Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mock Crab Spread: Appetizer

This Recipe Exchange was sent by Amy.

1 14 oz. can artichoke hearts, cut up
1 cup mayo
1 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 can rotel tomatoes (mild), drained.
Dash of garlic powder
Paprika sprinkled on top

Mix first 5 ingredients together and spread in dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until golden brown on top. Serve with Tortilla chips.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Chocolate-Chip Banana Muffins

Wisconsin family and friends involved us in an email Recipe Exchange.

This recipe was sent by Heather.

1 stick butter, softened (or 1/2 c. butter)
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. sour cream
2 bananas, mashed well
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (6 oz.) pkg. Nestle's semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Paper muffin cups

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper liners.

2. Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer. Add eggs and mix well.

3. Dissolve baking soda in the sour cream. Let it "rise" for a minute, then add it to the butter and egg mixture. Mix well with beater on medium speed. Add bananas and blend in.

4. Add flour and baking powder together. Mix in thoroughly, but no longer than necessary. Add vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Fill muffin cups. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Recipe makes approximately 1 1/2 dozen.