Monday, April 27, 2009

Pineapple Bread

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I use half white and half wheat)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts (optional)
  • brown sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
  2. Beat eggs slightly. Add butter and sugar. Beat smooth. Stir in pineapple and vanilla.
  3. In separate bowl put flour, baking powder, soda, salt. Stir well and pour into pineapple mixture. Stir to moisten. Pour into greased 9x5 pan, or two 4x7 or three mini loaf pans.
  4. Sprinkle with nuts and brown sugar (optional).
  5. Bake for about 1 hour. Test with toothpick. Let stand 10 minutes.

Zucchini Bread

We have a plethora of zucchini from our garden each summer... so I started shredding the zucchini and freezing it to later use in this recipe my mother in law gave me.

3 eggs
2 C. brown sugar
1 C. oil
2 C. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
3 tsp. vanilla
2 C. grated peeled zucchini

Beat together eggs, brown sugs and oil. Mix together
flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Add to wet ingredients. Add vanilla, grated zucchini
& (nuts). It should be about the consistency of
banana bread. If it's too wet, add a little more

Grease 2 5x7 inch loaf pans.

Bake 350 for 50 to 55 minutes. It is moist bread and
it taste good with butter on it. You can also add walnuts,
dried cranberries, currents, raisins etc. to the
bread. Almost anything

Recipe Assignment:

Easter Dinner


Easter Treats

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Resurrection Rolls

Wrap a marshmallow inside crescent roll dough (the kind that comes in a can).
Roll in melted butter, then in a cinnamon & sugar mixture.
Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.
Sweet way to show & tell kids about the Resurrection, since the rolls will be empty inside after baking.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Cupcakes...

I have made these cupcakes a couple of times and they are always a hit. They are a lot easier than they look. I don't have an exact recipe, I got the idea from a magazine several years back but basically this is what you will need:

Jumbo cupcakes, this is what is used for the body. I baked them in the Jumbo muffin tins
Donut holes, for the head
Coconut, dye 1/3 of it yellow in a ziploc bag with a couple drops of yellow food color
Yellow food color (for the coconut)
Mini M&M's for the eyes and bell on lambs colar
Rope Licorice for colar of lamb and feet and comb of chick
Runts, for the nose and mouth of bunny and chick
Tootsie Rolls, roll in hand to warm and mold to make face of lamb, cut another one in half for feet
Marshmallows cut in half for hands and feet of bunny and cut in quarters for the ears of lamb
White paper, just cut in the shape of ears and stick in the bunny head (it would probably be cute to color a portion of the inside of the ears pink)

Attach the head to the body with frosting (a toothpick can be added to secure it). Frost the outside and add the coconut. Embellish as shown in photo. Have fun!