Thursday, July 29, 2010

Southern Banana Bread

I love baking and finding new recipes to try, I had bought some bananas but with the 100+ weather we have been having the last couple of weeks fruit doesn't seem to last long in our house. My poor bananas turned within 2 days so instead of throwing them away I wanted to make a super yummy snack for the kiddos to eat. I knew I wanted a sweet recipe but wasn't sure what I was looking for until I came across this Southern Banana Bread recipe It caught my eye because who doesn't like banana Bread, and this one had a frosting so the best of both worlds.

Southern Banana Bread

Recipe For Southern Banana Nut Bread

1/2 cup Butter Flavored Shortening

1-1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups self-rising flour

1/2 cup buttermilk

3/4 cup chopped pecans


1/4 to 1/3 cup ripe bananas

1-1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Additional chopped pecans

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs blend in bananas and vanilla. Add flour alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans

2. Pour into two greased 8in x 4in x 2 in loaf pans. Bake 350 for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing pans to wire racks to cool completely.

3. For Topping combine the banana, confectioners sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl, spread over loaves sprinkle with pecans.

HINT~if you don't have self rising flour place 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup add all purpose flour to equal 1 cup then add another cup of all purpose flour.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday Tag-Along

Well its Tuesday again and I know I have been rather busy in life to get blogging with some of my blogging friends and Oh how I have missed my Linky Parties , So to kick off this week we are linky up with Twee Poppets and enjoying some blog hopping to make some new friends this week. So if you get a chance stop on by.... Grad your Linky and Start Blog Hopping

Tuesday Tag-Along

Monday, July 19, 2010

Life upside down Right Side Up Again

WOW where has the past month gone, I want to first start by apologizing to my loyal readers. I feel like I had so much going on this past month. that I abandoned you all. I love all my blogging friends and find comfort in your daily words of inspiration but allot has been on our plate this past month, and I had to take a step back from the blog world and just be a MOM and Wife first. As many of you know I have a beautiful little red head with various special needs she shows me every day what stength really is as well as a handsome and wonderful little boy that isn't so little anymore. A quick update on our life here with Crafty Mom. My Son B turned 5 on the 26th of May cant believe that, since his birthday we have had allot going on medically in our house. Our beautiful little girl had some bad side effects to the 2nd medicine that we were trying her on for her Sensory disorder and so we had to deal with some rough weeks, since then we have started a new medicine and keeping our fingers crossed and prayers raised that the 3rd time will be the charm. So far so good, and she seems to be tolerating it really well. We have also had a change in her therapist as we have recently gotten a new Speech Therapist that specializes in working with Autistic children which is wonderful because she has been able to look at C's Case and shine some light on it for us. I also have found that C loves her new therapist which is wonderful as it normally takes her so long to warm up to people. We have also been in search for a new attendant to work with her on a full time basis to help Mommy out a little,some days overwhelmed is an understatement. I have also been going Thur some medical things but hoping that they are dying down as most of my time is concentrating on C's care and being the best mom I can be to Both of my babies. B also had surgery last week so we are taking it easy for the next month or so which really sucks for him as its summer break and I feel bad that he cant rough house with his friends but he is healing quickly and i know that Aug 23rd will be here before we know it. So there's the skinny of what we have been up to the last month or so and I'm glad to be back in my blogging boots and Cant wait to show you all the wonderful fun projects the kids and I have been working on. I or should I say We (the kids and I) have decided to try the Bento lunch system. C is so picky and she is always tyring new fun things in feeding group that i thought it would be fun if we made a game out of food, then maybe she would do better at eating a more variety of foods throughout the day. Our ultimate goal for her is to get her off the various supplements that she is on, so wish us luck. We are waiting on all our new fun things to come in the mail and hoping this will be a good bonding yet fun activity for me and the kiddos. B is so excited he is already deciding what he wants for lunch next week. Hope everyone is well and I'm so glad to be back. Happy Summer everyone.


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