Friday, October 11, 2013

Banana Crunch Muffins

My kids love, love, love muffins~ maybe because they look similar to cupcakes.....This recipe is super simple, and the muffins are super moist!!


1 1/2 Cup Flour                                                             
1Tsp Baking Soda                                                              
1Tsp Baking Powder                                                          
1/2 Tsp Salt                                                                        
3 Bananas
3/4 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1/3 Cup Melted Butter

 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
 2 Tbsp Flour
 1/8 Tsp Cinnamon
 1 Tbsp Cold Butter Cubed

Beat the egg, bananas, and sugar then add dry ingredients and lastly add the melted butter. Pour into sprayed muffin tins and and crumbled crunch topping. Bake at 375 for 18-20 mins

Friday, October 4, 2013

Pumpkin Bars

I received this recipe from one of my very good friends. I seem to miss place this recipe often, and it seems like every fall I ask for it again. So, this is for me as much as you. I now have it where I can find it for the next time I make it.


 4 eggs
 1 2/3 c. sugar
16 oz. can of pumpkin
 1 c. oil
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
 1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
 1/2 tsp. cloves

 Beat eggs, oil, sugar, and pumpkin until fluffy, add remaining ingredients and pour into 10 x 15 (cookie sheet). Bake 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees. Frost with cream cheese frosting once cooled.

Cream cheese frosting
 4 Tbs. butter
4 oz. cream cheese
 1/2 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Blend cream cheese and butter together. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat all ingredients together well.

*I also double the recipe for frosting

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

General Chicken

The other night my husband and I decided we wanted Chinese food. There is not much to choose from so, we knew we had to make it ourselves. Then we decided we needed a cook off and our only judge was Abbey since Cole is our picky eater!! The day before Abbey and I were watching The Chew on TV and I saw this recipe so, I decided to try it. Mike made an orange chicken now the game was on to see who's chicken was the best..........

2 pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces)
2 Egg Whites 
6 tablespoons Corn Starch 
3 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil (separated) 
1/4 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce 
2 tablespoons Sambal 
2 tablespoons Honey 
2 tablespoons Orange Juice 
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil 
2 Garlic cloves (sliced) -  I just chopped it
2 tablespoons grated Ginger -- I just chopped this too


  • In a large bowl, vigorously whisk together the egg whites and cornstarch. Toss the chicken in the mixture.
  • In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil. Sauté the chicken pieces, about 3 to 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove from pan and reserve.
  •   Meanwhile, stir together the soy sauce, sambal, honey, orange juice, and sesame oil in a small bowl or measuring cup. Wipe pan clean, add the additional 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Sauté the garlic and ginger for about a minute, until fragrant, and then add the soy sauce mixture. Once boiling, add the chicken and toss to coat. Check seasoning and serve. 
    * I did double the sauce except doubling the Sambol. It is rather spicy.
    **I BET YOU ARE WONDERING WHO ONE OUR COOK OFF..... Well, it was a dang tie!! not because Abbey couldn't choose but because my semi-spicy chicken and Mike's sweet orange chicken went perfect together!! I guess it still shows opposites attract :)