Saturday, August 6, 2011


I tell you... I think my kids pick out the LARGEST bunch of bananas and only eat a few on purpose. They wait until they start getting brown and then beg for banana bread.  The recipe I use is a recipe from King Arthur Flour's cookbook that isn't found on-line. In their cookbook, they call for sour cream and the recipe, is well, different, delicious and yummy.  One can substitute buttermilk or yogurt for the sour cream, too. Since it isn't my recipe, I can't post it on-line- you'll have to get their recipe book! But, here is another excellent banana bread recipe from King Arthur Flour: Heavenly banana Bread  

We also love Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins  

Two loaves of banana bread.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Awesome Pizza Sauce

Everyone in my family LOVED this pizza sauce. Surprisingly, I started with Prego.  Sometimes, you've just got to use what you have on-hand. We were tired after getting back from vacation (we traveled over 4,00 miles by car!)

Awesome Pizza Sauce:

1 jar Prego spaghetti sauce
Garlic Galore Seasoning Blend
1 tsp black pepper
Perfect Pizza Sauce Seasoning Blend

Simmer for 30- 40 minutes while you make your Whole Wheat Pizza Crust. I don't usually buy Prego, but Sean begged me for it the last time we were at the store. Now I am glad I said yes, because I made the most incredible pizza sauce ever!  My hubby told me  3 or 4 times while he was eating it that it was the most awesome pizza he's ever had!


We recently returned from a two week camping trip.  It was loads of fun.  We used many of the Wildtree products while out there. The skillet meals were perfect!  I cooked them in my dutch oven on the Coleman stove. We also cooked over an open fire, when there were not fire restrictions in place. 

The Alfredo Sauce came in handy!  I made pasta Alfredo one night, added it to some mac and cheese....and one morning, we were making eggs and found we had no more cheese.  I mixed a bit of the sauce mix with milk and used it in our omelets -- the kids loved it! 

I used Garlic Galore and the Cajun Seasoning in our other dishes.  I packed all of my spice blends in my dutch oven that was stored in a duffel bag.