Showing posts with label yogurt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label yogurt. Show all posts

Monday, February 7, 2011

Clementine and Peach Muffins

I love those tiny little orange balls of perfection. I usually grab 3 at a time when I sit down to eat them because definitely one is not enough so it was only natural that I would want to make muffins using them right?
This recipe was good but it needed some modifying so I made them again with much better results. The first try was dry. Really, really dry. The second try was just right!
Clementine and Peach Muffin Recipe (Adapted from
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup peach flavored yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon clementine zest
    2 tablespoon clementine juice (or orange juice)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 clementines, peeled and chopped
  • Raw sugar for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Whisk together the butter, yogurt, egg, zest, juice and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until the flour mixture is moistened. Fold the chopped clementines into the batter.
Divide the batter between 12 paper-lined muffin cups, sprinkle with raw sugar, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Transfer the muffins to a wire cooling rack.

Friday, September 10, 2010

End of Season Peach Frozen Yogurt

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I love peaches and am always a little sad when peach season comes to an end.  Really to me that and the kids going back to school are the true signs of summer ending. 

So when I saw a picture of peach frozen yogurt on Tastespotting the other day I just had to make it.  As luck would have it I had 1-1/2 pounds of peaches on hand.  Perfect for the recipe!!!

Peach Frozen Yogurt (adapted from Tales From a Kitchen Misfit)


  • 1-1/2 lbs ripe peaches
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2  cups plain whole milk yogurt
  • a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of sugar


Peel peaches, slice them in half, and remove the pits. Cut the peaches into chunks and cook them with the water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, covered, stirring occasionally, until soft and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the sugar, then chill in the refrigerator.

When the peach mixture is cool, puree in a food processor with the yogurt until almost smooth but slightly chunky. Mix in a few drops of lemon juice.

Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacture’s instruction. Eat immediately or chill for a few hours if you want it to be harder.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Toronto…the finale

So I told you I had fun when I was away right?  But unless you follow me on Twitter or on Facebook (Judy Chiappini) you may not know what exactly I was up to…

It was a friend of mine’s birthday and he invited me to a party at his house…

We had some dips (roasted red pepper and egg plant)…

Some marinated and grilled shrimp…
Grilled Octopus…
Bulgar salad (Paula) (Photo courtesy of Paula @ Dragon’s Kitchen)

Potato Salad (Paula) (Photo courtesy of Paula @ Dragon’s Kitchen)

Grilled Pork Belly…
Homemade Chicken Gyro’s…

with homemade tzatziki, tomatoes, and onions…DSC_0508

And then came the cake…


You see how lucky I am???  Have you guessed who’s birthday it was yet?

Peter @ Kalofagas had a birthday!!!

and I got to meet Paula @ The Dragon’s Kitchen
And Jasmine @ Confessions of a Cardamom Addict
photo courtesy of Paula @ Dragon’s Kitchen

Can you believe how lucky I was to be invited to this Greek feast?  Peter single handedly prepared and served us all night long.  Paula did make the birthday cake and it is by far one of my all time faves…Lemon Meringue Cake!

We were able to meet up with Paula and Peter once again but just for a quick bite to eat after we went to the Science Center to see Harry Potter The Exhibition!  Still a little bit of time with 2 of my favorite bloggers and friends is better than no time at all…

DSC_0297 photo courtesy of Paula @ Dragon’s Kitchen

Loved meeting Paula (xoxoxo) and Jasmine and seeing Peter again!!!  Thank you for making this a memorable trip for me and can’t wait to do it all again next year…lamb on a spit right????


Sunday, June 13, 2010

What We Ate with links and recipes…

So I posted a teaser the other day of all f the food that we ate over the Memorial Day weekend but right after that my computer developed a virus and it took me until Friday of last week to get everything figured back out.  I was so lucky and ended up not losing anything but some of the files are different and I had to reinstall some things.  Anyway as promised…

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Starting from the upper right hand corner and going clock wise and finishing up in the middle:

 DSC_0182 Tzatziki sauce – this is typically used with souvlaki and gyros but we used the leftovers all weekend sometimes even as a salad dressing!!!

DSC_0185 Greek Salad – Really simple dressing that is fresh and quick to make.

DSC_0264 Marinated Shrimp Salad – So simple and the best thing is you make it the night before and allow it to marinate all night.  Then just take it with you the day of the party.


Watermelon infused with watermelon Vodka:  Simply take a whole water melon and cut a hole in the skin just large enough for a funnel to fit in.  Do this about 12 hrs before serving.  Fill the funnel with watermelon vodka and allow the watermelon to absorb it.  Keep doing this until the desired amount is in the watermelon.  Chill and slice immediately before serving.  Place a cork in the whole for transporting to the party!

DSC_0189 Pork Souvlaki:  This is the souvlaki recipe that I got from my friend Peter over at Kalofagas.  It is the best I have ever tasted and made by me at home!

DSC_0188 Bread – We bought it from our favorite German bakery and brushed it with garlic infused olive oil and grilled it…

Michelob Ultra – Yummmmmm!

DSC_0194Summer Berries with berry reduction and whipped cream (recipe to follow in a day or so)

Happy Summer!!!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

The best frozen yogurt, EVER…

The girls have been on Spring Break for the past week and then some. I can honestly say that I have had the best time with them and am looking forward to a whole summer with them and it can’t come soon enough. We’ve been to the beach, the pool, the park and Busch Gardens and with still plenty of down time for us to just relax.

On one of those relaxing days I decided that I would make some ice cream but after going through the fridge I realized that I had no cream to make it with, but I did find a container of plain yogurt and some beautiful, ripe strawberries…


Frozen Strawberry Yogurt


2 1/2 cups of whole fat plain yogurt
1 cup of pureed strawberries (cut up and pureed in your blender or food processor)
1/3 cup of local honey


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Pour into ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturers directions until frozen. (Mine took about 20 minutes)
  • Scrape into a sealable container and freeze for about 2 hrs or until firm enough to scoop.
  • Serve with berries, granola or even chocolate syrup or chips!
***This could easily be adapted to any fruit you have and can make into a puree...think raspberry, blackberry, cherry or even banana!!!