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One-ingredient Banana "Ice Cream"

August 28, 2011 • Paige
Slice up a few ripe bananas (we used 5)
lay the slices on a cookie sheet and freeze them
put the frozen banana slices in a food processor, and process.
it does take time, so be patient.
It will turn into soft-serve ice cream.  I promise!

You can add a glop of peanut butter, a little bit of chocolate, some cinnamon, other types of fruit, or anything you like!

OMG! I’m never buying ice cream from the store again!!!!

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Black Bean Taquitos

August 7, 2011 • Paige

Rinse, soak and cook 1lb dry black beans,
cool and drain.

Preheat oven to 425
Lightly oil a deep sided pan
(I had to use 3 small pans)

Saute a little bit of minced onion and garlic
Throw in about 30 tater tots*, thawed and roughly chopped
Pour in some salsa (a cup or two)
Add chili powder, Tony Chachere’s, black pepper, and basil
Add the beans
Add about 2 to 3 cups of shredded cheese
Turn off heat when it’s all mixed up, it doesn’t need to be hot.

Put about 3 tablespoons of bean mixture in the center of a small flour tortilla and roll up.
Place seam side down in pan and brush the tops lightly with oil
Cover pan with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove foil and bake for 10 to 15 more minutes or until as crispy as you like.

Makes almost 40 taquitos

*I was lazy and used pre-made tater tots. Next time I’ll use real potato. You have to shred it, then squeeze out the liquid before frying or the potato is soggy and yucky.  I just didn’t want to work that hard.

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