Monday, March 7, 2016
Recipes To Share: Tried and True from Our Homes
Lana suggested a couple of weeks ago that we have a recipe share post. I thought we'd try it out this month and we'll see if you all are interested enough to participate. So here are the rules:
It can be any recipe you like for a drink or entre or dessert or side dish or salad, etc. It must be a recipe you yourself have tried and truly liked.
For submission: post a link or the recipe in the comments of this post. I'll move them to a new post that will be published in 7 days, so your comments will disappear. No fear! I am simply setting up the recipes in a regular post. So that gives you all until March 14 to get your recipe in to me. I'll try to get the post up March 15 and we'll see what we all have tried.
Here's the caveat, too. If you've tried a recipe that simply didn't turn out at all let us know about that too so we can avoid making a mistake, just post the link and your comments. Please don't post recipes you made knowing that your family hated half the ingredients or had a flavor combination you knew from the start was distasteful to you. I'm not talking about something that you made five substitutions and failed to follow directions but those recipes that you made exactly as the recipe indicated and it was an epic fail. Perhaps someone will have a suggestion for a technique we don't understand or can explain what changes need to be made.
So that's that! In the meantime, I've been asked about the muffins I made the other morning. I really did just sort of play it by ear and a few ingredients weren't even measured properly but I'll include the 'recipe' such as it is.
Tropical Fruit Muffins
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup regular all purpose flour
2 tsps. baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup Splenda
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup pineapple juice (can substitute milk)
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (you can substitute plain)
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 slices pineapple chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
I always mix my dry ingredients and whisk lightly. Set aside. Mash banana in mixer bowl, add wet ingredients and mix. Add dry ingredients and beat until just moistened. Add in the pineapple and coconut and stir into batter. Bake in a greased muffin pan at 425F until golden brown about 20-25 minutes.