Saturday, February 23, 2013

Congrats to the Microplane Winner & Happy National Banana Bread Day!

Good morning, everyone! Hope you are enjoying your Saturday. It is rainy and cold here in Annapolis, but I'm not letting it get me down. Daylight Savings and warmer weather are just around the corner & I'm really looking forward to it.

I have good news this morning. The first good news is that Tara won the giveaway for the microplane grater. Congrats, Tara!

The second good news is that today is National Banana Bread Day. So make yourself and your family or friends a delicious loaf or two of banana bread (or three or four). This recipe for Banana Bread with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups sounds mighty good. Also, don't forget the yummy recipe for chocolate cranberry coconut banana bread. YUM.

Mmm, banana bread!
And, even though I haven't made my loaf of banana bread yet this morning, I did try out the recipe for banana and oat cookies (ingredients are one banana and one cup of rolled oats). The cookie has less than 75 calories and they are so easy to make. See the fun video of how to make the cookies here. I made them this morning and was only able to get 7 out of the mixture, but maybe you can figure out how to get more. I also added a dash of cinnamon and some chopped walnuts to the batter. Greg liked them & suggested they might make a good sandwich cookie with peanut butter in the middle. We're going to try that out next time!

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. Next week I'll probably be sharing a recipe for butternut squash risotto - an ultimate comfort food.