Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year's Eve!


Happy New Year's Eve Everyone! I hope you all had an awesome 2012! I know I had a good one. I got to meet all of you and claim you as family now.

Today is not only New Year's Eve but my wedding day. I will FINALLY marry the father of my two beautiful daughters and my best friend, my other half, my soulmate. We aren't doing the big thing like we planned. It just wasn't in the cards to be that way. Instead, we are going to the County Recorder place (I think) to get hitched.

So on that note, I plan to start 2013 with new eyes and determination. I plan to work on the blog more and more, be the best wife I can possibly be and focus on trying to help out with income. Making cakes and cuppies or paper crafts is what I plan to do but who knows.

I wish all of you the best for 2013. Happiness, love and laughter with those you hold near and dear.

Once again, I thank you all for stopping by and checking me out! See ya in 2013!!!!!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Feeling like Suzy Freakin Homemaker

              So for the past 2 weeks, I've been playing the housewife/mommy role to it's fullest. I've been baking non-stop and cleaning/prepping the house for Christmas and The Biggies 4th Birthday. PLUS trying to get everything needed for a Civil Ceremony on NYE (New Year's Eve). That's right people...I'm getting married after what...14 years of being together and 4 of those years being engaged.

                 OK so for today's rant, I wanted to share with you what I've been baking. one of my treasured recipes =)

First up...Banana Bread Muffins (or bread). It's uber easy and really yummy =)

Banana/banana raisin muffins :) my recipe :)

So for this one, you will need:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease/flour your pan of choice
( I used a 9 x 5 x 3 or muffin tins for this recipe)
1/2 cup shortening ( I use butter or margarine) softened
1 cup sugar (make it more if the bananas aren't sweet enough)
2 eggs
3-4 medium bananas, smashed (add more nanas if you love them)
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla ( I added more cuz I love the stuff)
1/4 cup milk (or less if you like it kinda dry)
Cinnamon to taste =)
*if you like extras like raisins or nuts, add them to your liking*

Mix first 4 ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Sift dry ingredients together and add them to the banana mix, blending very well. Add the remaining ingredients, mix it all together and use your pan of choice. Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top and use a toothpick to swirl slighly for nice presentation. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour if using a 9x5x3 pan or until baked to your liking. For muffins, I baked them for about 15 minutes before I started to check them =)

Tomorrow's recipe is Uber Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Cookies!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!!! XoXo