Back and at it!

I'm finally getting unburied from taking a little Tour de Summer, and will be starting guest chefs again next week. Sorry for any of you chefs who have been waiting for your turn! I've also got 2 new recipe books and can't wait to start trying and sharing! I'm trying "World's Best Cookies" tonight. I'll post it if I agree with the title :).


Burnt Butter Frosted Banana Cookies by Kris

Oh my....I loved these. Can't have just one. Tip: Frost quickly, they frosting thickens quickly.


1 square soft butter

1/2 C shortening (butter flavor)

1 Cup sugar

2 eggs

3 ripe bananas

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla


3 cups of flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp sodaCHILL FOR ONE HOUR, use ball scooper to place on cookie sheet.

BAKE 350 FOR 10 MINUTES. Cool.


1 cube butter (melt) on stove until golden brown-watch and stirtake of stove and add:

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

2-4 Tbsp hot water ( 1 Tbsp at a time until desired consistency)add powdered sugar if necessary. REFRIGERATE OR FREEZE

Cucumber Limeade

CUCUMBER LIMEADE (courtesy of Nanette at Hosenfeld Happenings)

3 cans limeade concentrate

crystal light lemonade powder ( 2 quart package)

1 liter sugar free sprite, 7-up

2 quarts water

1 cucumber, cut into slices, leave skin on

3 limes, cut into slices

1/2 bag ice