Monday, November 5, 2007

Banana Bread

I got this recipe from the Desserts cookbook from Weight Watchers, but I modified it heavily. I am posting my version here:

Banana Bread

2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup sugar

3 egg whites

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 tablespoons canola oil

4 very ripe medium bananas, mashed (2 cups)

Combine ingredients and cook at 375 degrees for 55 minutes. I baked this in my pampered chef mini-loaf stone, and had 4 perfectly sized loaves of banana bread. It is so rich and moist and wonderful - I highly recommend.

WW: 1/6 of a mini loaf is 2 points

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Cheesy Chicken Cups

This recipe is from SparkRecipes, it is Sooooo good and soooo easy I can't even begin to tell you.

Cheesy Chicken Cups

1 can Buttermilk Biscuits (10 biscuits)
1 cooked chicken breast, cut into small pieces
1 can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup
2/3 cup FF Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 TBS dried parsley flakes
1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place each biscuit into a muffin pan. Press the biscuits into the holes (and up the sides) to form cups. In a bowl, combine chicken, soup, cheese, parsley and pepper. Mix well. Spoon evenly into cups.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

WW Points: 2 cups is 5 points or 3 cups is 7 points

Spiderweb Sweet Potato Flan

My husband is a major flan fan. I mean HUGE fan. So when I found this recipe I decided to make it for my hubby for Halloween. The recipe is VERY long, so rather than me type it... here is the link:,,FOOD_9936_17014,00.html

I don't like flan so I didn't try it... but my husband said it was WONDERFUL.

White Cake with Lemon Filling

My grandparents were going to be in for the weekend, and Monday is my grandfathers birthday so my mom asked me to make a cake. I searched high and low before I found this recipe on AllRecipes.

White Cake with Lemon Filling

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons grated orange zest
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 egg
1 cup whipped cream

Preheat oven to 375 and grease two 9 inch rounc cake layer pans. Place 2 cups of the flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the shortening, salt, and 2/3 cup of the milk in a mixing bowl and beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer at medium speed. Stir in the baking powder. Add the egg whites, remaining milk and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and beat for 2 more minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pans. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cakes cool then spread Lemon Filling between the layers and frost with any icing.
Lemon Filling: In a saucepan over medium heat combine 3/4 cups of the sugar, 2 tablespoons of the flour, the orange and lemon juice and the remaining egg. Cook until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and let cook completely before folding in the whipped cream. Spread between cooled cake layers.
*Note, be careful how fast you heat up the filling. On my first try - I ended up with lemony scrambled eggs!

Everyone loved this cake, it was nice and light. As you can see, I added a Michigan logo because my grandfather is a HUGE fan of Michigan!

Dorito Chicken

I got this recipe from - wonderful dish.

Dorito Chicken

1 Egg + 1 T water
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup crushed baked doritos
spray a baking pan with pan
Preheat oven to 350
Dip chicken in Egg wash and coat in Doritos
Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through

This is great, tastes like a cheesy chicken. I highly recommend.