Bread

Cinnamon Bread

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We used to have this when I was little. This is definitely an inexpensive meal. Usually I’d beg for it all the time, but usually I received this because we were almost out of food. All it requires is such a small amount of things, which all of these things are things we usually always had. It’s still a favorite of mine.

All you need is a few simple ingredients:

butter

sugar

cinnamon

 bread.

First spread butter on your bread. Don’t be too stingy, but don’t over do it either. Next you add sugar. I actually don’t add a lot to mine. Maybe about half a spoonful. Next you sprinkle on some cinnamon. Again I’m not a huge cinnamon fan, so I’m not one to add a ton on there. Next your going to put it in your oven at 350 degrees and you only do this until your butter is melted. Generally, I take mine out when it’s lightly toasted on the bottom, but if you prefer it more toasty, leave it in. It wont hurt nothing.

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Bread

Banana Bread

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My son LOVES banana bread. I never put nuts in mine because I have an allergy. What I usually do is change it up a bit. Sometimes I do put chocolate chips in it. Sometimes I do not. It really depends on what I have on hand.  I have made French toast with it before and the kids loved it. This can be a snack for after school too. My littlest one likes to do that with his. You’ll love this recipe.

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 ripe bananas

2 eggs

1/3 cup oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chopped nuts, optional

1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

Put bananas in a bowl and smash them with a fork. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla and mix. Separately, add all dry ingredients to a bowl. Add the dry to liquid and mix. Pour into a bread pan and cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes until done.

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Cheesy Garlic Bread

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I love garlic bread. The smell, the buttery, garlicy goodness. Even the smell is amazing. I really love this recipe and I use it whenever I make pasta. You should give this a try. It’s really good.

One loaf of Italian or French bread

Parsley

1/2-3/4 cup Butter

2 teaspoons Minced Garlic

2 cups Italian Cheese

Cut bread in half. Mix butter and garlic. Spread mixture onto bread. Spread cheese over bread. Sprinkle with Parsley. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and bread is toasty.

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French Toast

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I love French toast. I prefer French toast over pancakes any day of the week. I don’t know exactly why. I’m thinking it’s because it’s really not a sweet meal unless you add a ton of pancake syrup. Sometimes I use like a teaspoon of syrup, simply because I’m not a sweets fan. Either way, you’re going to love this. Try sprinkling on some powdered sugar!

Eggs

Milk

Butter

Milk

 

I use 2 eggs in a bowl. I add just a little milk. Mix it all together. I put my bread into the mix turned it both sides dipped into the mixture. Put it on the skillet until browned on both sides.

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Salisbury Steak and Bread

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My mother found this recipe in an unknown magazine. I really wish I know which one, because if the other recipes are as good as this one, man oh mannnnn I’d be in serious trouble.  I would be bigger than a house.

When I was little we didn’t have stuff like this. My mother wasn’t the best cook, but she was a decent cook. She did try to make meals exciting. The one thing I can say that I totally admire about my mother is that she would cook every night for me. She would make sure that whatever we had she could turn it into something. Every night we sat down as a family. When she gave me this recipe it really did take me back. I feel lucky to have a mom who tried her best to make our family come together. Even if it was for 30 minutes a day.

Meat:
1.25 lbs ground beef
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Sauce:
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon garlic
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cups beef broth
1/4 cup red cooking wine
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Combine meat, parsley, onion, salt and pepper. Divide into portions.Place 2 tablespoons flour in a dish and dredge meat in flour. Reserve 1 tablespoon flour. Sauté in oil for 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan. Add onions and sugar to pan. Sauté for five minutes.Stir in garlic and tomato paste until browned, about one minute. Sprinkle mix with remaining flour. Cook for one minute.Stir in wine, broth, salt, and thyme. Return meat to ban and bring sauce to boil. Reduce and cover. Simmer for ten minutes or until meat is thoroughly cooked.

Bread:

1 loaf of Italian bread

one package Swiss cheese

2 teaspoons garlic

5 tablespoons butter

parsley

parmesan cheese

mix butter, parsley, and garlic in bowl. Spread butter mixture over bread. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Add a half a piece of Swiss cheese to each piece of bread.  Bake until cheese is bubbly.

Bread

Irish Soda Bread

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This is one of my favorites. I love raisins. Usually I make this bread on Saint Patrick’s Day. However, I do love to make this anytime of the year. It’s just so good. I just can’t resist it. It’s best right when it comes out of the oven with a little butter slathered on it. Yummm!

Every time I make this this break my little guy likes to help. He’ll knead it and add stuff to the dough. I love that it’s an opportunity for us to bond and spend time together.  It’s so important that we spend time with our children and teach them how to live life when they are older.

4 C all purpose flour

1/4 C sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 1/4 C buttermilk

1/4 C canola oil

1 C raisins

Mix in a large bowl flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a second bowl combine buttermilk, eggs, and canola oil. In the bowl of flour mix make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Add raisins and begin to stir to combine. Cut an x in the top of the bread and bake. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and done through.

Bread

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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Cheesy, warm, buttery goodness. That’s what these biscuits are.  I’m not a huge seafood fan, so the only way I really could get these goodies is to make them myself. Growing up we didn’t have biscuits like this. It wasn’t until adulthood that I had one of these. All I know is how could one live life without them? It’s the best thing since sliced bread!

When the hubby came home from deployment we went to a famous seafood restaurant. Being not such a big fan of seafood dreaded the whole event. They literally only have one thing that I can eat. They kept bringing out these fluffy bites of yum and finally I look at our waitress and tell her I just really need the recipe. She goes to the back and comes out and says, I’m really not supposed to, but here. She hands me a paper that has the whole shebang on it. I was one happy girl! It doesn’t specifically call for the bisquick, but it’s the closest thing I found to make it the easiest way to make.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 C Bisquik
1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 C milk
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp Parsley
3/4 tsp garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 350. Put biscuit mix, cheese and milk in a bowl and mix well to form a sticky dough. Using spoon, drop lumps of dough onto cookie sheets about one inch apart and bake for 10 minutes. In a separate bowl, melt the 2 Tbsp butter and mix with parsley and garlic. When the biscuits are brown take them out and top with butter mix. Let them set for a few minutes, don’t get too anxious.