Recipe: World’s Best Banana Bread (with added cute pictures of my kids)

What do you do when your bananas are a little too mushy to eat? When you know what’s good for you, you make banana bread – or freeze them until you have time to make banana bread. My stepmother (who gave me this recipe) gave me the great tip to just put the bananas, skin and all, in the freezer. When you thaw them and … Continue reading Recipe: World’s Best Banana Bread (with added cute pictures of my kids)

Aloha Friday: What’s Cooking?

It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blog land anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d … Continue reading Aloha Friday: What’s Cooking?

t13: Thirteen Sweet Recipes I’m Coveting

Between being hugely pregnant and prone to craving sweet treats and having access to Food Network again for the first time in like two years, my sweet tooth coveting tendencies have been kicked into overdrive lately. Here are thirteen desserts and assorted sweet treats that I have a hankering to make right now and the people responsible. Wanted: Chocolate Ricotta Pie – Person To Blame: … Continue reading t13: Thirteen Sweet Recipes I’m Coveting

Six Dishes I Wouldn’t Kick Off My Breakfast Table

Today’s Small Talk Six topic is “6 breakfast foods that you love or hate.” You can answer this with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, 6 photos, 6 videos, etc . . . Pancakes – I grew up on Bisquick pancakes and love them dearly, but we just tried this simple recipe from scratch and yeah, they might be better. … Continue reading Six Dishes I Wouldn’t Kick Off My Breakfast Table

Recipe: Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This is another recipe adopted from one found at KraftFoods.com. You can find the original recipe here. Prep Time: 10 minutes   Total Time: 30 minutes   Makes: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 lb. ground beef 2 cups hot mashed potatoes (I used 2 large potatoes, cooked and mashed them, adding no ingredients yet) 4 oz (1/2 of an 8 oz package) Neufchatel cheese (less fat and calories … Continue reading Recipe: Easy Shepherd’s Pie