Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Streusel topped banana bread

My SIL made me some of this banana bread and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. My kids DEVOURED it. I tried my hand at it, and it was just as wonderful as Jan's loaf. Definitely a keeper. The streusel topping really makes it delicious.

2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powsder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs - beaten
1 1/2 c mashed ripe banana
1 c sugar
1/2 cup veg oil or melted butter
1/4 c chopped nuts
1 recipe streusel nut topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease two 7 1/2 X 3 1/2 X 2 inch pans
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Make a well in center of flour mixture. Set aside
In another bowl, mix eggs, banana, sugar and oil.
Add the two mixtures together.
Fold in nuts and pour into prepared pan.
Sprinkle streusel topping to top and bakd for 40-45 minutes
Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Remove and cool completely on rack.
Wrap in plastic wrap overnight.

Streusel Topping:
1/3 c brown sugar
3 TBS flour
cut in 2 1/2 TBS butter
Add 1/3 cup chopped nuts

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A contest you don't want to miss....

True to form the SITS girls are hosting an amazing giveaway on their cooking blog, Saucy Eats.
They are giving away a $100 Gift Card to Williams-Sonoma and a New Digital Camera so that YOU can become the next "lady-who-posts-great-pictures-and-recipes-on-her-blog" blogger!!!
All you need to do is submit your favorite, original recipe and then vote for your favorite once the top 5 are announced on the 23rd.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

I'm a Dutch Oven fan. A big one, although I don't cook that way nearly often enough. I've got to find a way to cook like I'm camping while not having to actually camp! I think one of my all time favorites is this Peach Cobbler.

4 (15oz.) cans of peaches (drained)
1 Yellow cake mix (dry)
1 can of Sprite or 7up
butter slices to taste (optional)

Pour peaches in Dutch oven. Layer the cake mix on top. Pour Sprite/7up on top of cake mix making sure that the cake mix is fully covered by liquid. Sometimes I use butter on the top and my kids like it better that way, but the cobbler is great alone, too. Place 12 briquets under and 12 on top of oven and cook for 45 minutes.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Lion House Rolls


2 packages of yeast

1/2 cup warm water

1 1/3 cup milk, scalded and cooled

2 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

2 cups flour

Combine 2 packages yeast and 1/2 cup warm water and set aside. In large mixing bowl combine remaining ingredients, mix until smooth. Stir in yeast. Add 3 cups flour and mix, knead until smooth and no longer sticky (you may need more flour). Place dough in greased bowl, cover with towel and set in warm place to raise until double in size (about 1 hour). Roll out and shape rolls, place on greased baking sheet.(for extra flavor, melt 1/2 stick of butter and pour onto baking sheet before placing shaped rolls) Cover rolls with towel and raise for 30 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Brush tops with melted butter,remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.

I got this recipe from Laurie over at Treasure the Little Things. I've had these rolls, and I can't even tell you how delicious they are!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Black Bean Salsa

1 red bell pepper diced
1 green bell pepper diced
1 yellow bell pepper diced
½ red onion diced
1 can corn
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
¼ c. olive oil
4 TBLSP red wine vinegar
1 tsp. lime juice
Mix all together and serve with your favorite brand tortilla chips.
Avocado and tomatoes make a great addition.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

1 to 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
¾ c. rolled oats
2 eggs slightly beaten
½ c. finely chopped onion
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ c. milk
1 tsp. salt
few grains of pepper
Combine all ingredients, mix well. Form into about 18 (approx 2 inch in diameter) balls. Place in a casserole dish, and cover with the below sauce.
( I usually double the sauce)
½ c. brown sugar
¼ c. vinegar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
¼ c. BBQ sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Combine the sauce ingredients and blend thoroughly. Heat in the microwave for about 1 minute, (until the B. sugar is dissolved), and pour over meatballs.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

This is another gem from my cousin Stacey. She likes to serve it with brown rice.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Crock pot recipes

A friend of mine just sent me the link to this blog. 365 days of crockpot recipes. I'm so excited about this blog as I'm a huge fan of the crock pot.