Drinks

Pirate’s Punch

There are similar versions of this drink around. Similar, but not nearly as good. You may have heard them called a Bahama Mama, Rum Runner or The Bucket. It's famous in my family as "that thing Lizzy makes that's sooooo good and totally full of alcohol". Lizzy is my baby sister Elizabeth. She's a bartender… Continue reading Pirate’s Punch

Drinks

Hot Monkey

Holy strong drink Batman. I gave this baby a whirl the other night and the next thing I knew I was in a banana tinged daze. No idea where the name comes from aside from the obvious fact that you will act like a monkey after drinking one. And I do mean one. Good luck… Continue reading Hot Monkey

Baking · Desserts

Banana Cream Cupcakes

Sometimes I feel like my house is swimming in bananas. They are always around for my kids and every year I forget how quickly they get ripe for baking (aka dark brown freckly) once the weather turns a smidge warmer. I had some to use up this week and decided to mash-up a couple in… Continue reading Banana Cream Cupcakes

Baking · Bread · Desserts

Monkey Bites

No monkeys were harmed in the making of this dessert. I guess it's called monkey bites because it has bananas in it, but really it should be called moist-delicious-awesomeness-banana-bites. Yeah, I guess Monkey Bites rolls off the tongue a little easier. I prefer my baked goods as ladies, not gentlemen. As in, no nuts. But… Continue reading Monkey Bites

Baking · Cake · Desserts · Snacks

Banana Cupcakes

Do not confuse this recipe with banana bread. They are not the same. These cupcakes are light and sweet with major banana flavor. Banana bread (delicious too) is much more dense and not nearly the sweet factor of these. I love the vanilla buttercream on these cupcakes because you get the flecks of dark in… Continue reading Banana Cupcakes

Bread · Muffins · Snacks

Banana Bites

Banana bread is delicious. Most of the time I can polish off half a loaf by myself easily. However, on rare occasions, I just want a little nibble of it. These mini banana bites are perfect for satisfying my hankerin' for just a smackerel of something. They are packed with big banana flavor in a… Continue reading Banana Bites