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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.

Yummy roasted carrots

August 31, 2010

It’s a simple recipe that is worth trying. I made them on Sunday when my sister came over for lunch. Here’s what you do:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Peel as many carrots as you’d like.

3. Chop them up (I advise cutting them lengthwise, then into two-inch-long pieces).

4.  Put them into a Pyrex dish (or whatever oven-friendly dish you have).

5. Drizzle them with olive oil.

6. Add salt and pepper.

7. Roll over the carrots so they’re fully coated with oil and seasoning.

8. Put the dish in the oven.

9. Cook the carrots for 45 minutes.

10. Put the carrots in between two paper towel sheets so excess olive oil can be absorbed.

11. Serve the carrots hot.

A recipe I found online said to cook the carrots for 20-30 minutes, but I found that wasn’t enough time. I like when they are soft and have had sufficient time to absorb the olive oil, salt and pepper.

Tomato and basil quiche and Finnish mushroom salad

July 19, 2010

I tried out two new recipes last week, and loved them both.

One was for a tomato and basil quiche, and the other was for a Finnish mushroom salad.

Here’s how the quiche looked when it came out of the oven:

A big reason why it tasted so yummy was the flavor from the tomatoes. Before adding the tomatoes to the quiche you cut and peel them, sprinkle them with flour and basil, and saute them in olive oil.

Here’s how the Finnish mushroom salad looked as it was being chilled in the fridge:

This was such a refreshing, tasty dish! I loved the slightly soft texture of the mushrooms after having boiled them for just a minute.

The sauce of chives, cream, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper was also great! And what’s best is the recipe is so easy to make.