Serving This Week 10-5 To 10-9-2020
Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I featured the week of 10-5-to 10-9-2020 on my blog. On Tuesday was Paleo Banana Bread. Wednesday was Cranberry Cream Cheese Loaf. Thursday was Apple Cider Donut No Bake Cheesecake. And winding up this week was Pork Loin With a Baked Apple Sauce. Enjoy!
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 9-28 to 10-2-2020.
This bread is gluten free and dairy free
If you leave off the almonds it becomes nut free too!
When life gives you over-ripe bananas, what do you do?
You make banana bread, of course!
By combining coconut and tapioca flour and adding some coconut milk, this Paleo Banana Bread is perfect.
I doubled the recipe and made two loaves. You do not need to add extra time to bake. The clean toothpick test works better than (smell) or touch.I also used organic unbleached sugar and the bread was not sweet. If you add more sugar, about 1/4 cup the bread will be sweet.
It is the same texture of traditional banana bread. without being either too eggy or too dry.
Too dry or too soggy are some extremes that seem to describe many coconut flour baked goods.
With having to start providing more healthy dished to my table I found this recipe to be perfect!
Why don’t you give it a try?
I left this picture up on the blog. It was taken in 2014 when I was still a Blogger Intern. LOL.
Even though I burned the bread by underestimating the ingredients, it still turned out well. This was my first attempt at creating Paleo.
I love making bread because it makes my kitchen smell so good and It can be eaten at anytime.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Loaf is a sweet bread with a creamy center and a hint of citrus.
I always have cream cheese on hand because so many wonderful recipes call for its use.
This bread is very healthy and so easy to make!
It doesn’t require the use of yeast which is a plus for me.
No yeast means less time babysitting the dough. You don’t need to punch it down and rise either.
Wrap bread and store overnight before cutting into slices to serve.
I substituted almond flour and then added a handful of almond slivers that I had leftover to the batter to make it nuttier.
The nuts added a bit of texture to the bread that was missing otherwise.
Any type of nuts can be used if you desire. They are purely optional.
Add a bit of orange zest on top for garnish.
The aroma wafting through the kitchen was utterly mouth watering.
When the kids were home they could smell the bread. It instantly became their snack before getting ready to do homework.
i noticed my husband spread some butter on his piece. It didn’t need it, but his theory is if it can take butter than add it!
The bread was light enough it didn’t ruin anyones appetite.
I even got requested to make 2 more loaves to take to work the next day.
And as you know I pamper my family so I did.
This Cranberry Cream Cheese Loaf would be ideal to take along to a bake sale or office party.
I will definitely to keeping this recipe close on hand.
I know your family will love it too! Enjoy!
Love apple time? Love Apple Cider Donuts? Love Cheesecake? This Apple Cider Donut No Bake Cheesecake has all three! Best part is you only need to make the filling. The rest can be premade!
With all the apples I am getting from the orchard near me I am trying to come up with some new recipes.
My Apple Cider Cinnamon Sugar Donuts have been a real hit. But I wanted something else.
As you know I am a bit of a cheesecake fanatic. You can see them in a glance at Cheesecakes.
Puttering around to see the ingredients available I decided to try a new recipe. I came up with this Apple Cider Donut Cheesecake. And I wanted it to be No Bake.
You don’t have to make the donut holes. The store bought cinnamon sugar donut holes work well.
All you need to do is crumble 8-12 and you are ready for that step.
And 6 easy ingredients added to your crust, and topping is all you need!
The crust is quick to make but again, a store bought graham cracker crust is just as tasty.
The three parts of these cheesecake take almost no time to prepare. If you use the pre-made crust and donut holes only the filling requires mixing.
That consists of beating in all the filling ingredients.
Al that is left is to layer this decadent cheesecake. And top it with applesauce, apple pie filling or my Caramel Sauce.
Your family will be surprised with the crushed donut holes in the center.
Whenever I have added a special filling, like brownies or banana bread my families reaction was utter surprise.
That reaction caused them to eat more of the Apple Cider Donut No Bake Cheesecake.
And they had nothing to say. There was total silence until every last crumb was eaten.
Knowing the new recipe was such a hit was so rewarding.
When you make this simple no bake cheesecake, you will also feel this satisfaction.
Take this cheesecake with you for any occasion. Your guests and friends will think you spent all day in the kitchen.
However you decide to top and present this culinary treat, the WOW factor will elevate your cooking skills to a new level.
When (not if) you decide to add this recipe to your recipe box please let me know.
I would love to hear your changes an experiences making this cheesecake. And pictures are always welcome! Enjoy!
With the meat shortage around here it is easier to get Pork Loin than any other meat product. And since it is not red meat, I have been cooking it a lot.
We were able to get a bushel of Honey Crisp Apples and some corn from the orchard down the street.
I had found this recipe combo online and I did a mash-up of ingredients that suited our preferences as well as what was in the pantry
I didn’t want to push my calculations though so I was conservative on the sauce. As you can see from the images I achieved my goal.
Some of the images are from the first try where we needed some more of the apples for the top.
EDIT: I updated some of the images when I made this pork loin a second time. The changes which reflect the recipe below were perfect!!
There were plenty of apples and juices to allow every guest to pile their plate high.
And this time around I used white potatoes and sweet potatoes to fill the plan. I left the skins on and that allowed the potatoes to stay juicy but done enough to slide of the fork.
I have increased all the ingredients for the sauce to accommodate a bigger pork loin. But I also left in the correct amounts for the lower end size. So the list is good for whatever weight you buy.
However, the loin was NOT dry or chewy.
When it was time to eat, the loin and potatoes served 6-8 depending on size portion. The guys took a full plate and then came back for seconds.
The red potatoes were so soft they slid off the fork. I could have added onion, celery and carrots but I felt that would create the atmosphere of a roast or turkey instead of the loin.
I would say this Pork Loin with a Baked Apple Sauce was a hit.
Win Win for me! Well, except there weren’t any leftovers and I needed a dinner plan for the next day.
I skipped the onion due to onion scare. And I didn’t have dry mustard so I used regular. It still was delicious!
The measurements below reflect both a 3 pound and 4 pound pork loin topped correctly for size.
The directions remain the same.
Please let me know how the recipe turned out for you.
And come back and let me know any changes you made to make this Pork Loin with a Baked Apple Sauce to call it your own!
This Pork Loin With A Baked Apple Sauce is a quick and easy meal. You can prepare it in less than an hour from gathering ingredients to serving your dinner. Gather your apples and start dinner!