Entries by Diane Henderiks

Orange Sugar

Yum Orange Sugar Ingredients:4 tablespoons orange zest 1 cup sugarStep-by-Step Directions:Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Combine zest and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Lift and rub mixture together in your hands. Continue to work the zest into the sugar until there are no clumps of zest. Spread out on a parchment lined rimmed […]

Choco~Hazelnut Spread

Yum Choco~Hazelnut Spread Ingredients:1 1/2 cups unsalted hazelnuts 1/2 cup dark chocolate 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 teaspoon pure hazelnut extract pinch of saltStep-by-Step Directions:Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour hazelnuts on sheet in an even layer. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and let […]

Coconut~Almond Irish Cream Liqueur

Yum Coconut~Almond Irish Cream Liqueur Ingredients:1 can coconut milk 1 cup almond milk 2 level tablespoons instant coffee granules 1/4 cup honey zero calorie natural sweetener equivalent to 1 cup sugar 6 egg yolks 1 can coconut milk 1 cup almond milk 2-3 cups Irish Whiskey (I prefer Jameson’s and 3 cups 😉 4 teaspoons […]

Kicking Coffee Liqueur

Yum Kicking Coffee Liqueur Ingredients:2 cups strong brewed coffee Natural zero calorie sweetener equivalent to 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 cup sugar in the raw 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules 2 1/2 cups vodka 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 vanilla bean – split Step-by-Step Directions:Pour coffee into medium saucepan. Whisk […]

Diane’s White Chicken Chili

Yum Diane’s White Chicken Chili Ingredients:1 tablespoon olive oil 1lb boneless chicken breast (chopped) 1 large onion (diced) 2 celery ribs (diced) 2 4-ounce cans chopped green chili peppers 1 tablespoon garlic (minced) 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped) 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 bottle amber beer 1 cup […]

Diane’s Pistachio Pesto Crab Cakes with Avocado “Cream”

Yum Diane’s Pistachio Pesto Crab Cakes with Avocado “Cream” Ingredients:Pistachio Pesto 3 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves 2 tablespoons pistachio nuts (shelled) 1 clove garlic (crushed) 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese (freshly grated) 1 tablespoon olive oil Crab Cakes 8 oz jumbo lump crabmeat (picked over) 1 teaspoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed) 1 tablespoon fresh […]

Diane’s 3-Step Anchovy Paste

  Check this out before you open another can of anchovies! TIPS: 1. Open the can just enough that the oil can drain out. 2. Drain anchovy oil into storage container. Cover, store in fridge and use in your favorite recipes where anchovy-ish flavored oil would work. There are lots of dishes like sauteed greens, […]

Diane’s Creamsicle Cooler

Yum Creamsicle Cooler Ingredients: 1 orange (peeled and seeded) 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup 0% Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon honey (or 1/8 teaspoon dried Stevia leaf powder) 3 frozen orange juice ice cubes (or 1/4 cup OJ and ice cubes) non fat milkStep-by-Step Directions:Mix all ingredients in high powered blender and blend on […]

Diane’s Grilled Romaine Salad

Yum Diane’s Grilled Romaine Salad Ingredients: 2 heads Romaine Lettuce 4 teaspoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon minced red bell pepper 1 tablespoon dried herbs or 1/4 Cup chopped fresh herbs 1 clove garlic (minced) 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheeseStep-by-Step Directions:Preheat […]

Diane’s Sweet Tooth Satisfying Baked Apples

Yum Diane’s Sweet Tooth Satisfying Baked Apples Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 Large apples (washed, cored and bottom intact) 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup chopped unsalted nuts 1/8 cup sunflower seeds 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 cup hot herbal tea of any kind. (I […]