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100 Things to Do with a Banana

100 Things to Do with a Banana
How many times has someone spotted excess, overripe or just unused bananas in your kitchen and said, “uh-oh, looks like it’s time to make banana bread!” — as if the only things possible to do with a banana are eat it or turn it into bread? Well we say “no more.” With no particular offense meant to anyone’s banana bread recipe, we believe the humble banana is in fact as versatile as bacon or eggs, and we’ve got the internets to prove it. Here’s our carefully curated list of 100 Things to Do with a Banana (not including banana bread). Yes, we’ve got plenty of banana breakfasts and banana desserts, but how about some banana curry, banana soup or a banana martini? Click on the photos for full recipes. From Bananas to Apples, 100 things to do with apples: Sponsored Content

100 Things to Do With Peanut Butter You most likely learned long ago that peanut butter ain’t only good for PB&J sandwiches. George Washington Carver’s greatest invention can in fact spruce up everything from drinks to desserts. Actually, we’d be hard-pressed to come up with a dish that wouldn’t be better with a little Skippy. Peanut butter chili, peanut butter broccoli, peanut butter ice cream and peanut butter cocktails — it all works. Folks, there is peanut butter tuna salad to be found on this list. They're Back….Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes Guess what’s back!! You guessed it. Another round of chocolate cream cheese cupcakes. You cannot go too many months without baking these again if you can even survive that long. It is a sun-filled day today so I thought I would share with you a baking recap from a few nights ago. I made these last year at the zesty in laws in the summer and they are always a huge hit.

Cookies and Cream Popcorn I feel like this popcorn is just out of control. Am I right? I recently wandered past a gourmet popcorn shop, (and thank goodness for my jeans I didn’t go in) and my eye’s started bugging out when I saw cookies and cream popcorn. I freaking love cookies and cream ice cream and I love any kind of sweet popcorn, so what more could I ask for? 8 Fabulously Flavoured Veggie Burger Recipes … Veggie burgers aren´t just for vegetarians. Even meat eaters can try them for a change! There are so many delicious veggie burger recipes that you don´t need to buy the ready-made version. Plus you can make more than you need, and freeze the rest for another time. Here are some of the tastiest veggie burger recipes I could find …

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are the perfect dessert treat! Can I just say that I have died and gone to heaven. Cheesecake stuffed strawberries….how have I not made these before?! I’m serious. Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles SLIDESHOW: Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Ramen in the U.S. has come a long way. My Vegan Pantry One of the requests I receive often is to write a post on building a vegan pantry, providing a list of the ingredients that I use the most. I’m a bit embarrassed by how long this post has taken me to put together, but as they say, better late than never. Or is it better never than late…heh.

Super Bowl dessert cocktail Football fans will cheer when you serve this frosty dessert cocktail at your Super Bowl party. Pour into glasses with yard lines and top them off with goal-post straws. First-and-ten drinking games, anyone? Super Bowl dessert cocktail Yields approximately 40 ounces Ingredients: Pizza Party! 100 Healthy Ways to Top a Pizza By Brooke McLay | Who says you can’t have your pizza and eat it to? No matter how many calories you’re trying to cut, you’ll be able to indulge in all the goodness of a gourmet neighborhood pizzeria right in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Rhubarb Ice Cream with Oatmeal Shortbread Intro It was Monday afternoon and I was pacing my living room. My dear friend and cooking class partner, Julie, arrived to watch our boys while my husband and I headed off to the 20 week ultrasound. Those of you who have been down this road before know that this is probably the best appointment there is during pregnancy. And for us it was especially important because, most likely this is our last little bundle and I was bursting at the seams to find out the sex. e is for eat I'm very excited about today's post for a couple of reasons. First of all, it's freaking delicious. And simple. And relatively healthy (minus the sugar). You should probably run out and buy the ingredients RIGHT NOW. I'll wait for you to come back.

Weekly Mix: Baking with Jams, Jellies, and Preserves  Over the last couple of weeks, I baked these lovely Raspberry Coconut Oat Bars and a new favorite Italian Jam Crostata. Both of those are made with some of my favorite shortcut ingredients – jams and preserves. Jams, jellies, and preserves are a great way to bake with a little fruit when you’re right in the middle of winter with limited access to fresh berries and other warm weather fruits.

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe This stunning berry-studded breakfast quinoa is from Dr. John La Puma's recent release - Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine. I've written about just a handful of books this year (more to come, I promise!), but I wanted to highlight this one for a few reasons.