Wednesday, April 8, 2015

There Is A God ~ Chocolate Tamales


Unwrap one of these, and the heady scent of cinnamon and chocolate wafts out. Pick up the filling with your fingers, or drizzle it with a little chocolate sauce and eat with a fork. For a retro taste, add miniature marshmallows to the filling to create s'mores tamales.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ruin Your Diet With This Walnut Banana Bread with Maple Glaze Recipe!



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 TBS 1% milk
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 fully ripe, mashed medium bananas
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (any grade is fine) 
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp. maple extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. maple extract
  • 1-2 TBS 1% milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9" loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mashed bananas, maple syrup, oil, maple extract and milk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until JUST combined. Add in the walnuts and spread batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
  6. To make glaze: Combine the powdered sugar with maple extract and enough milk to make smooth. Pour over banana bread.
Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 50 mins. 
Total time: 60 mins. 
Tags: banana, bread, maple

Servings - 16   Serving Size -1/16th of loaf    Points Plus per serving - 5 Points+
Calories - 180.9,   Total Fat - 8.6g,   Carb. - 2.7g,   Fiber - 1.1g

Monday, March 9, 2015

Looking for the Best Pizza in Seattle? Look No Further! Talarico's Pizzeria of West Seattle & Their Sister Restaurant The Ballroom are on the Top of Our List for Our Out & About in the Emerald City's 'Dining With Sancho' Series!



One of West Seattle's best restaurants -- and sadly, there are few -- is Talarico's Pizzeria. They also have a sister restaurant in Fremont,  Seattle called The Ballroom. This is by far the best pizza in Seattle, especially since the closing of Capitol Hill's Piecora's pizza.   Talaricos/Ballroom serves a wonderful Caesar salad and slices is big as your head.  They have wonderful servers -- after going there more than a dozen times, I've yet to have a bad experience. And I'm a pretty demanding diner. They have great bartenders,  and they are one of my favorite places to watch football games -- go Hawks!