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Frosted Cake

Source: Stay Young At Heart

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Frosted Cake
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 °F.
  2. Prepare the pan: Grease with a small amount of cooking oil, or use nonstick cooking spray, a 10-inch round pan (at least 2½ inches deep). Powder pan with flour. Tap out excess flour.
  3. In a mixing bowl, sift together the cake flour and baking powder.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together the margarine and sugar until soft and creamy.
  5. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and orange peel.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with flour.
  7. Pour the mixture into the pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cake cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Let cool completely before icing.
  8. To prepare icing: Cream together cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add cocoa powder. Blend well.
  9. Slowly add confectioners’ sugar and mix until icing is smooth. Mix in vanilla.
  10. Smooth icing over top and sides of cooled cake.
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Carrot-Raisin Bread

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Carrot-Raisin Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
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Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Lightly oil a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Stir together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together remaining ingredients; add this mixture all at once to dry ingredients. Stir just enough to moisten and evenly distribute the carrots.
  4. Turn into the prepared pan. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Remove from pan and complete cooling on a wire rack before slicing.
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Banana-Nut Bread

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Banana-Nut Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Lightly oil a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Stir together mashed bananas and buttermilk; set aside.
  3. Cream brown sugar and margarine together until fluffy. Beat in egg. Add banana mixture; beat well.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add all at once to liquid ingredients. Stir until well blended.
  5. Stir in nuts, and turn into the prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan. 7 Remove from pan and complete cooling on a wire rack before slicing.
  6. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan.
  7. Remove from pan and complete cooling on a wire rack before slicing.
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Apricot-Orange Bread

Source: Stay Young At Heart

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Apricot-Orange Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Lightly oil two 9×5-inch loaf pans.
  2. Cook apricots in water in a covered medium-sized saucepan for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender but not mushy. Drain; reserve ¾ cup of the liquid. Set apricots aside to cool.
  3. Cream together the margarine and sugar. By hand, beat in the egg and orange peel.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, dry milk powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with reserved apricot liquid and orange juice.
  5. Stir apricot pieces and pecans into batter.
  6. Turn batter into prepared pans.
  7. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until bread springs back when lightly touched in center.
  8. Cool each loaf for 5 minutes in the pan. Remove from pan and completely cool on wire rack before slicing.
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Yosemite Chicken Stew and Dumplings

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Yosemite Chicken Stew and Dumplings
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 1/2 hours
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 1/2 hours
Servings
Instructions
  1. To prepare the stew: Place chicken, onion, carrot, celery, salt, black pepper, cloves, bay leaf, and water in a large pot. Heat to boiling; cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for about 30 minutes, until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken and vegetables from broth. Set aside.
  3. Strain broth and skim fat; measure and, if necessary, add water to make 3 cups liquid. Set aside 1 cup (see next step), and return the rest of the broth to the pot.
  4. Mix cornstarch with 1 cup cooled broth by shaking vigorously in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Pour the mixture into the pot.
  5. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil and is thickened.
  6. Add the basil, peas, and reserved vegetables to the pot; stir to combine. Add chicken, and heat slowly to boiling while preparing cornmeal dumplings.
  7. To prepare the dumplings: Sift together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk and oil.
  8. Add milk mixture all at once to the dry ingredients; stir just enough to moisten the flour and evenly distribute the liquid. Dough will be soft.
  9. Drop by full tablespoons on top of the stew. Cover tightly; heat to boiling. Reduce heat (do not lift cover) to simmering, and steam for about 20 minutes.
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Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (or Pancakes)

Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners

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Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (or Pancakes)
Instructions
  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, sugar, and pecans in a large bowl.
  3. Combine egg yolks, milk, and vegetable oil in a separate bowl, and mix well.
  4. Add liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, and stir together.  Do not overmix; mixture should be a bit lumpy.
  5. Whip egg whites to medium peaks.  Gently fold egg whites into batter (for pancakes, see note below).
  6. Pour batter into preheated waffle iron, and cook until the waffle iron light signals it’s done or steam stops coming out of the iron.  (A waffle is perfect when it is crisp and well-browned on the outside with a moist, light, airy and fluffy inside.)  (Or make pancakes.)
  7. Add fresh fruit and a light dusting of powdered sugar to each waffle, and serve.
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Zucchini ­Carrot Bread

Zucchini ­Carrot Bread

By
Stephanie Kinturi

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Zucchini ­Carrot Bread
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  1. Preheat oven to 365 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8x3” loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, oil and brown sugar. Mix well with a wire  whisk.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  4. Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Fold in the carrots, zucchini, raisins, and pineapple to the mixture. Stir until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for approximately 50­60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven to cool on a wire rack. Cool for 5 minutes, the remove  from pan and return to rack until completely cooled.
  7. Slice and serve with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
Recipe Notes

Honey, powdered sugar, optional for garnish

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles

By
Stephanie Kinturi 

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles
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  1. First combine the wet ingredients by hand
  2. Sift together the flour, soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Add to  wet ingredients and stir to combine being sure not to overmix
  3. Fold in the walnuts. Cook in waffle iron. Serve with maple syrup.
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Healthy Apple Walnut Muffins with Apple Butter

Healthy Apple Walnut Muffins with Apple Butter

By
Stephanie Kinturi

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Healthy Apple Walnut Muffins with Apple Butter
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a bowl, combine flours, cinnamon, baking  powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In another bowl combine the buttermilk, bran flakes, wheat germ, brown sugar, oil and egg. Mix thoroughly with a wire whisk.
  3. Stir wet mixture into the flour mixture by hand until just moistened. Batter will  still have lumps. (Do not over mix as this will cause muffins to be dense)
  4. Stir in the apples and walnuts.
  5. Spoon into a greased muffin pan until cups are nearly full.
  6. Bake for 15­20 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out  clean
  7. Serve with purchased applebutter and/or jam.
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Cranberry­ Orange Scones

Cranberry­ Orange Scones

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Stephanie Kinturi 

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Cranberry­ Orange Scones
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking sheet (unless it is non stick) and set  aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, salt and  baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in the ¾ cup cold butter until mixture  resembles coarse crumbs. Add the dried cranberries and mix well.
  3. Add the buttermilk, vanilla and orange extracts. Stir just until moistened.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead dough by patting and folding  into a 10 inch circle. Dough will be about 1” thick. With a knife, cut the dough  circle into 8 wedges (like a pie).
  5. Place the wedges 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. If desired, brush with melted  butter and sprinkle with the coarse cane sugar (This will add shine and help them  to brown evenly)
  6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until bottom of the scones are golden. Cool  on a baking sheet for 5 minutes. Serve warm.
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