Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Banana Muffins

I got this recipe out of DK's Children's Baking Book. Super Easy. Not too banana--ee and the hint of chocolate not only makes the kids happy but also the PMS-ing momma a little happier too!

Makes 16-18 large muffins
48 minis

Prep 10 minutes
Cooking 12-14 minutes

Preheat Oven 400*

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 TB baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
2 large ripe bananas (roughly chopped)
1 large egg
8 fl oz milk
3 oz butter (melted)
1 heaping cup of chocolate chips

Grease muffin pan or use baking cups.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the sugar with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

In a small mixing bowl, mash bananas with fork unil nearly smooth, but with a few lumps.

In a pitcher (or another bowl) whisk together the egg, milk and butter. Then gradually pour and stir into the banana bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined.

Add the egg and banana mixture to the flour mixture, stiring with wood spoon and just until combined, then fold in chocolate chips.

Spoon mixture in pan and bake for 12-14 minutes. Cool and remove from pan. Indulge with a stick of butter per muffin!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

You got zuchs coming out of your ears? Here's a hearty, family-friendly recipe that I just discovered. It seriously made enough for two meals for my family.

6-8 Servings
Oven 400*
Prep 20 minuutes
Bake 40 minutes

4 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini (about three medium zuchs)
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs (not the salmonella, recalled ones)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound hamburger
1/2 cup onion (I used white)
1 can Italian tomato sauce
1 medium green pepper chopped (or any color your heart desires)

I added:
1/2 pound Italian sausage
sliced olives

Place shredded zucchini in strainer, sprinke with salt. Let stand for 10 minutes. Squeeze out moisture.

Combine zuchhini with eggs and half of all three cheeses. Press into greased 13x9 baking dish. Bake, uncovered for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook hamburger (and sausage if you choose) and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce; spoon over zucchini mixture.

Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; add green pepper and optional ingredients. We love our olives. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.

Zing! Dinner on the table baby!