Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt #IceCreamWeek

Welcome to Day 3 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to treat you to tons of amazing ice cream recipes. Ice Cream Week is shaping up to be the best week ever!

Today's recipe is for a delicious, creamy Blueberry Frozen Yogurt.  It's a bit less sinful than the last recipe and quite a bit less sinful than the post I've got planned for Friday of this week.  Sweet plump blueberries in creamy low-fat Greek yogurt could not be a nicer way to end summer, dontcha think? 

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt:  #IceCreamWeek #frozen

You will need an ice cream maker for this recipe.  (If you don't have one, make sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win one!!)  But this recipe is really very easy to put together.. Once again, the hardest part is waiting for it to freeze.  (Which I think is true for all frozen treats!)  

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt:  #IceCreamWeek #frozen

I changed the original recipe very little.  It called for full fat Greek yogurt, which I was unable to find.  I subbed low-fat yogurt with good results.  I imagine it would be wonderful make with full fat yogurt too!  The Greek yogurt is great to use because it has less water content, making for less ice crystals when it freezes.  I have not tried this recipe with non-fat Greek yogurt, but if you do, let me know what you think! 

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt:  #IceCreamWeek #frozen

I used frozen blueberries in this recipe, but I think just about any kind of frozen berry would work too!!  Or a combination of several.  This recipe is definitely a keeper for me!


Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
A creamy and delicious fruity frozen treat made with the goodness of Greek yogurt

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1-12 ounce bag frozen blueberries
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 cups plain 2% milk fat Greek yogurt
  • Ice cream maker

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, vanilla, blueberries, juice of lemon, and lemon zest. Turn heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved. Press the berries with the spoon to burst them. Remove from heat.
  2. Pour mixture into a container, and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
  3. Once the mixture is well chilled, add to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add in the yogurt and continue to process until well blended.
  4. Freeze in your ice cream maker, according to manufacturers directions. Once the consistency of soft serve, spoon into container with cover and freeze for several hours.
Yield: approx 1 quart
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: (Chill Time) 02 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 2 hrs. 15 mins.
Tags: yogurt, blueberry, Greek, frozen, icecream

Adapted from Food Network

Servings - approx. 8   Serving Size - approx. 1/2 cup   Points Plus per Serving - 3 Points+
Calories - 117.2,   Total Fat - 1.6g,   Carb - 21.2g,   Protein - 5.7g,   Fiber - 1.4g

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Monday, August 18, 2014

"Fried" Ice Cream Pie #IceCreamWeek

Welcome to Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to bring you ice cream treats all week long. I hope you have as much fun as we did. Break out those stretchy pants and celebrate Ice Cream Week with us. 

Here on RKA, we are starting off #IceCreamWeek with a fantastic recipe for "Fried" Ice Cream Pie!!  Did you know today is National Ice Cream Pie Day?  How lucky for me (and YOU!), This easy recipe is one of my very favorite things to order at my local Mexican restaurant!

The ice cream is not actually fried in oil...but you know, that "fried" sweet, crispy crunchy topping they put on a big ball of vanilla ice cream and then drizzle with honey or chocolate syrup (or both!), and top with whipped cream, and a cherry?  If you have never had the pleasure of indulging in this amazing treat...you must try this recipe!! If you are familiar with the kind of "fried" ice cream I am talking about...then YOU MUST TRY THIS RECIPE!  :)

"Fried" Ice Cream Pie #IceCreamWeek  Easy restuarant food at home!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Glazed Orange Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini!  Do you have bunch of it?  I don't grow my own, but I am always being "gifted" zucchini this time of year...and I LOVE it, because it is just so darn versatile.  I can find a way to add it to just about anything...sweet or savory.  

Last week, I was sent a link to a delicious looking zucchini bread from one of my friends.  I knew that if I could find the time, I was going to make this pretty amazing looking zucchini bread.  I found the time on Sunday of this past week, but sorry to say...I wasn't able to make the recipe work.  So because I really enjoyed the flavor of this particular recipe, I was determined to find a way to make it again and enjoy it this time.  (Sad to say, the first attempt ended up in the trash!)  Thus, Glazed Orange Zucchini Muffins were born...and I think I got it right! 

Glazed Orange Zucchini Muffins #zucchini #muffins

Friday, August 8, 2014

Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers with Pasta Sauce

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Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers with Pasta Sauce:  A wonderful twist on traditional stuffed peppers with so much flavor!  #familyfavorites #shop #glutenfree #sausage

Stuffed peppers have long been a family favorite around my house.  I think I make them at least once every couple of months.  They are an easy, economical, tasty way to get dinner on the table, especially when green peppers are in season, locally sourced, and priced so well at the store!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Creamy Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip

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I am so excited to bring you this delicious dip recipe today!! I'll be honest, although I LOVE the flavor of "buffalo" anything, I have never been a huge fan of the popular buffalo chicken dip.  It never seemed to have enough flavor or texture for me.  This recipe changes that all for me thanks to a few changes and some great additions to the traditional recipe.

Creamy Ranch Buffalo Chicken Dip:  Lighter on calories but not on flavor!  #FoodDeservesDelicious #shop

Saturday, August 2, 2014

My Good Life: Finding Time to Celebrate ME!

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Me time.
That is something I have been craving like crazy this summer.  
Don't get me wrong.  I have a good life!  A day does not go by that I do not feel so blessed!

I have great kids...all who are growing up to be some pretty awesome adults!

I have a wonderful, loving husband to whom I've been married to for 23 years and love more today than I did the day I said "I DO."

I have some pretty great fur babies that I love from the bottom of my heart (and I'm pretty sure they love me back twice as much)!

My Good Life: Finding Time to Celebrate ME!  #MyGoodLife #shop

Friday, August 1, 2014

Quick and Easy Frozen Peanut Butter Snack Squares

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Quick and Easy Frozen Peanut Butter Snack Squares: #AddCoolWhip #shop #dessert

August...I simply cannot believe it's August already!  It seems like summer just started yesterday!! 

While I'll be trying to squeeze out every last drop of summer this month, I will also be getting ready for my sons to go back to school.  It seems August has become the "official" back to school month for many.  This quick and easy recipe is a kid-approved snack idea perfect for a yummy after-school or anytime snack!  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Southwest Mesquite Grille Chicken Salad

This is a sponsored post.  I received free product and compensation in exchange for recipe development using Perdue Perfect Portions® Mesquite Grille Chicken Breasts.  The recipes, recipe photos, and all opinions are 100% mine.

Southwest Mesquite Grille Chicken Salad: Quick and easy dinner option featuring  Perdue® Perfect Portions® Mesquite Grille Chicken Breasts #chicken #perfectportions

Summer is the perfect time for salads!!  I often make salads with lots of veggies and a protein in the summetime for a quick and easy dinner option when the temperatures are soring.  This Southwest Mesquite Chicken Salad is super easy to put together with the help of Perdue® Perfect Portions® Mesquite Grille Chicken Breasts.  The fresh skinless, boneless chicken breasts are individually portioned and packaged with a delicious mesquite grille flavor marinade and there is absolutely no need for any other seasoning!  Cook up one chicken breast and store the rest in the easy-close resealable zipper bag for another time or make the entire bag, you decide!   Since they are perfectly portioned, they are ready when you are!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Birthday Cake Krispie Treats {and a Special KitchenAid Giveaway!}

Nope.  It's not Renee's Kitchen Adventures birthday...but it's my good friend Michele's blog, Flavor Mosiac, 1st blogiversary and to celebrate, I've made this yummy birthday cake flavored treat. 

 How can it get more special than that?  Michele has invited several blog friends, including myself, to offer a wonderful giveaway to all of our readers!  I met Michele through the Allrecipes Allstar program and last week she was kind enough to do a guest post for me when I was busy with life!  I am truly honored to celebrate this milestone with her. 

Birthday Cake Krispie Treats: Easy no-bake way to enjoy the popular flavor of birthday cake!  #dessert #cookie

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Red, White, and Blue Frozen Yogurt Bars

Red, White, and Blue Frozen Yogurt Bars are super easy, healthy, make ahead frozen desserts that are perfect for summer and for your whole family.

Red, White, and Blue Frozen Yogurt Bars:  Easy, healthy dessert or snack you can enjoy anytime! #frozen #fruit

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