Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I actually love when I have a few bananas that turn from a lovely yellow into a yucky brown because that gives me an excuse to make banana bread, a favorite! When this happens, I will scour the internet looking for a healthy recipe, but today, I found one that might not be the healthiest (although it's not terrible for you), but it's so easy and it's definitely a keeper!! I love to eat my slices heated with some butter. Yum! The perfect breakfast, afternoon snack, after lunch/after dinner treat...
Banana Bread Recipe
3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour (my oven cooks faster, so I always check before time is done). Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a 9x9 baking dish (that's what I use because I like a thicker mixture, but you can use a bigger pan). Cover with a layer of cheese, and then add chips on top. Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes. I like to eat this with crackers, but it's also delicious by itself! Also, sometimes I add a dash or so of Worcestershire sauce, and if I use fresh chicken, I add salt and pepper.
This is a simple, easy snack to put together and carry with you! And, not only is it kid-friendly, but definitely adult-friendly!!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Thanks to Lynette for this yummy recipe! Also, Matt doesn't like all the veggies, so I just split the alfredo sauce in half and heat his and he just has pasta, chicken and alfredo sauce while I have the whole she-bang!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Recipe from the Kraft foods website
6 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 lb.)
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
HEAT oven to 375°F. Pour sauce into 13x9-inch baking dish. Stir in 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) Parmesan. Add chicken; turn to coat both sides with sauce. Cover with foil.
BAKE 30 min. Uncover. (They might take longer than this)
TOP with remaining cheeses; bake 5 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF) and cheese is melted.
If using larger chicken breasts, cut them lengthwise in half before placing in the baking dish to ensure that they get done in the 35-min. bake time.
Try serving this delicious baked chicken over your favorite hot cooked pasta!
Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese.