Updates :D 01/30/2011
 
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Hello to all my dezign darlings ;) I hope you've had a chance to see the new things I've posted in the "new dezigns" page! Ive been working on some valentine's projects to put up for the holidays as well!

Now getting away from knitting for a bit, i would love to put up one of my all time favorite comfort recipes for you to try out! Its a delicious Southern Banana Nut Bread (the nuts are optional) with a mouth watering banana frosting on top!
Enjoy and please keep me posted on your results! Toodles and HAPPY BAKING...

You will need:
1/2 cup of butter flavored shortening (you can use regular shortening and add butter flavor if you wish)
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 or 3 medium sized)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of self-rising flour
1/2 cup of buttermilk (to improvise you can use regular milk and add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice)
3/4 cup of pecans (optional)
FROSTING:
1/4 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup of butter (softened but not melted)
1-1/4 cup of confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice (you can add more if the consistency is to hard to spread)

DIRECTIONS:
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Blend in bananas and vanilla. Add flour alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans.
  • Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack; cool completely.
  • For topping, combine the banana, confectioners' sugar and lemon juice; spread over loaves. Sprinkle with pecans. I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!!!!!!!

 
Headband Crazee 01/21/2011
 
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I cant believe how cold this winter has turned out to be. My ears were beginning to complain soooo my mom sister and I set out on a venture to cure cold ears :) To our delight someone who lived before us (who must have suffered from the same problem) wit-fully created earmuffs or ear warmers ;)
     But alas if your anything like me you don't like the tight, squished feeling they give you! Therefore we put our knitting needles together and came up with a couple headband dezigns that do the job of warming your ears and looking fashionable all in one ;) so in your spare time go check them out in the New year, new dezigns page :) Thanks again for stopping by and reading my blog... Toodles for now!

STAY WARM AND COZY :D