Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Banana Bread Muffins


They have bananas in them. And sugar. :)
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BANANA BREAD MUFFINS


INGREDIENTS:
Muffins:
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 or 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Topping:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line muffin pans with 24 muffin liners.
  2. Sift the sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into a bowl. 
  3. Add the eggs, mashed bananas, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Stir the ingredients together.
  4. Split the batter among the muffin liners, filling each about 3/4 (?) of the way full.
  5. Bake for 17 to 19 minutes, or until cooked through.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Steak Chili


It's chili... but with steak!
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STEAK CHILI


INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pound bacon, chopped
  • 4 large yellow onions, chopped
  • Tabasco, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch garlic, minced
  • 3 large (29 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 small (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • Chili powder, to taste (about 4 Tbsp. works well)
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
  • White pepper, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 pounds round steak, cubed
  • Olive oil, enough for browning steak

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Crisp the bacon.
  2. Add the onions, Tabasco, black pepper, and garlic to the pan with the bacon. Cook down all the way, until the onions are past transparent.
  3. Mix in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and beans.
  4. Season the steak with white pepper and salt. In a separate pan, saute in olive oil. Put the steak (with its juices) into the chili. Cook for at least an hour (longer is better, though!)
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