Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins!

Which Banana Muffins to make? Once again, Lynn bought bananas. And when they became too ripe, he wanted me to make Banana Nut Muffins. Not just any banana muffins, these had to be HEALTHY banana nut muffins! Well, with bananas and nuts, that's pretty healthy, don't you think? But, as I looked through Pinterest, I found a banana nut muffin recipe from Ask the Food Geek that had whole wheat flour and peanut butter. Whole wheat flour takes banana nut muffins to a whole 'nuther level, if you know what I mean:) Making the Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins . . . I only made three changes in the original recipe for these muffins: I used 2% milk instead of almond milk I used crunchy peanut butter (the original recipe just … [Read more...]

Girls Only Luncheon, a Fall Family Gathering!

Our Girls Only Luncheon, a Fall Family Gathering! Apples are in season now. And with that comes many opportunities to make and create delicious apple salads, desserts, and even breads! Plus, it gives us a chance to celebrate both the change in season from summer to fall. With that in mind, I decided to host a "Girls Only Luncheon" for my Mama, my sister, Jeri, and her two daughters, Amber and Cara, and my two cousins, LaNan and Vicki. I planned for it to be served at Mama's house, because they all live in her hometown, and I would be there anyway on Friday. Since there are so many delicious apples available now, I decided to make the luncheon one featuring this wonderful fall fruit. Therefore, most of the recipes have apples in them. … [Read more...]

Spiced Sugar and Cinnamon Apple Muffins!

Muffins for our Chef Candace Breakfast for Dinner Party . . . Tonight we had our Chef Candace "Breakfast for Dinner" Party. It was a dinner/staff meeting where everyone brought something that would be a "breakfast food". After going through several cookbooks, I decided to make these Spiced Sugar and Cinnamon Apple Muffins. It's almost fall, and I had some apples, so why not? The recipe for these muffins was in my "Katy's Korner" cookbook from the 1980's. Katy's Korner was a tearoom in Eureka Springs, Arkansas during that time. Every year,  Mama and Daddy, my sister and her children, and me and my children, would take a weekend trip there to see the Passion Play, the Christ of the Ozarks, and to eat at Katy's Corner. It was such a … [Read more...]

Streusel Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins for breakfast or snack!

Mama and Sweet Potatoes . . . Mama loves sweet potatoes! In fact, that may be the understatement of the year. LOL!!! So, when Candace saw all the frozen sweet potatoes in her freezer, she sent me a recipe for Mama and I to make Streusel Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins. And, we made them last week! Mama and I have made several sweet potato recipes over the last few years. Some of our favorites are Sweet Potato Chess Pie, Sweet Potato Bread with Streusel Topping, Mama's Sweet Potato Pie, and the Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bread, which we also made the same day as these muffins. All of these recipes are really good, and many are family favorites! Candace found this recipe on Pinterest from Kate in the Kitchen. Her pictures were not with the … [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...]