These last few weeks have been spent hustling and bustling throughout the holiday season. However, I managed to squeeze in some baking with a recipe that I got from Pinterest! I love My Pinterest! This time I made Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and discovered the MASSIVE difference in baking when using a Kitchen-Aid mixer!
A few weeks ago I took the mixer out from storage to make Sweet Hawaiian Bread, but that didn’t work out because I did something wrong with the yeast. Hmm… maybe that’s why it was in storage in the first place.
Thankfully, I left the mixer on the counter and this baking escapade led me to making these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins using the mixer and the difference was truly AMAZING. I could not believe the consistency the mixer mixed the batter compared to me doing it by hand. Now, I am so excited to try something else!
This recipe came from Princess Pinky Girl and it was delicious and a hit with my Christmas guests! Thank you for your scrumptious recipe because it is now a staple in my book!
Hoping everyone had a fabulous Christmas!
When I saw this recipe I heard the avocado calling me. I knew I would make this. It was just a matter of time. Enter summer and my new camera guy!
This recipe was originally for a sandwich and the ingredients were mashed up and placed on whole wheat bread. I had it both ways and either way, it is yummy! I had to split the recipe from the Original Recipe by Two Peas & Their Pod because I am the only one in the house who will eat this. The first day I had it as a salad.
Here is what you are going to need –
Chickpea, Avocado & Feta Cheese Salad
1/2 Can of Chickpeas
1 Green Onion
1 T Chopped Cilantro
1/4 Cup of Feta Cheese
*Salt and pepper to taste
The next day I used the rest of the chickpeas and made my second batch. I had the first half in a sandwich and the rest in my salad last night for dinner.
I can’t wait to make it again as an alternative to guacamole.
PS I am loving my new camera guy!
I’m finding myself using Pinterest a lot for recipes. My brain seems to adapt to this format very well. I am always referring to it to try something new. We just returned from the store and got all the ingredients to make the following dishes. Currently I am in a dilemma about which chickpea dish to make first. I am thinking it’s going to be the avocado dish!
Last but definitely not least!
More of my favorites on My Pinterest Page!
I need to get more fruits and vegetables in my little guy. When it comes to fruits there are very few he actually eats. Watermelon is one of them. So when I saw this Watermelon Cake I thought it might be a good shot that he would eat it. In addition, I could try some strawberries. Here’s what you need –
Strawberries, halved and quartered
First, cut stems off strawberries, cut them in half and quarter them. Clean with soap and water. I enlisted my little guy and he was all for it, what a great help he has become! Next, cut a cylinder out of the watermelon (instead of using the whole watermelon I thought I would try a small one first and it was a good thing because the watermelon we picked was not very tasty).
We added strawberries and almonds
Not only did my little guy help with slicing and cleaning the strawberries as well as icing the watermelon he was also the camera guy – I think I found myself a new photographer!
Found this fun project on Pinterest!