Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bacon Macaroni Salad

Bacon Macaroni Salad Recipe

Taken from Taste of Home
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
YIELD:12 servings


2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 large tomato, finely chopped
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
5 green onions, finely chopped
1-1/4 cups mayonnaise
5 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in tomato, celery and green onions.
2. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over macaroni mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours. Just before serving, stir in bacon. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Black Bottom Banana Bars

I added chocolate chips to the banana layer - yum!
Black-Bottom Banana Bars Recipe

Black-Bottom Banana Bars Recipe


1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup baking cocoa


1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in the bananas. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. 

2. Divide batter in half. Add cocoa to half; spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spoon remaining batter on top and swirl with a knife. 

3. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until the a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. 

Yield: 2-1/2 to 3 dozen.  

Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/black-bottom-banana-bars#ixzz3YcZR81N3