New Recipes for a New Year

I thought I’d share a couple of yummy recipes I’ve tried lately.

Strawberry Bread

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 eggs beaten
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped (or 2 10-oz packages frozen strawberries, thawed and chopped)
1 cup chopped pecans, optional

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Form a well in the center of the mixture. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, vegetable oil, strawberries, and chopped pecans. Pour into well in dry ingredients and spoon until evenly mixed. Spoon mixture into two 9 x 5 loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.

This bread is SO yummy! I replace half of the vegetable oil with unsweetened applesauce. I leave the pecans out.

You can also make it a dessert by adding a cream cheese icing. I typically just buy a can of icing, but here’s the icing recipe:

half an 8-oz. block of cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
9-10 Tbsp butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
chopped nuts, optional

Beat cream cheese, vanilla, and butter together until creamy.
Gently stir in confectioners sugar and chopped nuts. Spread over cooled bread.

I found this recipe in the Fix-It and Enjoy-It! cookbook

Asian Pork Tenderloin

1/3 cup lite soy sauce
1/4 cup sesame oil
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/8 cup packed light brown sugar
3 green onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 tablespoons Asian chile paste
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 (2 pound) fat-trimmed pork tenderloin

Pour soy sauce, sesame oil, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Whisk in brown sugar, green onions, chile paste, garlic, and pepper. Place meat in dish and pour marinade over it, turning meat several times to coat. Cover dish and refrigerate/marinate for at least 8 hours. Roast at 325 degrees for 90 minutes.

This was a great marinade! It gave the pork tenderloin a rich, spicy taste!

I found this at www.allrecipes.com.


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