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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Giant Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

I think this turns out best in a giant cookie that you cut into pizza slices. You can make it in individual cookies, but they don't really flatten enough for me. This is a good dessert to make if you don't want to go to the store but you are out of eggs.

1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt (better with only 1/2 tsp salt)
3/4 tst cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 c Crisco
1 c sugar
1 medium banana, mashed
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 c oats
1 c chocolate chips
1 square white chocolate, chopped

Mix all ingredients; add dry ingredients and chips last. Flatten into a foil-covered round pizza pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until lightly browned. If making individual cookies, bake about 10 minutes. Decorate with frosting if desired.


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Onion Cheese Bread

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup diced onion
3 cups all-purpose flour (about 13 1/2 ounces)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Italian blend cheese
1 (12-ounce) bottle beer (I've been using Miller Lite)
Cooking spray
1/4 cup butter, melted and divided

Preheat oven to 375°.

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Cool to room temperature.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Add onion, cheese, and beer; stir just until moist.

Spoon batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; drizzle evenly with 2 tablespoons butter. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes; brush with remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Bake an additional 23 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)