Monday, July 28, 2014

Banana Bread

I've been craving banana-y things in the recent months. Specifically chocolate and bananas. Took a trip to Mexico earlier this summer and had the most amazing chocolate dipped frozen banana!

My "substitute" for not having the patience to dip my own bananas has been Chocolate Chip Banana muffins. Definitely not paleo, but fine in moderation ;) I've brought them to work to win people over and everyone loves them!

Paula Deen's Banana Bread {in muffin form}

1 cup of softened Butter
1 1/2 cups of Sugar
4 Eggs
3 cups of All purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 teaspoon of Salt
2 cups of Mashed Bananas
1 cup of Chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and fill 2 muffin tins with muffin holders
  2. In a medium bowl and with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring well. Add bananas and pecans, stirring just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 30ish minutes, or until a tester inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove from pans, and allow to cool completely on wire racks.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Where I've been....

Remember my New Years goals?

Well, 2014 decided to bring my a whole new life and looking back on them the only one I have left to cross off is 'Blog More'. It think it start with my move, then a new job, struggling with "abandoning" what I thought was a dream, and I guess its only appropriate that the last time I took a long 'break' from the blog was when I got caught up in the whirl wind of a relationship and I'm sad to say that this break has been, partially, due the end of said relationship. In addition my 2 closest girlfriends out here (1 quite suddenly) decided to get themselves new lives on the other side of the country. The last few months I've been soaking up every moment, traveling, remodeling, wrapping my head around new job and life challenges. I truly feel like I have a blank slate, a new energy and so much new focus on what I want.

I hope to update you on my realizations, my new aspirations, my adventures and {finally} my fully decorated San Francisco bedroom....5 years in the making!