Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Banana Snack Cake

I recently purchased the tasteofhome simple & delicious cookbook at Target ($16, cheaper on Amazon) and I tried my first recipe: Banana Snack Cake.

I always have bananas that need used up so I thought I'd give this cake a try. I doubled the ingredients and placed it into a 9x13 pan. I only increased the baking time by 5 extra minutes (40 min total) and it wasn't enough to get it cooked through in the middle. It will need longer next time, or I will need to bake it per the recipe in the 8x8 pan.

You can find the recipe here: Banana Snack Cake. If this recipe doesn't appeal to you there are many other banana cakes to try. They made my mouth water and made me wish I had more ripe bananas on hand.

Happy Snacking!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pizza Roll-ups!

For a quick & easy lunch or snack, try:

Pizza Roll-Ups


½ lb ground beef
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
½ C shredded mozzarella cheese
½ t dried oregano
2 tubes (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent rolls

In a skillet, cook beef over med. heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat. Add tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and oregano; mix well. Separate crescent dough into eight rectangles, pinching seams together. Place about 3 tablespoons of meat mixture along one long side of each rectangle. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cut each roll into three pieces. Place, seam side down, 2” apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 min or until golden brown.

Serving: 2 dozen
Recipe Given By:
Quick Cooking J/A 2000 p. 41

**Sorry, my picture is blurry. There is a better picture on the Quick Cooking link above.