is supposed to be about
Trainwrecks & Bloopers.
I don't have enough
room in this post to show you guys all of that....
We'll get on to that in a moment.
But before we begin,
I am just so excited - I have to show
you guys this.....
I received my package in the mail last Friday afternoon!
My trusty assistant opened it for me!!!
Remember I won that really cool cake stand
from our own very Dear Gollum!
My Mom and I spent Saturday afternoon
baking a Banana Cake
to help show off this beauty!
Notice how pretty it looks when you look down on it.
Doesn't it look pretty from the side?
I got the recipe for this cake from Tastespotting.
I will tell you that I added more banana.
It called for 1 cup of mashed banana and I added
about a half cup more.
It also calls for lots of pecans
but I used walnuts.
I'll admit here is my blooper -
I only had about a cup in my freezer - oops!
My Dad thought it was delish!
But that doesn't say much-
He likes everything I bake.
Afterall, I am the apple of his eye.
But yes, it really was a good cake.
Very moist. It has a cream cheese frosting
and you can never go wrong with that!
For St. Patty's Day
I thought I would try the
posted on a previous
Foodie Friday Potluck.
You know, the one where you add
a jar of pepperonchinis
to a chuck roast and put it in the crock pot.
But, I can't leave a recipe alone.
I added a diced onion and garlic toes.
Also a palm of Italian Seasonings.
They were DELISH!
Very distinct pepperonchini taste,
but the aftertaste leaves you wanting more!
I had some leftover and they
were actually better the next day!
I served them on crusty rolls with
Jacob prepared these stylin' little snacks for me
the other day before we went to Cheapo Records.
Jacob got a turntable a while back
and is now infatuated with albums.
So we spent hours pouring over
the new & used stacks of
Rock & Roll!
Boy, did that bring back memories!
We scarfed down the cake in a big hurry
and the cookie jar was empty - so we had
I have to share this because.....