Banana Bread with Sour Cream

August 23, 2009 by  
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A picture of some bananna bread I made in a lo...
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Banana breads has been one of my girls’ favorite treats since they were very young. Pretty healthy too!

Ingredients:
1 cup banana, mashed
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mixed nuts, chopped (optional)
½ cup butter or margarine
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 ½ cups unbleached flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
2 eggs

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix the cinnamon with a bit of sugar and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and whisk in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Grease large loaf pan and dust with the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Pour in butter mixture and put into the preheated oven for about 1 hour.

Serve warm!

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Apple and Apricot Bake

August 20, 2009 by  
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Apricot fruit
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This recipe would make a wonderful Sunday brunch meal!

Ingredients:
1 lb cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1 can (14 oz) apricot halves in natural juice, drained
Sugar to taste
4 slices bread (preferably whole wheat)
1 ½ oz butter or margarine
½ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions:
Place chopped apple pieces in a large saucepan. Add the lemon juice and 1 tbsp of water and toss well. Slowly bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the apples are soft.

While the apples are cooking, slice the apricots and add to the apples for the last few minute. Add sugar to taste and set aside.

Preheat the grill to hot and grill the pieces of bread until deliciously golden brown. Butter the slices of bread on one side and sprinkle with cinnamon (and if desired some more sugar). Place under the grill again until hot and bubbly. Cut the bread into bite-size pieces.

Serve the hot fruit in bowls and top with the toasted bread. A delicious and quick dessert.

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Cauliflower Bake

July 15, 2009 by  
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Cauliflower
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Make this wonderful and easy dish – super healthy too!

Ingredients:
2 tbsp butter, unsalted
4 cloves garlic, minced or mashed
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups cauliflower, chopped
1/2 yellow onion
1 cup parmesan cheese
5 slices bacon, crisp and crumbled

Method:
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease oven baking dish

In a skillet, heat butter and sauté onions and garlic until onions are tender and slightly golden. Add cauliflower and cook for another minute. Transfer to grease baking dish

Combine eggs, parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon in separate bowl. Spoon into the greased baking dish, then bake for 1 hour.

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