What?!?! Two recipes in one week’s time AND one of them isn’t banana? That’s right, I’m putting the ban hammer down on buying bananas for while so my husband cannot, deliberately, not eat them so that I’ll bake something.
Speaking of which, he was having a bad day at work so I made this amazing little treat despite being tired from work and grocery shopping. Yeah, I’m pretty awesome.
And so is this recipe! I will be making this for guests in the future.
Here’s what I ended up making for the Super Bowl party. The picture isn’t too pretty because I forgot to take a photo until later after the cookies had been layered in a travel container. They received praises from everyone who tried them so we’ll label this recipe a win!
One thing I will note, don’t try this frosting recipe unless you have a hand mixer OR prepare to pump your muscles up with intense whipping action.
The first new recipe of 2020! With it only being 13 days into the new year when I baked it, that’s not a bad start. You know the drill by now….the bananas were going bad. (OR, should we say they were going extra good??)
Not only do they smell delicious when baking, their flavor backs it up.
2019 was not a year of baking for me with Mr. C&M being sick for almost half the year. Hopefully, 2020 will change that, especially since we received a bunch of fancy new kitchen gadgets for the holidays. Not all of these recipes involved baking, which was a fun change as well. In no particular order, here are my favorites of the past year:
The whole bunch of bananas went bad this time. Mr. C&M just triumphantly points to them and says, “Guess you have to make banana something now!”
He’s a pest really.
So off to the store I went to buy a can of pumpkin puree. I had all the other ingredients on hand. The dogs love it when there is unused pumpkin at the end of a baking endeavor. It means there will be some pumpkin goodness in their breakfast or dinner. (100% pumpkin puree only for dogs. Not the pumpkin pie in a can. Works great on upset dog bellies too.)
If you’ve been following this blog for a length of time, then you’ll know that I do not like attending a party empty handed. Even if I don’t have the time to make something, I’ll buy something from the store. However, over the last couple of years, it’s almost become expected from the people that know me, that I bake something.
In this recipe’s case, I had a small 2 hour window to make something happen. So you can say I was a wee bit excited to be able to get anything done in that time.
This is a tasty little snack, although my husband repeatedly told me, “You’re better than this.” LMAO. Whatever, we do what we can with the time that we have!
So if you’re in a time-bind, you only need one hour for this little baby to chill.
Me: “How does a berry cheesecake salad sound for the party?”
Boss: “Uh, I don’t want my vegetables in cheesecake.”
Me: “Oh, it’s a dessert salad. There are no vegetables or salad in it.”
Boss: “Oh ok. Sounds good then.”
Every time we’re invited to a party, I try something new as a side to pass. I really liked this one. While it was fairly easy to make, if you follow the instructions exactly, it was a nice mix of sweet and tarte.
America, fuck yeah! We had a relatively quite day on the fourth. We stayed home, had a friend over, grilled some food and binge watched Stranger Things season 3. (Not finished yet.) It also gave me time to do a little baking. I agreed to make something for another fourth of July party but the boys wanted something to snack on in the mean time.
The nice thing once you get into baking is you usually have so many supplies left over from previous recipes. I only had to purchase Fruity Pebbles and a small container of greek yogurt for this one.
This recipe actually sounds better than it is. The cake itself is very dense, with light flavoring. If I were to rate it overall, it would be 3 out of 5 stars.
Easy enough to make though and it will impress your stoner friends.