Oat Bread Recipe Correction

• October 1st, 2014 •

In my zeal to get the oat bread recipe posted, I made a typo in the ingredients section. There should be 2 cups of boiling water added to the oats, brown sugar and crisco, not one. So sorry. I hope no one stayed up all night to make it. :)

I promise to triple check my recipes from now on! Sorry.

Oat Bread

• October 1st, 2014 •

A few weeks ago I posted a photo on Facebook of some oat bread I had made from scratch. I was very proud because I am not a bread maker and have had some big failures in that department. A few people asked me to post the recipe on my blog. So, here it is. I just love (more…)

The Best Banana Bread

• October 7th, 2012 •

Today was the first day I could actually turn off the air conditioner and open the windows in about two months. It has been unbelievably hot here in Southern California. I was so sick of the droning of the air conditioner, that when we realized we could turn it off, the first thing I decided to do was to bake some banana bread. Now in hind sight, this wasn’t the smartest move because once the oven was on, the temp went up and I eventually gave in and turned the air back on. But, never the less, it was off for about three hours. It’s October and I am gonna bake. Fall is here, although mother nature hasn’t clued in yet.

I decided to tweak my banana bread recipe and create the best banana bread recipe ever! This is an exaggeration of course, but it is great. I added extra spices to give it a more comfy feel and the taste of Fall.

Banana Bread Ingredients

The Ingredients for Banana Bread:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 Tbl. milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a loaf pan.

creaming the butter and sugar

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

cracking eggs


Crack the eggs and add to the batter one at a time,beating in between additions until incorporated.

Eggs dropping into batter


There goes the second one!

mashed bananas


Peel and mash the bananas with a fork. You can leave a little texture in the bananas if you want.

banana bread batter


Add the mashed bananas to the batter and incorporate. Then, in a separate bowl mix the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking powder, salt and baking powder. Add that to the batter and mix until incorporated.

batter in pan


Spoon the batter into greased loaf pan and sprinkle with a Tbl. of sugar. This will give it a sweet and crunchy top. Bake for 1 hr. and 10 min.

cooked banana bread


Let cool for about 30 min., if you can wait.

banana bread


Enjoy the best banana bread ever!

Cheese Fondue

• August 8th, 2012 •

First of all, I know what you are thinking, this is not cheese fondue, its an egg dish. You are right, but this is the name it has had since I first tasted this recipe years ago. My friend, Wendy, has had this recipe in her family for years and it is just awesome. Where the name came from is a mystery, but (more…)

Very Berry Muffins

• August 7th, 2012 •

Yesterday I was cleaning out that one drawer in the kitchen that you are afraid to go into. You know the one. I think everyone has one. You never really know what is in it, but you are sure it houses all things missing in action. As I was going through it, I stopped dead in my tracks when I found this crumpled, stained recipe. (more…)

Blackberry Butter

• August 6th, 2012 •

As I have mentioned in previous posts, we have a huge blackberry bush behind our building at work. It produced so many berries that I could just not stop picking them. I ended up with so many blackberries, that I decided to make blackberry butter. It is such a simple (more…)

Sweet Potato Hash

• June 19th, 2012 •

So, last weekend was one of those lazy weekends. You know, the kind where you don’t do much of anything and you find yourself still in your pajamas at noon…3pm…5pm…well, why even get dressed. I decided to break out of my usual weekend breakfast routine. I had leftover pulled pork, and one lone sweet potato. I thought, (more…)

Strawberry Crepes

• May 13th, 2012 •

I love, love, love crepes! They are quick and easy to make and they always look so impressive. I make sweet and savory crepes depending on my mood and if I need to whip up a quick meal. The other day I made strawberry crepes with whipped cream for breakfast. Yes…for breakfast! Why not, (more…)

Kiwi Berries

• March 7th, 2012 •

What are Kiwi Berries, you might be asking?  I wondered the same thing yesterday when I was wandering around Growers Direct, our local produce market, and ran across these little jewels.  Of course, I had to buy some and eat one immediately.  The great thing about Kiwi Berries is that you can just pop the whole thing in your mouth.  No fussing like a regular kiwi fruit, although I love eating them too.  Kiwi Berries are ripe when the outer skin becomes dull.  If you purchase them with a shiny exterior, leave them at room temperature to ripen.  You can always hasten the process by putting them into a paper bag. (more…)