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Jamaican Banana Fritters. There’s a thing in my house that when you have ripe ol bananas either you make banana bread or banana fritters.

Jamaican Banana Fritters

These delicious tasty treats can be eaten morning, noon, or night, as a snack or as dessert. These fritters are so easy to make and will satisfy any craving you may have. So if you have a few of these bananas lying around your hose… don’t toss them, put them to GREAT use! Enjoy! Peel and mash the ripe bananas. Beat egg, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Next, blend egg mixture with mashed bananas. Make sure it is all incorporated. Then sift flour and baking powder into the banana/egg mixture. Mix it all together. Preserving Fruit Flavors in Alcohol: Homemade Liqueurs.

When we discuss food preservation, we are usually talking about canning, dehydrating, freezing or fermenting.

Preserving Fruit Flavors in Alcohol: Homemade Liqueurs

But did you know that you can also preserve fruit in alcohol, such as brandy or vodka? It is a way of preserving the flavor or essence of the fruit for later use. This method consists of steeping fresh or frozen fruit in alcohol for several weeks. Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes. “Scalloped” is an attractive word, isn’t it?

Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

When I hear it I think of several things: first, there’s scallops, as in the seafood—totally delicious. Then there’s the scalloped shape that can live on the edge of a pair of shorts or on the collar of a woman’s blouse—always pretty and dainty. And of course scalloped potatoes also comes to mind, which carries my imagination to a land of crispy potato skins drenched in a sea of cheese and cream. I can think of no better place to exist, actually. So when I came across TK member Shelbi Keith’s recipe for Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes, I knew we were going to become fast friends. The first players up are: a few Russet potatoes (I’m sure other varieties will work equally as well), Parmigiano-Reggiano and butter. Start by scrubbing your potatoes good and clean.

Then, using a sharp knife, make slices across the potato, being sure to stop before you reach its bottom. Cut up your butter. Then do the same with the Parmigiano-Reggiano. Description. Syrian hummus. If I was on the show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," and was asked the question "Where does hummus originate from?

syrian hummus

"...I would without a doubt shout GREECE!! Regis Philbin would give me that face where he hangs his head low and looks at me with great disappointment. Recipes. Two recipes actually got posted in one week?!


Whaaaat? That might be a record for me. But these were just too good to not share as soon as I possibly could. Not sure what my deal is this week but I have been on this (way more than normal) crazy baking and cooking streak. Since I am a complete scatter brain the hard part of doing anything when you have a million things burnin through your skull, is deciding which idea to actually execute.

These strawberry cheesecake bites might just be my favorite dessert made to date! These might seem complicated because of all the steps but I promise they are so easy to make. What you will need for the crust: 2 cups of almonds1 cup of pitted dates1/2 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut Juice from 1/2 of a lemon What you will need for the filling: 3 cups of raw cashews3/4 cup of lemon juice (fresh is best)1/2 cup of honey3/4 cup of coconut oil1tbs of vanilla* Filling adapted from here.

Cilantro-Lime Rice Recipe. Oven-Baked Caramel French Toast. Restaurant Style Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn. It’s almost Cinco de Mayo!

Restaurant Style Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn

Any excuse to make Mexican food, is a great celebration to me! I developed a simple and completely flavorful marinade for carne asada beef or flank steak, that marinates for an hour, is grilled for a few minutes and presto, restaurant style carne asada tacos are ready! I hope you guys can find this tortilla bread that I have pictured below. It makes the best soft tacos ever, no joke. If your grocery store carries them, it will be right by the other tortillas. Be sure to take a peek at my Creamy Salsa and Black Bean Nachos that I developed for Kraft as well Break out your sombreros, maracas, chips and salsa, it’s Mexican night!! Left: Tia Rosa Tortilla Bread, onion, garlic, avocado, carne asada beef (flank steak), red bell pepper, ground cumin, corn, olive oil and lime juice. Green Monster Smoothies » Annie's Eats. I’ve always been very good about eating my vegetables and I’ve never had a problem with spinach, but when I first heard of putting spinach in a smoothie it seemed like blasphemy.

Green Monster Smoothies » Annie's Eats

Why on earth would anyone want to do such a thing to their smoothie? But, I kept hearing and hearing about people who do this and actually, you know, enjoy it. One or two and I would have thought it a fluke but it was so many people, I knew it wasn’t just health fanatics. Basil Pesto Recipe from Betty Crocker. Meat Hand. I made something gruesome and delicious.

Meat Hand

No, really, it was good. This is meatloaf. Meatloaf with cheese on top. And some ketchup. The nails are made of onion. The wrist bones are onion too. Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur. Here is another really yummy treat, Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur!

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

I love it added to a cup of coffee! Irish Cream Liqueur from Bon Appetit 1 – 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup Irish whiskey 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals 1 cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon canned sweetened cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut ) My can was solid at the top, so I placed about 2 inches of water in a skillet and heated until the cream of coconut was liquid) Combine first 5 ingredients in blender; blend until coffee crystals dissolve, about 1 minute.

You can pour chilled mixture over ice cubes, pour over chocolate or coffee ice cream too. Thai Chicken Pizza « Saucy & Bossy.