Banana & Peanut Butter Stuffed Pancakes

Some dishes have a way of taking us back to our childhood. Other foods easily transport us to a special time or place. We all have foods that we associate with good memories. Pancakes are one of those foods for me. Peanut butter and bananas are another pair of foods that I relate to growing up. In my family, we combine all three of those ingredients into one hearty breakfast. While it’s a dish that has become a family tradition, apparently it’s unknown to most people. Banana & Peanut Butter stuffed pancakes are a weekend staple at my parent’s house. When I was a girl, we ate a lot of peanut butter and a lot of pancakes. I imagine part of the reason was the budget friendly cost of those two items. When you’re trying to feed five children, you have to be budget conscious! I know part of the reason was because all five of us children loved this combination. It’s a favorite meal for all of us to this day. And we’ve passed that appreciation on to our children. The grandkids love going to the Farm for pancakes. In fact, the older ones (able to drive themselves) have … Continue reading →

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Three Ways to Make Banana Bread – Good, Better, Best!

I peeked in my freezer the other day and found a couple packages of frozen, smashed bananas. I had tucked them in there awhile ago with the intention of making banana bread. What a great find! I pulled them out and the house soon was smelling like banana bread! Since I had several packages, I decided to fix up my basic banana bread recipe with some extras on two of the loaves. We had Good Banana Bread, Better Banana Bread and Best Banana Bread. At least, that’s my evaluation. Good Banana Bread My husband likes his food in the most basic form possible. He prefers this banana bread over the others because it’s simple, moist, flavorful, banana, bread. This is the basic banana bread recipe below and I do agree with him, it’s yummy!  Warm, with some butter on that slice … mmmmm that’s good stuff! I will admit, we’ve been known to sit at the kitchen table with a pot of fresh coffee and eat an entire loaf. Better Banana Bread My husband gave this loaf his approval, but he’s still loyal to his favorite (see above!). I had a container of cinnamon sugar sprinkles in the cupboard. The … Continue reading →

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Winter Fruit Cobbler Recipe

What do you do with all those wonderful fruit baskets you received over the holidays? Sure, you eat the fruit, as much as you can. But what about when the fruit has set long enough and nobody’s eating the raw items any longer. Because every family has a point at which the fresh fruit snacking maxes out and they reach for a packaged sugar filled snack instead of the fruit. If you’re like me, you dread that moment, because the fruit is delicious, healthy and pretty. But you don’t want it to go to waste and end up in the garbage. Besides, somebody who loves us very much cared enough to send us that good fruit and we should eat it, by gosh!  The solution, turn it into a new dish, that doesn’t quite look like fresh fruit, but takes advantage of all that flavor. Print Winter Fruit Cobbler Recipe Rating: 31 Prep Time: 25 minutesCook Time: 40 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yield: 8 servings You can use any style of refrigerated biscuits. We like the “Layer” style and the “Buttery Country” style biscuits. If you have the kind with the small bits of cheddar cheese in them, they … Continue reading →

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