I have notoriously bad luck with banana bread. Every time I try to bake a loaf, it’s either overbaked or raw in the middle. Despite that, I haven’t given up trying to make a decent loaf, and when I realized the bananas on our counter were brown and spotty, and wouldn’t be going anywhere, I decided I should give a new recipe a try. Read more...(998 words, 11 images, estimated 4:0 mins reading time)
Years of living down south taught me a lot of things. One of those lessons learned was that there’s something special about a really good banana pudding. When I came across this recipe, I knew I had to give it a try. It seemed like a fun, simple twist on one of my favorites, and it’s the perfect thing to serve up to friends and family during the spring holiday season! Read more...(648 words, 9 images, estimated 2:36 mins reading time)
It was a couple of hours before the kids came home from school. I was cleaning up the kitchen, and noticed that the bananas hanging on my banana hook had seen better days. You know the type, the brown, spotty, “Oops, we didn’t eat these quickly enough” bananas? What do you do when life hands you brown bananas? You bake banana bread!
I’d seen this recipe a while ago, and wanted to give it a try. I love peanut butter and banana together, and I loved that this recipe (which I adapted from one I’d found in Cooking Light) had some healthier twists than the usual quick bread. Read more...(972 words, 9 images, estimated 3:53 mins reading time)
Recently, we moved into a brand new house. I love my house from top to bottom, but one of the things that bothered me a bit was that the house smelled sterile. It didn’t smell like us. The walls hadn’t soaked in hours of cooking, and living and greasy kid fingerprints. It just smelled like…new construction. That’s not all bad. I mean, there are much worse things to smell like than clean, new house, but I realized it was going to take a while to make the house smell like home. Read more...(762 words, 8 images, estimated 3:03 mins reading time)
I’m an admitted picky pie person. Fruit pies just aren’t my thing, much to my husband’s chagrin. I’m not saying I don’t like fruit desserts, that’s not it at all! I love a good crisp, cobbler or shortcake. I’m just not into fruit pies. I’ll take one for the team and bake one up a couple of times a year, and I may even enjoy it (see my Salted Caramel Apple Pie post here), but my fruit pie baking days are few and far between.
I do, however, really enjoy cream pies. French Silk, Banana Cream, Lemon Meringue…now you’re talking! Read more...(1073 words, 9 images, estimated 4:18 mins reading time)