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Amazing Ambrosia

I just subscribed to The Full Plate Diet Blog. It’s full of great healthy recipes. Here’s the one I got today:

  • 2 oranges, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut
  • 2-4 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ tsp almond extract

Combine the fruit, coconut and dried cranberries in a bowl. Whisk together the orange juice concentrate, water and almond extract in a small bowl. Pour over fruit mixture and stir all together. Serve.

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Six-Layer Brownie Bar

From Betty Crocker

1 box Betty Crocker Original Supreme Premium brownie mix
1/3 cup butter
1 egg
2/3 cup grated coconut
2/3 cup toffee bits
2/3 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp condensed milk

Stir brownie mix, pouch of chocolate syrup, butter and egg until well blended. Press into pan (grease only bottom of pan). Bake 14 minutes at 350 degrees.

Top with coconut, toffee bits, chocolate chips and pecans. Drizzle evenly with condensed milk to within 1/2 inch of sides. Bake 35 to 39 minutes longer or until center is set. Cool completely.


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Cinnamon Chocolate-Chip Cake


1/2 box of yellow cake mix
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1 Tbsp cinnamon + 2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp + 2 tsp cocoa
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 can condensed milk
1/8 tsp salt

Mix together cake mix, sour cream, eggs, water and 1 Tbsp cinnamon.  Pour into greased 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle 2 tsp cocoa evenly on top of the batter. Then sprinkle the chocolate chips. Bake 20- 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve warm with chocolate cinnamon sauce:

Sauce:
Mix together condensed milk, 2 Tbsp cocoa and 2 tsp cinnamon and salt. Microwave to a boil. Pour over the cake.