Banana Frozen Yogurt

July 6, 2010

First of all let me just say I hate the word “Fro-yo”. Hybrid words are really annoying, along with hybrid names. I’m a hypocrite though because I really enjoy the term “moobs” a.k.a. man boobs. Other than that, I try really hard to just take the tiny extra time to just say the full name. Anyway, sorry if I sound a little irritable or something… I’ve decided to give up cigarettes and eating too much sweets. I’m trying to get back into running, so cigarettes will not help. Plus they don’t do anything but kill you in the long-run. It’s difficult but not as bad as sweets! Of course I’ll never give up all my sweets… but I’ve been trying to find healthier alternatives. I heard about this banana frozen yogurt concoction and have been wanting to make it for a while. I finally got around to it today!

Honestly… it was OKAY. I kept reading about how amazing it is, but I personally cannot get past the slimey texture. Maybe I didn’t whip it enough… who knows! But I still ate it because I love the taste of bananas. It’s delicious enough to eat, but not anywhere near as great as frozen yogurt. Or freakin’ ice-cream for that matter. I. LOVE. ICE. CREAM. My room gets really hot in the morning, so eating this for breakfast cools me down and saves me the excess sugar/cals of actual frozen goodies like ice cream and otter pops. So this is pretty easy to make and cheap. Alls you need are some bananas and a food processor.

-Frozen bananas ~2 medium sized. (cut up, frozen in a zip loc or tupperware)
-Food Processor

Put the frozen chunks of banaynays into the food processor and whip it up. After a few seconds it will turn into a frozen yogurt like consistency. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy!

Next time I’m going to try putting some chocolate syrup or granola on top ;).


“PFF! I know how to make a stupid sandwich!” Yes, I can hear you all saying that right now. Truth is, everyone knows how to make a good sandwich but great sandwiches take a little more effort. This, in my humble opinion, is the building block of one of the best sandwiches you will ever eat. I always despised myself whenever I hit up a sandwich shop for lunch because it’s so cheap and easy to make my own gourmet style sandwich. There’s this one particular place in Chico that I’m OBSESSED with called Kona’s. I like going there for their homemade fresh bread, unsparingly great mayo-mustard-food proportion, super cheap prices, and the fact that they cut the deli meat in front of your face fresh per sandwich. I can’t bring home a giant deli slicer to my house, but I mimicked my sandwich building technique off of theirs. So kudos and big thanks to my favorite local sandwich shop! If anyone is in Chico, California take a stop at this simple yet delicious sandwich joint. Sandwich “secrets” behind the link!

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Oreo Fudge Bars

November 8, 2009

WOW. Nearly three months and I have been missing in action. Well, I really apologize for the neglect I’ve put this blog through. It was not on purpose… I just lost a lot of motivation after school started to pick up. I also lost the charger for my camera, but I found it again! Though, I am cheating a bit because this is a really old recipe/photo that I am using. I have a ton of dishes I’ve made that I never put on the website. This is one of them… and I apologize again for never putting it on here! I made these for my friend Katie for Graduation last year. Umm… well, I went out of town for the weekend and all my roommates ate everything except a few pieces so it wasn’t really the best graduation gift. HAHA! I don’t blame ’em at all though. THESE ARE SO BOMB. Thanks Baking Blonde!!! Recipe after the cut 🙂

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Grilled Chicken Kebabs

August 10, 2009

oh yeah bebe. my roommate wendy gave me these awesome flavor-infused skewers so i thought i would try them out! i used the ‘expired’ garlic & herb ones (i really doubt the expiration mattered) and skewered up some chicken breast, red bell pepper, and onion. i marinated the chicken in bbq rub, honey, & beer- a recipe i saw on cook to bang. then i grilled ’em up at posey’s house… kinda forgot about some :(… they burnt a little bit but they were still yummy! step-by-step under the cut…

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Beer Can Chicken

July 11, 2009

WOH. This was the first time I ever made beer can chicken and it is RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING. The crust was perfect and flavorful as well as the inside meat. It was so moist, juicy, and PERFECT. Posey & I demolished this whole chicken to ourselves. We pretty much had scraps for leftovers which we used to make the yummiest sandwiches the next day. It was so easy, too, because my mom bought me this beer can chicken stand that holds up the bird & beer. It’s not necessary to have it, but it helps! All you need is a can of beer, some good ol’ chicken rub, and optional BBQ sauce.

Click the link for directions!

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Potato Salad

July 5, 2009

MMMMMMM!!!!! summer = potato salad. it tastes so amazing in this heat when it’s nice and chilled. i work at a care home for developmentally disabled adults where i prepare dinner for 6. they all requested me to make potato salad for dinner’s side dish so i did what i could with whatever was in the fridge. it turned out pretty bomb! sandra, one of the clients, would not stop raving about it. recipe & a cute picture of my clients after the jump!

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OOOMMMG. i love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter… it always reminds me of family guy, too. haha. my favorite cousin patrick graduated from high school on thursday!! i really really really wanted to make him a seriously great cake because he deserves it. voila- three layers of sour cream chocolate cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting and a chocolate glaze. i got the amazing recipe from smitten kitchen. the only thing i changed was the chocolate glaze. i didn’t have corn syrup so i omitted it completely, eyeballed the ingredients… added a lot more peanut butter, and only used a few tablespoons of heavy cream instead of half & half. when i added the cream, the chocolate totally seized up on me! woops! i should’ve microwaved the cream so it wasn’t so cold when it was added… i just threw it back onto the double broiler.

oh! and i added chopped reeses cups to the side of the cake. i didn’t want to overwhelm my family, so i only put a little bit on there.

this is the first time i’ve ever really made a layered cake!!! i’m so happy how it turned out. i had about 20 minutes to put it together because i was running late to dinner & i decided to watch daniel tosh’s new tv show instead of putting in effort… haha. my family is more about taste than presentation anyway.

muahaha… the results were FANTASTIC. wendy already asked for it for her birthday cake. 🙂
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