banana recipes · Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast

Petite Banana Bread Scones with Butter Brown Sugar Glaze

I was supposed to have a busy day today, running back and forth between ballet class and the library, and the grocery store.  Plans were thwarted, however (of course after I set an early alarm and got up and got three kids ready to leave- because, doesn’t it always go that way?) by a sick five… Continue reading Petite Banana Bread Scones with Butter Brown Sugar Glaze

Breakfast · Cakes and Cupcakes

Starbucks Iced Lemon Pound Cake

I don’t like to admit this anyplace where my husband can read it, but I have a real, serious, (read: expensive) Starbucks addiction.  I go there on the daily.  To the point that when we pull up into the drive through, my kids start hollering requests from the back seat for “pink do-duts,” “banilla bean scones,”… Continue reading Starbucks Iced Lemon Pound Cake


Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free)

Usually, when I’m baking for myself, I stay away from anything labeled “gluten free” or “dairy free.”  It’s nothing personal, it’s just that my family doesn’t have those dietary restrictions, and I love me some dairy and some gluten. In fact, I may have said once or twice that “to me, a life without cheese… Continue reading Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free)

Cakes and Cupcakes

“Very Fancy” Strawberries and Whipped Cream Sponge Cake

My daughter is 5 today.  St. Patrick’s Day.  The day for the wearin’ o’ the green.  The day of my people.  So, you can imagine my alarm when she said to me yesterday afternoon “Tomorrow is my birthday, and I’d like everything to be pink, and very fancy.”   I should have known it was… Continue reading “Very Fancy” Strawberries and Whipped Cream Sponge Cake


Daphne and Charlie’s Puppy Party!

This is not my typical recipe post, but I wanted to share the puppy party I did for my kids on their joint 3rd and 5th birthday party. 🙂 Pin the tail on the puppy! – I found the picture of the dog here, and I just free-hand drew it onto a large piece of… Continue reading Daphne and Charlie’s Puppy Party!

banana recipes · Breads · Breakfast · chocolate

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

My future sister-in-law, Lexie, sent me this recipe on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago, with the message “I want this.”  When I went and looked at the recipe, I had to agree- I wanted this too. Chocolate and banana bread aren’t two things that I would have thought would be too terribly great together,… Continue reading Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Somehow, my baby boy turned 3 last weekend.  I gave birth to him, and then I blinked, and here we are. Charlie’s favorite thing in the entire world is chocolate.  He would choose chocolate over anything, including puppies, Disneyland, and Paw Patrol.  It is his very favorite thing.  When I asked him what kind of… Continue reading Chocolate Sour Cream Cake