banana Tag

Gluten-free Cake with fresh blueberries will confuse your senses but delight your mouth.  As my oldest stated, "This smells like graham crackers, looks like a cookie but it's a cake!"

Amazingly decadent, Banana Blueberry Cake.  Vegan & gluten-free Sometimes, confusing your senses is a good thing!  You smell the spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger swirling through the house and it reminds you of graham crackers.  Then you see these 5 mini cake pans cooling and at first glance, the size of the pans and the fresh blueberries remind you of a large chocolate chip cookie.  BUT WAIT, it's actually cake!  Can that be right?  Is it actually blueberry banana cake that smells like graham crackers?  Yes, my friends, that is right. 

Banana Muffins

In my last 16 years of parenting, I've been hit with difficult questions from my children. Some I could answer rather vaguely, others by being straight forward and sometimes, I just had to answer very stratigically.  For example, my kids (and I'm pretty sure MOST kids) like to raze one another over silly things and for a time, it was over "Favorties".  More specially, who was Nana & Papa's favorite, Harmony's favorite (that is my husband's mom and means Grandma in Korean), and then OUR favorite.  

Of course they each felt they owned a title or 2 but I couldn't quite designate a favorite child, much to their disapproval.  However, my husband and I came up with a fluctuating favorite list.  We let them know that we had no favorite child but merely a "Favorite of the Day" child.   This was not solely based on how helpful they were around the house, but also on how they interacted with one another, with us, or simply "just because". They seemed to be happy with knowing that this would change daily and they all had a fair shot at it. 

What I found interesting is that I also apply that mentality to foods.

 

Banana Corn Pancake

Rarely is there a morning that I don't have to wake up early and get ready to be somewhere. But today, was one of those rare days and it was AWESOME!

Most days, I'm up by 6, making sure my oldest is awake and getting ready for school. Then by the time he leaves, my other 2 are waking and it starts all over again. On the weekends, its all about waking up early and getting my daughter off to tumbling and then Sunday mornings is filled with getting ready and going to church. But this week,,,,,,well I had today off simply because I went to church last night!

It was a pj wearing, pancake making, don't do your hair at all kinda of day (well, at least it was for the kids).

blueberry muffins2

If you are like me, I can get this craving for something sweet, however, I tend to go for fruity and light, especially during the warmer seasons.   Thankfully I have a ton of cookbooks to pull from and as I went looking for what would make,  I found this recipe for Banana Blueberry Cake in Chloe's Vegan Desserts cookbook and I had to give it a whirl.