Sunday, February 13, 2011

Branana Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups mashed, fully ripe bananas (3 medium)
2 tablespoons fat-free milk [I used 1% because that's what we had.]
1 cup Kellogg's® All-Bran® Original cereal [I used Bran Buds.]
1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened [Butter, of course!]
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
[1 tsp. vanilla]
1/4 cup coarsely chopped nuts [I didn't have nuts so I used 1 c. chocolate chips!]

1. Stir together flour, baking powder and soda. Set aside.

2. In small mixing bowl, stir together bananas, milk and KELLOGG'S ALL-BRAN cereal. Let stand 5 minutes or until cereal softens [or while you complete the next step].

3. In large mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugar until thoroughly combined. Add eggs. [Add vanilla.] Beat well. Stir in cereal mixture and nuts [and/or chocolate chips]. Add flour mixture, stirring only until combined. Spread batter evenly in 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

4. Bake at 350° F about 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely before slicing.

Yield: 1 loaf, 15 slices

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Crunchy Onion Hamburger Casserole

1 can French fried onion rings
1 lb ground beef
1 pkg onion gravy mix
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 ½ c water
1/3 c uncooked rice
1 10 oz pkg frozen peas, thawed
1 c. water chestnuts, drained and sliced

Brown beef and drain. Blend in gravy mix, garlic salt, water and rice. Bring to boil. Simmer 15 minutes. Add peas and water chestnuts and continue to simmer til rice is tender. Stir in onions. Serve with soy sauce.

This is what's for dinner tonight. Easy peasy!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Perfect Baked Potatoes

Click HERE for a tutorial for the perfect baked potato.

No kidding.

Just sayin'.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hard Boiled Eggs

OK, so you think you know how to hard boil eggs, but you can find some great instructions with a great secret step to make them so easy to peel. Check it out HERE.