Fruit Cuppa Cuppa

One day … I found “Cuppa Cuppa”, and I instantly fell in love.

My love was not just because this stuff is so good but also because it is super EASY to make! You can use any kind of fruit or pie filling, I like to blend the fruit just a bit for a smoother texture once it is baked but you can leave the fruit whole too. It is just a matter of preference.  This is my recipe – Enjoy!

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Fruit Cuppa Cuppa 

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of real butter (melted)
  • 1 C milk (%, your choice)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 C flour (self-rising)
  • 1 C white granulated sugar
  • 1 Can pie filling or fruit in heavy syrup (blended slightly in blender)
  • Whipped cream or Vanilla ice cream (optional)
  • 8 x 8 glass baking dish
  • Knife or fork

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix sugar, vanilla and butter till smooth and creamy
  • Add flour to sugar/butter/vanilla mixture and mix slightly
  • Add milk and mix until well incorporated
  • Pour mixture into 8 x 8 glass baking dish (no need to coat the dish)
  • Pour blended fruit down the center
  • Use knife/fork to swirl fruit ‘into’ the batter, until even

Bake until golden brown and bubbly … Serve warm & Enjoy !

Soup Season

YES, my friends, it is officially SOUP SEASON here in the upper East of the US and that means cooler temperatures and time to pull out all of our comforting recipes!

Today, I share a super easy bean soup recipe, made in the Instant Pot!

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PINTO BEAN SOUP

Serves: 4 – 6

Estimated Cook Time: 50 Minutes

Total Prep Time: 1 day for soaking + 15 mins prep

Ingredients

  • 1 C Dry Pinto Beans’
  • Enough cold, filtered water to cover beans
  • 4 C Broth (your choice of type)
  • 1 Yellow Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 L Carrot (sliced)
  • 1 L Handful Sweet Kale (chopped)
  • 1 Med – Lg Uncooked Baking Potato (peeled and chopped)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions

SOAK

  • Rinse dry beans and place in large pot
  • Cover beans with a generous amount of cold, filtered water
  • Set beans aside to soak for at least 24 hours (this is IMPORTANT for soft beans)

PREP

  • Drain beans and place in Instant Pot
  • Chop all vegetables, as described above
  • Place vegetables in Instant Pot along with Salt and Pepper
  • Pour in 4 cups of broth

COOK

  • Place Instant Pot lid on, in locked position
  • Turn vent to closed
  • Activate Pressure Cooker Mode
  • Set for 50 minutes

Once time has been met, you may release the pressure manually. If you have time, you may also wait until the pressure is released as it cools.

Service Hot with Corn Bread!

This type of bean soup freezes well, so if you have time make a double batch, one for now and one for the freezer during your meal preps!

ENJOY!

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Meal Planning – Template

As we settle into the Autumn season and look ahead to the holidays, it is the perfect time to begin making plans to save time and money. Meal planning is the perfect way to do both!

Over this past year, my blog has featured recipes and my Podcast (see subscribe links below) currently features a series on meal planning in order to review the basics surrounding one way to make life easier.

Today, I wanted to share a free basic meal plan printable. Click the below link to download, print and begin using!

HAPPY MEAL PLANNING !!!

Download Free Template Here: Meal Planning Template

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