Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Great Grandma Ruby's Oatmeal Cookies

Great Grandma Ruby's Oatmeal Cookies

3 cups oatmeal
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup milk
2 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup veg. oil
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Mix all dry ingredients. In bowl, add eggs, milk, vanilla and oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix well. Roll into balls. Press the ball so that its semi-flat. Then print it with a fork. Bake at 325 for 8-10 minutes to suit your taste.

Friday, January 2, 2009

I've gone bananas...

Personally I can't stand the taste of bananas, but the husband love them. So there became a dilemma when the bananas would get a little over ripe. Actually we would just throw them away- so wasteful. Anyway, I found this great recipe for banana bread, and my husband loves it! Even though I don't like the flavor of the bananas, I don't mind the mildness of it in the bread. Try it!

Easy Banana Nut Bread

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. crisco
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 c flour (I used white flour but next time am going to try wheat)
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. nuts (pecans or walnuts)
Cinnamon & Nutmeg (however much you like)

Mix together sugar, Crisco and bananas until well blended. Then add rest of the ingredients. Sprinkle in as much cinnamon and nutmeg as you like and stir the mixture so its all incorporated. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan ( I don't have a loaf pan so I used muffin tin pan). Bake at 350 for 1 hour (if your using the muffin pan then put them in for 30 min- 45 min.) Enjoy! :-)