Friday, March 13, 2009


This is my standard meatloaf recipe, you can use ground beef or sausage, but I prefer ground turkey. My sister in law shapes the meat to look like a cat's face, using carrots and green peppers for eyes and whiskers. They call it CAT LOAF. My girls call is squirrel loaf, because no one wants to eat cat. :)

1 pound ground turkey
2 eggs
1 cup bread crumbs
3/4 cup ketchup
1 Tb Mrs Dash
1/2 cup diced onion

Mix all until well blended. Shape and place in baking pan lined with foil. Bake 1 hour @ 375.
Top with 1/2 cup bbq sauce mixed with 1/2 cup ketchup.
Serve with homemade mashed potatoes :)


I grew up eating banana bread at my Grandma's house. I have been baking her recipe for over 20 years. They key is to use OLD bananas. They have more flavor and are easier to smoosh up.

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

* you can also make this recipe for banana bars...simply pour into a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.