Skinny Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe

Skinny Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe

Skinny Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe

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What could be more perfect on a sunny weekend morning than to bake a batch of yummy muffins?

This skinny lemon poppy seed muffin recipe is light on calories - but full of amazing goodness, like yogurt, fresh lemon juice and zest, and eggs. And a cake mix. Yep! A white Duncan Hines Cake Mix. To save you a ton of time and give you outstanding muffins!

You know when you’re the only one up, the dogs have been walked, and you’ve just finished that first cup of coffee.

You with me?

This skinny lemon poppy seed muffin recipe is light on calories - but full of amazing goodness, like yogurt, fresh lemon juice and zest, and eggs. And a cake mix. Yep! A white Duncan Hines Cake Mix. To save you a ton of time and give you outstanding muffins!

What if I were to tell you that I’d come up with the easiest recipe yet – Skinny Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins that you could make start to finish in 35 minutes.

Sound good?  And besides that these muffins were only 224 calories and 6 grams of fat?

Well, that’s what we’re going to do together today. Bake my skinny lemon poppy seed muffin recipe, and make it light, because you know those muffins carry a lot of calories in them, and we want BIG flavor and less calories. Am I right?

This skinny lemon poppy seed muffin recipe is light on calories - but full of amazing goodness, like yogurt, fresh lemon juice and zest, and eggs. And a cake mix. Yep! A white Duncan Hines Cake Mix. To save you a ton of time and give you outstanding muffins!

 

OK, so I thought about how I could help you make the best ever lemon poppy seed muffins recipe. And I know that baking from scratch is best, but sometimes we all need a little help in the time department. As in, I don’t have a lot of time to bake, Judy. I hear ya!

So this skinny lemon poppy seed muffin recipe is full of amazing goodness, like plain yogurt, fresh lemon juice and zest, and eggs. And a cake mix.

Yep! A white Duncan Hines Cake Mix I had in the pantry and I checked the expiry date (you should always do this) and we were good to go.

 

This skinny lemon poppy seed muffin recipe is light on calories - but full of amazing goodness, like yogurt, fresh lemon juice and zest, and eggs. And a cake mix. Yep! A white Duncan Hines Cake Mix. To save you a ton of time and give you outstanding muffins!

 

You can usually buy cake mixes when they are on sale, and pick up half a dozen at a time, and I bought this one for a dollar.  Seriously!  Because we all have budgets and need to spend our pennies wisely, right?

Now before we get into the ingredients and “how to make lemon poppy seed muffins” I do have a few baking tips that will give you the lightest, most delicious muffins.

 

This lemon poppy seed muffin recipe makes 15 medium sized muffins.

Random Muffin Baking Tips:

• Use ingredients at room temperature and this tip includes eggs especially. Cold eggs will give you a flat muffin top and we want that muffin to have a golden round top.
• Sift the dry ingredients for the reason that you will end up with a lighter, fluffier batter. I know it takes a few extra minutes, but it’s so worth it and you’ll be glad you did!
• Mix the wet in the dry – and fold them together ever so lightly. Because heavy mixing of muffin batter equals heavy, tough muffins. Enough said.

 

 

 

Who came up with the first recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins?  Well wiki says poppy seed muffins have been around a long time, Americans have been making a variety of muffins since the 19th century.

What You Need:

• 1 white cake mix
• 2 tbsp. poppy seeds
• 1 tsp. baking powder
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1/4 tsp. salt
• 1 medium egg & one egg yolk
• 1 cup non fat yogurt plain
• 1/4 cup canola oil
• 1/3 cup lemon juice
• 1 tbsp. zest (lemon)

Lemon Yogurt Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon non fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

 

This lemon poppy seed muffin recipe makes 15 medium sized muffins.

Let’s make it!

Preheat Oven to 350F/180C
  1. In a large bowl, sift together the cake mix, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Stir in the poppy seeds
  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk the eggs, yogurt, oil, lemon juice and zest together
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients (just like the image shown)
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
  6. Using a spatula, fold together very gently. You want to mix both, but don’t be fussed if you can see some dry bits. This isn’t like mixing cake batter, ok?
  7. Line your muffin pan with paper muffin cups, and scoop in the batter, filling the cups 2/3.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes until the tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Let cool and glaze. Store in an air tight container – or freeze.

 

Enjoy this recipe!

Skinny Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Dessert/Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 15
Calories: 224 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg white cake mix
  • 2 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup low fat yogurt plain
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. zest lemon
Lemon Yogurt Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon low fat yogurt plain
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 350F/180C
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the cake mix, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Mix in the poppy seeds
  4. In a smaller bowl, whisk the eggs, yogurt, oil, lemon juice and zest together
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients (just like the image shown)
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
  7. Using a spatula, fold together very gently. You want to mix both, but don’t be fussed if you can see some dry bits. This isn’t like mixing cake batter, ok?
  8. Line your muffin pan with paper muffin cups, and scoop in the batter, filling the cups 2/3. This lemon poppy seed muffin recipe makes 15 medium sized muffins.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes until the tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let cool and glaze. Store in an air tight container – or freeze.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 379mg 16%
Potassium 121mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 4.7%
Calcium 15.6%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

This lemon poppy seed muffin recipe makes 15 medium sized muffins.

 

And that’s it! The sweet lemon-y smell will coax the fam out of their beds and there you’ll be, in your sunny kitchen, with a plate of freshly baked lemon poppy seed muffins, looking ever so smart. You’re welcome! Let’s get together and maybe we can make something again soon, ok?

If you loved this recipe, make sure you pin it for later and share it with your friends!

 

This skinny lemon poppy seed muffin recipe is light on calories - but full of amazing goodness, like yogurt, fresh lemon juice and zest, and eggs. And a cake mix. Yep! A white Duncan Hines Cake Mix. To save you a ton of time and give you outstanding muffins!

This skinny lemon poppy seed muffin recipe is light on calories - but full of amazing goodness, like yogurt, fresh lemon juice and zest, and eggs. And a cake mix. Yep! A white Duncan Hines Cake Mix. To save you a ton of time and give you outstanding muffins!
This skinny lemon poppy seed muffin recipe is light on calories - but full of amazing goodness, like yogurt, fresh lemon juice and zest, and eggs. And a cake mix. Yep! A white Duncan Hines Cake Mix. To save you a ton of time and give you outstanding muffins!
This skinny lemon poppy seed muffin recipe is light on calories - but full of amazing goodness, like yogurt, fresh lemon juice and zest, and eggs. And a cake mix. Yep! A white Duncan Hines Cake Mix. To save you a ton of time and give you outstanding muffins!
This skinny lemon poppy seed muffin recipe is light on calories - but full of amazing goodness, like yogurt, fresh lemon juice and zest, and eggs. And a cake mix. Yep! A white Duncan Hines Cake Mix. To save you a ton of time and give you outstanding muffins!

 

The Best Mini Spaghetti Pie Casserole You Can Make in 30 Minutes!

The Best Mini Spaghetti Pie Casserole You Can Make in 30 Minutes!

Mini Spaghetti Pie Casserole

This recipe combines two of my favorite foods – spaghetti and pie!

A match made in heaven to be sure and so quick and easy to make, I’m wondering why I haven’t thought of this before?

I know you are going to love these mini spaghetti pies!  And those picky eaters of yours?  Yep, you got this one!

The Best Spaghetti Pie Casserole, an easy dish you can make in under 30 minutes makes a great supper dish your family will love! These mini spaghetti pies are great for lunches and freeze really well too!

This is by far the best spaghetti pie casserole you will ever make.

Just sayin.

A delicious spaghetti ‘pie crust’ topped with a yummy meat sauce, and lots of Parmesan, ricotta and mozzarella cheese.  It doesn’t get much easier.

There are lots of great recipes out there, I really like this one from Canadian Living, just click here.

The Best Spaghetti Pie Casserole, an easy dish you can make in under 30 minutes makes a great supper dish your family will love! These mini spaghetti pies are great for lunches and freeze really well too!

 

With just Mark and I at home, making a full tray or baking dish of just one recipe doesn’t always make sense.

Making mini portions allows us to have individual meals that can be popped into the microwave.  Am I right?

So we’re making mini spaghetti pie casseroles and using this awesome new mini pie baking tin I just got.

I think it’s very cool, don’t you?

 

The Best Spaghetti Pie Casserole, an easy dish you can make in under 30 minutes makes a great supper dish your family will love! These mini spaghetti pies are great for lunches and freeze really well too!

I had some extra ingredients, so  I doubled the recipe and also baked a 9″ spaghetti pie – to freeze for one of ‘those’ days, when I don’t feel like cooking a big dinner – 🙂

What I like about this recipe is that you actually use whole tomatoes, and season it yourself, not like the jar sauces that are already seasoned for spaghetti.

It has a really FRESH taste, that’s BIG on flavor.  Know what I mean?

The Best Spaghetti Pie Casserole, an easy dish you can make in under 30 minutes makes a great supper dish your family will love! These mini spaghetti pies are great for lunches and freeze really well too!

What You Need:

Crust
• 2 cups spaghetti
• 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
• 1 egg
• 1 1/2 tsp butter
Filling
• 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
• 2 tsp butter
• 1/2 cup onion
• 1/2 cup green pepper
• 1 clove garlic
• 6 oz lean ground beef
• 1 cup canned whole tomatoes
• 2 tsp tomato paste
• 1 cup mozarella cheese

The Best Spaghetti Pie Casserole, an easy dish you can make in under 30 minutes makes a great supper dish your family will love! These mini spaghetti pies are great for lunches and freeze really well too!

Let’s Make It!

1. Combine all ingredients for crust
2. Spray mini pie tin (or 9″ pie plate) with nonstick cooking spray

3. Spread spaghetti mixture over bottom and up the sides to form a crust
4. Preheat oven to 350F
5. Spread ricotta cheese over the bottom of crust and set aside
6. in a skillet heat butter, add onion, green pepper and garlic and sauté until tender
7. Add beef, tomatoes, reserved liquid, and tomato paste
8. cook, stirring often until thickened and cooked through
9. spoon beef mixture over cheese and bake 20 to 25 minutes
10. Sprinkle each pie with mozzarella cheese and bake until the cheese is melted and begins to brown – about 5 minutes
11. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving

I can eat this easy spaghetti pie casserole recipe every day!Click To Tweet

The Best Spaghetti Pie Casserole, an easy dish you can make in under 30 minutes makes a great supper dish your family will love! These mini spaghetti pies are great for lunches and freeze really well too!

The mini pies are perfect for lunches and they freeze well too!

The Best Spaghetti Pie Casserole, an easy dish you can make in under 30 minutes makes a great supper dish your family will love! These mini spaghetti pies are great for lunches and freeze really well too!

 

Easy Spaghetti Pie Casserole in 30 Minutes!
Servings: 8
Calories: 779 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Crust
  • 2 cups spaghetti cooked
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp butter softened
Filling
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced, add more if you love garlic!
  • 6 oz lean ground beef cooked
  • 1 cup canned whole tomatoes drained and chopped (reserve juice)
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup mozarella cheese shredded
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients for crust
  2. Spray mini pie tin (or 9" pie plate) with non stick cooking spray
  3. spread spaghetti mixture over bottom and up the sides to form a crust
  4. Preheat oven to 350F
  5. Spread ricotta cheese over the bottom of crust and set aside
  6. in a skillet heat butter, add onion, green pepper and garlic and saute until tender
  7. Add beef, tomatoes, reserved liquid, and tomato paste
  8. cook, stirring often until thickened and cooked through
  9. spoon beef mixture over cheese and bake 20 to 25 minutes
  10. Sprinkle each pie with mozzarella cheese and bake until the cheese is melted and begins to brown - about 5 minutes
  11. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Spaghetti Pie Casserole in 30 Minutes!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 779 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 405mg 17%
Potassium 628mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 117g 39%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 18.5%
Calcium 30.3%
Iron 19.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The Best Spaghetti Pie Casserole, an easy dish you can make in under 30 minutes makes a great supper dish your family will love! These mini spaghetti pies are great for lunches and freeze really well too!

The Best Spaghetti Pie Casserole, an easy dish you can make in under 30 minutes makes a great supper dish your family will love! These mini spaghetti pies are great for lunches and freeze really well too!

 

 

This is the Best Homemade Date Squares Recipe | Delicious Vegan Treat!

This is the Best Homemade Date Squares Recipe | Delicious Vegan Treat!

This homemade date squares recipe is a vegan dessert packed with the sweetness of dates combined with a crunchy & crumbly topping is a long standing family favorite. One of these these yummy Date Squares warm from the oven & a glass of milk makes a great afternoon snack. This recipe is so easy & freezes well too!

You know those amazing Date Squares they have at your local Second Cup coffee shop?  The really huge ones, that are so melt in your mouth delicious!

Well what if I were to tell you that you could make these delicious little sugar bombs yourself, and very easily too?
And that they were jam packed with healthy ingredients, like dates? AND…

Homemade Date Squares are already Vegan, and so easy to convert to Gluten-Free!

All of that buttery date filling sandwiched between delicious brown sugar, flour and more butter!

Would you be interested?  I thought so!

So in this post I share my Grandmother’s famous Homemade Date Squares Recipe, that’s been in our family for several generations.  And I’ve made a short video to help you put it all together too!

 

This homemade date squares recipe is a vegan dessert packed with the sweetness of dates combined with a crunchy & crumbly topping is a long standing family favorite. One of these these yummy Date Squares warm from the oven & a glass of milk makes a great afternoon snack. This recipe is so easy & freezes well too!

 

This Homemade Date Squares Recipe is even better than the ones you see in your favorite coffee store.  Just sayin.

Biting into a freshly baked Date Square can be a bit tricky.  That delicious crumbly topping full of buttery brown sugar goodness will crumble all over you, if you aren’t careful.

But that really does take second place to the creamy date filling that swirls around in your mouth with the yummy cookie base and topping.

Date Squares are definitely a triple layer of awesome goodness!  They are also known as Newfoundland Date Crumbles and there a number of different recipes out there.

This homemade date squares recipe is a vegan dessert packed with the sweetness of dates combined with a crunchy & crumbly topping is a long standing family favorite. One of these these yummy Date Squares warm from the oven & a glass of milk makes a great afternoon snack. This recipe is so easy & freezes well too!

A well-known Canadian treat – wiki says Date squares are also known as Matrimonial Cake!

While there are lots of recipes out there – I like the one from Robin Hood – Ooey Gooey Date Squares.

But in my humble opinion, the very best homemade date squares recipe I’ve ever eaten comes from the one I’m about to share with you and that was created by my Grandma Snider.

This homemade date squares recipe is a vegan dessert packed with the sweetness of dates combined with a crunchy & crumbly topping is a long standing family favorite. One of these these yummy Date Squares warm from the oven & a glass of milk makes a great afternoon snack. This recipe is so easy & freezes well too!

 

I’ve featured some of her recipes before, she was an amazing cook and baker!   This easy date square recipe will quickly become a family favorite.

Here are some of her other recipes you can find on the blog:

 

What you need:

This recipe uses a 9 X 9 baking pan, but if you double the recipe it’s perfect for a 13 X 9 baking pan and that means freezing some for yummy treats later!

Crumb Mixture:

  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • Pinch salt and baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup shortening

Filling:

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of baking soda

How to Make it:

Preheat oven to 350F

Base and Topping:
1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients together well, making sure the shortening (or butter) is blended.  Then split the crumb mixture in half – one part
for the bottom in a well greased plan, and one part for the top of the squares.

I line the pan with aluminum foil and then grease it.

Filling:
1. Combine the filling ingredients in a medium saucepan and stirring often, bring to a boil, and then cook over low heat until thick. Cool
before spreading.

Make the Date Squares:
1. Press one half of the crumb mixture in the bottom of a 9 X 9 square pan, that you have lined with aluminum foil
2. Spread the Date mixture evenly
3. Top with the remaining crumb mixture
4. Bake at 350F 35 – 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.
5. Cool and cut into squares right away.
6. Store in an air tight container.
7. These Date squares freeze really well!
8. Enjoy.

 

 


Homemade Date Squares Recipe | Grandma’s Favorites
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
This homemade date squares recipe is a vegan dessert packed with the sweetness of dates combined with a crunchy & crumbly topping is a long standing family favorite. One of these these yummy Date Squares warm from the oven & a glass of milk makes a great afternoon snack. This recipe is so easy & freezes well too!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 12 squares
Calories: 263 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Base and Topping:
  • 2 cups oatmeal fine (not instant)
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup shortening or butter if you prefer
Filling
  • 1 cup dates chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch baking soda
Instructions
Base and Topping:
  1. Blend all ingredients together well, making sure the shortening is blended and split the mixture in half – one part for the bottom in a well greased plan, and one part for the top of the squares.
Filling:
  1. Combine the filling ingredients in a medium saucepan and stirring often, cook over low heat until thick. Cool before spreading.
Make the Date Squares
  1. Press one half of the dry mixture in the bottom of a 9 X 9 square pan, that you have lined with aluminum foil

  2. Spread the Date mixture evenly
  3. Top with the rest of the Dry mixture
  4. Bake at 350F 35 - 45 minutes or until top is nicely golden.

  5. Cool and cut into squares right away.
  6. Store in an air tight container.
  7. These Date squares freeze really well!
  8. Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Date Squares Recipe | Grandma’s Favorites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 191mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 30g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This homemade date squares recipe is a vegan dessert packed with the sweetness of dates combined with a crunchy & crumbly topping is a long standing family favorite. One of these these yummy Date Squares warm from the oven & a glass of milk makes a great afternoon snack. This recipe is so easy & freezes well too!

 

The Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe! | So delicious and simple to make!

The Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe! | So delicious and simple to make!

This simple and delicious recipe for easy creamy coleslaw is packed with flavor and uses only 5 ingredients!  A staple at family BBQ’s, potlucks and church suppers, this creamy coleslaw recipe will give you everything you need and more!

And speaking of BBQ, this coleslaw is the perfect pairing for the next time you make my Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe, with  Homemade BBQ Sauce!

The secret to the great flavor in this best creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots combine with your favorite salad dressing. BIG flavor and a crowd pleaser every time!

Coleslaw can take many forms but the tangy sweetness in this recipe is always great with outdoor BBQ, smoked meat and our slow cooker pulled pork.  It comes together in minutes and you can serve it again the next day.

I’ve been making this coleslaw for friends and family for so many years I’ve lost count!  In fact, when I first started to make it, I was working in my parents’ catering business.  And everyone of those banquets needed a ton of coleslaw!  Back then we didn’t use a food processor – we would ask our wholesaler to shred the cabbage and carrots for us and we would then chop it much more finely, with all of the onion. By. Hand.

The secret to the great flavor in this best creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots combine with your favorite salad dressing. BIG flavor and a crowd pleaser every time!

Now there are lots of creamy coleslaw recipes, some are quite tart and have a strong vinegar base to them.  But if creamy coleslaw dressing is what you crave, then this is the perfect recipe for you!

This is the Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe! And the secret to the great flavor in this creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots and mayo. BIG flavor and a crowd favorite every time!Click To Tweet

When I first started making coleslaw and taking it to family dinners, I would use a hand grater, but when my sweet mother-in-law found out, she went right out and bought a small food processor for me.  I was overcome with the gift, but her explanation was simple.  “This is the best creamy coleslaw recipe I have ever tasted, and if I want it every time you come for dinner, then I need to know it isn’t such a chore for you to make.”  Isn’t that sweet? 🙂

This is the Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe! And the secret to the great flavor in this creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots and mayo. BIG flavor and a crowd favorite every time!

Now you know I used that little food processor for a very long time, it was a Cuisinart, I think, and it just gave up the ghost and stopped working a couple of months ago.  I used it for everything from delicious flaky pie crust to chopping up my coleslaw veggies.

So I had to go shopping for a new one.  After researching the market, the best deal I could find was on Amazon.  If you can get one for under $70, then grab it, because that’s a great deal.  I looked at these two and chose the Cuisinart based on experience.

So let’s get started and make Your Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe!

One medium sized head of green cabbage

2-3 small cooking onions

2-3 medium carrots

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise or your favorite salad dressing

2 tbsp. sugar

Salt and pepper

Pinch of paprika

 

Preparation: (Prep time – 30 minutes)

Cut the cabbage into chunks and shred in your food processor – but pulse only, so that you get a coarse grind.

Chop the onion and the carrots in the food processor as well, chopping both finely.

Place into a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, salt, pepper, paprika and mayonnaise and blend well.

Sprinkle with paprika and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

A bowl of delicious creamy homemade coleslaw on a rustic picnic table with watermelon and corn.

The Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 12
Calories: 230 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 head green cabbage One medium sized head o
  • 2-3 onions small, cooking
  • 2-3 carrots medium
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch paprika
Instructions
  1. Preparation: (Prep time - 30 minutes)
  2. Cut the cabbage into chunks and shred in your food processor – but pulse only, so that you get a coarse grind.
  3. Chop the onion and the carrots in the food processor as well, chopping both finely.
  4. Place into a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, salt, pepper, paprika and mayonnaise and blend well.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 199mg 8%
Potassium 193mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 35.8%
Vitamin C 35.9%
Calcium 4%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The secret to the great flavor in this best creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots combine with your favorite salad dressing. BIG flavor and a crowd pleaser every time!

The secret to the great flavor in this best creamy coleslaw recipe is onion. Green cabbage, chopped onion and carrots combine with your favorite salad dressing. BIG flavor and a crowd pleaser every time!

 

This is the Best Old Fashioned Rice Pudding Recipe That’s Big on Flavor!

This is the Best Old Fashioned Rice Pudding Recipe That’s Big on Flavor!

This is the Best Old Fashioned Rice Pudding Recipe That's Big on Flavor! This old fashioned rice pudding recipe in the slow cooker is so creamy and easy to make, uses Arborio rice and raisins, and is THE Ultimate Comfort Food!  Be sure to double the recipe though, coz it won’t last long!

If you’ve got 5 minutes to prep, you won’t believe how easy this old fashioned slow cooker rice pudding recipe is to make! Then just relax, or get on with your day and let the slow cooker do the rest!

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding Recipe.  Just saying those words together makes me feel all warm and cozy and inside!  You too?

This easy family recipe only takes 5 minutes to put together, and 3 hr and 45 minutes to bake in your slow cooker.  Your gang will definitely ask for seconds, so make sure you double the recipe!  The smell of the cinnamon, vanilla and creamy pudding while it’s baking are out of this world, just sayin…

This old fashioned rice pudding recipe in the slow cooker is so creamy and easy to make, uses Arborio rice and raisins, and is THE Ultimate Comfort Food!  Be sure to double the recipe though, coz it won’t last long!

I think slow cooker anything is the perfect way to cook on the weekends.  Kind of a fix it and forget about it, if you know what I mean!  And I do use my slow cooker a lot – as you know from some of my recipes!

Everything from cheesecake to pulled pork, yes indeedy.  Does anyone say ‘yes indeedy’ anymore?  Oh well, just my country gal slang I guess.  Here are some of my favorite slow-cooker recipes!

Now I don’t know about you, but rice pudding has not been on the top of my cravings list for many years.  In fact, my mom used to love the stuff, but we always had it cold, and it was kinda sticky and yucky.  And she put nutmeg on her baked rice pudding! Shudder.  Oh well, to each their own right?

And rice pudding was always one of the ‘dessert choices’ at the local diner.  And it was kept under a glass case, looking like it had been there for quite a while, if you know what I mean. I wonder if their old fashioned rice pudding was made with minute rice? 🙂

This old fashioned rice pudding recipe in the slow cooker is so creamy and easy to make, uses Arborio rice and raisins, and is THE Ultimate Comfort Food!  Be sure to double the recipe though, coz it won’t last long!

So when my sweetie asked me to make him some rice pudding the other day, I kinda went Huh?  He wanted an old fashioned rice pudding with raisins. 

But of course I should have know that he had found an amazing recipe for me to try, and even better it was a homemade slow cooker rice pudding recipe!  Enough said!

But this old fashioned slow cooker rice pudding recipe comes from one of our new food magazines here in Toronto.  I just love finding these recipe treasures.

How Many Kinds of Rice Pudding Recipe are There?
There are lots of old fashioned rice pudding recipes out there.  Baked rice pudding recipe, Crock pot rice pudding recipe and all of them have that secret ingredient.  What’s that you say? Homemade.  Homemade anything is best and this homemade rice pudding recipe is the BEST.

So, how to make old fashioned rice pudding:

This old fashioned rice pudding recipe in the slow cooker is so creamy and easy to make, uses Arborio rice and raisins, and is THE Ultimate Comfort Food!  Be sure to double the recipe though, coz it won’t last long!

So with all of the ingredients in hand, I set out to put together this awesome old fashioned rice pudding with raisins recipe.  Now this recipe uses whole milk.  You can swap that out for cream, half and half (half milk half cream) some recipes use coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk too.  But we’re not getting fancy today.  Just plain old fashioned rice pudding.  OK?

 

  • ½ cup (125 ml) Arborio rice
  • ½ cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 4 cups Cream or whole milk (3%)
  • 3 large Egg yolks (Tip: freeze the whites for later!)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Vanilla
  • ¼ twp (1 mL) Cinnamon
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Raisins or dried cherries, cranberries or blueberries (your choice!)

 

 

 

Pour the rice, milk and sugar into your slow cooker (spray with cooking spray) and cover and cook for 3.5 to 4 hours.  Each hour give the rice a stir and cook until the rice is a bit mushy.

When that’s done, whisk the eggs together with a ½ cup of the hot rice mixture.  This is called tempering the eggs.

Then slowly mix this back into the slow cooker rice mixture.  You need to be careful here, since we don’t want scrambled eggs in our old fashioned rice pudding!

Then you can add the raisins (or if you choose dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries!), vanilla, cinnamon.

Cook for another 15 minutes.

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding
This old fashioned rice pudding recipe in the slow cooker is so creamy and easy to make, uses Arborio rice and raisins, and is THE Ultimate Comfort Food!  Be sure to double the recipe though, coz it won’t last long!
Servings: 8
Calories: 218 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • ½ cup Arborio rice 125 ml
  • ½ cup sugar 125 ml
  • 4 cups whole milk 3%
  • 3 Egg yolks large, Tip: freeze the whites for later!
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon 1 mL
  • ½ cup Raisins 125 ml / or dried cherries, cranberries or blueberries (your choice!)
Instructions
  1. Pour the rice, milk and sugar into your slow cooker (spray with cooking spray) and cover and cook for 3.5 to 4 hours.  Each hour give the rice a stir and cook until the rice is a bit mushy.
  2. When that’s done, whisk the eggs together with a ½ cup of the hot rice mixture.  This is called tempering the eggs.
  3. Then slowly mix this back into the slow cooker rice mixture.  You need to be careful here, since we don’t want scrambled eggs in our old fashioned rice pudding!
  4. Then you can add the raisins (or if you choose dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries!), vanilla, cinnamon.
Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Rice Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Potassium 252mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Sugars 18g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 14.9%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

And that’s it!  We love this warm, but it’s just as good cold, as it retains an overall creaminess both ways. For breakfast, lunch and dinner. 🙂

This old fashioned rice pudding recipe in the slow cooker is so creamy and easy to make, uses Arborio rice and raisins, and is THE Ultimate Comfort Food!  Be sure to double the recipe though, coz it won’t last long!

Enjoy.

I also made a short video that I thought you might enjoy showing the process of how to make your own old fashioned rice pudding step by step.  But it’s so easy to do, you get one of your kids to make it for family supper!

 

 

 

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Enjoy This Simple And Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe!

Enjoy This Simple And Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe!

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is the first sign of Spring!

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie means Spring is coming!  The opportunities are endless when it comes to fruit pies and tarts.  They are perfect choices for beginner pastry chefs and pie bakers.  And with Spring just around the corner, my mouth starts to water just thinking about all the delicious fruit pies we can make, especially this homemade easy strawberry rhubarb pie!

This Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe means Spring will be here soon! The tangy combination of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb is the best!

One of the first plants that usually pops up on a vegetable garden in North America is the lowly rhubarb plant.  Yet when the tender spring stalks are cooked with the right amount of sugar and spice, a delicious pie is the result!

There are lots of strawberry rhubarb pie recipes out there.  Some of my favorites include Brown-eyed Baker and Sally’s Baking Addiction.  Both are experienced food bloggers with amazing recipes!

Combining rhubarb with either fresh or frozen strawberries results in an Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie that tastes like a sweet and tangy ambrosia, with a strawberry rhubarb pie filling that tastes just like homemade strawberry rhubarb jam. Yum!Click To Tweet

This Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe means Spring will be here soon! The tangy combination of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb is the best!

The trick to choosing rhubarb for pies is to pick or choose the youngest, tender stalks and peel them.  Thick stalks may look like more, and a shorter way to fill your measuring cup, but the older stalks become woody, and you or your guest will be picking a straw like material out of their teeth.  Need I say more?

Strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and lemon.  An easy combination for a very delicious spring time treat! Following the recipe, prepare the fruit and add the sugar and lemon.  You cook the mixture just like you would for jam.  Spoon the slightly cooled strawberry rhubarb jam filling into your prepared pie crust and bake.  You will fall in love with this delicious and easy strawberry rhubarb pie recipe! And if you love strawberries, please check out my other strawberry pie recipe!

Doesn’t the lattice top crust look spectacular?  This is very easy to put together, and basically all you do is roll out the top crust, and then using a pastry cutter or pizza cutter even, cut your strips as evenly as you can.  Then you just weave them back and forth!

Follow my recipe for Five Steps to Perfect Pie Crust  You will need enough for a two crust pie.  Now you know I believe that homemade is always best, but if you don’t have time or have never made pie crust from scratch, frozen or ready made piecrust to the rescue!  There are lots of brands on the market.  However, should you be curious and want to learn more, head on over to How to Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust.  It’s a full tutorial, with a step by step video and ebook!

 

This Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe means Spring will be here soon! The tangy combination of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb is the best!

 

Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 8
Calories: 362 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 2 pie crust for a two crust pie, and a deep dish pie plate
Filling
  • 1 cup rhubarb of fresh, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cups strawberries fresh, washed, hulled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Mix the strawberries, rhubarb and sugar together
  2. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest
  3. Stir in the cornstarch - this thickener will give your pie a rich texture
  4. Place all of the filling into the bottom pie crust/pie plate, mounding it nicely in the centre
  5. With a sharp knife or pastry roller, cut strips of pastry dough - about 1" thick
  6. Weave the strips on top of the filling to create a lattice effect
  7. Trim the edges of the lattice where it meets the fluted edge
  8. Brush the lattice and fluted edges with an egg yolk wash
  9. Bake at 400F for 10 minutes and then at 350F for 35 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbling nicely
  10. Serve when cool.
Recipe Notes

A huge scoop of vanilla ice cream really makes this pie delish!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 175mg 7%
Potassium 140mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 39g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 29.2%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 7.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe means Spring will be here soon! The tangy combination of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb is the best!

 

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