Tag Archives: Baking

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I have been making banana bread since I was a kid.  The first cookbook I ever bought was the Betty Crocker 40th Anniversary Edition Cookbook.  Their banana bread recipe has always been my go-to, although over the years I have adapted it for family use, trying to sneak in some more healthful ingredients (but ironically, I have to use chocolate chips instead of nuts, which they wont eat). During the winter months I make 4 small loaves a week.  The plan is that two get eaten pretty well right away, two go into the freezer.  Very often, though, one of them ends up with a friend.  This is my adapted recipe, but here is the link for the original:   https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/banana-bread/51427396-6764-4b0a-a73a-78c683c703d2 Continue reading

Playing by My Rules


Everyone has rules they live by.  Rules for parenting, rules for relationships, their own rules for playing games. (C’mon, people! How many of you collect money if you land on Free Parking in Monopoly?)  I have rules for myself for planning meals, grocery shopping, and for cooking. I’m going to outline some of my hard-and-fast rules here and maybe you’ll find a few you would like to apply in your own life. Continue reading