Friday, January 21, 2011

Banana nut bread

I got this recipe from the bread queen in my old ward, Cindy Ray.
I make this bread often and I always have requests for the recipe.

Banana nut bread and what Hanna likes to wear in the winter (her swim suit.)
1&1/2 cups sugar
1/2 c. butter
2 eggs
1 cup mashed browned banana's
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c. buttermilk
in a separate bowl mix:
2c. flour
1&1/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Gently mix the dry ingredients with the wet and pour in a well greased loaf pan.
Bake on 275 for 1&1/2 hours.
You can also add chocolate chips to make it just that much yummier!

Joyce's salsa

I also made this fruit salsa that is a family favorite.
I make mine a little healthier then Joyce and it tastes just as delicious:)

Fruit salsa:

Chop and Mix equal parts of:
Kiwi and
Then zest and juice an orange into the fruit. Give it a good whirl and serve with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips or cinnamon pita chips.


I hosted our little cooking group the other day and decided to share some salsa recipies.
This is one that James got from one of his old lab partners at ASU, Arturo.


1 can diced tomatoes (drained)
1Tb. Garlic salt
1&1/2 Tb. Chicken bouillon
1/2 onion
3 tomatoes, boiled until skins split
1 Jalapeno(de seeded) or 3 serrano peppers( I prefer the Serrano), boil with the tomatoes until softened
2tsp. Minced garlic
1/2 bunch of cilantro
Juice 1 lime
Give all ingredients a whirl in the food processor or just chop them up and have it pico de gallo style!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spicy Chicken Tacos

I love finding a good seasoning. My brother makes spicy chicken burritos with the Weber Kickin' Chicken Seasoning and I kid you not it is so yummy. And it's so good on every meat just for an extra kick.

Diced Raw Chicken
T. Green Chiles
Weber Kickin' Chicken Seasoning
1 tsp. Taco Seasoning

Toss all the chicken in frying pan. Sprinkle Kickin' Chicken seasoning all over. Mmmm mm. Add Chiles and taco seasoning. Cook thoroughly!
I used crunchy taco shells since I already had them but I think they would be better as soft tacos. Throw all your favorite toppings and voila! Delish!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blueberry oatmeal pancakes.

Every time I make a pot of oatmeal I almost always have at least one cup full left, so when I came across this recipe I thought "perfect" now I can make a whole other breakfast with my leftovers!
In the food processor I add:
3/4 cup dry oats
1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon Kosher or coarse salt

Put on high and try to get the oats as fine as possible.

In a seperate bowl I mix:
1 cup of cooked oats
3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly

1 1/4 cups whole milk

1 Tablespoon honey

2 large eggs
1 Tb cinnamon
2 handfuls of blueberries

Combine the dry ingredients with the moist and give it a few whirls then pour batter onto a hot oiled griddle, cook until brown and flip then brown on the other side.
I like to serve mine with walnuts and maple syrup.

Creamy chicken noodle.

This is seriously so easy!
When I've had a long day out and about I enjoy just whipping this up and serving it with some saltines.
1 large can of chicken noodle
1 regular can of cream of chicken
1 regular can of milk (I use the cream of chicken can.)
1 tsp. chicken bouillon
S&P to taste
Whisk and heat thoroughly.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I have been making homemade Lasagna since I was 12 and this is seriously the best recipe!

What you need:
An electric skillet - heat on high
Ground beef, a pound
A packet of dry spaghetti seasoning
A container of cottage cheese
Dry lasagna noodles
2 T Dry Basil
2 T Dry Parsley
Two cans diced tomatoes
2 cans tomato sauce
1 tomato sauce can of water
Lots and lots of sliced mozarella cheese to top it off!

Brown meat in skillet, drain. Sprinkle spaghetti pack over meat, evenly spread cottage cheese. Layer two rows of the dry noodles, (you can cook them if you want, it's probably faster). Sprinkle on your basil and parsley, then add your tomatoes and sauce. If your cook your noodles, don't add water. Line on top your mozarella cheese and simmer for an hour or so. Just check on it after a half hour. :)
You can also bake it, I have never tried it that way but my friend did it after I gave her the recipe and she loved it!
And it's the best for left overs!
Enjoy :)
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