recipe: lemon poppy seed loaf

This loaf mimics those found at Starbucks. It is not an overly sweet one, so adding a glaze to it is a great option if you are craving something sweeter!

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Ingredients:

(For the loaf)
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsalted butter (plus extra to grease), room temperature
3/4 cup milk, room temperature
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest

(For the glaze- optional)
1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp lemon juice

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan (approximately 9” x 5”) with butter and set aside. 

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In another bowl, add the sugar, eggs, and butter. Beat vigorously by hand or on low with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Then add the milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix well.

4. Make a well with the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl. Mix until well-combined.

5. Add the batter evenly to the loaf pan. Place in oven and bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove, let cool, and then glaze if desired!

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tasty ways to make breakfast time for fun

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Breakfast time is a big deal. It’s the first meal of the day and it sets the tone for how we’re going to start our day. It can set us up for success or failure, depending on what we eat. So, why not make it fun? Why not make it something that we look forward to because it’s so delicious? Let’s take a look at some ways that you can make breakfast time a little more fun and exciting – without having to stress about what you’re making or how much sugar is in it!

Why You Need to Shake Up Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s a great time to get some healthy food before you start your day. But sometimes it can be hard to come up with new ideas for breakfast. The key to a successful breakfast is variety. Try different breakfast ideas and shake up your routine with something new!

Some of the most popular breakfast foods are cereals, eggs, and toast, but there are plenty of other options to consider!

1. Pancake Topped with Fruit

Pancakes are a classic breakfast food that can be made in many different flavors. The most common toppings for pancakes are butter and maple syrup. However, there are many other ways you can make your pancakes healthier and more exciting. One of the easiest and healthiest options is to use fruit as a topping for your pancake.

2. Morning Glory Muffins

The muffins have a light, fluffy texture and a subtle sweetness. They are perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. They also come in a range of ideas like blueberry, chocolate, and banana muffins with nuts. Morning Glory Muffins are a healthy alternative to traditional muffins. They have a light, fluffy texture and a subtle sweetness. The muffins are perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

3. Oatmeal with All the Toppings

Oatmeal is one of the most popular breakfast options. It is high in fiber, low in calories, and a great way to start the day. Oatmeal can be made with milk or water and then topped with a variety of ingredients. Some people like adding fruit, nuts, honey, cinnamon or cocoa powder to their oatmeal. There are also many different ways of cooking oatmeal so that it isn’t too thick.

4. Healthy Fruit Yogurt Parfaits or Smoothie Bowls

Yogurt parfaits and smoothie bowls are a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables. The best part is that you can customize them depending on your taste buds. You can add any kind of yogurt you like to the parfait or the bowl. It is up to you whether you want plain yogurt, greek yogurt, or flavored yogurt. For toppings, you can add granola, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, berries, honey and a lot more.

** This was a contributed post.

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recipe: sweet cinnamon buns

Sweet Cinnamon Buns

Makes 1.5 dozen

Ingredients:

(For the dough)
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup hot water
1 egg
5 cups all-purpose flour (more or less depending on texture)
Butter, to grease

(For the filling)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup raisins
2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Steps:

1. In a large bowl, add the first 3 ingredients- the yeast, sugar, and water. Stir and set aside in a warm location for 10 minutes. Mixture should turn bubbly.  Next add the remaining ingredients- the oil, sugar, salt, water, and egg. Beat vigorously for 1 minute. Finally, add 1 cup of flour at a time, turning the dough over with a baking spatula. Once the dough is no longer sticky, remove it from the bowl and continue to knead on a floured surface for approximately 5 minutes. Then return to a new, clean bowl, cover with a tea towel, and place in an oven with the light on (but no heat) and let dough rise for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. You can either make it in a small saucepan on the stove, or in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. Set aside.

3. Once the dough has risen, remove it from the oven and punch it down. Grease two oblong, glass baking dishes with butter. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a long rectangular shape. Pour the filling onto the dough, spreading evenly with a 1” border that is filling-free. Then roll the dough into a log. Cut into 18 even pieces, placing each one face up in the baking dish. Cover both batches with a tea towel, and let rise for another 20 minutes in a warm location.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Once the buns have risen for a final time, remove the tea towels and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove, brush with butter, and let cool before diving in!

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recipe: chocolate gingerbread cake

Ingredients:

(For the cake)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, plus more to grease
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp all spice
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup all-purpose flour

(For the icing)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups icing sugar
Cherries, any kind

Steps:

1. For the cake: Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 9” round cake pan with butter. Set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan, heat butter, ginger, cinnamon, all spice, sugar, molasses, cocoa powder, vanilla, and milk over medium-low heat. Stir until well-combined. Remove from heat.

3. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the eggs and beat with a whisk for a few minutes. Fold in the salt, baking soda, and flour. Continue to mix until everything is homogenous. Then pour batter into cake pan and place in oven. Cook for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove, let cool.

4. For the icing: Combine butter, cream cheese, and vanilla in a bowl and mix until smooth. Add icing sugar 1 cup at a time until desired consistency. Spread on top of cake. Top with cherries. Enjoy!

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recipe: creamy veggie valentine’s soup

Creamy Vegetable Valentine’s Soup

Ingredients:

3 tbsp oil, any kind
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 sweet yellow onion, chopped
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup almond (or regular) milk
4 medium beets, chopped
4 large carrots, chopped
2 medium yellow potatoes, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1 tbsp ground thyme

Steps:

1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Chop and add the garlic and onion. Let brown. Next add chicken stock and almond milk. Then chop and add the rest of the vegetables and spices. Bring to a boil and continue to cook over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes.

2. Remove from heat. Add soup to a food processor or blender in batches. Once creamy, pour into a separate pot or container until all of the contents are together again. Stir, and serve! 

Note: soup can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 3 days, or frozen up to 3 months.

Emory

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