Moist Banana Bread

I made some yummo banana bread today. I added chocolate chips to one was so moist and delicious!
The other loaf is for my grandson. He loves Bananas!!!
Here you go:
Banana Bread
3 ripe Bananas, mashed
1/2 cup melted butter
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. Baking soda
Add the mashed Bananas to the melted butter. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Add the sugar.
In a separate bowl Add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined.
(You can add chocolate chips or nuts if desired)
Pour into a greased loaf pan.(I did 2 smaller loaves)
Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cookin' Up North Snicker Doodle

It's fall and I'm bringing out the cinnamon and pumpkin recipes!
First up are Snicker doodles. I don't make them very often but every once in awhile I crave some. My hubby prefers chocolate chip every time I bake cookies. He will eat anything but I get tired of the same ole recipe.
So I dug out this one.
Such a great cookie... with a rich buttery crumb, crisp edges, and a soft middle.

The house smells like warm and inviting!

Snicker doodles
1 cup of softened butter
1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
Cream well, beating for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
2 eggs
1 and 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
Beat another minute or two.
Mix in dry ingredients:
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 and 3/4 cups of flour
Mix well and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour. Roll into 30 balls and then roll in this mixture:
1/3 cup of sugar
1 and 1/2 Tablespoons of cinnamon
Place on parchment lined baking sheets, press middle down lightly with your fingers and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. (Less if you like them soft and more if crispy.)

Snickerdoodle Bars

My daughter made Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars for they were amazing! VERY rich and so delish....a perfect treat for the holidays!
Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars
Taste of Home

1 c, butter, room temp
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, room temp
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 cans (13.4 oz) dulce de leche
12 oz white baking chocolate, chopped
1/3 c. heavy whipping cream
1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
Preheat oven to 350, and line a 9 x 13 with parchment paper. Cream the butter and brown sugar until fluffy...about 5 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture and spread in the pan.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. over the batter and bake 25 minutes. Cool completely.
Spread the dulce de leche over the cooled crust. In a saucepan. melt the white baking chocolate, cream and corn syrup until smooth. Spread over dulce de leche. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar. Refrigerate 1 hour. Remove from pan and cut into bars. Keep refrigerated.

Monster Cookies

It's fall and time for making Monster Cookies !


I use the recipe from Southern Plate. So chewy in the center and full of peanut butter flavor!



One of my new neighbors gave us some garden veggies...made double chocolate zucchini bread....turned out great.

Cheddar chive drop biscuits WW Green 3 points

I have been trying some weight watcher friendly recipes lately, and came across this EZ drop biscuit.  The texture is a bit different with this recipe, not as light and airy, but still very delicious....especially with a bowl of chili. 

I think the yogurt adds a nice tang, and I really liked the bit of cheddar. The chives were a perfect add in too. 

I will make these again, at only 3 points for the green plan, they are a very tasty alternative!


Cheddar Chive Drop Biscuits ( 3 points green ww)

small container of plain Greek yogurt (3/4 c.)
1 egg
1/4 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c. self rising flour
dried chives (to taste)
pinch salt

Mix and drop onto parchment lined baking sheet. serves 6. Bake at 400 until lightly browned.

Instapot Babyrays BBQ ribs

I have been drooling at all the posts of Instapot Ribs so I decided to give them a try.
Actually I tried them twice!
The first time I set it for 40 minutes and they were sooo tasty!!!
But we like them "fall off the bone tasty" the second time I set the time for 50 minutes and 10 minutes natural release.
Hubby keeps asking me to make them I'd say they were a winner!

Instapot BBQ Ribs

1 rack baby back ribs( about 3 lbs.)
2 1/2 to 3 cups apple juice
Baby Rays BBQ sauce

Remove the membrane from the ribs. Cut in half.
Pour the apple juice into the crockpot.
Place the ribs on top of the rack. One on each side.
Close lid securely and make sure knob is turned to sealing.
Select manual setting, high, 50 minutes. 
Let it naturally release for 10 minutes.
Remove and place on foil lined baking sheet.
Brush with BBQ sauce.
Broil 10 or 15 minutes until sauce is heated through.