So Easy, so delicious, so fall!
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
1 15 oz. canned pumpkin
chopped walnuts ( optional )
Preheat oven – 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, with electric mixer, beat eggs. Add sugar and oil. Add dry ingredients and pumpkin. Mix until blended and consistency of cake batter. Spoon into lined muffin tins and if so desired sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
8 ounces Angel Hair Pasta
1 pound medium shrimp, cut into bite size pieces
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
6 Tablespoons Butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
3/4 cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese
2 Tablespoons Italian Parsley, chopped
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
In a large pot cook the pasta in boiling water according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Using the same pan, heat olive oil and 2 Tablespoons of butter. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant.
Add the shrimp and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the shrimp start to turn pink. Add the Italian Seasoning and Lemon Pepper. Add the pasta back to the pot with the remaining butter, parmesan, and parsley. Stir until mixed and the butter is melted.
Add the lemon juice right before serving.
1 stick softened butter
1 c. sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until smooth.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; mix to combine. Stir in nuts and pour into prepared pan.
Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool.
My grandma always liked to put a “dollup” of sour cream into her baked goods, she believed it kept the bread fresh and gave it a better texture.
Spicy Fish Tacos with Corn and Radish Salsa
Ingredients for Salsa
2 cups cooked corn kernels
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup diced radishes
1/2 cup diced green pepper
1 c. fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Juice and zest of one lime
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the above ingredients together and set aside
6 Tilapia filets
Weber N’Orleans seasoning
Place fish on a broiler pan and drizzle with olive oil. To your taste, sprinkle filets with garlic powder, N’Orleans seasoning, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Broil on low until fish is cooked through and flaky
I like to use corn tortillas ( street taco size )
Place fish, corn salsa and fresh avocado on top. Add fresh cilantro, sour cream and your favorite salsa. ENJOY!
Easy Chicken Pesto and Linguine
Preheat oven to 400˚F
Place chicken breasts in a baking dish, Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste
Drizzle with olive oil
Spread pesto on each chicken breast *( see blog for fresh basil pesto recipe)
Layer sliced Roma tomatoes on top of the chicken
Sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese
Cover dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes
Prepare Linguine according to package directions, drain pasta and stir in homemade pesto to desired flavor. Top with chicken breast and sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese.