Desserts

Banana Cupcakes with Strawberry Mascarpone Frosting

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Light and fluffy banana cupcakes topped with rich cream strawberry mascarpone frosting perfect for Easter or for any day!

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CUPCAKES
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups ripe bananas, mashed
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
FROSTING
4 oz. mascarpone cheese
4 oz butter
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon strawberry jam
Dash of milk, if needed to thin frosting
CUPCAKES Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Prepare a muffin tin with liners or cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs until...
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Nutritions

Calories
376

Sodium
239mg
9% DV

Fat
24g
38% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
33g
11% DV

Fiber
1g
6% DV

You can't beat the ease of this creamy and cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta for a 30-minute dinner that the whole family will love. Made-from-scratch skillet mac and cheese is tossed with kielbasa and tender broccoli florets so that you get an entire meal in one pan. This kid-friendly dish is perfect for busy weeknights!

2 c uncooked elbow macaroni
1 1/2 c chopped broccoli florets
1 T olive oil
13 oz smoked sausage ( such as kielbasa )
1/2 c finely diced onion
2 T butter
2 T all purpose flour
1 1/2 c half and half
8 oz sharp cheddar
4 oz smoked gouda
1/2 t dry mustard
Kosher salt and pepper
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  • Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. During the final 3 minutes of cooking time, add the broccoli florets to the boiling water with...
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Nutritions

Calories
756

Sodium
738mg
30% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV