Friday, December 11, 2009

Banana Muffins

This recipe is from Aubony O.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Grease twelve muffin cups (do not line with paper baking cups). In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Make a well in center of dry mixture; set aside. In another mixing bowl combine egg, milk, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to dry
mixture. Stir just till moistened. Add mashed bananas (batter should be lumpy). Spoon batter into muffin cups, bake at 400 degrees for 20
minutes or until golden brown. Makes 10-12 muffins.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ginger cookies

It is that time of year again when my home is filled with all kinds of yummy smells. I don't know what it is but I love to bake in December. Last night we made chocolate chip cookies and today I'm making ginger cookies. The smell is amazing! Cloves and cinnamon baking! It makes me feel warm and happy. One of the children even commented that they like it when I bake because it makes it feel like home. So thank you Middle School choir for having a fundraiser and needing cookies! Thank you snowy, cold weather for keeping me home so I could make the cookies! Thank you dear daughter for asking me to make them for you!

Ginger cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups flour
3 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cloves
2 tsp. cinnamon

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs and molasses. Mix well. Add 1 cup flour, baking soda, cloves and cinnamon. Mix well. Add remaining flour 1 cup at a time mixing well between each cup. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Makes about 6 dozen.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Seven Layer Bean Dip

1 can refried beans
1 (8 oz) container of sour cream
1/2 packet of taco seasoning mix
shredded cheddar cheese
guacamole
lettuce
tomatoes
green onions
sliced black olives

On a platter, spread the refried beans in an even layer. Combine the sour cream and taco seasoning mix. Spread over the beans. Layer remaining ingredients. Serve with chips.

I just pick 7 different "taco" toppings when making this. Use what you like!

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