March 24, 2010

Banana Bread Muffins

There were some over ripe bananas in the fruit basket at Steve's so instead of just throwing them away, I used them to make banana bread-muffins. I got the recipe from Simply Recipes. I usually like to mess around with recipes, but this time the only thing I changed was adding a few sprinkles of cinnamon and took the recommendation of a Simply Recipes reader who commented on how to make muffins instead of loaves. I think this recipe is a winner.

Banana Bread Recipe

from Simply Recipes


  1. 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  2. 1/3 cup melted butter
  3. 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  4. 1 egg, beaten
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. Pinch of salt
  8. 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

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March 21, 2010

Dogfish Head Alehouse

I'm not letting my gimpy foot keep me from enjoying this awesome weekend weather! Sidenote: I had minor surgery on my foot last Wed.

Steve and I went to the Ikea in College Park to look for things for our new house (settlement is the 25th!) and decided to take a road trip to the Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg, MD for dinner. We're both big fans of Dogfish beer.

I got the 90 min and Steve, the Black & Tan they were out of the Chicory Stout so they subbed Guinness instead, ehh.

Steve ordered The Alehouse Mac & Cheese with Chicken... amazing!

I got the Portobello Gorgonzola Burger.... yum! I love boardwalk cut fries.

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March 20, 2010

Be Cool Eat A Rita's

Free Rita's in Ellicott City! Perfect way to kick off the first day of spring.
I got pineapple and ritaberrious.

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March 11, 2010

Soups On!

I ate a really late lunch at work today, 3 pm was the earliest I could break away from my group of patients :/ I was thinking that by the time I got home around 7 pm, I was not in the mood to make a big dinner and I wasn't really hungry anyway... I remembered there were Shirataki noodles in the refridge and a box of udon soup mix in the pantry. I stopped at Giant and got some fresh veggies from the salad bar (total cost, $1!) for the Shirataki tofu noodle soup I was going to make for dinner. It was quick to make and pretty tasty, perfect!

1 packet udon soup mix
5 cups water
1 package Shirataki tofu noodles
Your preference of whatever fresh veggies you like

1. Drain liquid from the noodles, set aside.
2. In a large pot, heat water, udon soup mix, veggies, and noodles.
3. Bring to a boil then allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Turn off heat and serve with with a few drops of sriracha hot chili sauce or sesame oil (optional).

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March 9, 2010


Sent to me by Steve... so nerdy, but awesome!

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