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One super hot sunny day. Sweat dripping. Frozen bananas in the fridge. Left-over milk.
It’s time to make banana smoothie.
My little boy and his dad were playing basketball outside which means I have this teeny-weeny little chance to sneak in the kitchen to make something that will beat the heat. Something fast. Something easy. Done in a matter of minutes before my little boy returns and cling to me like a panda.
Good thing there were frozen bananas sitting in the fridge and some milk. Yes, this smoothie is made of two ingredients only!
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Brownies have always been my favorite treat. Long before I fell in love with soft and chewy cookies, brownies were my first love. The gooey, chocolaty, caramel-y bars that melts in your mouth… oh let me stop here because it makes me want to lick the photo on the screen.
My craving for brownies these past weeks has been overly crazy — I was making a Peppa Pig playlist on YouTube for my little boy but ended up watching how-to-make-brownies videos. I was writing the draft of my other post but later found myself browsing brownie photos of my favorite food blogs. The last time we went out, I was able to resist a single bar from Mrs. Fields (and yes I was about to buy three!). But today my willpower gave in. I made a whole batch, with a bonus of peanut butter cups, caramel and pretzels (oh hello mountain climbers and burpees 😮 ).
Frothy, creamy and velvety iced coffee perfect for this hot season.
My father came home last week for a short vacation. Since he loves coffee THIS much (arms wide-open), I wanted to make something for him that has, well, coffee in it. I opted for JoyOfBaking.com’s Hot White Chocolate that I had tried before (my husband and my brother loved it!) but the weather is sooooo hot. A hot drink on a hot summer day? Boo. So I thought, why not make a cold version of it?
This White Chocolate Frappé has only 3 ingredients: milk, coffee and white chocolate. Easy-peasy. Continue reading
I mentioned in my previous post that I was looking for recipes where I can use my left-over sour cream and found this banana sheet cake and Back for Seconds’ Ganache Topped Peanut Butter Muffins. I was eyeing these muffins for a long time and now the time has come to make them.
These muffins have everything I love – peanut butter, banana, Reese’s peanut butter cups and most of all, CHOCOLATE GANACHE! Who doesn’t love ganache? It’s one of the best finger-licking-good desserts for me. I can eat a cup of it in one sitting. Continue reading
So I was choosing from my “To-Bake” list what recipe(s) I would try to make use of my left-over sour cream. I was looking for easy ones (I mean not time-consuming recipes) and spotted Simply Recipes‘ Banana Sheet Cake and this Peanut Butter Cup Muffins. Luckily, we have lots of overripe bananas. It’s really nice to have bananas at your fruit basket all year long. We, banana-lovers, can whip up something easy like banana cakes, banana muffins and banana bread.
This banana sheet cake calls for a 10×15″ baking pan. I only have 9×13″ but the size is too big for us so I halved the recipe and used an 8×8″ square pan. I was thinking of using a smaller pan like 4.5×8″ because I wanted a thicker/higher cake, but went on with 8×8″. It is a “sheet” cake after all. Continue reading