Goat Cheese Salad

May 25, 2014 by

This Goat Cheese Salad Recipe I got from my sister Martha. Simple and tasty.

Ingredients

For the Balsamic Vinaigrettes
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balasamic vinegar
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 large crushed garlic
1/4 tsp pepper
For the Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese
Goat Cheese
Bacon strips
For the salad
In this case I used Spinach but you can use any you like, like Arugula
boiled eggs
Roma tomatoes
Pine Nuts or Walnuts

Instructions

1.   Combine all the ingredients for the balsamic vinegarette in a small jar and shake it. You can keep this for a while

2.   In a hot skillet put the pine nuts and toast them. Keep stirring otherwise they will burn. And there is nothing worse then some burned nuts.

3.    Wrap the bacon around the goat cheese and fry in the skillet till the bacon is done.

4.    Boil the water,  with a needle poke a small hole in the egg and when the water boils add the eggs to the water, boil for 7 minutes. Run under cold water and peel.
Put the salad greens on the plates top with the bacon wrapped goat cheese, sliced boiled eggs, roma tomatoes and the toasted Pine Nuts. Pour the Balsamic Vinaigrette over the salad.

 

Yields 2

Goat Cheese Salad

5 minPrep Time

7 minCook Time

12 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Balsamic Vinaigrettes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balasamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 large crushed garlic
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • For the Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese
  • Goat Cheese
  • Bacon strips
  • For the salad
  • In this case I used Spinach but you can use any you like, like Arugula
  • boiled eggs
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Pine Nuts or Walnuts

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the balsamic vinaigrette in a small jar and shake it. You can keep this for a while
  2. In a hot skillet put the pine nuts and toast them. Keep stirring otherwise they will burn. And there is nothing worse then some burned nuts.
  3. Wrap the bacon around the goat cheese and fry in the skillet till the bacon is done.
  4. Boil the water, with a needle poke a small hole in the egg and when the water boils add the eggs to the water, boil for 7 minutes. Run under cold water and peel.
  5. Put the salad greens on the plates top with the bacon wrapped goat cheese, sliced boiled eggs, Roma tomatoes and the toasted Pine Nuts. Pour the Balsamic Vinaigrette over the salad.
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Banana Nut Bread

Jan 29, 2012 by

 

Banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s, appears in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook,and later gained more acceptance with the release of the original Chiquita Banana’s Recipe Book in 1950. The origin of the first banana bread recipe is unknown, though some speculate it was originated in the 18th century by housewives experimenting with pearlash. The home baking revival of the 1960s and the simplicity of its recipe led to an explosion in banana bread’s popularity.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas, about 4 medium
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup tropical medley
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

1. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, beat at low speed just until blended. beating at low speed just until blended.

2. Add the vanilla. Mash the bananas and stir in the bananas, pecans, tropical medley.

3. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8- x 4-inch loaf pans. Stir together brown sugar, 1/4 cup pecans, 1/4 cup tropical medley,1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and sides pull away from pan, shielding with aluminum foil last 15 minutes to prevent browning, if necessary. Cool bread in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool 30 minutes on wire racks before slicing.

Banana Nut Bread

20 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas, about 4 medium
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup tropical medley
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, beat at low speed just until blended. beating at low speed just until blended.
  2. Add the vanilla. Mash the bananas and stir in the bananas, pecans, tropical medley.
  3. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8- x 4-inch loaf pans. Stir together brown sugar, 1/4 cup pecans, 1/4 cup tropical medley,1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and sides pull away from pan, shielding with aluminum foil last 15 minutes to prevent browning, if necessary. Cool bread in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool 30 minutes on wire racks before slicing.
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