Friday, September 25, 2009

Banana Pancakes with Macadamia Nut Sauce

'Onolicious Banana PANCAKES

* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 tablespoon white sugar
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 pinch of salt
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 cup milk
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 2 ripe bananas, mashed
(Place bananas in Ziploc bags, zip and squish!)
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Dash of Cinnamon if you like...

1. Combine flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, vegetable oil and bananas.
2. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture; batter will be slightly lumpy.
3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides; serve hot.

Macadamia Nut Sauce

1. c. macadamia nuts
1 T. butter
2 T. flour
1 c. whole milk
1 c. cream
3 T. sugar
A pinch of salt
2 TSP vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. lemon juice

Grind macadamia nuts in a food processor until fine. Place nuts into a medium saucepan and fry over medium high heat for 5 min or until fragrant. Remove from pan, and set aside. Lower heat to medium and add the butter, stirring until melted. Stir in flour and cook 1 min. Slowly pour in milk and cream, constantly whisking the whole time. Add sugar, salt, vanilla to the pan. Cook 5 min or until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in lemon juice. Pour sauce into a serving dish. Serve warm and sprinkle the Macadamia nuts on top of each serving.

**Serve over ice cream or banana pancakes.....sooooo GOOOOOOOOooooD!!**


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Yoplait Whips Giveaway and Review!!

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I am definitely a sweet tooth. I guess that's what happens when you grow up in a Bakery!
I just received a "Summer Cool Down" gift bag that included two free coupons for Yoplait Whips! a cooler tote, popsicle molds and a set of 12 color-changing spoons courtesy of My Blog Spark.

REVIEW love yogurt! But's even better when it's whipped! The whipped texture and flavor will make you feel like you are indulging in something rich, but rest assured
this is one healthy treat that won't break your diet or the bank!
I tried out the Chocolate Mousse and the Orange Creme. I have had the Dulce de Leche before and it's still my favorite of these three. I have yet to try the other flavors but I have added them to my shopping list for next trip to the store. I definitely recommend buying this as a treat instead of sweets that don't help a diet. One thing besided the great taste that I love is that every Yoplait yogurt has Vitamin D in it. One way that I love these is frozen!!
They are sorbet-like!

Yoplait Whips! are currently available in a variety of delectable flavors Strawberry Mist, Chocolate, Key Lime Pie, Orange Crème, Chocolate Raspberry, Lemon Burst, Peaches 'N Cream and Raspberry Mousse. Also, try Yoplait Whips! newest flavor
Vanilla Creme which just hit store shelves!

Look for Yoplait Whips! at your local retailer! I also have a downloadable coupon for Yoplait Whips! - where you can save $0.60 when you purchase three cups of any Yoplait Whips! Flavor: Click here to download. thank you for the yogurt and coupons My BlogSpark!

And if that's not cool enough, My BlogSpark has also been generous enough to
give away one "Summer Cool Down" gift bag
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of my lucky readers!

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This contest will END Sept 8th, 2009
@ 10 pm MST.

(Winner announced Sept. 9th, 2009.)

Good Luck!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What's In Your UMU?

The Best Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-fry
Source: Recipe Zaar
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25 min | 15 min prep


* 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
* 1/2 cup water, plus
* 2 tablespoons water, divided
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 lb boneless round steak or charcoal chuck steak, cut into thin 3-inch strips
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
* 4 cups broccoli florets
* 1 small onion, cut into wedges
* 1/3 cup soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons brown sugar
* 1 teaspoon ground ginger
* hot cooked rice

1. In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder until smooth.
2. Add beef and toss.
3. In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef reaches desired doneness; remove and keep warm.
4. Stir-fry broccoli and onion in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes.
5. Return beef to pan.
6. Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and remaining cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the pan.
7. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
8. Serve over rice.

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Keke Vai Recipe (Tongan)

This recipe is dedicated to my dad.
Semisi Kalanite Brown
I love and miss you dad!

Keke Vai

3-4 Cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder-(per cup flour used)

1-1/2 cups Sugar

3 cups water or less but add
 1/4 cup at a time

Mix dry ingredients thoroughly, then add water and
 stir with a wooden
spoon until well combined.
 Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in a saute pan on medium high heat.
After pan is heated, scoop Keke mixture and carefully pour it onto the pan.
 Fry Keke in oil and flip. (I like using a carving fork to flip them.)

 Remove when browned on both sides.

Drain on paper towels.  Best when served warm.

Enjoy these with some hot cocoa!