I’m excited about these. They are delicious, but then, I’ve always known that. Each Christmas, there is at least one get-together at which someone has these proudly displayed on their spread, and I park myself by them trying to be discreet about how many I’m eating. Not only are they delicious, they are also cute. Pinterest worthy. My treats never turned out like those. I had full dessert envy. (more…)
November has been gloriously warm. So much so that our local ice cream shop has decided to stay open an extra two weeks! If that isn’t something to be thankful for, I don’t know what is. Alas, this particular ice cream store is on the other side of town. A whole fifteen minutes away. When you write it, it doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but it make for an excursion with two kids. I couldn’t let this warm spell go by without proper recognition, so we added some vanilla ice cream to our cart at the grocery store. (more…)
Bananas may just be the perfect fruit for moms. They’re cheap, and they are soft enough to ease our choking hazard fears. They do, however, go bad quickly. Hence, we have a lot of banana bread in our house. It’s delicious, the girls love it, and I dislike being wasteful. This weekend, fully stocked with bananas past their prime, I decided to have a little fun with the banana bread. With the addition of honey and sprinkles, this version is a little sweeter and was a crowd-pleaser. Shamefully, we had it for breakfast and lunch both days this weekend.
- 6 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 very ripe, squishy bananas
- Mash bananas until there are no chunks. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together butter, vanilla, honey, egg, and sugar. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles. Mix thoroughly.
- Fold in mashed bananas.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
If you have not tried Biscoff spread, you are missing out. You use to only be able to get Biscoff cookies on Delta flights; however, those are now being sold in stores as well. It is a definite must for your next shopping list. The spread is made from the cookies and just seems to melt in your mouth. These cookies have the same effect and are guaranteed please. Be careful though, you won’t be able to stop eating them once you start.
- 1/2 cup Biscoff Spread
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups sugar
- 3–3 1/2 cups oats
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Melt butter in a medium pan. Add milk and sugar, and bring to a boil.
- Boil for 2 minutes, stirring consistently.
- Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and Biscoff spread.
- After thoroughly mixed, add oats.
- Scoop mixture in desired size onto wax paper and allow to cool.