Chunky Monkey Pancakes


One of my daughter’s favorite ice creams is Chunky Monkey. A banana flavored ice cream with chocolate pieces in it. As I was trying to come up with a new pancake flavor to make this is what was what we had ingredients for.  We are still trying to get dinner on the table as often…

Banana Pudding Chessman Dessert


Well, the Labor Day weekend is upon us. For some it is a three-day weekend for others, just another day at work. I hope whatever you do this weekend you find some time to have fun with your families, friends or enjoy some alone time. I have seen this dessert on Facebook, Pinterest and even…

Fighting the Breakfast Rush – Banana Muffins


Today my daughter turns 16! Sixteen, it seems impossible. Everyone told me, “Enjoy it all time will fly past you and before you know it they are grown.”  I am thanking God that I have enjoyed each and every moment. Oh, they weren’t always easy moments but from the beginning when she was very sick and…

Old Fashioned Banana Bread


Growing up we had a few cookbooks. One which I remember clearly to this day is the 1972 Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. This is the cookbook that I learned to bake from. If we wanted cakes or cookies growing up we baked them from scratch. Whenever I mention this cookbook everyone says, “We had that too!”…

Banana Pancakes with Pecans


This post is really late today. I write usually the day I post which means I need to be organized and really stay on top of everything. Once in a while I get a bit ahead of myself but for the most part I wake up and start with whatever idea I had jotted down…