Tuesday, April 1, 2014


When I was a teenager, I had a church leader give all of us her recipe. I started making it after I got married and continued to make it for 11 years! I felt a little snobby not to try other recipes, so I did. Quite a few, actually. I ALWAYS went back to this recipe! It is delicious and FOOL PROOF! I love that I don't have to be wary of over-mixing. Please trust me and make this today!

Banana Bread

1 cup sugar
 ½ cup shortening or butter (I've only ever used shortening) 
3 ripe mashed bananas
2 eggs

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBSP sour cream

½ cup chocolate chips
Cream together sugar and shortening; add bananas and eggs. Mix well, add next 5 ingredients. Stir in choc.c chips. Grease loaf pans (I use mini loaf pans and it makes 3 loaves). Bake at 325 F and bake for 45 min. For muffins, bake at 400 F for 15 minutes. (times will vary!)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Basketball pancakes

My son had his first basketball game tonight so I made these special pancakes for him along with his team number. =)  I added food coloring to make them orange, and then I piped melted candy chocolate on for the lines. Super easy and so fun!