Monday, December 18, 2006

banana nut bread aka Cindy

2 loaves
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 cups mashed very ripe bananas
1/2 cup yogurt
3 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup salt
1 cup chopped walnut

Oven 350 degrees 8 1/2 x 4.5 inch greashed and floured
Cream butter and sugar til fluffy
Add eggs one at a time
Comine bananas and yogurt mix well.
Sift flour with soda and salt
Add flour mix and banana mix alternately to butter mix
Stir in nuts
Turn into pans and bake about 1 hour
Lett cool and turn onto rack
Better the longer it sits

Grandmother's cranberry bread

2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
3/4 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups raisins or chopped nuts
1 1/2 cups cranberries, chopped

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda into a large bowl.
Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
Add egg, orange peel and orange juice all at once.
Stir until mixture is evenly moist
Fold in raisins/or nuts and cranberries.
Spoon into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and ten minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Twice baked potato and Broccoli bake

  • Recipe's original website

  • Twice Baked Potatoes

    4 (8oz baking potatoes) or however many you make, depending on your number of guests.
    3tbs melted butter
    1/2 c of sour cream
    ¼ c diced onions- diced finely and sauteed optional
    1/2 cup of cheddar cheese crumbled
    3oz of bacon fried and crumbled (or buy the already bacon bits, it’s a time
    saver because I don't do bacon. Some of my boys are happy with veggie bacon bits, but one is a die hard for the real deal. Too bad, so sad.)

    Bake potatoes (1 hour); Cut in half and scoop potatoes out. Mix all ingredients in
    mixer or by hand. Spoon back into potato skins. Bake 15 min at 400 degrees.

    Broccoli Bake
    1 package (10 ounces) frozen broccoli cuts
    3 eggs
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    salt and pepper
    Cook broccoli 3 to 5 minutes; drain. Whisk together eggs and mayonnaise; add broccoli and onion and cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place in a
    greased casserole. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes.
    Serves 4. (You will need to double it according to your number of guests)

    By: Stefanie Leale © 2006