Monday, January 26, 2009

Banana Bread- No Oil

I can't stand pouring cupfuls of oil into my cakes and such. The thought of it really makes me ill. In cake mixes, I just omit it all together. I don't substitute applesauce or anything, and you really can't tell.

Now, banana bread is a little trickier. It is a little heavier than normal, but I love the taste of it and it doesn't leave my mouth or hands greasy. It is filling and a slice makes a good breakfast. This recipe came from the dessert cook at the Morris Center at BYU. When I worked there, she developed a whole menu of low fat entrees, and was kind enough to give me this recipe:

3 egg whites
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup water
3 mashed, ripe bananas
4 cups flour (you can even substitute 1 cup with whole wheat flour)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda

Mix it all together. Spray pans with Pam and dust with flour. Pour in mixture. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes (30-35 in mini loaf pans.)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Alfredo, from scratch (GASP!!)..

This is what I have figured out..
- butter
- cream
- garlic
-cheese (I like the blend of parm, asiago, and romano..)
You cook your noodles, drain them and return them to the pot. Melt about 2-4 tablespoons of the butter in the warm noodles, add garlic to taste (I like to use garlic salt too..) and return to the stove. With the heat still on medium, add the cream and stir until it bubbles. Then add the cheese. Usually a half cup to a cup. Stir well.. This has worked better than any packaged mix, everyone loves it! It is Lynn's favorite and she's the pickiest eater in the house..


OK, ladies. I need your help. I need a fabulous alfredo recipe. I haven't found a packet I like...or anything from a jar. So I'm thinking I need I need to start from scratch (gasp! I know!) Any and all recipes you have would be much appreciated!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Triple Berry Delight

This is a recipe that became a favorite of all the missionaries and other workers at the Polynesian Culture Center in Laie, Hawaii when we were there. It came from Sister Wilcox of Farmington, and though it was very expensive to make over there, especially if you had to double to batch for the office crowd, it is more reasonable here in the States.

1 package of Mixed Berries (Costco)
1 12 oz container of Cool Whip
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk

Remove berries from freezer one hour before serving. Mix the Cool Whip and condensed milk together by hand in a large bowl thoroughly. Softly blend in the berries and serve. This can be used as a salad or a dessert. It will store well in the refrigerator if you should have leftovers. Serves 12 large servings.