Butter-Rum Bananas (flameless bananas foster)

Butter Rum Bananas flameless bananas fosterThis is a flameless version of Bananas Foster. Traditionally it is set on fire then served over vanilla ice cream. But don’t stop there, try it with pancakes, crepes, pound cake, bread pudding … Yum!

Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Serves 4

1/2 cup (115 g.) unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)
1/2 cup (115 g.) firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (118 ml.) dark rum
2 large firm but ripe bananas (cut lengthwise and in half)
vanilla ice cream

Combine butter, sugar, and rum in pot. Place in the Sunflair® Solar Oven for 1 1/2 hour. Whisk the ingredients together. Then add the bananas and coat with sauce for 15 – 20 min.

Serve immediately over ice cream or other goodies.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

chicken noodle soup recipeCook time: 2-3 hrs. (With leftover cooked chicken)

Cook time: 5 hrs.   (Started with uncooked chicken)

Chicken noodle soup is like a splash of love from Nana on a crisp winter’s day. This chicken noodle soup recipe is nice for leftover chicken or from scratch.

Serves 4


2 cups (459 g.) cooked chicken, dark meat, deboned and broken into bit size bits, or 2 thighs and 2 drumsticks uncooked chicken

2 medium carrots, sliced
1 medium stalk celery, sliced thinly
1 cup (151 g.) onion, chopped
1 teaspoon (3 g.) fresh garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon (1.5 g.) poultry seasoning
4 cups (941 ml.) chicken broth
1/2 cup (118 ml.) water
1 1/3 cup (304 g.) uncooked dry egg noodles
1/4 cup (57 g.) fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons (29 g.) unsalted butter

1/4 teaspoon (1 g.) salt


Place chicken, carrots, celery, onion, garlic and poultry seasoning, broth and water into the large roaster. Cover and cook for 2-3 hours.

Add the uncooked noodles and cook for 30 min until tender. Once the noodles are cooked stir in parsley, butter and salt. Then serve.


Place uncooked chicken, carrots, celery, onion, garlic and poultry seasoning, broth and water into the large roaster. Cover and cook for 4 hours or until the meat falls off the bone.

Remove the cooked chicken and set aside. Add the uncooked noodles and cook for 30 min. or until tender. While the noodles are cooking, debone the chicken and break into bit size bits. Once the noodles are cooked, stir in chicken, parsley, butter and salt. Finished! Serve!

Serving suggestions: nice with bread, crackers, a hearty sandwich, a green salad, or with a meal.


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Orange and Red Wine Cranberry Sauce

cranberry sauce recipeThe orange and red wine combined with the cranberries in this cranberry sauce recipe is a flavor sensation. Delicious with turkey and other poultry. This is nice to make in advance and keeps in the refrigerator for a week or freeze.

Serves 8


12 oz (340 g.) cranberries
1 1/2 cups (288 g.) white sugar
3/4 cup (177 ml.) Merlot
1 cinnamon stick
Zest of 1 of orange, then quarter the orange
|pinch of ground cloves


Combine all the ingredients in the roaster and stir so everything is blended and submerged. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 hours until the berries have popped.

Remove the roaster from the Sunflair®, and remove the oranges and cinnamon stick. Let cool at room temperature or refrigerate.

Serve chilled or room temperature with poultry.


Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore recipeTry this chicken cacciatore recipe and be amazed. Tastes like it came straight from the Old Country.

serves 4 – 6


One 24-ounce jar (680 g.) marinara sauce, or about 3 cups (630 g.) homemade marinara sauce
1 medium yellow onion, cut into chunks
1 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1½-inch chunks
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs and 6 chicken drumsticks
6 ounces (170 g.) fresh mushrooms, quartered
2 tablespoons (12 g.) flour, optional
2 tablespoons (30 ml.) water, optional
3 tablespoons (44 ml.) dry white wine, optional


Layer half of the tomato sauce and all of the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and chicken in the enamelware roaster. Sprinkle mushrooms on top of the chicken and cover with the remaining tomato sauce. Optional thicker sauce, in a small bowl, whisk together flour and wine until smooth. Pour the sauce over the chicken and mushrooms.   Cover and cook until the chicken is tender and cooked through, (3-4 hours). The chicken will add some of its own juices to the dish.

Serve over rice or pasta with a green salad and a nice glass of wine.

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Applesauce Walnut Cake

applesauce cake recipeThis applesauce cake recipe is a tasty winner without being overly sweet. I remember my grandmother serving applesauce cake when we would visit.

Cook Time: 2 1/2 Hours

Serves 6

Dry ingredients

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients

1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 almond milk (buttermilk, milk, etc.)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg

1/2  cup walnuts, chopped

Top with:

Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Crème fraîche for serving

Grease the bottom and sides of the roaster with butter.

In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients. In a small bowl mix wet ingredients. Then combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix until fluffy. Stir in the walnuts. Spread the batter evenly in the roaster. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 hours.

Remove roster from the Sunflair®. PLace a a rack and remove lid to cool for 30 minutes before removing. Run a knife around the sides and lift out with a spatula. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and add a dollop of crème fraîche.

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