Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Candy

A couple of years ago I received some candy making supplies for Christmas. I've had a lot of fun with making different kinds of chocolate.  The other night Addison and I decided to make some for her to give to my dad and stepmom (Papa and Gamma). 

I love how they turned out and they make such a fun gift!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Banana Muffins and a Crepe Fail

Tonight I tried two new recipes. I received an email today from Eat Better America with a recipe for Chocolate Crepes with Bananas. It looked so good, so I decided we would have it as a special dinner.  It looked really good, but it did not taste good. I will definitely not be making these again.

Then I tried a new recipe I found on  It's Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins, but I left out the chocolate chips, they turned out really good.

1 3/4 c flour
3/4 c sugar (I used 1/2 c white and 1/4 c brown)
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 egg
1/2 c vegetable oil (I used 1/4 c oil and 1/4 applesauce)
1/2 c plain yogurt (I used 1/4 c fat free sour cream and 1/4 c skim milk)
1 t vanilla
1 c mashed ripe bananas (I used 2.5 bananas)
3/4 c semisweet chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, oil, yogurt and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the banas and chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

I baked these in mini muffin tins and sprinkled a little sugar on the top before baking them.