Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Banana Ice Cream

If you want a healthy treat that satisfies your sweet tooth, then here's a recipe for you.  This ice cream is CREAMY and made of nothing but bananas.  I have no idea what a banana's chemistry is that makes this MAGIC happen.......but you can make ice cream with 

 First - chop up bananas and freeze.
 It's sweeter if you use bananas that have brown spots on the peels but not on the inside yet. 

Second- Put frozen pieces into food processor. I had to scrap the sides occasionally with my spatula.

Third- Mix till it looks like ice  cream.  It took almost 5 minutes with my processor.

4th ENJOY!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bran Muffins

Get ready to eat some bran muffins this recipe makes a bunch! This recipe is also called 6 week bran muffins because it makes 6 dozen muffins and the batter will last up to 6 weeks in the fridge.  My kids love these muffins and ask for them regularly.

2 cup boiling water
2 cups bran ( you can find bran at any health food store I bought mine in bulk at Winco)
Set aside to cool

3 cups sugar
1 cup coconut oil or shortening (remember this makes 6 dozen that is 1/6 cup of oil for every dozen)
4 eggs
4 cups plain non fat yogurt
Add in bran and mix everything together
Sift In
5 cups flour
3 TB. baking soda
1 TB. salt
mix together well
add 4 cups cereal bran flakes (plain bran flakes)
Cover the batter and refrigerate overnight for best flavor, stir well before baking. bake at 400 for 17-20 min.
These muffins freeze really well, I individually freeze them first on a pan, then stick them in a freezer bag. 


Sunday, November 17, 2013

This is my go to recipe if I need to feed a crowd and I want them to LOVE it. It's also known as Texas Sheet Cake



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


Grease and flour a 15X10X1-inch or jelly roll pan or a 13X9X2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup butter, 1/3 cup cocoa, and 1 cup of water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. With an electric hand-held mixer on medium speed, beat chocolate mixture into the dry mixture until thoroughly blended. Add eggs, 1/2 cup of buttermilk, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla. Beat for 1 minute (batter will be thin). Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in a 350° oven about 22 to 25 minutes for the 15X10-inch pan or about 30 to 35 minutes for the 13X9-inch pan, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
Pour warm chocolate frosting over the warm cake, spreading evenly. Place cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly before cutting.
Makes 24 servings.



1/2 cup butter, softened
2 2/3 to 3 1/2 cups of confectioners' sugar
1/3 to 1/2 cup half and half cream or unwhipped whipping cream.
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (add more for dark chocolate flavor)

Beat butter for a few minutes.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  Mix till it's the consistency you'd like it.  It you want it thicker add more powdered sugar.  If you want thinner frosting add more whipping cream.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Breakfast Rolls


Everyone has at least one recipe they can call their own, and for me this is one of my favorites! It is cheese, eggs, and ham all wrapped in the comfort of bread.

  • 1 batch of no fail white bread (posted on the blog)
  • Roll the dough out like you would for cinnamon rolls
  • Fork the dough
  • Beat together 4-5 eggs and pour them on top of the dough

  • Then sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Spread grated cheese on top
  • Add ham or bacon
  • Top with chives, onions, and parsley

  • Roll it like a cinnamon roll
  • Cut and place them on a greased cookie sheet
  • Bake in the oven at 350 for 20 min.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Homemade Granola

Applesauce Granola
 (recipe from Back to the Cutting Board)

This recipe is fabulous!! It can be used in so many different ways, for breakfast, snacks, and granola bars. We love it with raisins and chocolate chips, get creative and enjoy!
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (optional)
  • 1TBS. honey
  • 1 TBS olive oil or coconut  oil
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees 
  2. line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. heat the applesauce, brown sugar (I always leave this out), honey and oil
  4. mix oats, cinnamon, and salt 
  5. mix the applesauce mixture with the oats until evenly coated
  6. spread evenly on prepared cookie sheet
  7. bake 45 min. stirring every 15 minutes 
  8. cool completely 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


       A little Known fact abut me is that I have a weakness for banana bread. In the fall I make it for breakfast, my kids love it.  I have tried a TON of recipes some were healthy, some were to fating, but none of them were as delicious as this recipe!!

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
4 ripe banana's

Mix the wet and dry ingredients separately. Then combine and mix with mixer.  Divide batter into 2 regular size loaf pans. Bake 350 for 40-45 min.