Home-Made and Delicious!

Here are some more delicious recipes that I can’t wait to try! Please let me know if you try them and post pictures under “comments” so I can see how your experience goes!


 Melt in your mouth Chicken Breast



1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix mayonnaise, cheese and seasonings.
Spread mixture over chicken breast and place in baking dish.
Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes.







Banana Bread Bars:

1-1/2 c. sugar

1 c. sour cream

1/2 c. butter, softened

2 eggs

1-3/4 (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 c. all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)


Brown Butter Frosting:

1/2 c. butter

4 c. powdered sugar

1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 tbsp. milk



1.  Heat oven to 375F.  Grease and flour 15×10-inch jelly roll pan.  For the bars, in a large bowl, beat together sugarsour creambutter, and eggs until creamy.  Blend in bananas and vanilla extract.  Add flourbaking sodasalt, and blend for 1 minute.  Stir in walnuts.


2.  Spread batter evenly into pan.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.


3.  Meanwhile, for frosting, heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until boiling.  Let the butter turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately.

4.  Add powdered sugarvanilla extract and milk.  Whisk together until smooth (it should be thicker than a glaze but thinner than frosting).  Using a spatula, spread the brown butter frosting over the warm bars (the frosting will be easier to spread while the bars are still warm). 


Yield: 2 dozen large bars








All Butter Pie Crust:

3 c. all purpose flour

2 tsp. sugar

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. unsalted butter, cut into chunks

1/2 c. butter-flavored shortening, cut into chunks

1 large egg

4 to 8 tbsp. ice water

1 tbsp. lemon juice



  1. For crust, place flour in food processor.  Add sugar and salt and process 20 seconds to combine.  Add chunks of butter and shortening and pulse to break up butter until mixture looks crumbly

  2. Add egg and drizzle ice water and lemon juice on top.  Turn on food processor for 15 seconds until mixture more or less holds together.  

  3. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and knead very gently for a few seconds to smooth out dough.  Divide dough ball in half, pat each ball into disks, and wrap in plastic wrap.  Chill dough for 1 hour or overnight before using.

  4. Refer to the Lucky Leaf Baby Pies Recipe for the assembly instructions.

Yield: 4 single pie crusts



Banana Cupcakes:

3/4 c. sugar

1/2 c. plus 2 tbsp. grapeseed oil

3/4 c. mashed bananas (about 2 medium)

1 large egg

1 large egg yolk

1/2 c. plus 2 tbsp. buttermilk

3/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1 c. plus 2 tbsp. all purpose flour

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt


White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 oz. quality white chocolate, chopped 
6 tbsp. unsalted butter

2 (8 oz. each) packages cream cheese

1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

3/4 c. powdered sugar



1.  Heat oven to 350.  Line standard 12-cup muffin tin with liners.


2.  In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and oil.  Whisk in bananaseggeggyolkbuttermilk, and vanilla extract.


3.  In a small bowl, sift together flourbaking soda and salt.  Using a whisk, mix the flour mixture into the banana mixture just until combined.


4.  Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. 


5.  Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.  Transfer cupcakes to wire rack to cool completely.


6.  For frosting, place the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between.  Set aside to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.


7.  In a medium bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla extract and beat until combined.  Add the melted whitechocolate and beat until well combined.  Add powdered sugar and beat on low speed until well combined.


9.  Frost cupcakes as desired.


Yield: 1 dozen cupcakes


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