Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sweet Baby Ray's Crockpot Chicken

6 chicken breasts
1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. garlic powder
Mix everything except chicken in the crockpot.  Add chicken breasts (frozen is ok).  Spoon some sauce on top of chicken.  Cook on low for 6 hours.

Banana Nutmeg Muffins

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 egg, beaten
1 cup mashed bananas
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cream sugar and butter.  Add egg and mix well.  Add bananas and flour.  Dissolve baking soda in 1 tablespoon hot water, then add to creamed mixture along with nutmeg and vanilla.  Spoon into greased muffin cups and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
Yields 12 muffins.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Strawberry or Blueberry Bread

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4  cups, fresh strawberries or blueberries, chopped finely

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat butter and sugars together until light and creamy.  Beat in eggs one at a time.  Then mix in the sour cream and vanilla.  Gradually add flour, soda, baking powder and salt.  Mix until all ingredients are combined.  Fold in the strawberries or blueberries.  Pour into a loaf pan.  Bake for 60 - 65 minutes.

Banana Cake

For the cake:
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
4 T. butter, melted
3 - 4 ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsps. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

For the frosting:
4 T. butter, softened
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, cream together sugar, sour cream, egg and melted butter.  Add mashed bananas and vanilla.  Add flour, salt and baking soda; mix well.  Pour into greased pan and bake for 20 - 25 minutes.  Cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting - cream the butter and powdered sugar together.  Slowly add the heavy cream; stir until smooth.  Stir in vanilla extract.  Spread on cooled cake.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

frozen chicken breasts
chopped carrots
chicken broth

Cook on high for 5 hours.  Add uncooked pasta for 20 minutes before serving.