Save money on fruit by using or preserving ripe fruit before
it goes bad. Ripe fruit can be put in the food processor or blender and then the
liquid put into ice cube trays. You can use the fruit cubes as a thrift
friendly flavoring for casseroles, stews and jello dishes.
You can also make in into a syrup to flavor pancakes and
waffles by cooking it with a little butter and brown sugar.
- Cooking apples is
made quick and easy with an apple corer.
- Be sure you know the
different between cooking and eating apples. All apples taste
Cooking apples are more sour and need sugar. Some apples go both ways.
Here are a couple recipes for ripe bananas.
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup shortening
1 cup mashed bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp sugar
In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients
. Cut in the shortening. Add the eggs, bananas, and vanilla. Stir until
Drop by spoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Mix the cinnamon and sugar and
sprinkle on the cookie dough.. Bake at 400 º for 10-12 minutes
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 bananas, soft
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Cream together the flour, shortening, and sugar. Mash
the bananas and add them to the flour mixture with the eggs.
Add the vanilla and baking soda, and then stir in the nuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done with the toothpick test.