Banana Chocolate Cinnamon Snack Cake

Banana Chocolate Cinnamon Snack Cake

I came across Laurie’s recipe for a Banana Snack Cake over at A Taste of Morning.  I knew I wanted to make this cake the second I had overly brown bananas.  I’m always looking for new ways to bake with bananas and I have to say, I think this maybe a new favorite!

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Fig Prosciutto and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

Fig Prosciutto and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

We had an uneventful weekend.  It was scorching hot both Saturday and Sunday, and I wanted to limit my time in the kitchen as much as possible.  One of the meals was a quick pizza I put together.  Everything was basically ready to eat.  All I did was melt the cheese and warm up the bread.  Aren’t flatbreads wonderful? They make for a really quick meal.  Yes, I had the oven on on a scorching hot day, but it was for a short amount of time and totally worth it.

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Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bread

Blueberry Chocolate Streusel Bread

I hope everyone is having a lovely long weekend! We spent it barbecuing with family, some cooking/baking and fighting off the ants and spiders! Ugh… one of the things I hate about home ownership is battling pests! Flies, spiders, ants, racoons, skunks —you name it! I’m relieved that I’m having my home fumigated on Tuesday.  Hopefully most of them will be gone by then.  Chris and I used to live in a condo so we didn’t encounter pest problems but we did have some noisy neighbors.  Either way, they’re both pests.  At least with these pest, they’re not loud and obnoxious, just creepy.

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Lemon Blueberry Bars

Lemon Blueberry Bars

I’m starting my weekend early this week.  Chris is taking today and Friday off so we can have a little R&R and check out some new restaurants for lunch, happy hour and dinner.  Yes, I get a break from cooking and lots of it —whoo hoo! I’ll be posting pictures of my meals on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ so if you’re not following me, there’s still time. 🙂

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Pumpkin Ale Brown Butter Blondies + Happy 1 Year Uni Homemaker!

Pumpkin Ale Brown Butter Blondies

Today, I celebrate my 1 year blogiversary! I can hardly believe a year has passed.  I loved every moment of it, except the stealing part.  It truly has been a wonderful year filled with lots of delicious food and connecting with other bloggers and readers.  And here’s to many more!

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Garlic Chipotle Cheesy Bread

Garlic Chipotle Cheesy Bread

Remember my Garlic Chipotle Butter recipe? Well, a fellow blogger, Rachel of Rachel Cotterill, suggested using this on a garlic bread. I did, and it was the best suggestion ever! It rendered so much bread for just two people that I took it over and shared it with Kimi, LLS and LLJ.

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Oreo and Biscoff Muffins

Oreo and Biscoff Muffins

I made this over the weekend.  I was so excited to cut into it for breakfast the next morning too.  When I took a bite out of it the next day, it was mush.  Funny how it looked fabulous when it came out of the oven.  What happened here?! Cakes aren’t supposed to have a soggy and wet texture! I was sooooo disappointed I was going to chuck it in the trash.  There goes a wasted day.  Chris, however, liked it.  He said it tasted like a bread pudding.  I rolled my eyes.  He ended up taking it with him to work to share.  I was somewhat embarrassed but whatever!

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Bread

Oh wow, is it Wednesday already?! My blog has been seriously neglected.  E and M just left.  And I’m pooped! It has been quite an exhausting weekend.  We were out all day Sunday and Monday.  Mostly outdoor stuff —poolside barbecue and picnic barbecue.  And I’m not into any of those things.  There’s one thing you need to know about me.  I don’t like getting dirty and I don’t like outdoorsy activities.  OK, that’s two things.  Why? It’s mainly because of the insects.  I attract them.  They love to eat me alive.  Plus, I do not like dining with any bugs around.  Who does? Aside from that, it was great seeing my nieces, E and M!

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