Best Smoothie I Ever Made

This post is a quickie. Just had to tell about the smoothie I threw together tonight. The Fella ran his first 10K tonight on a whim and he requested a potassium smoothie to help stave off the Charlie horses (leg cramps) that have been waking him up. So I whipped up this using what I had on hand and it was so freakin delicious!

Peach Banana Smoothie

1c. milk of choice
1c. 0 % Greek yogurt
1 frozen banana
1 Ohio peach (I did not peel this)
4-6 ice cubes
1 t vanilla extract
1 T honey
1/4 t stevia powder

That’s it. This was honestly the best tasting smoothie I’ve ever made!

Savory Vegetable Kugel

A few months ago The Fella and I were visiting my Cousin and her family for dinner.  My Cousin served a vegetable and potato kugel as a side dish.  Unbelievably, I had never had kugel before.  I fell in L-O-V-E with this kugel.  My cousin was so nonchalant.  Kugel was nothing special, an everyday dish in her mind.  But to me, a new delight had been discovered!  She shared her recipe with me which is really a recipe for potato kugel with vegetables substituting some of the potatoes.  I adapted her recipe to use sweet potatoes in place of white potatoes, but I kept the basic structure of her recipe the same.  I also did a little research on kugel and found that savory is not the traditional vibe for kugel.  Most kugels seem to be made with noodles and fruit.  I’m not sure how I feel about that.  I may have to taste a noodle kugel before I try making it myself.

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Bourbon Pumpkin Bread

My Fella loves bourbon and he’s made me a fan too.  Mostly though, I just love food made with booze, especially desserts!  I made this recipe for Pumpkin Bread last fall with my students to sell at an Election Day bake sale.  I’ve since tweaked the recipe to make it Whiteout friendly and reduced the oil.  Oh yeah, and I included bourbon!  The addition of the bourbon was actually inspired by this recipe for Bourbon Spiked Banana Bread on Sassy Radish who does a lot of cooking with bourbon.

This is a super easy recipe and with all of the yummy spices, the flavor actually gets better a few days after baking.  This recipe yields 3 loaves so it is great for gift giving.  I love to eat this sliced, toasted and topped with either butter, cream cheese or all natural peanut butter.  Great for breakfast, brunch or even dessert.

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