Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Banana Coconut Loaf

First lat me say I love banana bread.
Next, coconut is quickly becoming one of my favorite things.
So when I came across this recipe on I knew I had to try it!

It was so good! Now I know that not everyone loves coconut but if you do this is a must try recipe. You can see the original recipe by clicking here. I made subtle changes.

I think you could also make this into muffins or bread without any problems, just change up your pans.


2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Mix together flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
2. Break eggs in a mixing bowl, and beat until light and frothy. Add sugar and melted butter. Beat well. Stir in mashed banana and almond extract. Add flour mixture, and stir just to combine. Spoon into greased bunt pan.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes, and remove from pan. Cool.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Everything but the kitchen sink!

Ok really this cookie has a bit of everything and if I have left something out feel free to add it in!

I used a simple oatmeal cookie recipe as a base. I don’t have a favorite, just found one in my book and added everything I had in the pantry! These cookies had semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch chips in them. This would also make a killer cookie bar!

I love to find a way to use up all those half bags that are taking up valuable space!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Carrot cupcake

What would Easter be without a little carrot cake?

For my secret recipe please click here

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Eggs, carrots and bunnies…

… oh my! After much nagging I finally made Easter sugar cookies. These are for you Nora :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009


One 5 year old, blue frosting, lots of sprinkles… Priceless

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Rainbow Cupcake!

Spring has sprung and my Sydney is 6! Can you believe it? I can’t.

In honor of both of these momentous occasions I bring you the Rainbow Cupcake. I have seen these floating around other cupcake blogs for about a year now and finally decided to take the plunge and try my hand at making them.

First let me say that they were more work than I had anticipated.

But it was well worth it so see the face of Syd as she bit into her birthday cupcake!

Sorry I didn’t get a chance to take any photos of the actual process (I had planned on it!) Basically you make white cake batter, divide it into as many bowls as you want colors. Mix in desired colors. Spoon a teaspoon of each color into cupcake papers. Be careful not to over fill.

Have fun with this, if you allow it, your creative side will have a blast!