Archive for January, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

A big thank you to Nacime for introducing these cookies to me!   This is the first recipe that called for melting the baking soda in hot water
before adding it to the batter.  Not sure what that does, but whatever the case they are soft and have great flavor.

 Caitlin assisted me with baking, and her comments were: “Mommy, can I have another one?!”  Yum!

Banana Bread

Monday, January 9th, 2012

I just made this banana bread recipe from  I made a few changes, listed below, but my daughter’s comment at dinner was the best.   

Bryan decided to have just banana bread for dinner.  Caitlin and I were having soup. Caitlin looks at her dad, and says, “Dad, you can’t have banana bread for dinner!”

Bryan: “Yes I can.”

Caitlin: “No daddy you can’t.”  She then refuses to eat.

Bryan: “Caitlin you need to eat your soup.”

“No daddy, not until you get your dinner.”  Love it!

Recipe Adjustments:

* 1 1/2 cups of banana

* 1/2 cup white sugar

* 1/2 cup brown sugar

* 1 TBS of vanilla

* 4 TBS of milk

* 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Baked at 350deg for 1 hour 5 minutes.  Enjoy!