Creamy Coconut Cheesecake

INGREDIENTS Cheesecake: • 1/2 cup Goya coconut milk• 1/2 cup half and half• 1 1/2 sweetened shredded coconut• 20 0z cream cheese (softened)• 4 eggs• 2 egg yolks• 1 1/2 cup cane sugar• 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice• 1 tablespoon blue agave Dark Chocolate Macaroon Crust: • 2 ounces dark chocolate, melted• 2 tablespoons butter,…

Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS 3/4 stick of butter, melted (1/2 cup)1/4 cup butter shortening1 cup white sugar1 cup brown sugar4 eggs1 tablespoon raw blue agave sweetener3 cups flour2 teaspoons baking soda1 cup sour cream6 very ripe bananas, mashed INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a bunt pan. In a large bowl, blend together the melted butter,…

Frosted Banana Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter shortening1 cup granulated sugar2 eggs1 cup ripe banana, mashed½ cup buttermilk2 teaspoons blue agave sweetener3 cups flour1½ teaspoons baking soda *if you don’t have buttermilk, add one tablespoon of vinegar to your milk and let it sit for 3-5 min. FROSTING3 1/2 cups powdered sugar3-4 tablespoons evaporated milk½ cup butter shortening…

Very Berry Fruit Leather

INGREDIENTS 4 cups strawberries2 tablespoons cane sugar1/3 cup honey8 teaspoons lemon juice, about 4-5 lemon INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. 2. Place strawberries, honey, sugar and lemon juice in a blender and purée into a smooth mixture. Pour the purée…

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Rice

INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons of butter2 tablespoons of minced garlic2 cups uncooked rice2 cups water1 cup half and half1 cup milk½ teaspoon salt1 cup grated parmesan cheese1 1/2 teaspoons fresh parsley INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a medium-sized saucepan, sauté the garlic in butter over medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes. 2 Add the rice and…

Red Pepper & Garlic Parmesan Pasta

INGREDIENTS • 1 box spaghetti, or homemade• 3 tablespoons olive oil• 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced• 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes• 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced• 2 tablespoons butter• juice of half a lemon• 3/4 cup finely grated parmesancheese, plus more for serving• 3/4 cup reserved pasta cooking water• 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper INSTRUCTIONS Cook…