Mindylynns Kitchen

September 16, 2010

A-Z Bread

Filed under: Baked Goods,Food — Mindy M. @ 4:24 pm


Every family has that dish that grandma is known for…this is mine.  My mother’s mother always came to visit carrying two loaves.  I usually lucked out and was allowed to pick which one I wanted.  And I always picked her A-Z bread (usually banana nut or zucchini) over her pound cake (recipe to follow soon…promise).  Both were delicious, but there was something about her banana nut bread with a smear of butter on it that was irresistible.  This is one easy recipe that is a real winner, and since it makes two loaves…freeze one and it’ll be a hit twice for half the work.  It really freezes well, nobody would even know.  promise.

3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp vanilla
3 tsp cinnamon

Deconstructed Roasted Ratatouille

Filed under: Food,Side dish,Vegetable — Tags: , , — Mindy M. @ 4:07 pm

I tried to make ratatouille one day, after being inspired by that ever so cute catoon by the same name…terrible.  How sad, the food went in the trash.  Tuesdays trip to the farmers market inspired this dish.  Baby red and yukon gold potatoes meet sun dried tomatoes in olive oil meets cioppolini onions, baby squash and garlic all drenched in olive oil.

baby potatoes sliced 1/2 centimeter thick
baby squash (little little ones to be cooked & served whole)
small cioppolini onion chopped into quarters

September 15, 2010

Beef shank braised with onion and mushroom

Filed under: Beef,Entree,Food,Proteins — Tags: , — Mindy M. @ 5:18 pm

I love mushroom, my husband doesn’t so, I’m always trying to sneak it in. I’m allowed to use it as a favor enhancer, he just doesn’t want to take a bite of mushroom. So here’s what we’re having for dinner. Should be yummy. * just did a taste test* very tasty.  I found in the past that red wine is too strong for my pallet when pared with the beef shank, and I thought that the marsala would be too sweet.  The combination was nice a savory while a little mellow and didn’t overwhelm the meat.  I found it to be almost perfect…it still needs to reduce a little.

3 slices of beef shank
1/2 large white onion
8 baby bella mushrooms (more…)

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