Saturday, February 23, 2008

Banana Bread Day!


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Originally uploaded by jspatchwork
Happy National Banana Bread Day everyone!
Banana Bread Day is always February 23 but we eat banana bread all throughout the year.

I was raised on the original banana bread recipe. My Mother always kept bananas in the kitchen because she was forever making banana pudding for the family. If she ever had any ripe bananas left over, she would bake a nice loaf of banana bread, the simple recipe.

Now ah days banana bread is not a simple plain ole recipe anymore. Banana Breads have been fancied up and are as mouth watering to look at as they are to eat. Banana breads are so visual to look at and when you slice them.... the speckled colors are lovely. Very visual yall.

This good looking photo by (jspatchwork from flicker.com) is a Glazed Crumb Topped Banana Bread. Wow does that topping look fantastic or what!! I've put the Crumble Topping Directions below but you will need to follow this link to get the complete banana bread recipe.

Crumble Topping
2 Tablespoons slivered almonds
2 Tablespoons macadamia nuts, chopped
2 Tablespoons oatmeal
1 graham cracker, crushed
1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
1 Tablespoon butter

Glaze
Powdered Sugar, Cinnamon
Milk or Half & Half

In a small bowl mix together sugar, oats, and nuts. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Place on top of hot banana bread fresh out of the oven.

Combine sugar with a few drops vanilla and enough milk for a drizzling consistency. Drizzle away everyone!
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Ok my friends...... give us your best banana bread recipe or comment.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Cherry Pie Day

Mini Cherry Cutie Pies Originally uploaded by Bakerella
Happy National Cherry Pie Day everyone! Yes February 20th (National Cherry Pie Day) is finally here and I already have my grocery list made up to make a cherry pie. When I was young I didn't really go for cherry pie that much but now that I'm much older my tastes have changed quite a bit. I love baked cherry pie now. Mini Cherry Cutie Pies I was flipping through flicker.com and found this fantastic photo of little mini cherry pies uploaded by Bakerella and just had to share the photo with everyone. I love these little mini versions and I like to make these and mini pecan pie like this too. You know mini pecan pies are really popular at Christmas. These sweet little cherry treats would be just perfect for Valentines Day as well. Ok everyone.... get ta baking those yummie cherry pies today and let us all know how it turned out. If you need a cherry pie recipe here a link to our page to look a few over. Cherry Pie Recipes

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie Originally uploaded by cknlomein
Get ready for National Cherry Pie Day everyone! National Cherry Pie Day is always February 20th each and every year. For more information and cherry pie recipes visit "National Cherry Pie Day" at www.gone-ta-pott.com.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day.

Happy Valentines Day! The hubby and I are both working long hours today but we made sure we celebrated Valentines Day last night. We went out to eat at Outback Steakhouse and filled our bellies up on steak and for my Australian husband..... he couldn't pass up the lamb. He was in heaven. Love is the greatest thing. Don't forget to tell everyone you love Happy Valentines today! They will remember it. Hugs and Kisssssses too!

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