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Peach Banana Smoothie

peach banana smoothie

When I was in college, I ate a creamsicle smoothie from the café by my dorm almost every day. They were delicious and horribly unhealthy, primarily made from of orange juice and ice cream. Since then, I have just assumed that all smoothies are high in calories. I never bothered to investigate. A couple of Mondays ago, I found myself with three brown bananas on the counter and nothing to do with them. Actually, I could think of several things to do with them, but they all involved baked goods. I sure love banana brownies and banana bread and banana … Read more

Banana Upside Down Cake

The best easy banana upside down cake recipe - This simple and tasty recipe starts with a boxed cake mix and adds bananas, butter, nuts, brown sugar, and spices to make a caramelized topping. It's sure to become one of your favorite desserts!

  A week or two ago, Joe brought home three pounds of bananas from a warehouse club. We eat a lot of bananas (and these were green like limes the first day), but the last couple still became overripe before we could finish them. I’ve been known to put overripe bananas in all kinds of things – brownie mixes, pancakes, waffles, breads, and even cakes – because throwing food away drives me crazy. The last few bananas from Joe’s warehouse club deal were browning this weekend when Grace began to harass her baby sister (and me, holding the baby). Mashing … Read more

10 Uses for an Egg Slicer

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Do you have an egg slicer? Mine broke a few months ago and, at first, I wasn’t going to replace it. I kept track of all the times I wanted needed it and quickly realized that it wasn’t as superfluous as I thought. Of course, egg slicers are intended to cut a hard boiled egg into uniform slices. It will cut many other things, though. How do I use sliced, chopped, or diced eggs? Sliced eggs are nice on spinach or other green salads, in meatloaf, or as a garnish. Chopped or diced eggs are necessary for potato, chicken, or … Read more

Banana Sour Cream Cake

The best banana sour cream cake recipe - This amazingly moist cake can be made with sour cream or Greek yogurt for a healthier dessert option. Includes sugar, bananas, butter, walnuts, oil, and a yellow cake mix.

We buy a lot of bananas at the Feels like Home house. Grace loves them, and she always has. I like them, too, and so does Joe. Occasionally, though, a banana will expire. You just know when it’s happened. I hate to throw food away, though, so I like to put the soggy banana into something I’m about to bake. They’re good in French Toast, brownies, cakes, and just about everything else I’ve ever mashed them into. Be careful about having too much moisture if you add mashed banana to an existing recipe. This cake recipe calls for bananas, so … Read more