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Strawberry Lemon Frozen Yogurt - perfect healthy sweet treats for summer! from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

When I was six years old, I thought ice cream was a magical thing only to be found in curved containers from the store or huge buckets at ice cream shops. I had no idea there was a difference between frozen yogurt, sorbet, sherbet and ice cream – and I didn’t even know gelato existed. The only thing I knew or cared about was that ice cream was delicious and I wanted to eat as much of it as possible. Fortunately, my parents had similar views on ice cream, so we had it after dinner almost every night.

Strawberry Lemon Frozen Yogurt - perfect healthy sweet treats for summer! from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Fast forward to today, and I’ll tell you a very different story. I know a lot about ice cream, frozen yogurt and all those other frozen treats. I’ve learned how to make it, I own an ice cream maker and I am lucky enough to work with the test kitchen and sample new recipe ideas. (Tough life, right?)

Strawberry Lemon Frozen Yogurt - perfect healthy sweet treats for summer! from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

What I’ve learned is I really love frozen yogurt, often more than ice cream, and this particular frozen yogurt is fantastic. Especially in the summer, the tangy brightness of “fro-yo” keeps me feeling refreshed and my sweet tooth feeling satisfied. Greek yogurt is thick and creamy as is, so adding sugar, strawberries, and the zest and juice of a lemon only makes it better. And that’s all the ingredients you need. It almost seems too simple, right? Don’t be fooled into thinking (as I was) that this awesome dessert can only be found in a market or a shop, when it’s as easy as a handful of fresh ingredients and an ice cream maker.

Strawberry Lemon Frozen Yogurt - perfect healthy sweet treats for summer! from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Strawberry Lemon Frozen Yogurt
SERVES: 12

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled, halved and mashed
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Instructions
Mash strawberries and sugar in a large bowl.
Stir in yogurt, lemon juice and zest. Cover and refrigerate.
Start ice cream maker and pour mixture through hole in lid.
Churn for 20-30 minutes or until desired consistency.
Notes
Serve immediately for soft-serve consistency or spoon into a dish, freeze and serve later for a thicker, harder ice cream consistency.
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Ice Cream Maker @hamiltonbeach

What’s made with the freshest ingredients and served at a table near you? Homemade ice cream from the Hamilton Beach 1.5 Quart Capacity Ice Cream Maker. After you pre-chill the bowl, you’re ready to make heavenly dessert anytime — at a fraction of the cost of an ice cream shop. No rock salt required!

 



This rhubarb custard pie from @HamiltonBeach's test kitchen is perfect for spring! everydaygoodthinking.com

In our Heritage Dish series, we feature Hamilton Beach employees and their favorite family recipes. This month, we highlight Pat Schweitzer, consumer test kitchen manager, and one of her favorite family dessert recipes inspired by life on a Jackson, Minnesota farm, Rhubarb Custard Pie.

In our family, it just wouldn’t be spring without mom’s Rhubarb Custard Pie. Tart rhubarb is the perfect complement to the sweet goodness of the custard on the bottom and the crunch of the crumb topping.

This rhubarb custard pie from @HamiltonBeach's test kitchen is perfect for spring! everydaygoodthinking.com

This rhubarb custard pie from @HamiltonBeach's test kitchen is perfect for spring! everydaygoodthinking.com

 

I grew up on a farm in southwest Minnesota. My mom Alyce traded in her teaching career to raise fruits, vegetables, chickens and her own brood of five children. At the end of her massive garden was a patch of rhubarb. If you’ve only seen the huge stalks in grocery stores, you have been missing the real thing! Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that grows like crazy in cool weather, so it’s a natural for early Minnesota gardens. Although considered a vegetable, it’s mostly used like a fruit in desserts and jams. Only the stalk is edible, and the larger it grows, the more woody the stalk becomes and the less desirable it is for cooking.

This rhubarb custard pie from @HamiltonBeach's test kitchen is perfect for spring! everydaygoodthinking.com

If you had an abundance of rhubarb, you would make rhubarb cake, rhubarb bread, rhubarb crisp, rhubarb jam and, if you still had some left, you’d probably pass it on to friends and neighbors whose gardens were less productive. But despite rhubarb’s versatility, none of those treats compared to my Mom’s custard pie. Recently, as I was rummaging through my collection of handwritten recipes, I found four for this pie.I guess I wanted to be sure I had a copy!

This rhubarb custard pie from @HamiltonBeach's test kitchen is perfect for spring! everydaygoodthinking.com

My mom will tell you that one of her secrets to a perfect rhubarb pie is the pie pan. It is an all-aluminum deep dish pie pan. According to her, they don’t make them anymore, so she searches rummage sales, and when she finds them, she gives them to my sister, sisters-in-law and me. (Don’t tell her I now have two of them.)

This rhubarb custard pie from @HamiltonBeach's test kitchen is perfect for spring! everydaygoodthinking.com

This rhubarb custard pie from @HamiltonBeach's test kitchen is perfect for spring! everydaygoodthinking.com

Making this pie is so easy. You just chop up the rhubarb and mix it with eggs, milk, sugar and flour. The recipe cards vary on the amount of sugar, and one version has nutmeg added. I go with the lower amount of sugar and leave out the nutmeg. I prefer it to be pretty tart with the rhubarb flavor as the star. You then pour the mixture into a pastry crust and top it with the crumb topping. After baking, the custard magically sinks to the bottom and the tart rhubarb filling gets sandwiched in the middle by the crumb topping.

This rhubarb custard pie from @HamiltonBeach's test kitchen is perfect for spring! everydaygoodthinking.com


Rhubarb Custard Pie
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
Pastry for 9-inch pie (Food Processor Pie Crust)
3 large eggs
3 Tablespoons milk
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
4 cups sliced rhubarb
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
Instructions
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Prepare Food Processor Pie Crust and place in 9-inch deep dish pie pan.
Lightly beat eggs. Add milk, sugar and flour. Stir in rhubarb. Pour into pie shell.
Mix topping ingredients until crumbly. Spread on top of rhubarb mixture.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool before cutting. Refrigerate remaining pie after serving.
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Why not make a Mother's Day menu on the grill this year? Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa, Grilled Potatoes and Grilled Amaretto Pears with Ice Cream! Sounds delicious! EverydayGoodThinking.com @hamiltonbeach

We’ve been talking about moms a lot lately because Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Whether you’re going out to celebrate, making brunch or having a nice family dinner, it’s the thought that counts. (But gifts never hurt, right?) If you’re planning to make dinner, we suggest getting outside while the weather is mild and firing up the grill. To help, we’ve prepared a menu that is light and flavorful. Pour some white wine in mom’s glass, and gather everyone for a perfect spring feast.

Why not make a Mother's Day menu on the grill this year? Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa, Grilled Potatoes and Grilled Amaretto Pears with Ice Cream! Sounds delicious! EverydayGoodThinking.com @hamiltonbeach


Grilled Orange-Marinated Swordfish with Orange Pineapple Salsa
SERVES: 4

Light and citrusy, this marinade offers a little tang from the orange and a little sweetness from the pineapple. Swordfish is a sturdy fish, so it holds up well on the grill. It’s good with white wine, and perfect for the spring and summer grilling season.
Ingredients
1 orange, peeled, sectioned and chopped
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, in own juice
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup orange juice
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
4 (6 ounces each) Swordfish fillets
Instructions
For Orange Pineapple Salsa, stir the orange, pineapple, cilantro, onion, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
For Marinade, mix orange juice, olive oil, orange zest, salt, pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Place swordfish in glass baking dish. Pour marinade over fish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH heat or GRILL ZONE (ORANGE). Drain fish; discard marinade.
Grill swordfish covered 4 to 6 minutes, on each side. Serve with Orange Pineapple Salsa.
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Why not make a Mother's Day menu on the grill this year? Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa, Grilled Potatoes and Grilled Amaretto Pears with Ice Cream! Sounds delicious! EverydayGoodThinking.com @hamiltonbeach


Grilled Potatoes with Leeks and Rosemary
SERVES: 4

These rosemary flavored potatoes with leeks are very tender because they are grilled in a foil packet, keeping all the moisture and steam inside.
Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
1/4 cup sliced leeks
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
Instructions
Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH heat or GRILL ZONE (ORANGE). Set
Place potatoes, leeks, oil, rosemary, salt, pepper and garlic on large sheet of foil. Bring up sides of foil; double fold at top and ends, leaving room for heat circulation inside.
Grill packet in covered grill, 25 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
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Why not make a Mother's Day menu on the grill this year? Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa, Grilled Potatoes and Grilled Amaretto Pears with Ice Cream! Sounds delicious! EverydayGoodThinking.com @hamiltonbeach


Grilled Pears with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
SERVES: 6

This dessert is naturally sweet and light. The pears caramelize on the grill, adding a ton of flavor. Cook the pears so they are tender but not mushy.
Ingredients
3 pears, halved with seeds removed
3 Tablespoons almond flavored liqueur
6 crisp almond flavored cookies, chopped
6 scoops vanilla ice cream
Instructions
Place pears skin side down in a glass baking dish; drizzle with almond flavored liqueur. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat grill to LOW heat or GRILL ZONE (YELLOW).
Grill pears covered 8 to 10 minutes on each side.
Top each warm pear half with vanilla ice cream and chopped cookies.
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Why not make a Mother's Day menu on the grill this year? Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa, Grilled Potatoes and Grilled Amaretto Pears with Ice Cream! Sounds delicious! EverydayGoodThinking.com @hamiltonbeach



Cafe Mocha Marble Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com

Brownies from a boxed mix are great in a pinch, but brownies made from scratch are even better, and making them is a fun activity for the whole family. These fudgy brownies are full of chocolate and cinnamon flavor with a hint of coffee and marbled cream cheese. This easy-to-follow recipe will take you from dessert zero to brownie hero in no time, and you just might use it to become the queen of the next PTA bake sale fundraiser.

Cafe Mocha Marble Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com


Café Mocha Marble Brownies
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
3 Tablespoons ground French roast coffee
3/4 cup butter
1 package (4 oz.) unsweetened chocolate baking bar, chopped
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs, divided
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/3 sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
Place rack of countertop convection oven in the second position from the bottom. Preheat to 350°F.
Brew coffee with 1/4 cup water using the BOLD setting on your The Scoop® Single-Serve Coffee Maker.
Microwave butter, chocolate and coffee in large bowl 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.
Add 1 3/4 cups sugar, eggs, flour and salt; beat with a hand mixer until well blended. Spread mixture into foil-lined lightly greased 9-inch baking pan. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon in large bowl until blended. Add remaining egg, beating until well blended; spoon mixture on top of chocolate mixture in pan. Swirl mixtures with a knife.
Bake 43 to 45 minutes. Cool completely on wire wrack.
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'In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb' Spring Cupcakes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach (everydaygoodthinking.com)

 

We all know the old saying that March “comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb” and we’ve got the cupcakes to match. While the adage may not always be true, the lion-like snow and cold is nearing an end, and we’re looking forward to calmer, lamb-like weather across the country. Perfect for March gatherings, these adorable cupcakes will help you usher in springtime (while bidding good riddance to winter.) They’re easier to decorate than they look. Just follow the tips above, and you’ll see making these cute cupcakes is a breeze.

 


Friendly Lion Cupcakes
YIELDS: 16 servings

We recommend using a hand mixer or stand mixer to create these friendly lion face cupcakes at home.
Ingredients
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/8 teaspoons salt
4 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup milk
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pans with baking cups.
Sift flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set mixture aside.
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in large bowl until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, until well blended.
Alternately add flour mixture and milk until combined.
Fill baking cups 2/3 to 3/4 full.
Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
Tint 1/2 cup of Vanilla (White) Buttercream Frosting pink. Tint remaining frosting yellow.
Frost cupcakes with yellow frosting. Use a small round decorating tip to make nose and ears. Add inner ears and bottom of nose with pink frosting.
Use a small round decorating tip and Chocolate Frosting to create the facial features.
Use a leaf decorating tip to create the furry mane.
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Fluffy Lamb Cupcakes
YIELDS: 16 servings

We recommend using a hand mixer or stand mixer to make these fluffy lamb cupcakes at home.
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk
Mini chocolate chips
Mini marshmallows
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pans with baking cups.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Set mixture aside.
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, until well blended.
Alternately add flour mixture and milk until combined.
Fill baking cups 2/3 to 3/4 full.
Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
Frost cupcakes with white frosting. Using a small round decorating tip, pipe on detail for nose and mouth.
Add mini chocolate chips for eyes.
Place mini marshmallows around edge of cupcake for wool.
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