Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake

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Ingredients

Cake
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 + 1/8 cup oil
  • 1/2 + 1/8 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 oz red food coloring
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
Ice Cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream)
  • cake crumbs (from cutting off tops of cakes)
  • 12 ounce can cream cheese frosting (I used a whipped icing)
Topping
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • remainder of cream cheese icing
  • 3/4 cup blueberries

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eclairs

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Ingredients:

For Pastry Cream:

  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup (5 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh strawberry purée
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 drops red food coloring (optional)

For Eclairs:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs

For Chocolate Glaze:

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, shaved or finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • crushed freeze-dried strawberries (optional, for garnish)

Cinnamon Whole Grain Pancakes

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds until the batter is mostly smooth. Preheat a griddle to medium high heat.
  2. Pour about ¼ cup pancake batter onto the hot griddle and cook for about three minutes or until bubbles form on top. Flip to the other side and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and serve topped with fruit, almond butter, chia seeds, and of course, maple syrup.

Blackberry Tiramisu

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Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 16 oz mascarpone (or 2 containers of 8 oz), at room temp
  • 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup espresso, freshly brewed and warm
  • 1⁄2 cup Kahlua
  • 14 oz Italian Ladyfingers (you won’t need a full pack)
  • 12 oz blackberries
  • zest of 1 lemon