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April 25, 2013

Red Pepper Dip

Red Pepper Dip
I found this dip in a magazine, and I wish I could tell you which one!  I ripped it out and didn't keep the bottom of the page where it tells you which magazine.  My guess is Good Housekeeping, Fitness, or Real Simple since I never rip out the pages of my Southern Living's or Mississippi magazines!
Regardless, this is a great dip that works well with pita chips and vegetables.
I was concerned that I made too much last night and that we'd never finish it up, but we ended up eating most of it at supper.
I prefer it with cut vegetables (carrots, celery, broccoli, and cauliflower were what we had), but David and the boys liked it just like they like their hummus - with pita chips.  I have to admit - it was good with pita chips too.
And who am I kidding, Brennan doesn't eat peppers. 
But David, Thomas, and I really liked this recipe.
And it couldn't be easier.  Or healthier.  Score.
Simply drain a jar of roasted red peppers, and puree in a food processor or blender with cumin, Balsamic vinegar, and walnuts.

I think it would be great on a baked potato too.
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April 16, 2013

Hummingbird (Cup)Cakes

Hummingbird (Cup)Cakes
My friend Sarah shared her Hummingbird Cake recipe with me so I decided to try it for Easter.
Instead of a cake, though, I made cupcakes.
They were delicious and really moist.
Along with a gorgeous carrot cake and a cheese cake, we had great Easter desserts.
Mix together oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.  Then add in baking soda, cinnamon, flour and salt.
Finally, stir in diced bananas, crushed pineapple with its juice, coconut, and chopped pecans.

Combine well.  This recipe makes either 3 cake layers or 36 cupcakes.

The layers should cook for 25 minutes at 350*.  I cooked the cupcakes for about 18 minutes.

We made cream cheese frosting by beating cream cheese and butter together, then adding powdered sugar and vanilla.
Brennan frosted the cupcakes for me which was a big help.
So yummy!

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