May 20, 2011

Steak with Onion-Bleu Cheese Sauce

My fiancĂ© and I made this delicious meal a few days ago. We first tried the onion-bleu cheese sauce at a friends house and it was delicious. I know of a few other people who've made it too and knew that I needed to make it when we bought these steaks! It doesn't take much time to make and tastes divine. This recipe comes from PW's site.

Makes 2 servings. 
Prep and cook time: 20 minutes

Here's what you'll need:
  • 2 steaks, seasoned/marinated to your liking (we used sirloin)
  • 4 T (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 large onion (yellow or white)
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 1/2 c bleu cheese, crumbled
  • grill or something to cook your steak on
  • large skillet

May 4, 2011

Banana Nut Bread

This is my fave banana nut bread recipe. My fiance found the recipe at ChezWhat? a couple of years ago and I haven't used another recipe since then. It's a super easy recipe to throw together and is very good. There are only two steps in the mixing process!

Makes 1 loaf.
Bake time: 1 hr 15 min

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/2 c (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 c white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c flour
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • standard size loaf pan

May 3, 2011

Carrot Cake Cream Pies

These are originally called Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies, but I'm calling them Carrot Cake Cream Pies because they remind me of Oatmeal Cream Pies (yum). Also because no one in my family understood what a whoopie pie was when I brought them over Easter day. I found this recipe last year at Grin and Bake It. They turned out so well! Super moist and delicious. There was also a recipe for a Carrot Cake Martini on the Grin and Bake It website, but I didn't have time to grab all the ingredients AKA alcohol. I bet they would have been delicious!

Makes 12 or 24 cream pies (depending on if you slice each one in half like I did)
Bake time: 14-16 minutes