Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #270

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!

Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!
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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #269

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!

Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!

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You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!
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Chocolate Applesauce Cake #Choctoberfest AD #MadeWithRodelle

I was given samples by Rodelle as part of #Choctoberfest 2017. I received no further compensation. All opinions are my own.

Chocolate Applesauce Cake
Chocolate Applesauce Cake turns dark cocoa and applesauce into a moist, tender chocolate lover’s treat!

Welcome to Day 4 of #Choctoberfest 2017! Over 70 bloggers join together to bring you a week of great chocolate recipes! Thanks to our gracious hosts at The PinterTest Kitchen for making #Choctoberfest possible!

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Chocolate Applesauce Cake

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Chocolate cake doesn’t last very long around here. So I wanted to bring a bit of fall into the picture. Applesauce, cinnamon, clove, and allspice in the batter to be exact!

Food fact –> Did you know that you can substitute applesauce for part of the fat in a recipe? Use it place of egg or oil. 馃槈

Now that I had the idea for a chocolate applesauce cake, I needed a quality cocoa. That’s where Rodelle came in.

Chocolate Applesauce Cake and Rodelle

Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa is Dutch-processed which provides a much more consistent product, richer flavor and deeper color than natural cocoa. Dutch processed also improves the solubility of cocoa powder in beverages. By alkalizing the cocoa, we are reducing some of the sourness and bitterness of cocoa powder.

In addition to a great flavor, Rodelle’s Gourmet Baking Cocoa has health benefits:

路 Antioxidants
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Rodelle鈥檚 Gourmet Baking Cocoa contains one of the highest levels of cocoa butter on the market, ensuring superior chocolate flavor. From rich hot cocoa to fudgey brownies, Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa makes a difference you can taste. More product information is available Here. Check out their Organic Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa here.

Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Chocolate Applesauce Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar (I use Imperial Sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa (I used Rodelle)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • Cream together shortening and sugar. Add egg and applesauce. Mix.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and spices.
  • Alternate adding flour /spices and buttermilk to the creamed mix.
  • Stir in walnuts.
  • Bake in a 8x8-inch pan at 350 until inserted toothpick comes out clean. About 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Cool completely then dust with powdered sugar if desired.
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Pineapple Glazed Brussels Sprouts #Choctoberfest AD @Barleans

I was given samples by Barlean’s as part of #Choctoberfest 2017. I received no further compensation. Al opinions are my own.
Pineapple Glazed Brussels Sprouts coated in a buttery pineapple glaze. Delicious as a side dish, entree or light lunch.
Pineapple Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Let me tell you a secret. That’s not butter! It’s Barleans Butter Flavored Coconut Oil.
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Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil is dairy-free, vegan and naturally flavored with plant-based ingredients. This product is Certified Organic and cholestrol free with no gluten or soy.
Use it 1:1 as you would butter or oil for pan frying and cooking under 375 degrees. Spread it on muffins, popcorn, pancakes, anywhere you use butter without coconut flavor or odor.

Welcome to Day 3 of #Choctoberfest!
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Thanks to our gracious hosts at The PinterTest Kitchen聽for making #Choctoberfest possible!

Learn more about #Choctoberfest and our sponsors, Imperial Sugar, Barlean’s,聽The PinterTest Kitchen here. Enter the giveaway below!

Now let me tell you about these delicious glazed Brussels Sprouts!

I’m the only fan of Brussels Sprouts in our house. So that means I keep trying to come up with recipes for my guy to try.

I’ve made Roasted Brussels Sprouts Soup, Easy Sweet Asian Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts Salad and even a crostini with hummus, Brussels Sprouts and egg.

If you are into those little heads of yumminess from the cabbage family then you are in for a treat!

Pineapple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

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Chocolate Silk Greens

Powdered greens are full of vital antioxidants from fruits and veggies. The delicious chocolate flavor comes from Fair-Trade, antioxidant-rich cocoa. It’s delicious hot or cold with no added sugars. You’ve got to try it to believe it.

Essential Women Omega-Swirl Chocolate Mint

Do you take your Omega-3s? They are essential fatty acids needed by everyone, everyday for the rest of our lives. Most people get their Omega-3s from fish capsules or flax oil, but Barlean’s up with a tastier option. They emulsified the flax oil to give it a smoothie like texture and used all natural ingredients to give it a chocolate mint flavor. It鈥檚 perfect for #choctoberfest. You can use it in smoothies, in yogurt, oatmeal or even on top of ice cream. It鈥檚 up to you.
This is the second time of year Brussels Sprouts are in season here in the Northeast. Like their cousins, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts thrive in spring and fall. So get tasty sprouts on your plate tonight! Bonus if you use Barleans Butter Flavored Coconut Oil.

Pineapple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Here’s the recipe for Pineapple Glazed Brussels Sprouts.

Pineapple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Brussels Sprouts, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup pineapple pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons Barlean's Butter Flavored Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar plus 1 Tablespoon (I used Imperial Brown Sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Whisk together Barlean's Butter Flavored Coconut Oil, brown sugar, vinegar and salt in a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add sprouts and pineapple pieces. Simmer, turning frequently until sprouts are soft and caramelized, about 15 minutes cook time.
  • Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Serve.
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