Don't feel guilty about making this! Yum!
1 C. whole wheat flour (or white flour works)
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp.brown sugar
1 banana, mashed
3/4 C. milk
2 Tbsp.melted butter
1/4 to 1/3 C. mini chocolate chips
Whisk together the first 4 dry ingredients until combined. In another bowl, whisk together the egg and banana. Add egg/banana mixture to the dry ingredients and also add in the milk and butter. Stir until combined, but not too much. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop into 1/4 cup or 1/3 cup portions on to a heated griddle. Flip when bubbles appear on top side of the cakes. Serve with syrup and additional banana and chocolate chips (optional).
You've got to try this simple cocktail! It tastes like caramel apples and will surely warm you up during this cold winter!
3/4 C. fresh apple cider
2 oz. Salted Caramel Vodka (highly recommend Effen brand)
Apple slices (optional)
Warm the cider to your liking. Stir in the vodka. Garnish with apple slices or top with whip cream and cinnamon if you desire.
A dear friend of mine that left for Seattle got me hooked on this recipe. Thank goodness she shared the recipe so now I have a way to make it for myself. It's a Korean dish called Beef Bulgogi. Think of delicious asian pot roast lettuce wraps. I like to tell myself that this is a healthy recipe too, so keep that in mind if you're looking for something new to try. The traditional method of cooking this dish is over a barbecue and using thin slices of beef, however, I took the easy way out and bought stew meat and used a crock pot.
1.5 lbs. beef sirloin (or stew meat)
1 medium yellow onion, sliced into thin strips
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 C. soy sauce
2 tsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 Small heads of romaine lettuce or butter lettuce
Combine the garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and pepper in the crock pot. Stir until well-mixed. Add in the meat and the onion and stir to coat. Cover and cook over low heat for 6 hours. The longer you let this sit, the dryer the meat gets and the more baked on the mixture gets to your crock pot (it's an ugly clean up). If anything, cook for the 6 hours and let sit on the off setting until ready to eat.Serve on lettuce topped with the green onions, Kimchi, rice, and avocado.
I'm still perfecting my Mahn Du recipe (similar to egg rolls), so I'm sorry I don't have that recipe to share yet.
I hope you try this - it's super easy!
Hi, I'm Michelle and based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I love all things cooking and baking and would love to inspire you to create something of your own!