Friday, December 25, 2009

Monster Cookies

2 c. sugar
1 lb. brown sugar
1/2 lb. butter, softened
6 eggs, beat well
1/2 T. vanilla
1/2 T. corn syrup
1/2 t. baking soda
1 1/2 lb. peanut butter
9 c. oatmeal
1 lb. chocolate chips
1 lb. plain M & M's

I use a spoon to make small cookies, if you want the traditional monster cookie size use a 1/4 measuring cup.
Bake at 375.  Makes a lot (two ice cream buckets, plus).  Store them in the freezer, they will stay fresh that way and can be eaten directly out of the freezer (this is both good and bad) because they don't have any flour in them.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Best Banana Bread Ever

This really is the best banana bread ever.

Makes 1 loaf

2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. plus 1 T. buttermilk
1 t. vanilla
1 3/4 flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 c. walnuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour 9 x 5 loaf pan.  Combine all ingredients in large bowl, transfer to loaf pan and bake until top is golden brown and splits slightly, about 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Homemade Toothpaste

6 t. baking soda
4 t. vegetable glycerin
1/3 t. salt
15 drops peppermint extract

Mix and store in an airtight container.