Some Things You Should Know

I started this blog a long time ago as when it was "What's Cooking at My house" and before my mad photography skills kicked in and before we went gluten free. With that said you never know what you might find here. There's a little something for everyone I believe. But my hope is to provide more recipes with better photos to tempt your tummy. *smile*

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Do you buy store bought dressing?
Yeah, I do too!
The main reason? Laziness. Yup, I'll admit it. Sometimes I just don't feel like making it from scratch. 
But I have to tell you that I made it from scratch yesterday and I have no excuse not to do it from here on out. It was sooo easy and so good. And not to mention better for you. You don't need to add all those extra preservatives!

Give it a try.

 2 TBS. Balsamic Vinegar
1 TBS. Red Wine Vinegar
1 TBS. Yellow or Dijon Mustard
1 tsp Brown Sugar
1 Minced Garlic Clove
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Put everything in a bowl and whisk together. 

EASY and sooo good!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Polynesian Banana Nut Bread

I took a basic banana bread recipe and just started tweaking it to my liking and ended up with this final product.
Tis' yummy!


4 TBS of real butter, softened
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut (can be omitted if you don't have any)
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice to put in as the liquid)
3/4 cup buttermilk OR unsweetened pineapple juice (I use this!)
1 tsp. Vanilla

3 1/2 cups of white/wheat flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Sweetened Coconut


Preheat oven to 325.
Blend honey into butter and coconut oil until smooth and creamy.
Blend in remaining ingredients through to vanilla.

Blend together dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Slowly add into wet ingredients just until mixed.

Pour batter into 2 prepared loaf pans.
Sprinkle sweetened coconut all over the tops and bake in preheated oven for about an hour or until knife comes out clean from center.

Cool completely before trying to cut.

You are going to love the smell of the coconut toasting while this is baking!
This recipe is linked to this site

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thank You!

Thank you to all who answered my question in the prior post. I hope to have some fun things in store for you all soon. I saw that a lot of you have the fear of yeast. I hear you and that will probably be the first thing to be addressed.

I've made a couple of yummy things that I need to get on here, because they were too good not to share.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


If you could have a how to video or tutorial of anything that had to do with cooking, what would it be?
What do you struggle with most?

Thank you for your time in answering!