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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting April 11, 2013

Filed under: Desserts,Recipes — admin @ 2:58 pm

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Serves 16
Cook time 45 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Website My Recipes



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 Large eggs plus 1 large egg white, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 Large ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • 4oz reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Frosting (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts


Step 1
Make cake: Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Mix flour, baking powder and salt. With an electric mixer, beat butter, oil and sugar. Beat in eggs and egg white, then vanilla. Mash bananas with milk.
Step 2
Stir half of dry ingredients into butter mixture, then stir in banana mixture. Mix in remaining dry ingredients. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack.
Step 3
Make frosting: With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and vanilla. Reduce speed and gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Spread cake with frosting and sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.

Save Old Fruit April 11, 2013

Filed under: Produce,Recipes,Saving — admin @ 12:37 pm

Since fruit is coming into season, don’t throw away bruised or soft fruit. Bake it. I know I freeze my banana’s to make banana breads. I’ll be compiling a list of fruit recipes. If you have any, let me know.

Fruit Recipes


FREE Finish Quantum with Power Gel Dishwashing Sample April 9, 2013

Filed under: Freebies — admin @ 7:11 pm


Get a Free sample of Finish Quantum with power gel.

Free Finish Quantum with power gel sample


Chocolate Crack Cake April 9, 2013

Filed under: Dessert,Recipes — admin @ 11:33 am

I made this for Easter, I have to warn you. Only eat small pieces. It also tastes better the next day. I also topped it off with some vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Crack Cake

Cook time 55 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Website Life in the Lowcountry


  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 16oz Sour Cream
  • 1 box Chocolate Pudding Mix (5.9 oz)
  • 3/4 cups oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 4 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


Step 1
Heat oven to 350.
Step 2
Mix together everything in a large mixing bowl (stir in chocolate chips last).
Step 3
Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray.
Step 4
Pour batter into bundt pan and cook for 50-55 minutes.

Crockpot Chicken Tacos April 9, 2013

Filed under: Main Dish,Recipes,Slow Cooker — admin @ 9:23 am

My son, being a picky eater, absolutely loved this. I ended up with leftovers for a couple nights.

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

Serves 4
Cook time 8 hours
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Website Love Always, Mommy


  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (Mine were just a little defrosted. Not much)
  • 1 packet Packet Taco Seasoning (I used my own taco seasoning. If you make your own I used 3 tbsp)
  • 1 jar Jar Salsa (I used mild - Paul Newmans)
  • Tortillas
  • Toppings


Step 1
Put your Chicken Breasts in your Crock Pot, pour the Taco Seasoning over the Chicken Breasts. Then pour the Mild Salsa on top. Set Crock Pot on Low and cook for 4-6 hours. (My crockpot doesn't have low 4 - 6 hours, so I did low for 8 hours and it came out perfect) You should be able to shred the Chicken apart with a fork. Put some Chicken in a Tortilla and top with whatever you wish.

Shake an Egg March 28, 2013

Filed under: Easter — admin @ 2:43 pm

This has got to be the funniest commercial I’ve seen. Leave it to the 80′s to come up with something like this. I’m to young to remember this, but did you?

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