Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Sorry I missed yesterday…. I usually plan ahead better than that but our weekend was very busy, I was still recuperating and I had my out of town Dr’s appointment yesterday… so not a whole lot has been accomplished this week! I did manage to make this bread on Monday thought for lunches and thought I would share the recipe with everyone!

Banana bread is a HUGE favourite in this household… especially with Dillon. I swear he had some kind of banana bread radar lol! He could be anywhere in the house and once he catches a whiff of it baking he is sitting there waiting… offering to take one of the loaves (because we can’t just make one here lol) off my hands…. a WHOLE loaf lol!

Sandie

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

The other day I thought I would make some Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies for “the boys” lunch boxes. It is a nice combination. AND it doesn’t hurt that PB cookies are Chris’ favourite and Oatmeal are mine lol!

Sandie

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Herb & Garlic Olive Oil Bread

Yes…. another bread recipe lol! I don’t know about you but we love bread…..especially homemade bread. There is just something about sitting down to a meal and having fresh from the oven bread….and the smell… that is an experience all on it’s own!

This is an easy bread to make and I am thinking it could also make for some delicious tasting hamburger buns! I haven’t tried that yet with this bread recipe but I do think it’s high time!!!

I think I cut it way too soon after removing from the oven because I squished it lol!

Sandie

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Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread

I found an awesome sounding Raisin/Cinnamon bread recipe at tideandthyme.com and couldn’t wait to try it!


Raisin/Cinnamon bread has always been Dillon’s favourite bread.  I have literally seen him sit with a fresh loaf and practically inhale the whole thing.  As I was making this, he kept coming upstairs and telling me how good the bread smelled while it was baking, and oh yes, he would take the whole pan lol!
I thought this would be great toasted but I am also going to keep a loaf to make weekend French Toast!

Sandie

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Cinnamon Sugar Knots

One day last week I wanted to make a treat for “the boys,” something I haven’t made in a while.  I was going to make some kind of baked donuts but the thought of the house smelling of cinnamon baking into something in the oven was too much temptation.  To me there is nothing like the smell of cinnamon!  I made these Cinnamon Sugar Knots for them and they loved them!  Chris even hid his at work because the guys he works with like to raid his lunch box to see what treats he has lol!

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Have you every made Lemon Meringue Pie from scratch…. like right from lemons to lemon filling?  I’m here to tell you it is almost as fast and easy as the one that comes out of a blue box but tastes a whole lot better…. much more lemon flavour and well, delicious.

If you haven’t tried it before, and like all of us… love Lemon Meringue Pie, you need to give it a go!

In our family, Lemon Meringue pie brings about laughter and fun memories….

When Chris and I first started dating…. way back in 2003, he was a frequent dinner guest.  I had made a Lemon Meringue Pie for dessert.  Kim was eating her piece, and Chris thought he would have some fun.  His favourite thing to do back then was to ask you if what you were eating smelled funny… and when you went to smell it, he would shove the plate in your face so you had dessert all over it!  I am sure you know where this is leading…. yes, with Kim having pie all over her face.  She decided she was going to get her own back and next thing I know there is a full on pie fight in my apartment which ended up with Chris hiding in one of the bathrooms, not wanting the favour to be returned and basically waving a white flag lol! Every time I made this type of pie, the story is retold lol. And brings about memories of another incident…. not funny though…. we were having drinks with a neighbour once night and Chris and I were telling stories of funny things that have happened with us, dumb things we have done and the comical events these decisions brought about.  Our neighbours just sort of looked at us funny, which is quite normal by the way lol, so I had to ask why.  They told me that even after being together for likely 20 years, they didn’t have any funny stories like ours. I thought that was kind of sad….

One of my favourite sayings is that if you can’t laugh about it, it isn’t worth worrying about!  And we generally live like that…. mostly because I am a clown lol, but a fun clown as I remind my kids on a regular basis when I embarrass them!

Now back to the Lemon Meringue Pie recipe…..

Sandie

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Honey Brown Bread

Yesterday was grass cutting day… meaning 2 1/2 hours on the lawn tractor. My head is never happy with that but being spring, the grass grows like crazy. I put dinner in the crock pot so I wouldn’t have to worry after doing the grass what would be for dinner and I started this bread to have with it!

It looks kind of flat in the picture because I forgot that I usually do this bread in 2 loaves and it spread big time on the pan during the second rising!

Sandie

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