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Showing posts from April, 2014

Blueberry Banana Bread

A twist on a classic.  My sister, Andria comes up with the best recipes. You will LOVE this one, no doubt!

Blueberry Banana Bread
Courtesy of {Andria Lightfoot}

1 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 bananas
1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup sour cream
1 lemon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Crumb Topping
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
pinch salt
sprinkle of cinnamon

In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside
In a large bowl blend with a mixer bananas, butter, sugar, eggs, sour cream, vanilla,  and juice of half the lemon
Combine dry ingredients into wet and mix until incorporated
Fold in blueberries
Divide batter evenly into two greased loaf pans
Bake at 325° for 15 minutes
While baking prepare the crumb topping by combining butter, brown sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon
Remove bread from the oven and sprinkle crumb topping over batter
Replace bread in the oven and …

Easter Nests

These were a delicious tradition at my house growing up at Easter time.  I have now continued that tradition with my kids.  They love helping me make these every year, and they are tasty too!

Easter Nests

2 Tbl butter
1 (7 oz) marshmallow creme
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 cups chow mien noodles
pastel peanut m&ms

Place a large pot on medium-high heat
Melt butter
Add peanut butter and marshmallow creme and mix until combined
Remove from heat and stir in chow mien noodles until coated
Drop in small spoon fulls on wax paper
Place m&ms on each nest

Chicken Verde Casserole

I got this recipe from Girls in Aprons, and it sounded delicious.  Then I found out that it won the LDS Living Casserole Contest, and I knew I HAD to try it.  The flavors were perfect, and just like they said, even the kids liked it.  We are going to be putting this one into the regular rotation for dinner from now on.  Thanks Girls in Aprons for sharing!

Verde Chicken Casserole Adapted from {Girls in Aprons}
1 container (16 oz) sour cream 1 jar (16 oz) green verde salsa 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp salt 2-3 chicken breast, cooked & shredded or cubed 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained & rinsed 1 cup frozen corn, thawed & drained 1/3 cup chopped cilantro 4 cups mexican blend cheese, shredded green onion, chopped for garnish 6 flour tortillas
Directions Preheat oven to 350° Line two 8" or 9" round pans with foil on the bottom and up the sides Grease pans with cooking spray In a large bowl combine sour cream, salsa, and spices Stir in c…

Brown Sugar Bacon Asparagus

Everything is better with bacon!  Wouldn't you agree?  These Asparagus are the perfect balance of sweet and savory.  Yum!

Brown Sugar Bacon Asparagus
1 bunch fresh asparagus 1 Tbl olive oil salt & pepper to taste 2 Tbl brown sugar 1 Tbl soy sauce 1/2 tsp minced garlic 2-3 slices of crumbled bacon
Directions Wash and trim about an inch off the end of the asparagus Place asparagus in an 8x8 baking dish Drizzle olive oil over asparagus and sprinkle with salt & pepper In a small bowl mix brown sugar, soy, garlic, and bacon Pour over asparagus and bake at 350° for about 15-20 minutes