Showing posts from April, 2008

Banana Bread

1 1/4 cups sugar (you can probably use honey, I know you need to use less but how less I don't know)
1/2 cup margarine/butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour (you can use whole wheat also)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts, if desired

Place oven rack in lowest position. Heat oven to 350 ° F. Grease bottoms of two loaf pans, like the one I have in the picture above. Mix sugar and margarine/butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients except nuts just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into pans. Bake for 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans. Cool completely before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.

The Twelve Months

Thank you very much Chinny for this tag. I can finally update my blog for technorati...hehehe.

Here are the rules:

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you've done it!

Now I'm going to pass this tag to my blogger friends.
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AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Lov…

Rice Cup Cakes (Puto)

Did you know that you buy the mix from you local Asian store. That is what I'm using to make puto these days. I tried making it the old fashion way, but it always comes out very heavy and never raised. I tried adding water on the rice flour because I don't know what to used to ground wet rice. I don't think blender can do it fine enough.

Here is the recipe the old fashion way:

2 cups rice, soaked overnight and ground with 2-1/2 cups water
1-1/2 cup white sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

The ground rice should have the consistency of thick batter. Add the sugar, salt and 1 tsp of baking powder for every cup of mixture. Fill molds 2/3 full with mixture. Arrange in steamer and steam for half an hour or until done. It is done when toothpick inserted into it comes out dry or clean. Remove from molds and serve with grated coconut or margarine on top.

Mussels With Coconut Milk

Did you ever heard the phrase "don't go food shopping when you're hungry"? Yeah, I've done that today and see what I came home with. This is not on my food list to buy. This is what happens...he he he.

Wash the mussels and put in a deep pot. Add 1/2 cup of coconut milk, salt, and ginger. Just let it cook and mix it a few times to get the ginger flavor with the mussels, that's it. My daughter loves it too, she taste everything I cooked just like his youngest brother. The rest are just plain picky including my DH...:)


I went out food shopping today and visit one of my local grocery store that I don't usually go to and found Guavas. I don't even know how much it cost, but I bought two pieces. It was unexpected because being far away from the ocean everything is very hard to come by...tropical fruits that is. I missed eating these things and when I got home I got right into it. I couldn't stop eating and it gave me a tummy ache :( I guess that is what i get. Taste just like home.

Chicken Quesadillas

Boneless and skinless chicken breast (thin slice or you can buy the ready to eat type), cooked in olive oil for a minute both side. Then cut into strips and mix it with salsa dip. Green and red bell peppers cut into strips. One small onion, sliced. Put 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add the peppers. When the pepper is on your desire tenderness add the onion until transparent. Add salt, pepper and cilantro.

I am using burrito wrappers for this one.On a cookie sheet put one tortilla. Spread the chicken on the tortilla add the mixture of peppers and onions, arrange them nicely if you so every bite have vegetables. Put shredded cheese on top. You can use mozzarella, cheddar or the pre-mix taco cheese. Cover it with another tortilla. Put in the preheated 375 degree F oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Cut it like a pizza if you like. You can also use some salsa to dip the quesadillas. Enjoy.

"Big Bang"

*Start Copy Here*

You do not have to be tagged to play along. This game is simple and so are the rules.
1. Copy from *Start Copy Here* through *End Copy Here*
2. Add your site(s) to the list. Just be sure to post the "Big Bang" at each site you add.
3. Tag or don’t tag, your choice, however, the more tags you create the longer the list will grow.
4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving me a comment HERE. I will add you to the master list. (If you would like a scroll box code, leave me your email address and I will email it to you.) Scroll Box Example. (I decided not to use the box for the Big Bang for ease of copying.)
5. Come back and copy the master list back to your site, often. This process will allow late-comers to get as much link benefit as the first ones in. Once you are on the master list people who have participated earlier will update their bookmarks and help everyone lower than them out on the list.
1-Attitude, the Ultimate Power 2-Juliana's Site 3-Rusin …