Monday, June 28, 2010

Banana Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 Cup Melted Butter
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Medium/Small Bananas, Mashed
2 Cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt

Beat Butter, Sugar and eggs, add sour cream, vanilla and bananas and mix well. Mix dry ingredients separately and then add to the wet mixture. Spread batter into a greased and floured jelly-roll pan/sheet cake pan and bake at 300 for 25-30 Minutes.

8 oz. soft Cream Cheese
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/3 Cup Soft Butter
3 Cups Powdered Sugar

Spread on cooled cake and keep cake cool. Delicious!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Nana's Apple Crisp


  • 6 tart apples - peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place apples in a 9x13 inch baking dish. In a bowl, mix melted butter, flour, sugar, oats, and 1 tablespoon cinnamon to form a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle over apples. Dot with remaining 1/4 cup butter, and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
  3. Bake 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned and apples are tender.

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Poppy Seed Bread


3 eggs

2 ½ cups sugar

1 1/8 cup salad oil

1 ½ cup milk

3 cups milk

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp salt

1 ½ tsp vanilla

1 ½ tsp almond

1 ½ Tbls poppy seed

Mix all wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients. Mix until smooth. Pour into 2 large greased loaf pans or 5-6 small loaf pans. Cook @ 350 degrees.

Large Loafs: 50-55 minutes

Small Loafs: 35-40 minutes

Cool 15 minutes, no more, remove from pans.


¾ cup sugar

2 tsp butter

¼ cup orange juice

½ tsp vanilla

½ tsp almond

Mix all ingredients; bring to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Pour over bread.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Honey Mustard Pork Loin with Bacon


3/4 cup Newman's Own Light Honey Mustard Dressing
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried rosemary (fresh would be even better if you have it)
1 (3 1/2lb) center cut pork loin
5-8 slices of bacon, enough to cover your pork loin


Place oven rack on bottom third of oven. Preheat to 350.

Combine dressing, garlic and rosemary. Dress pork loin generously with dressing in a casserole pan or roasting pan, let marinate for several hours. Layer bacon over pork loin, covering the entire roast. Secure with either toothpicks or kitchen string. Roast for 1 hour, cover with foil and roast for another 10-20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow pork to rest for 20 minutes, keeping it covered in foil. Slice and enjoy!