Category Archives: Recipes

Time to Try a New Dessert! Almond, Ricotta, and Blood Orange Cake

We might be busy working on the events to raise money for breast cancer research for Bakes for Breast Cancer including Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, Rhode Island Bakes for Breast Cancer and Cape & Islands Bakes for Breast Cancer but we still try to find the time to take a break and make something special.
There are so many recipes that we see in our Facebook feed flash bye our eyes and every so often there is that one recipe we say we have to try!
Last Friday, our Director and Director of Sponsorship Susan Guerin was having a dinner party …

 

Trying a Video Recipe -Chocolate Almond Braid

Have you ever wondered how easy those video recipes really are? We’ve all seen them, a two minute long video with a delicious looking dessert recipe, but how often do we actually try them out? Well, I decided to try one of these recipes and see if reality matched the sweet image of dessert in the videos.
Tasty is the reigning authority on easy, delicious, and interesting desserts for bakers and novices alike, and so I took their Chocolate Almond Braid recipe for a whirl. It seems almost too easy and too delicious not to try. A crispy flaky pastry filled …

 

2 Ingredient Cake

If you love ice cream, then you’re almost always looking for new iterations of your favorite chilly dessert.
However, have you ever considered taking your favorite chocolate ice cream to the oven?
In one of Buzzfeed Tasty’s latest dessert recipes, they bring us a twist on our favorite ice creams that’s certainly going to be popular for bake sales and family gatherings alike: Ice Cream Bread. Not only is it bound to be delicious, but it’s super simple with only two ingredients.
As the video demonstrates, all you need is a pint of your favorite ice cream and 1 1/4 cups self-rising flour, …

 

Healthy, Refreshing Smoothie!

This summer, I have been practicing eating healthier just to feel great inside and out! One of my favorite meals (or, snacks) is this delicious smoothie I have been making a couple of times a week! I use my Nutribullet but a blender of any sorts works great! The best part about this smoothie is it fills you up and leaves you perfectly satisfied! Also, during this heat this is a great recipe to cool down with!
Ingredients:
-2 tbsp. pb2 (this is a healthy peanut butter substitute, regular peanut butter works too)
-1 tbsp. Organic Chia Seeds (optional)
-1 cup strawberries (frozen or …

 

Black Bean and Walnut Brownies

Black Bean and Walnut Brownies
Ingredients:
1 (15 1/2 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided into two 1/4 cup portions
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon canola, coconut, or walnut oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9″ x 9″ square baking pan with oil.
In a blender, puree black beans in olive oil. Then add eggs, cocoa, agave/maple sugar, and vanilla. Melt half of the chocolate chips and add to the blender. Blend …

 

Managing the Holidays When You Have Cancer

By Julie Salinger, LICSW
The holiday season is full of cheer, but it can also be stressful, especially for cancer patients and their family caregivers. In addition to the extra time spent on shopping, cooking, and socializing, family interactions may bring complex dynamics, old grievances, and varying expectations to the forefront. The pressure to be “festive” can make even the healthiest person weary.
Here are some tips for patients and their families for an enjoyable holiday season.
Reinvent your rituals.
Rituals are a central part of the holiday season for many families. But, while they can be comforting, they can also create an unrealistic …

 

Last Minute Thanksgivivng Recipes

In case you are still looking for some recipes for Thanksgiving, our blog has some great recipes for you to check out!  Check out these recipes which we make year in and year out!  We will add more recipes for you soon but in the meantime enjoy these recipes!
Brie en Croute
Mushroom Soup
Cipolline Al Forno
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel
Bourbon Apple Crisp with Ice Cream
Enjoy!

Tags: Bakes for Breast Cancer, nonprofit breast cancer organization, recipes, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Recipes

 

Let’s Talk Turkey: Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

As we approach the Thanksgiving meal, Dana-Farber nutritionists offer some easy tips for enjoying the holiday without packing on pounds.
The average Thanksgiving dinner contains at least 3,000 calories. When you add in snacks, appetizers, and drinks throughout the day, you may end up consuming approximately 4,500 calories (two to three times what you may normally eat). Although this is only one meal, excess calories from a holiday season are unhealthy in the long run, as obesity is a risk factor for cancer.
Many traditional Thanksgiving foods start out as whole, nutritious foods, but we often transform them into rich dishes laden …

 

Corn, Tomato, and Basil Salad

 In yesterday’s blog, we shared an incredible corn salad recipe. Today we share one from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Ingredients:

4 ears of corn, shucked and sliced off the cob (or 3 cups frozen corn)
1 cup shelled edamame, cooked
1 small red onion, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 avocado, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper and garlic; set aside.
In a medium-sized pot, bring water to …

 

A Great Corn Salad for Summer

It is summer and corn is in season across the country. Therefore it is a wonderful time to try corn in a new way! This wonderful corn salad from Ina Garten is my go to recipe for bbq, picnics during the summer and anytime of the year.
It can be made with fresh corn or if in a hurry with frozen corn thawed. I have done it both ways and if using frozen corn, I use two bags.  I also have cooked the corn in the microwave instead of on the stove in boiling water.
Its refreshing flavors make it a perfect …