Baking · Bread · Breakfast

Double Brown Sugar Butter Glazed Banana Bread Scones

Someday I will learn how to manage a bunch of bananas. Meaning, I'll buy just the right amount that are exactly the correct ripeness so as not to have two or three that go brown on me before they're eaten. Until that day comes, I have to figure out new and exciting things to do… Continue reading Double Brown Sugar Butter Glazed Banana Bread Scones

Baking · Desserts · Snacks

Nanny’s Banana Pudding

I have three indelible memories of my Nanny (my mom's mom) and cooking. The first two revolve around holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve I have always spent with my Mom's side of the family in my Nanny's home. Thanksgiving found my Nanny with a faded apron in the kitchen with the turkey and all the… Continue reading Nanny’s Banana Pudding

Baking · Breakfast · Snacks

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars

My nieces came over unexpectedly today. My gluten/dairy free sweet lovelies. I had just pulled a Blueberries & Cream Pie out of the oven...which, (of course) they cannot eat. It's absolutely unacceptable for my sweet girls to come over to Auntie's house and not get a treat. But what to make? I remembered seeing this… Continue reading Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars

Baking · Snacks

Banana Snack Cake

With the greater Seattle area in the midst of the first massive snowstorm of the year (ie: we have a trace of snow on the ground), I settled into the kitchen to use up some black bananas. Yes, there's always those couple in each bunch my kids don't devour before they're past the point of… Continue reading Banana Snack Cake

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Cabbage Soup Diet – Day 4

Wow. I cannot believe how much weight you lose with this thing. I am not a big person with a whole lot of weight to lose - in fact, I'm pretty much at my body's happy weight. But I have dropped 9 1/2 pounds in three days on this cabbage soup eating plan. Zero exercise.… Continue reading Cabbage Soup Diet – Day 4