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Banana Cookies

20 Sep

I have been craving banana cookies so I picked up a few ripe bananas on the discount counter at the grocery store.


1/2 C butter
2 1/4 C flour
1 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
3-5 mashed bananas

Beat butter then add about 1/2 the flour, all the sugar, eggs, baking powder, vanilla cinnamon, soda and cloves. beat thoroughly combined.
Beat in remaining flour, beat in bananas.
375 for 8-10 min.
Hope you enjoy…..Simple and sweet and easy to make!!!

ps – I passed on the cloves and added choco chips to some.

XOXO – Elizabeth


Monkey Cake

12 Jan

There is nothing better then homemade treats made by your Grandmother. My Grandmother is 90 years old and is one of most amazing women I know (the other one is my mother)! Right now she is enjoying in the sun in Florida at her beautiful condo on the Gulf. My husband and I were down there in December for a long weekend visit during the holidays.

When we arrived there was a beautiful freshly baked Monkey cake sitting there just waiting for us! In 3 days we were able to devour the whole thing! If you are looking for a great desert to share at a party or family gathering this is your dish!

Monkey Ball Cake


1/2 cup chopped Pecans
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 10-oz refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine ( 1 stick)

Sprinkle chopped pecans evenly in the bottom of a well-greased 10 inch Bundt pan. Set aside. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Cut biscuits into quarters; roll each piece into the sugar mixture and layer in pan. Combine brown sugar and butter; pour over dough.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Cool bread 10 minutes in pan, than invert onto serving platter.
Dig in and enjoy!