EAT | Banana Walnut Bread

Hello! Today we are making a delicious treat that my whole family loves to eat for breakfast. This banana bread is special because it has just the right amount of sweetness, and it doesn’t come out dry like a lot of banana bread recipes. I hope you like it!

What you’ll need:

  • 3 mashed bananas (about 1 1/4 cup)
  • 1 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional, but recommended!)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mash bananas and add melted butter. You can just use a large spoon to mix, no electric mixer needed.

Add baking soda and salt and stir.

Add in sugar and mix.

Add egg.

Add flour slowly and combine.

Add walnuts and pour into loaf pan.

Bake for about 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Perfect.

Perfectly sweet and delicious! I love to make this at night after my girls go to bed, refrigerate it, and then surprise them with a treat for the morning! Everyone in my house prefers this bread cold, but it tastes so good either way!

Thanks for reading!

xx

EAT | Ginger Chewies (The BEST Christmas Cookie)

It’s almost Christmas, which means COOKIES! I usually make an assortment of Christmas cookies each year, sugar, Rolo, cherry cookies, pink sugar cookies, snickerdoodles…but my FAVORITE one to make are these chewy gingerbread cookies. They are delish. Here’s how I make them!

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat your oven to 350.

Cream together your softened butter and sugar.

Add your egg and molasses and mix.

In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients.

Mix together, and then add to your wet mixture.

Roll into balls and coat in sugar.

Bake for 10 minutes. Don’t overcook, you want them to be soft and chewy!

Perfect.

Enjoy and a have a Merry Christmas!

xx amy

EAT | Chicken and Dumplings

Hello! Today I am sharing a recipe for the ULTIMATE comfort food. What is it about cold weather and eating? It is really all there is to do! Haha. Anyway, here is my recipe for chicken and dumplings. They are delicious and savory, and will warm you up on a cold day. Maybe we will get there soon, it’s 87 degrees as I type this here in Texas!

What you need:

  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour

First off, add chicken broth and water to a big stock pot. Add in your seasonings and bring to a boil.

Add in your chicken, and continue boiling.

In a mixing bowl, beat up the eggs.

Slowly add in your flour and combine until soft dough forms.

Roll dough out onto a mat at about 1/4 in. thick. Cut into strips.

Add them into your pot, and continue to boil for about an hour.

As they cook, the dumplings will all start to float to the top.

Enjoy!!!

xx amy

EAT | The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Out of all the things I love to bake, COOKIES are at the top. I have so many tried and true cookie recipes, and I love to perfect the ingredients to make them just right. Today I am sharing my perfect peanut butter cookie recipe. These cookies are soft and delicious (it’s the brown sugar), chock full of peanut butter, and rolled in sugar for that classic, peanut butter cookie flavor.

Here’s how to make them!

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter (I use unsalted)
  • 1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    1 egg
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 tsp milk
    1 1/2 cup flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix together your butter, peanut butter, and sugars.

Add your egg, milk, and vanilla, and combine.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.

Slowly add this mixture to the wet ingredients while mixing.

Form dough into about 1 1/2 inch balls and coat with sugar.

Smash down the cookies gently with a fork vertically and horizontally. Make a hashtag.

Bake for 11-12 minutes. Let sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes until you move them over to a cooling rack.

They melt. in. your. mouth.

Enjoy! 🙂

xx amy

EAT | One Pan Chicken + Asparagus

Hello! Having a family of four, I am always on the hunt for quick and easy meals, and especially meals that only require only one pan! Less dishes = happier me.

Today I am sharing my recipe for chicken and asparagus. My whole family loves this recipe (yes, even the girls- they love veggies!) and it’s really flavorful and semi-healthy (it has butter, lol).

Let’s get started.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Season your chicken with salt and pepper.

Melt 1 tbsp butter in large skillet, and stir in your garlic and seasonings.

Add your chicken and sauté.

After chicken is cooked through, scoot to one side and melt the remaining tbsp of butter.

Add in your asparagus and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until tender.

How quick and easy was that? It tastes so good and everyone will love it!

Thanks for reading!

xx