Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Banana (Chocolate Chip) Muffins

I get excited when the bananas get extra ripe in our house because that means I get to use them for muffins. They never last more then more 24 hours and will always leave you wanting more. This recipe is from my friend Leslie Gallant and was in the Halifax Ward cookbook they put out a few years ago.

3 large bananas
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup melted margarine

Mash bananas. Add sugar and slightly beaten egg. Add melted margarine then add dry ingredients. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. You can also add 3/4-1 cup chocolate chipes to mixture for anyone with a sweet tooth. We LOVE them with the chocolate chips.....

Cheese Ball

This is a recipe that my sister in law Angie shared with me years ago and one that we love to make for parties or just for a yummy snack.

1- 8 oz. block of cream cheese
1 cup grated old cheddar cheese
1/2 Tbsp onion powder
1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Dash of cayenne pepper

Mix everything together in food processor or use your hand mixer. Roll into a ball and roll in graham cracker crumbs for a nice appearance. Let sit in fridge overnight before serving. The longer it sits, the better the taste. Can keep in fridge for up to 2 weeks. Serve with crackers of your own choice. We love wheat thins or toppables!!