Chocolate Banana Swirl Muffins

Chocolate Banana Swirl Muffins | PDXfoodlove

What a gorgeous day it has been in Portland. It was 74 today! And sunny! My little plants are all popping up. The lettuce is in the ground outside and I swear it grew visibly larger in the last 24 hours with all that sun. The rhubarb is very nearly ready for go time (HELLO, […]

Cooked up on April 7, 2014

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Chocolate Banana Muffins

Chocolate Banana Muffins | PDXFoodlove

Hi from San Francisco! I’m here for work doing a lot of photography, and of course, hitting a few top food spots along the way. Today I crossed an item off my bucket list with lunch at Mission Chinese. The squid ink noodles were to die for! I also paid visits to Blue Bottle Coffee […]

Cooked up on February 10, 2014

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Bourbon Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Bourbon Chocolate Chip Banana Bread | PDXfoodlove

My mom makes the best darned banana bread in the entire world. End of story. Even by replicating the exact recipe, I can’t quite make it the same way. Maybe it’s that she uses the electric mixer to get the bananas extra well-blended. Maybe it has something to do with the pan or the oven… […]

Cooked up on November 5, 2013

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PB Blueberry Banana Smoothies

Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

We’ve been doing this whole “bread at home” self-challenge for four whole days so far, and you know what the biggest impact has been (thus far, anyway)? The fact that it’s not available as a convenience food. That sad, dense wheat bread from this weekend is fine for sopping up liquid like a sauce or […]

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

peanut butter banana bread

Sometimes there are weekends where we make new furniture, sew stuff, plant stuff … all kinds of project stuff. Guess how much of that we did this weekend? Zero. Oops. But not really oops, because we had a great time playing video games, reading books, working out and of course, spending time together in the […]

Cooked up on March 10, 2013

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Banana Waffles

Banana Waffles

It has been another beautiful, sunny (?) February weekend in Oregon, and I am not sure I could be happier with how we spent it. On Saturday we planted a TON of gladioli bulbs and I can’t wait to see them come up this summer, and cut some of them and put them all over […]

Cooked up on February 24, 2013

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Banana Bread Muffins with Chocolate Chips

I’ve posted about banana muffins before, but they were a little different. They had a streuselish topping and not as much banana. I’m not sure which one I like better, but this one made a strong and delicious showing for breakfast this morning. We’ve got a few more days before we have to go back […]

Cooked up on December 29, 2012

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Banana Nut Muffins

I already have the best banana bread recipe in the entire world (Thanks, Mom!). But I wasn’t sure if you can just take a quick bread recipe and turn it into muffins (it seems like you should be able to?). So instead I went in search of a recipe for banana nut muffins. I found […]

Cooked up on November 17, 2012

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Fitness Focus: Vanilla Banana Berry Smoothie

Well, it is finally hot for real in Portland. Yesterday it was 103. Today supposedly the high is 93. I know it’s nothing compared to what the Midwest has been dealing with, but it still is not my favorite thing. The heat keeps me up at night, and it’s hard to stay hydrated and headache-free. […]

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, plus an introduction to my BlogHer ’12 Sponsor, Stone-Buhr Flour

I always have a little bit of internal conflict when we buy bananas. They are so delicious and a great refueling snack – we go through a bunch every single week. But what if we had some leftover? And what if they were accidentally to become quite ripe? Then… then we could bake. Maybe we […]

Cooked up on June 2, 2012

More like this: baking | Blog Her Food 12 | breakfast | brunch | dessert | Stone Buhr | under 1 hour