March 6, 2014 § 1 Comment
My oldest has an event at school tomorrow morning, and I was asked to bring a baked item. According to Little Mister, his teachers think I bake well (apparently the liked the cookies at Christmas), and I’m okay with all of that.
Given my recent dietary restraints, and knowing that a typical American breakfast is wheat heavy, I thought of what to make. Hrm. I decided to search for a gluten recipe to bake my favorite thing: banana bread. Through the glory of the inter webs, I found one that appealed to me. I also had all the ingredients on hand.
I picked up these eggs at the Marietta Farmer’s Market last weekend. I love brown eggs, but green? Yum!!
Fast forward a few mashed bananas, and this recipe: voila! This recipe has a streusel topping that I omitted because it has pecans in it and I worry about nut allergies, which is crazy since the bread does have almond butter. Can’t win ’em all.
My kids and I had a sliver of the bread, just in case it wasn’t good. It was good. So, so good!
March 2, 2014 § Leave a comment
December 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’ve been wanting to update this for ages but haven’t made the time. I finally have a quiet moment and decided to take advantage of it.
Our life since May:
Biking on two wheels
Baking home made fruit strips
visiting grandparents in the mountains
and at the beach
making skirts for our friends
and realizing that all little boys need on a hot day are a garden hose, baseball bat and popsicles.
February 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
We eat a lot of salad and this house no salad is complete without croutons. I got tired of paying for seasoned bread so I began to save all my bread parts – heels, bread not quite stale, small pieces. The parts went into the freezer until I was ready to make my own croutons. They are so easy make. Here’s how I do it:
Thaw the bread and cut into crouton size pieces. Spread onto a baking sheet. Drizzle the bread with extra virgin olive oil then toss all parts so each piece is lightly covered in oil. Season with kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, dried rosemary, dried thyme and dried oregano. I eyeball the seasonings. Just remember it’s easier to add more seasoning than to take it off.
Heat the oven to 250 degrees and place the croutons in the oven. Turn every five minutes until they are crisp and golden brown.
November 9, 2011 § 1 Comment
My parents live in the North Georgia mountains. They were in town recently and brought me a peck of apples from Mercier Orchards.
I love baked apples in any form so Little Mister and I got busy baking. We baked apple spice muffins in cute Halloween themed baking cups
And an apple tart. The tart took a few hours to make and Little Mister lost interest. Everyone loved the tart, though, especially me.
I used a Better Homes and Gardens recipe and it was delicious! Well worth the work (and the trip here to get a tart pan).
October 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
I never managed to get photos up from some of our other vacation highlights. Since our trip to the beach was a month ago I’ll put up the photos with brief descriptions. Most are self explanatory.
We went to the bird and marine sanctuary at Ponce Inlet.
And saw a freakishly large banana spider – he scared the daylights out of me from 20 feet away!
Went to the Ponce Inlet lighthouse
The alligator farm in St. Augustine
And the piece de resistance – lobster for dinner! Both boys LOVED it!
We can’t wait to repeat our adventure next year!