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August 16, 2011

banana bread~yummy!

Last month I made this banana bread for our dad's birthday. He is hypoglycemic and cannot have sugar.  Our mom used to always make banana cake with fructose (a natural sugar that comes from fruit).  She can't make it anymore, so I made it this year for him.  This was the first time I made banana bread and it turned out really good.
I used this recipe here from

May 05, 2011

Darla's Memory Potato Salad

Received this recipe from one of my best friends Darla.  When I first tried this I wanted seconds after the first bite.  So good!!  She told me recipe came from a friend of hers who has passed away, hence the "Memory" in the name!
My changes are listed at the bottom.
5lb bag of Potatoes
Full Jar of Real Mayo
1 lb Bacon, cooked till crispy
2 Celery Sticks, diced
Salt, Pepper and Onion Powder to taste

Scrub potatoes, DONT PEEL, Leave the skins on, cut in half, boil until tender but not mushy. Drain when they r done and let them-cool all the way. While potatoes are cooling cook bacon till crispy. Dice up the celery. When potatoes are cool run a knife thru them so they are in smaller pieces. Add the Mayo, Celery, Bacon and seasonings then mix.

Taste the best fresh, rather then cold from fridge.

My Changes:  I used Red Potatoes, because I know they hold up great when boiling and because of using the red I was able to cut the potatoes in 8ths instead of halves.  I also used the Olive Oil Mayo (which is 1/2 the fat and I think it tastes the same).  Next time I will probably add at least two more sticks of celery (because I like the little crunch you get).  My hubby said he thought there was to much mayo, so I will probably only use 3/4 of the jar next time.  But I loved it so you will need to see for yourself & your family what you like.  Enjoy!!!