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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. If the batter seems to be too thick add a little milk… I added about 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of milk. Add oil to a frying pan and place on medium high heat.

Drop spoonfuls of the banana fritter batter into the hot oiled frying pan. Flip when you see the edges starting to get brown and golden. Lastly, combine cinnamon and sugar together to create your cinnamon sugar. Ingredients. 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. In the end, you end up with some “drunken fruit” (good as a dessert topping) and a flavorful alcohol that can be used to make dazzling cocktails, punch, deserts or sauces. 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. 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?!

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Whaaaat? That might be a record for me. Cilantro-Lime Rice Recipe. Oven-Baked Caramel French Toast. This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a special brunch… Make her this delicious french toast!

Oven-Baked Caramel French Toast

Personally, this is a very special Mother’s Day for me, since I am now the proud mother of both a son and a daughter. My little girl will be 3 weeks old this Saturday, the 7th. She is quite precious, and I am loving every second of being a mother of two! I made this for my mom when she recently visited a few weeks ago after the birth of my daughter. 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. 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. I don’t know about you but spinach seems to be sold only in far larger quantities than we could ever use before it goes bad.

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. Where are you going? Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur. Here is another really yummy treat, Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur!

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Thai Chicken Pizza « Saucy & Bossy. Thai Chicken Pizza This week is interminable. INTERMINABLE! We’re both super exhausted and everything is just dragging. In order to get a little mid-week pick-me-up, we decided to make a semi-adventurous dinner, that didn’t take up a lot of our time. I found this recipe on Foodo Del Mundo, but added mushrooms from last night’s tuna noodle casserole and omitted bean sprouts (because they don’t always last, and we’re going away this weekend). This was a delicious dish, and decently easy for a busy weeknight. Thai Chicken Pizza Sauce: 1/4 stick of butter1 tsp. minced garlica few dashes of dried crushed red pepper1/4 c. peanut butter1 – 1 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce1/4 can of chicken brothsplash of orange or apple juiceCombine butter, minced garlic and crushed red pepper.