Showing posts with label Cooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cooking. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mom's Banana Bread

Making banana bread is definitely a sign that Fall is coming. However it was so hot this weekend I almost melted getting it done. There should be a rule that the oven must remain off when the temp is over 100. But college football began and the husband made his usual request so here we go.

It is delicious and easy to make for the most part especially if you have a mixer.

It's my moms recipe and I have tried others but they just don't compare.

It calls for butter milk but if you don't have any just use regular milk and squeeze a little lemon in it and let it sit while you start.

Get your mixer her ;)

Bananas the darker and softer the better ...eeww.

First combine sugar and crisco.

Yup I said crisco...I know using it is frowned upon these days but if you want the good stuff it has to be done!

Cream them together

Scrape sides

Add eggs

Seperatly mix dry ingredients

Then alternate dry ingredients with buttermilk into the mixer.

Next mash up bananas

Mash good

Pour in

Add vanilla (my fav)

Then mash nuts...I use walnuts or pecans what ever I have handy.

Mix in.

Spray your bread pan and fill about 3/4 the way full if you have extra you can make a couple muffins. Don't over fill it will not cook all the way through.

Nice and light.

Bake at 350 for an hour or until the top pops back when you lightly push on it.

Muffins will take less time about 15 min

Let cool then serve while still warm in middle :)

It goes quick around my house ...especially when football is on.

Hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Tomato, Bacon, Basil Tarts

I know we all have our "go to" recipes you know the kind you make for showers or can whip up with out looking at a recipe, and are always crowd pleasers. Will this is one of my most favorite!! I am not even sure where my mom got this from but I have loved them since high school.

You need:
10 slices of bacon 

Grands biscuits - one biscuit makes two tarts or four minis. Any biscuit will do but you always need the layered kind!

1 tomato 

Some basil fresh or dried both good

3/4 cups Italian cheese blend

1/2 cup mayo

Spray your pans...I am doing minis this is always cuter for a shower but if I am making them for Super Man I do regular muffin size.

While you do the next few steps go ahead and cook your bacon.

Peel your biscuit in half enough to line your muffin tin.

Leave some over the edge so they make little cups.

Chop your tomato

Wash and chop basil and add it in.

Get your bacon out...I pretty much like my burnt all the time but for this extra crispy is best.

Dab off ...I use turkey bacon sometimes and sometimes regular totally up to you!

Chop pretty tiny and try to fend off wild animals who come running at smell of bacon...

Add in bacon

Cheese... I am more of an eyeballer on amount but you should for sure have more cheese than mayo.

Add mayo...if you get too much just toss in a little more cheese.

Mix the yumminess together 

Spoon in to your biscuit cups.

Adjust so they are all pretty full.

Your oven should still be hot from the bacon, cook these beauties on 350 for about 12 min or until the cheese is bubbly and the biscuits are golden.


I should warn you they smell heavenly while cooking ...people will wake up!

And cute too ;)

For a ladies shower or for you mom serve on sweet plate and add what ever sides you like. 

Yup they will become one of your "go to's"  I promise!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!