Monday, July 13, 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Banana Bread

This is my all time favorite Banana Bread recipe!



 Banana Bread

2 large bananas
1 stick of butter (8 Tablespoons)
2 cups all purpose flour 
3/4 cup sugar (or 18 packets of Saccharin Sweetener)
2 large eggs 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons almond extract (or) vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
About 1 Tablespoon of butter, to coat inside of baking pan

Place metal baking rack on the middle shelf in your oven. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas.

Melt the stick of butter, then add to your mashed bananas.  

Now and the flour, sugar (or Saccharin Sweetener), eggs, baking soda, almond extract (or vanilla extract), and the salt.  

Mix the ingredients together.  The batter doesn't have to be absolutely smooth.  There will still be small pieces of banana visible.   

Place your baking pan in the preheated oven, and bake for 45 minutes. 

Remove baking pan from the oven, and insert wooden toothpick in the bread.  If the toothpick comes out clean and dry, the bread is done.  If not, return the banana bread to the oven and continue baking for 5 to 10 minutes, and test again.  The bread should be done at this point.  Mine was done within 45 minutes. 

Let the banana bread cool in the baking pan for 10 minutes.  

Carefully tip the banana bread over onto a metal cooling rack, or plate.  Cool completely, then cut into slices and serve.  I cut the banana bread into 9 (one inch thick slices), then cut those slices in half.  All together, this made, 18 servings.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Buttery-Golden-Garlic Biscuits

These are some of "the best" tasting biscuits I've ever had.
They are so easy to put together, and don't take long to bake.
They are great served with spaghetti, lasagna, stuffed manicotti,
or with a main dish recipe, or even with soup.

Buttery-Golden-Garlic Biscuits

1 (7.5 oz.) can Pillsbury Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits
1/4 cup melted butter
1/8 tsp. garlic salt
1/8 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp. dried minced onion

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Remove biscuits from can, and place them in a row in an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan; separating tops of rows slightly. (I spaced my biscuits out and unevenly in the pan.)

Combine remaining ingredients; pour over the biscuits.

Bake in oven for 20 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.

Yields: 5 servings (2 biscuits per person)

Picture of biscuits after they're baked in the pan.

Sour Wiener Gravy

Sour Wiener Gravy is gravy made with "store bought" gingersnaps, sliced all beef wieners, chopped onion, vinegar, water, salt and pepper, and once thickened, served over mashed potatoes. The brands of store bought gingersnaps I have used to make this dish are... Rippin Good (which I purchased at Festival Foods), Stauffer's (which I purchased at Walgreens Drug Store), or Lil' Dutch Maid, which I purchased at The Dollar Tree.

Sour Wiener Gravy

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

5-3/4 cups cold water
1 onion, finely chopped (use small to medium size onion)
salt and pepper, season according to taste
33 gingersnap cookies
1-1/2 cups 5% white vinegar
2 lbs. all-beef wieners (See *Note)
hot-cooked mashed potatoes

In a large deep 12-inch skillet, combine the water, onion, salt and pepper, plus the gingersnaps. (You can also prepare this dish in a chicken fryer, with a lid, which is what I use.)

Stir gently until the gingersnaps have dissolved.

Add the vinegar and sliced wieners.

Heat over medium-low heat, until it almost boils and is somewhat thick; stirring continuously.

(When preparing this in a chicken fryer, I cook this over high heat; stirring frequently, until it comes to a boil and the gravy has thickened up (in about 10 minutes), and after that, I lower the heat to a simmer, and cook/simmer the dish just a bit longer, for about 10-15 minutes longer.)

Serve over the hot-cooked mashed potatoes.

*Note: When adding the gingersnap cookies, be sure to only use the store brands that I had suggested. Do not use home-baked cookies for this recipe. Also, you can also substitute franks or hot dogs for the all-beef wieners.