Friday, May 15, 2009

Apple Walnut Banana Bread

1/2 c. softened butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar

Cream ingredients together and then add...

2 lg. eggs
3 Tbls. sour cream
2-3 ripe bananas
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix the following dry ingredients together and slowly add to the cream mixture.

2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Then add...
2 lg. apples (skinned and chopped)
1/2 c. walnuts ( I substitute with chocolate chips)

Pour batter into 9x13 greased cake pan or 2 greased bread pans. Cook at 350 for 1 hour.

If you like Banana Bread, you will LOVE this recipe!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

mexican meatloaf

by much request here is the recipe. i have to say first that i DO NOT like meat loaf. but i saw this recipe and thought it looked very tasty, so i gave it a try and I LOVE IT!! my husband was shocked when i told him what was for dinner because he knows how i 'love' meatloaf!!! he is a big fan of it too!! enjoy...


2 lbs. ground beef
2 cups crushed corn chips
1 cup grated cheese
2/3 cup salsa
2 eggs, beaten
1 packet taco seasoning

mix all together. ( i use my kitchen aide because i can not touch raw meat like that...yuck!!)
shape and place in casserole dish with a little room around the edges. (works better, then the grease doesn't float on top...thanks for the tip jamie)

bake at 350 for about an hour.

1/2 cup ketchup
2 tbsp brown sugar
squirt of mustard
mix in small bowl and spread over meatloaf for the last 15 minutes

black beans are great as a side dish or mexican rice!!!
yummmmyy mmmm mmm mmmmm