Archive for the ‘Food Network’ category

Yummy banana bread

May 3, 2011

I made some last night. I didn’t have a regular bread pan so I used this square pan.

The pan worked just fine. Here’s what two of the bread slices looked like.

I got my recipe from the Food Network’s website. It’s really quite easy. You cream together sugar and butter, and then beat in two eggs. In another bowl you mash up three bananas and add milk and cinnamon. In a third bowl you mix together your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). You add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture, followed by the the dry ingredients. After mixing everything up, you pour the batter into a buttered pan, and bake it for an hour or so.

The recipe calls for a stick of butter, but I only had a half-stick. Surprisingly, the banana bread still tasted great. In the future, I may continue to leave out the extra half-stick of butter.

Cut up bacon into small pieces before cooking it

December 4, 2010

Sometimes I like to add bacon to my vegetable dishes for the delicious flavor it adds. I was at the gym the other day, watching Down Home with the Neelys. Gina Neely suggested people cut up their bacon into small pieces before cooking it in a pan. That way, she said, it cooks more evenly/is easier to cook. I tried it today, and she was quite right!

Are we really too busy to cook?

August 30, 2009

That’s often the reason we give for not preparing our meals. But this National Public Radio segment explores an interesting reality:

“The Food Network draws more viewers than any of the cable news channels, but Americans are actually cooking less than ever.”

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Asparagus tip of the day

August 30, 2009

asparagusThis may be something obvious for all of you out there, but it is new to me so I will share. I was watching Sandra’s Money Saving Meals on the Food Network this morning, and learned that you should break off the tips of asparagus as opposed to cut them. That’s because the asparagus stalks will naturally break at the end of the tough part.

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