Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bread!

Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bread for breakfast or snack! When Candace went to Mama's last week, she noticed that Mama had several pints of cooked sweet potatoes in her freezer. When she questioned Mama about it, Mama told her she had put them up to make something with the sweet potatoes later. So, Candace found a couple of recipes using sweet potatoes and sent them to me. One was the recipe for this Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bread from Rebooted Mom's website. So, guess what Mama and I made last week??? MAPLE CINNAMON SWEET POTATO BREAD, of course!!! Mama and I had made a couple of breads using sweet potatoes last fall: Mama's Harvest Bread, Sweet Potato Bread with Streusel Topping. So, Mama wanted to compare her recipes with this new … [Read more...]

Best Banana Recipes for using Ripe Bananas!

What do you do? What do you do when you have over ripe bananas? You know, the bananas that have ripened beyond the point of anyone wanting to eat them. Do you throw them in the trash? Do you freeze them to bake with on another day? Or, do you choose to use them to make something delicious for your family that day? If you are like me, you have done all three! But I try to either bake something with them or freeze them for using later. Because I found myself in this place, with 5 over ripe bananas, I decided to compile a list of 12 of our favorite banana recipes that you can use them in. There are recipes for muffins, breads, cookies, and more. Check them out, and let me know what you think! Leave a comment with which is your … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread!

Candace and the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread . . . Candace called Sunday afternoon and said she had made this wonderful Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. The best she ever made! So, I told her to send me pictures and the recipe and I would write a blog post on it. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, perfect for using overripe bananas . . . The reason Candace decided to make this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread was because she had overripe bananas. We have all been there! In fact, I'm there even today! So, rather than freeze them or throw them away, she made this bread. She had saved the video of this bread on Facebook by  Shawn on her blog, I Wash, You Dry. Candace adapted the recipe a bit, and came up with her version of this very moist and delicious … [Read more...]

French Toast for Breakfast! (Cooking with Grandkids)

French Toast for Breakfast! While staying with Trey and Jennifer's children, we decided to make French Toast for Breakfast! This took me back to my childhood when I would stay with my Grandmama Hall. She would often make me French Toast for breakfast, served with powdered sugar. It reminded me . . . sort of . . . of the powdered sugar donuts. Just better! I haven't made French Toast in so many years, I can't remember. So, I looked at several recipes for French Toast, and decided we would make Robert Irvine's recipe on Food Network. After all, that recipe has to be good. Right??? And, I must say, the French Toast was great! We did add the powdered sugar and change the syrup to suit our tastes:) Making the French Toast . . . Brady was … [Read more...]

Mama’s Harvest Bread for Fall!

Mama's Harvest Bread . . . Mama has been making her Harvest Bread for decades, often baking it in metal coffee cans. I've run across several recipes like that recently, and as far as I know, they don't make the metal coffee cans any more. I could be wrong:) Anyway, Mama's Harvest Bread is made with mashed sweet potatoes and orange juice concentrate, two delicious flavors that totally complement each other. Plus chopped pecans give it a little extra crunch! Mama Day Friday . . . When I went to Mama's Friday, she had the sweet potato pulp already out for us to make this bread. Although she still cooks, sometimes it's easier if either Jeri or I am there to help her. Anyway, we made her Harvest Bread. The batter is made with … [Read more...]