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.
http://www.theharriedhousewife.com/desserts/easy-marble-pound-cake/

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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
http://www.theharriedhousewife.com/appetizers/smoky-bacon-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.
http://www.theharriedhousewife.com/breakfastbrunch/chocolate-chip-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.
http://www.theharriedhousewife.com/harried-housewifes-recipe-box/lemon-blueberry-bread/

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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.
http://www.theharriedhousewife.com/desserts-2/maple-walnut-bars/

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Coffee Cake Muffins

Coffee Cake Muffins

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Yield: Makes 12 muffins

Coffee Cake Muffins

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • TOPPING
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter, cut into pieces
  • CAKE
  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners. For topping, in a medium bowl, combine the 1/4 cup flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • 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. Divide batter among muffin cups; sprinkle with topping. 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.
http://www.theharriedhousewife.com/breakfastbrunch/coffee-cake-muffins/

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Yield: Makes 12 muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • LEMON POPPY SEED MUFFINS
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • Lemon Glaze (optional)
  • Here are the glaze ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, poppy seeds, and salt. In a medium bowl, combine egg, milk, sugar, and butter. Whisk until well blended. Stir in lemon zest. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Divide batter among muffin cups. 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. Serve warm, or drizzle with Lemon Glaze and cool completely. Makes 12 muffins.
http://www.theharriedhousewife.com/breakfastbrunch/lemon-poppy-seed-muffins/

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Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 4 miniature loaves

Mini Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • Vegetable shortening, for pans
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottoms of four 5x3-inch loaf pans with shortening. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate, large bowl, combine sugar and butter. Beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla; beat until combined. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide batter among prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Makes 4 miniature loaves.
http://www.theharriedhousewife.com/harried-housewifes-recipe-box/mini-banana-chocolate-chip-bread/

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White Russian Hot Chocolate

White Russian Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 servings

White Russian Hot Chocolate

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Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 2 cups half-and-half or fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 (4-serving size) package cook-and-serve chocolate pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1/2 cup coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • Fresh, lightly whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)

Instructions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, whisk together half-and-half, milk, and pudding mix. Microwave on HIGH until hot and slightly thickened, 7 to 9 minutes; whisk in coffee liqueur and vodka until well blended. Ladle into mugs; top with lightly whipped cream. Garnish with chocolate shavings, if desired. Makes 6 servings.
http://www.theharriedhousewife.com/drinks/white-russian-hot-chocolate/

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