Archive for the 'Potluck' Category

Banana Bread

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

This is my recipe for banana bread…  I can’t remember where I found it, but it has been modified to use no oil.  Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not uber-healthy by any means.  It’s just my go to recipe.  😉

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour loaf pan.
2.  In mixer, mash bananas.  Add flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, baking powder, & baking soda.
Baking purists are wincing here I know…  You can mix all the dry ingredients together first before adding to bananas.  But I have been in a hurry (or lazy to dirty another bowl rather) and threw everything in the Kitchenaid and it worked out fine. 😉
3.  Add eggs and mix well.  Pour into loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.

You can add other things in here like chocolate chips, walnuts, or pecans.  My family likes it plain so that is how I usually make it.  I have one in the oven as we speak that is half plain and half dotted with pecans…

Sue’s Taco Soup

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

This recipe came from a friend at work – it is always a hit for potlucks!

Ingredients:
1lb Ground Beef (or turkey)
1 Small Onion, Chopped
1 Can Rotel
1 Small can Tomato Sauce
15 oz Can Diced Tomatoes
15 oz Can or Corn, Drained
1 Can Ranch Style Beans
1 Pkg Taco Seasoning
1 Pkg Ranch Seasoning

Directions:
Brown ground beef, drain.
Add seasoning mixes.
Add all other ingredients and simmer for one hour.

Simple and delicious.

Lemon Icebox Pie

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

This is another favorite – Sue from the office loves this…  I can’t for the life of me remember where I got the recipe.  Fresh lemons give this pie a lovely tartness that balances nicely with the sweet whipped cream on top.  It’s super easy to make.

Ingredients:

3 egg yolks
1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 (8- or 9-inch) baked pie crust or graham cracker crumb crust
Whipped topping or whipped cream
Lemon zest (optional)

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Beat egg yolks in medium bowl with rotary beater or fork; gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice. Pour into crust.
2.  Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Remove from oven. Cool 1 hour. Chill at least 3 hours.
3.  Before serving, spread whipped topping or whipped cream over pie. Garnish with lemon zest (optional). Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.