Sunday, March 16, 2014

There's correct and there is incorrect.....

How to correctly eat a peep......
Yes. There is a correct and incorrect way to eat a peep.
My scientific and well researched methods only apply to the bunny variety...
Don't get me started on the chick variety.
A sadist must have created them.
There is just not a good way to eat the chick peeps.
But the bunny ones... 
I have you covered.
Let's get started.

First bite the ears.
Chew and enjoy.
The slight sweet crackle from the sugar should be hitting your taste buds now. 

Next bite the body part of the bunny. 
Just think of him like a snow man with three parts.
Only a snowman never tasted this good.

Lastly, pop the last piece of bunny peep into your mouth.
And repeat 11 more times until you realize you consumed the entire package of peeps.
In one sitting.
In three minutes.

Hope you all are enjoying Spring.
Ohio is not. 
I am still waiting for it to come.  


Sunday, March 9, 2014

A classic... Banana Bread

This banana bread....
I found the perfect recipe.  
On Pinterest.  
But, if someone can kindly point me to the original recipe- I would like to credit the creator.

Banana bread is truly one of my all time favorites...
I eat mine warm from the oven.
For breakfast the next day...
And my favorite way...
It is kinda sinful... 
but very delicious...
With cream cheese or butter on top.

I have a bunch of frozen over ripe bananas in my freezer right now.
In fact, I think I buy bananas just so they can go bad on me and I have an excuse to make more bread.
Smart huh?

Here it is..
My all time favorite recipe...
And the best part- no oil in the recipe.
The moistness comes from buttermilk.
All good things come from buttermilk- trust me....

Have a great week everyone!

Banana Bread
yield: 2 loaves

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
8 ripe bananas, mashed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare two loaf pans.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.   In a separate bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients.  
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.  Add bananas, vanilla and buttermilk.  
Add flour to wet mixture until just combined.  
Divide among the two prepared pans and bake for approximately one hour.
Cool and enjoy!!