Apparently yesterday (February 23rd) was National Banana Bread Day! Nobody informed me of this, so please enjoy this late entry regarding banana bread. Banana Bread is one of my favorite things to make. It’s fast, easy, delicious and a great way to use up bananas that might otherwise go to waste. I use a basic banana bread recipe and then I add whatever is handy and sounds good. Chocolate chips, peanut butter, Nutella, coconut, blueberries, or raspberries are some of the things I’ve added.
I hope everyone had a great National Banana Bread Day!
I love making homemade pizza. I usually make a pretty traditional pizza with traditional toppings but when I ended up with some leftover mango salsa, I decided to get creative. I started with a basic dough recipe that’s very simple and easy.
Here’s the dough recipe I use:
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 tablespoon olive oil
Mix the flour, salt and yeast together and add the water and olive oil until the dough gets a nice elasticity to it. Then cover and let the dough rise for about 20-30 minutes. Next roll the dough out and add the sauce and desired toppings. (For this one I used the mango salsa for the sauce, some chicken from a rotisserie chicken and a pre-grated mexican blend cheese.) Then bake for about 10 minutes in an oven preheated to 450 degrees.
This version was very tasty, but the dough is basic enough that it will work for almost any pizza flavor you can dream up!
So I wasn’t kidding when I said I had a lot of lemons. In order to use up more of them I decided to make lemonade. It’s easy, delicious and never fails to bring a smile to people’s faces.
The recipe I used is crazy easy, you just need lemons, sugar and water. Continue reading Nothin’ Like Fresh Squeezed Lemonade! →