Monthly Archives: June 2015

Mango Smoothie

Making fruit smoothies is an excellent way to give the picky eaters their vitamin needs and of course for their busy moms too!

Makes 2 to 3 servings

  • 200 g fresh or frozen mangoes
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup mango juice 
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • Honey to sweeten if needed

Blend all ingredients together. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I haven’t baked a whole cake for a long time. This one turned out pretty good!

  • 1 + 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 + 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 + 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 + 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325 ºF
  2. Grease and flour cake or loaf pans
  3. Sift together both flours and salt, set aside
  4. Using and electric mixer with paddle attachment,cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, mix until blended
  6. Add vanilla
  7. Add flour mixture in 2 to 3 portions, mix until well blended, scraping sides of bowl
  8. Pour batter in pan and bake for about 75 to 90 minutes, toothpick should come out clean when inserted into centre (You can cover top slightly with tin foil for the last 15 to 20 minutes if it browns too quickly)
  9. Cool in pan for about 10 to 15 minutes before taking cake out , then on rack until completely cooled

You can serve it with fruits, caramel or chocolate syrups. You can even warm a piece up slightly and put ice cream on top !

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

My daughter loves peanut butter. This is especially for her!

Makes about 30 cookies

  • 200 g creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purposed flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  3. Using an electric mixer with paddle attachment, cream peanut butter, butter and both sugars until blended
  4. Add vanilla and egg
  5. Add flour mixture in 2 to 3 portions and mix well, scraping sides of bowl
  6. Stir in chocolate chips
  7. Place tablespoonful of dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 2 inches apart
    (You can shape them by gently rolling them into balls)
  8. Bake for about 13 minutes, rotating baking sheets half way through
  9. Cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes then transfer to rack to cool completely