Mango Ice Cream

Mango Ice Cream

Mango Ice Cream

 

Mango Ice Creamis a smooth rich flavored Ice Cream that is fast and easy.

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Mango Ice Cream

mango ice cream - creamy & soft mango no cook mango ice cream without an ice cream maker
Course Dessert
Servings 6 servings
Calories 518 kcal
Author Laurie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2-3 lg mangos 1 cup puree
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the mangoes then blend the mangoes, vanilla extract and sugar to a smooth pulp.

  2. Whip the cream till soft peaks are formed then add the mango pulp and fold or mix well.

  3. Check the sweetness and add more sugar if required. 

    Pour in a tray or container and place in the freezer and cover the container.

  4. When the ice cream is half frozen remove from the freezer and once again whip for a minute. Return the ice cream contents again in the container with the lid. Freeze until set.

  5. Option: Pour the contents into your ice cream maker and proceed as normal. Any way you make this ice cream it is easy and so delicious.

Nutrition Facts
Mango Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Potassium 157mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 30g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 47%
Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 17%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Old-Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie

Old-Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie

Old-Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie

 

OLD FASHION LEMON MERINGUE PIE  is bursting with fresh lemon taste and a sweet and tart, creamy real meringue topping that is light and fluffy.

There are three parts that make up a perfect lemon meringue pie:

  1. Lemon curd filling is just the right balance of tart and sweet, This filling can also be used in a tart or other dessert filling.
  2. Meringue topping that is a light, fluffy and tender topping or can be baked alone as a  Meringue cookie.
  3. The crust.can be whichever style is your favorite.

Recipes for two different cursts:

Perfect Pie or Tart Crust with 10 Fast and Easy Tips

Pate Chree- Butter Cookie Tart Crust

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OLD FASHION LEMON MERINGUE PIE

OLD FASHION LEMON MERINGUE PIE is bursting with fresh lemon taste and a sweet and tart, creamy real meringue topping that is light and fluffy.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 233 kcal
Author Laurie

Ingredients

Lemon Filling

  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 4 T cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice fresh
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp lemon zest

MERINGUE

  • 3 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 TSP cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

Lemon Filling

  1. Prepare a pie shell and line with parchment paper. Fill the shell with pie weights or rice, bake about 10 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan whisk sugar, cornstarch, and 1 1/2 cup water until the mixture is smooth, then cook over moderate heat, stirring, do not let it boil. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes when it has thickened, remove the pan from the heat.
  3. In a small bowl combine the egg yolks and lemon juice, slowly one spoonful at a time, so that the egg yolks do not cook, whisk in 1/2 of the hot syrup, then slowly add remaining syrup. Cook the mixture over low heat, until mixture thickens and forms a coating on a metal spoon, stirring constantly to prevent the bottom from scorching, for 8 to 10 minutes, add the butter and lemon zest. Pour into the pie shell.

MERINGUE

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Make the meringue: In a bowl with an electric mixer beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they are frothy, add the cream of tartar, and beat the whites until they hold soft peaks. Beat in the vanilla and powdered sugar, a little at a time, and beat the meringue until it holds stiff glossy peaks. Top filling with the meringue covering the filling completely sealing the edge of the crust. Bake the pie for 7 to 10 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown, and let the pie cool. Use a sharp knife and dip into hot water after each cut for a clean slice.
  2. VARIATION: Substitute 1/2 c fresh lime juice and 1 T lime zest. The lemon curd will keep for 3 weeks in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
  3. Variation: Do not use the meringue but place fresh berries on to of the lemon curd. Bake for about 5 minutes. For a meringue cookie use a star tip with your pastry bag and form the size cookie you may like. Bake until golden.
  4. 1 recipe Pastry Dough for a single crust 9- to 10-inch pie raw rice or pie weights for weighting shell

Crust

  1. Use your favoriate crust, pie crust, grahm cracker, cookie curst, or even puff pastry or what ever you prefer.
  2. LEMON TARTS- This recipe will make 10 small tart pans. Fill tarts with lemon filling as for pie, and then cover with the meringue. Bake the tarts on a baking sheet in a preheated 425 degrees F oven for 3 minutes, or until the filling is puffed and the meringue is golden. Allow the tarts cool. Garnish with fresh berries.

Recipe Notes

 

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Nutrition Facts
OLD FASHION LEMON MERINGUE PIE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Potassium 83mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 38g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The Story About Mangos

The Story About Mangos

The Story About Mangos

 

The amazing story about mangos is every part of the Mango tree, the roots, stems, bark, blossoms, and leaves, plus the fruit all have many uses and healing properties. Plus you have a fruit that is delicious too.

  • Mango fruit has a delicious, juicy sweet taste and is loaded with many vitamins and minerals. Mangos are an ancient fruit that originated in India and now Mangos are now grown in the southern United States, Mexico, South and Central America, Africa, the Caribbean Islands, and other warm tropical areas of the world. Most mangos consumed in the United States are produced in Hawaii and the Southern states, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Guatemala, and Haiti.  They are oval shaped and about five inches long. They vary in color, shape, flavor, and seed size. The skin color of mangoes varies from green to red, yellow or orange, the inner flesh of the mango is mostly a golden-yellow.
  • The big Mango Tree provides shade and comfort in the hot months of summers. I have a mango tree and have enjoyed the fruit for years, now I am learning the other benefits this amazing plant has to offer. I now understand now why the mango has been considered the undisputed and uncrowned king of all fruits. The Mango Tree prefers tropical areas. Mango trees that were grown in a nursery are usually grafted and should fruit within three to four years. Seedling trees may take five to eight years. Seedling mango trees grow much bigger and stronger than the nursery trees and have an indestructible root system.

 

 

There are many different kinds of mangoes.

Mexican type is rounder and slightly stringy and heavier than many Asian mangos. The flatterer, kidney-shaped mango with yellow skin has less fiber and a smoother texture. The mango surrounds a large seed or stone. They are a member of the drupe family along with olives, dates, cashews,  pistachios and coconuts. Botanical name: Mangifera Indica.

 

  • Eating a mango is a wonderful juicy treat. They can be the one thing that turns an ordinary dish to extraordinary, from seafood, chicken and desserts and smoothies. When the mango is still slightly green it is often used in salsa, pies, and salads (it will have a crunch similar to an apple). The natural tenderizing properties of the mango make them an ideal ingredient for marinades for any type of meat.
  • The best way to choose a mango is to look for a mango that yields to gentle pressure, not as much about the color.
  • Refrigerate your mango when perfectly ripe to slow down the development of the fruit.  If unripe, keep it at room temperature, and it will continue to ripen and become sweeter. To speed up the ripening process, place it in a brown paper bag for a few days, checking at regular intervals. Uncut, mangos will keep for about a week refrigerated. Peeled and chopped, and frozen in an airtight container they should last for six months or so.

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Fresh Apple Pie

Fresh Apple Pie

Fresh Apple Pie

The American Apple Pie is in many stories Johnny Appleseed’s favorite pie. The saying “as American as apple pie” describes things that represent the best of American culture.  This Apple Pie is one of the best. I hope you enjoy making and eating this wonderful pie. Try topping it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, so good.

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Apple Pie

Apple pie hot or cold is wonderful. Apple pie is to me a classic all-American dish.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 197 kcal
Author Laurie

Ingredients

  • 6 tart green apples any good hard apple or a mix of apples
  • 1/2 cup raisins *optional cran raisins, sliced almonds, pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup sugar white or brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 pie recipe check out the various pie crusts in the recipes section

Instructions

  1. Peel, core and thinly slice apples in a bowl, add optional nuts or dried fruit. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and lemon juice, and salt; gently mix until thoroughly coated. Add filling into prepared pie dough lined pan. Add butter cut into small pieces. Cover with top dough and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until dough is golden.
  2. To freeze the filling: Place a gallon size zip lock bag inside a pie pan, add the apple filling and press so it fits the pan. Close the bag with as little air as possible. Freeze, when frozen take out of the pie pan and that way it is easier to stack many pies ready to bake in the future. When ready to bake just place in a pie crust and bake, it will thaw as it bakes.

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Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Potassium 233mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 35g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 2%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Pear, Spinach and Toasted Pecan Dinner Salad

Pear, Spinach and Toasted Pecan Dinner Salad

Pear, Spinach, and Toasted Pecan Salad

 

Pear, Spinach, and Toasted Pecan Salad is a delicious salad, rich in iron and calcium. Eating spinach is healthy eating.

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Pear, Spinach and Toasted Pecan Dinner Salad

These dark green greens look so good in salad and taste so good too.
Course Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 370 kcal
Author Laurie

Ingredients

  • 3 pears Asian or Bosc peeled, halved and cored
  • 1 fresh lemon juice
  • 1 shallots minced
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecan
  • 2 pounds spinach or Mesclun mix
  • goat cheese crumbled

Salad Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 ounces goat cheese optional

Instructions

  1. Slice the pears and toss them with the lemon juice to keep them from turning brown. Toast the pecans and while toasting add a little sugar so that the pecans are caramelized, in you want. Thinly slice the red onion.
  2. Place the spinach (or salad greens), pears, pecans and red onion in a large bowl. Make the salad dressing. Toss on the salad just before serving. Top with crumbled goat cheese, optional.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pear, Spinach and Toasted Pecan Dinner Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Potassium 694mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 180%
Vitamin C 59%
Calcium 25%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Shish Kebab

Shish Kebab

SHISH KEBAB

Shish Kebab or Brochettes are a skewer with meat and vegetables and some times fruit that is usually grilled. It can contain lamb, beef, fish, or chicken, as well as vegetables like green peppers, onions, and mushrooms.

The type of skewer you use is very important when making kebabs. The meat and vegetables often cling to the metal skewer better than wooden kinds. When you do use wooden skewers, it is best to soak them in water for about 15 minutes before use because they can burn or splinter. Do not use heavy cubes of beef or weigh down wooden skewers, as they will split in half. Be sure to apply a light coat of cooking oil to the skewer before threading vegetables and meat. Your meats and veggies will slide off with ease.

The trick for tender meat and incredible flavor marinate in the marinade for up to 24 hours; it will naturally tenderize the meat by breaking down the connective tissue.

 

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Shish Kebabs

Servings 6 sevings
Calories 424 kcal
Author Laurie

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice plus the zest from the lemons
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 10 black pepper corns crushed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 pounds boneless lean lamb cut into 1 inch cubes or beef sirloin or tenderloin
  • a sprig of rosemary
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 18 cherry tomatoes
  • pearl onions
  • mushrooms
  • 1 bell peppers cut into squares

Instructions

  1. In a glass bowl combine marinade; add the meat and let it marinate, covered, at room temperature for at least 1 hour or chilled 12 to 24 hours overnight.

  2. In a shallow dish soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Tread the lamb and vegetables on the skewers, reserving the marinade.
  3. Grill the lamb or beef over glowing coals, turning it and basting it with the rosemary sprig dipped in the reserved marinade, for 8 to 10 minutes for medium rare meat. Or broil the lamb or beef in the broiler, basting it with the marinade and turning often, for 15 to 20 minutes. 

  4. If you prefer chicken can replace the meat.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Shish Kebabs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 412mg 17%
Potassium 729mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 1%
Iron 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.