combined. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 2 medium loaves
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Easy Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies

Easy Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Easy Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup multicolored candy sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, flour, and baking powder. Add butter, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla. Stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed; stir in candy sprinkles. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 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 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
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Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 32 bars

Lemon Bars

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for sifting over top
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake until edges are golden, 20 to 22 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Add the remaining 1/3 cup flour; whisk until combined. Pour over hot crust. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees; bake until set, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours. Sift confectioners’ sugar over top. Cut into bars. Makes 32 bars.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes 2 cups sauce

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine rhubarb, 1/2 cup strawberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rhubarb is tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, mash the remaining strawberries. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and lemon juice. Add mashed strawberries and cornstarch mixture to rhubarb mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 2 cups.
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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus more for finishing
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy (or whipping) cream
  • In a large bowl, combine peanut butter and butter; beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar alternately with heavy cream until well combined.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, combine butter, shortening, and peanut butter. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar; beat until combined. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined. Gradually beat in as much flour mixture as possible; stir in the rest. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Dip a fork in additional sugar; flatten cookies in a crisscross design. Bake until centers are set and edges are crackled, 8 to 11 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely. Turn half of the cookies over; add Peanut Butter Frosting to bottoms. Top with the remaining cookies; gently press together. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies.
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Cinnamon Spiced Pound Cake

Cinnamon Spiced Pound Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 12 servings

Cinnamon Spiced Pound Cake

This recipe and other quick, easy, and mouthwatering recipes can be found in The Harried Housewife's Cooking: 125 Most Requested Recipes!

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 (16-ounce) package pound cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare it

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with shortening; dust with flour. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add melted butter; stir until combined. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Transfer 3/4 of the batter to prepared pan. Sprinkle cinnamon mixture over batter in pan; cover with the remaining batter. Using a butter knife, swirl through the batter. 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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Guacamole

Guacamole

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 2 cups guacamole

Guacamole

This recipe and other quick, easy, and mouthwatering recipes can be found in The Harried Housewife's Cooking: 125 Most Requested Recipes!

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Guacamole
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeño chili (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tortilla chips (optional)

Instructions

  • Halve and pit avocados. Scoop avocado flesh into a medium bowl and mash with a fork. Stir in lime juice, tomato, cilantro, onion, garlic, and jalapeño. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired. Makes 2 cups guacamole.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Yield: Makes 24 bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 3/4 cup regular or reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips, plus 1 tablespoon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9-inch square baking pan with foil, letting ends extend beyond edges on 2 sides. Coat foil with nonstick cooking spray. Place oats on a baking sheet; bake until lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine honey, brown sugar, and butter. Cook over medium heat until sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup chocolate chips, peanut butter, and vanilla. Add to oats; stir to combine. Add cereal, the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips, and 1/4 cup peanut butter chips; stir to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared pan; press into pan. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon chocolate chips and the remaining 1 tablespoon peanut butter chips; press gently into oat mixture. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Remove bars by lifting foil ends; peel off foil. Place on a cutting board and cut into bars. Makes 24 bars.
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