Spicy Garlic Green Beans

This summer we had an abundance of green beans in our garden.  I've been trying to replicate Kan Shue Green Beans from Federicks.  Although I wasn't successful these turned out really well.  This is a very simple recipe.  My husband told me not to change it the next time I make it.  I'll take that to mean these turned out good.

Spiced Sweet Potato Fries

Lately we've been really liking sweet potato fries.  Whenever we get Hero Burgers we now always get sweet potato fries.  They are a great change and much healthier than regular potatoes.  My husband had done some grocery store and picked up some sweet potatoes.  I needed to do something with them and started searching my favorite blogs for sweet potato recipes.  I was finding a lot of sweet potato pie recipes.  As I was searching Smitten Kitchen I came across this recipe.  I was hesitant because of the odd mix of spices...coriander, fennel and oregano???  But Smitten Kitchen has never failed me so I gave it a try and we loved it!

S'more Rice Krispie Treats without Gelatin

I was so excited when I figured out how to make Rice Krispie Treats without Gelatin.  I couldn't wait to make different varieties.   This recipe is from Tasty Kitchen by City Baked.  I made a few changes....using marshmallow creme and adjusting the quantities of the other ingredients.  I find when making Rice Krispie Treats using marshmallow creme, it takes a long time for them to harden up.  I made this in the afternoon with Hasan and by evening they still hadn't harden up.  They were much better the next day but they are not as solid as the traditional Rice Krispie Treats.  Regardless, these were great.  Perhaps next time I will reduce the amount of Rice Krispies and see if that solves my problem.  When they were done Hasan was asking me to make them again.  I was planning on making the plain ones but he requested I make it with chocolate again!

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

I think this blog is making me fat....I keep making desserts over and over to get them right and then when I finally do I realize after it's all gone I didn't get a decent picture so I make it again.  This is an example of one of those recipes.  I believe I've made this cake at least 4 times.  I started with a recipe from Smitten Kitchen and made some changes.  This cake is super quick to make and you can experiment with different berries as well.  This makes a thin cake and is absolutely delicious.  You should definitely give it a try.  It's quick to make and bakes in 20 minutes!

One Ingredient Frozen Dessert

I don't remember how I came across this recipe but I just had to share it.  Everywhere I read about this they called it ice cream.  It had the consistency of ice cream but I thought it was deceiving because it didn't taste like ice cream.  You are probably wondering what is the one ingredient....well it's BANANAS!  This is a great way to use up bananas.  I personally would avoid ones that are very overripe because it's going to taste like overripe bananas which isn't very appetizing.

I was amazed at how the bananas just transformed to the consistency of soft serve ice cream.  I wasn't crazy about the taste...it tasted like..well...bananas.  I think it needed something more but I wanted to share this because I was just amazed at how the bananas transformed.

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