Banana Bread

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Soften coconut oil and butter, then cream with sugar. Add vanilla. Mash bananas and combine with eggs. Add egg / banana mixture to batter and mix. Sift together baking soda and flour, then stir into batter. Add batter to greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.

Homemade Pizza – Bread Machine Recipe

Preheat bread machine bread pan by filling with hot water and place aside.  Add 1 1/3 cups water to a microwave safe measuring cup.  Add 2 Tbs unsalted butter to the water.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds.  Stir and microwave on high for another 30 seconds.  Water should be around 130 degrees (cool or heat more if needed).  Dump out bread pan and dry.  Bread pan should now be warm to the touch but not hot.  Make sure mixing blade is installed and add water / butter mixture to the pan.  add 2 Tbs sugar and 2 tsp salt to the water in the bread pan.  Add on top of that, 4 cups all purpose flour.  Make a small hole, not too deep, into the top of the flour in the bread pan.  Add, into the hole, 1 packet highly active yeast (2 tsp).  Place bread pan into bread machine and select dough cycle.  Start machine.  Should take 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on your machine.  When complete, dump dough out onto lightly floured surface and punch down.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Divide dough into two parts.  Each part is one pizza crust.  Stretch, roll, hand toss, whatever works for you to get the dough to the size of your pizza pans.  I put a light coating of olive oil on the pizza pans then place dough onto them and let rest for 20 minutes to rise.  Coat with your favorite pizza sauce (we buy a jar from the supermarket).  Add your favorite toppings and top each pizza with 1/2 pound of shredded mozzarella cheese.  Bake in over for 14 -16 minutes or until cheese has browned sufficiently.  Remove and cut into slices with a pizza wheel.

Buttermilk Biscuits

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. double-acting baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
5 TB. unsalted butter
3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 deg. F.
  2. sift together dry ingredients.
  3. cut in butter with pastry blender or fork, until well blended.
  4. add buttermilk and lightly mix.
  5. turn dough out onto a floured board, knead it briefly, then roll out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. cut with a biscuit cutter.
  6. bake for 10 to 12 min.

Way Easy Bread Machine White Bread

Found this recipe on the internet several years ago, now we never buy bread mixes, because this is so easy, so cheap, and WAY delicious!

Fill your bread machine’s bread pan with hot water to preheat and set aside. Meanwhile, in a glass measuring cup add:

  • 1 1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted real dairy butter

Heat in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir, then back into the microwave for 30 more seconds. Set aside while you prepare the dry ingredients.

Sift together:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Dump out the water from the bread pan and dry, don’t forget to insert the mixing blade in the bread pan. Pour the warm milk/butter mixture into the bread pan. Next, pour the flour mixture onto the bread pan and tap pan to level.

Make a small hole in the flour mixture, and add to the hole:

  • 1 packet highly active dry yeast

Place filled bread pan into the bread machine and select ‘Basic White’ setting and start. Makes a delicious loaf of homemade bread.

using the ‘delay’ setting is not recommended due to the dairy products in the recipe.