Welcome to my recipe blog! I started it when my brother, Mark, moved away and was in need of some recipes....or so I thought.... The goal is to post recipes that can be made quickly, easily, and inexpensively. If you have something to contribute, please let me know and I will be glad to add it!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Banana Bread

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
6 bananas, mashed
4 c. flour
2 tsp. soda (sifted in flour)
2 c. nuts
2 c. raisins
1 tbsp. vanilla

Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs 1 at a time. Then add bananas, sifted flour and soda; mix well
Add nut, raisins and vanilla. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutrs. This makes 2 loaf pans of banana bread.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Caribbean Pork Roast

1 can (8 oz. sliced pineapple, undrained
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 garlic cloves, pressed
1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (about 3 pounds)
1 1/2 pounds peeled sweet potatoes (2-3 medium)
2 medium red onions
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice for marinade. Combine reserved juice, brown sugar, cumin, cinnamon, thyme and red pepper. Add garlic cloves, pressed

Place roast and juice mixture in resealable plastic food storage bad. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight to marinate.

Preheat oven to 35. Cut sweet potatoes into 2-inch slices; cut slices into quarters. Cut each onion in 8 wedges and pineapple rings into quaters.

Remove roast from amrinade and place in 9/13 pan. discard marinade. Place vegetables and pinapple aournd roast. Sprinkle roast, vegetables and pinapple with salt and black pepper. Cover, bake 1 hour.

Remove cover and continue baking 15-30 minutes longer or until 155 degrees for medium. Let stand 10 minutes before carving.

Hi, Melinda!

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Salad with Pretzel Salad

First layer:

2 Cups crushed pretzels (not too fine)
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 stick margarine

Mix together and put in 9x13 pan. Bake 8 minutes at 400. Cool.

Second layer:

1- 8 oz. Package cream cheese
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons milk
1 small can crushed pineapple (not drained)
1- 8 oz. Carton Cool Whip

Mix these ingredients together & put in pan on top of pretzel layer.

Third layer:

1 large box jello (strawberry)
2 cups boiling water2-10 oz. Boxes frozen strawberries undrained

Mix together and let jell slightly before pouring on salad

Can be salad or dessert.