Banana Bread Muffins

Are you a person of self control? because after you try these banana muffins you will no longer know what self control is anymore.

My husband and daughter love when I make them, not only because they are delicious but because they are a great grab and go snack and did I mention they make the house smell so good. Now if you are like me and like to make anything with banana then you probably over purchase bananas like I do just so you have enough to bake with.

Now let’s get to the recipe, I will start off and say this recipe makes 1 dozen so double or even triple if you plan on giving a friend, neighbor or even family a little tasty treat.

Wet ingredients

3 medium ripe bananas

1 large egg

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Extra’s

cupcake pan

spray oil

wallnuts

preheat oven to 375

cook for 18- 20 minutes.

1/3 cup to fill mixture into pan (perfect amount)

Dry ingredients

1-1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Step one – get everything you need out . you will need two bowls , one for the main mixing and one to sift all of the dry items together. I use a kitchen aid mixer so I use the bowl that comes with that to mash the bananas and everything will end up being mixed in that bowl, so use what bowls you please. and remember clean up as you go!

step two – measure all dry ingredients and start sifting into bowl once sifted put all dry ingredients away.

Step three – start with the wet items. peel bananas and add to bowl, start mashing until there are fully mashed up ( if you have kiddos or grand kids to do this with they love mashing the nana’s ) one less step you have top do. next add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix well until combined.

Step four – start adding the dry mixture to the wet mixture, I always add just half first so it doesn’t make a huge mess with the flour. mix until all combined, while you are mixing you can preheat the oven to 375.

Step five – get the muffin / cupcake pan and grease it well , I just use the oil spray and it works fine . Use the 1/3 measuring cup to fill each section and add your topping of choice or no toppings at all , again your choice. next you will put them in the oven for 18-20 min and transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy the best banana bread muffins !

the best thing about this recipe is that you probably have everything you need in the coboard so it makes it ten times easier.

The delicious white chocolate chip

Its Finally time to share my delicious cookie recipe, I can no longer keep them to myself.

This is the easiest white chocolate chip cookie to make and you will not regret it one bit, I mean unless you decide to eat the all before they cool down. the cookies are so chewy with the best crunch on the bottom and truthfully you can make these in so many different ways when it comes to the chocolate chips or even adding fun sprinkles to the batter before cooking. make this recipe fun.

What you will need

Wet ingredients :

2 sticks of butter softened but still cool

1 tbs of vanilla

1 large egg

Dry ingredients:

2 1/4 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar ( this is what makes the cookie )

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Add ins

1 – 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

I recommend using a stand mixer or even a hand mixer for this recipe.

pre-heat oven to 365 before you start throwing everything together

So start by throwing in the butter and mix until creamy then add vanilla and the egg and mix together well but don’t over mix!

Now with the dry ingredients I like sifting together everything but the flower in a large measuring cup then adding it to the butter mixture.the brown sugar can just be thrown in due to it being a thicker sugar. now mix together on low and start adding the flour and turn the mixer up until it doesn’t stick to the bowl too much then go ahead and add the chips and mix some more, it is not a harder dough so it will be sticky.

I use a regular size spoon to scoop and ball up in my hand . you should be able to fit 8 cookies on a non stick cookie sheet I made three batches so it will last you awhile . defiantly use parchment paper if you don’t have a non stick cooking sheet.

you want to cook them for 6-8 min and leave on cookie sheet for 1min when you take them out before you place them on a cooling rack, when you go to take them off they will still be very soft so use a spatula!

pre-heat oven to 365 and cook for 6-8min set for 1min

enjoy ,

other options for fillings, fun sprinkles , vanilla chips or even leaving everything out and making it a plain sugar cookie..

Fall is in the air

It’s September 1st y’all and you know what that means right ? It means the leaves will start changing colors and falling , the sun will be out but the chill in the air will start . Summer wardrobe packs up and we pull out the fall clothes. We start to drink hot coffee from cute mugs and of course the fall drinks from our favorite coffee shops, and this all means that fall is going to start ! My favorite time of year and I hope it’s one of yours too .

What is your favorite time of fall ?

I will say the one thing that I will be going all out with is decorating, the colors the pumpkins the vibe right before Halloween sets in, YES I see it already, my tower shelf set with pumpkins, leaf garland mixed with little fairy lights and of course the dining room table with the fresh fall flowers and having the windows open with the fresh air flowing through our home without it being too hot or too cold, wearing fuzzy socks (Halloween theme) and baking cookies.

What fall activities do you like to do?

By yourself or with family ?

So this month I will be posting a ton of fun, decor and fall lovin’ on this blog and also my Instagram so if you are not following hop right over to my page and hit follow .

family beach trip

So the other morning we decided to pack up and drive to the great Oregon coast for a day trip and if you guys know us we love the beach and our daughter is sure she is a fish so she absolutely loves the beach.

So after we grabbed some breakfast to go, we were on our way & for it only being an hour and a half away it’s not a bad drive. Our plan was to go to canon beach but they were under poo advisory so we ended up going to seaside ( you know the busiest tourist side of town ) not our cup of tea but we had to drive my husbands car it’s it not meant to drive on sand so the other beaches were not our option this time .

So once we got to town we stopped and got snacks and water & the most important items ………… camping chairs, that we didn’t own and kinda needed. Us being prepared for the beach is always a funny thing cause we never are and when we are we still forget something so we still are not prepared. It’s never-ending with us. That’s the excitement ……..

So then we unloaded and made our way to the nice, cold, windy beach and found a spot. The sound of the waves and people having fun was just so relaxing until our crazy 4 years old wanted to get into her swimsuit and go swim with the “sharks”.

It was until the 50th “no it’s too cold right now” and “mom please can I put my swimsuit on ” that she had her dad waking her up to the water to fill up her bucket. And it was only minutes until I saw her sitting in the water as she lived in it.

She decided it was time to walk back and sit in the sand which stuck to her whole body. In a time where parents don’t understand their kids, that’s my time right now. She was just living her best life and the wind wasn’t going to stop her, not even one bit. And hey, it’s not like we live down the road so live yo life baby girl.

( no I’m not a bad mom, she could have gotten a cold but she didn’t ) so keep your comments to yourself.

After swim time it was the best time, and that’s SNACK TIME! But not just snack time but pretty much the most entertaining and best part of our trip. Now it was not the best time for violet though.

Okay now here it is…& this is the main culprit

So at the store, we got fruit, Pringles, some fudge goldfish and water, of course, drink water and take care of yo self. So yada yadda we had the fruit and had the goldfish. Played a little bit more and then violet wanted to crack open the Pringles. The one thing we found out about crowded beaches that out of towhees come too is that they give a little snack a roo to the seagulls as well, but then that makes those seagulls cranky and hungry and ready to attack!! All I knew was a pringles flew out of violets hands, then we were surrounded and the birds were fighting each other and getting closer and closer to us. Violet and I flew up and ran away when they started dodging us !! Over a damn chip guys , who would have thought . The best part was the most hangry bird trying to drag our backpack away when we weren’t looking .

family time for us is adventure , having fun , good laughs and all around love . our daughter gave us so much in life and we want to see her happy .

here are some more photo’s of are trip & pretty much all of us being crazy as hell . but thats just a regular day for this beach bum fam .

So if that wasn’t enough food we ended up at MO’s and if you haven’t been it’s a must stop at the Oregon coast . So that’s that , if you want to see more check out my Instagram page , show some love & follow ya girl .

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Spring is in the air

Rainy days wishing it was sunny so we could go to the park.always getting the energy out of a 4 year old at the end of the day , before dinner and bath time is the best feeling ! Literally if you have kids you will understand ! They will have the best night sleep after being so relaxed & trust me you will too. Also little dress season is on its way & I can’t wait to dress my big girl this summer , but who am I kidding she will be dressing her damn self because she never wants help anymore.As much as I am over my head with a 4 year old , the teenage years scare me . It scares me to the core .

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