Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Lemony Potato Salad

2 lbs small boiling potatoes
1 cup chopped celery (about 4 ribs)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped chives
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (1 small lemon)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 small lemon)
1 teaspoon sugar

Cover potatoes with water in a large pot and season well with salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer until tender, 12 to 20 minutes. 

While potatoes cook, stir together celery, mayonnaise, chives, lemon zest and juice, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. 

Drain potatoes and cool completely, then halve or quarter. Add to dressing and toss to coat.

Recipe found on Epicurious

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Banana Bread

1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 cup ripe bananas, mashed (3-4 bananas)
1 Tbsp milk
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream the butter, vanilla extract and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs

Combine the bananas and milk. Mix flour, soda and salt.

Alternately blend dry ingredients and bananas into the creamed mixture. Stir in nuts

Put into greased loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3). Bake at 350 F for 1hr 10mins or until tester comes out clean

Cool for 10 mins. Turn out of the loaf pans and cool completely

Makes one loaf.  Freezes well.

Recipe curtesy of Mama Page