Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Yummy Banana Cake



So I've been in a baking mood lately...Yes it's a little crazy with two kids under 2 years old. But, when I get a total of 3 hours of sleep and there's no hope of getting a nap I have to keep myself crazy busy or I remember how exhausted I am...So after failed attempts at homemade bread and cinnamon rolls, I decided to use up my ridiculously ripe bananas and try this banana cake...yummm It's SO good and moist (I can't believe I just used one of my top 3 grossest words...) Here are the recipes and I'm also posting this to Basic Bites

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp. soda
  • 2/3 c. butter, at room temperature
  • 4 mashed bananas, large
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 c. buttermilk or plain yogurt (I used vanilla yogurt because Ialready had some and it turned out fine)
  • 2/3 c. chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together: flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and soda. Then add: butter, and bananas. Beatthoroughly, then add: eggs, buttermilk, chopped nuts and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Pour into a greased & floured 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. When cooled, top with Cream Cheese frosting.

"Sprinkles" Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz of cream cheese, very soft
4 oz of butter, very soft
1/8 tsp salt
4 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp of vanilla extract

Beat the cream cheese and butter with the salt until light and fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, and the vanilla - beat until smooth and creamy.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Why we live in Arizona...

Ty was nice enough to let us come swimming at his pool twice this week and it has been SO much fun! Brynlee loves it, to say the least. She screamed when we left and hasn't stopped talking about "wimming at Ty's" since! I love Arizona this time of year!e



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What's going on around here.


Who me?! I wasn't doing anything...
Are we sure these two are sisters? They look like different races...
After a long walk with Papa

I had to post these because I thought Brynlee & Reese didn't look much alike but these pictures makes me think differently

I had totally forgotten how fun/tiring it is to have a newborn around the house. There's something amazing about a new baby.
I love the way she smells after a bath
and her little gas bubble smiles
and her grunts and groans (apparently my babies love to make "pretty" noises)
and her HAIR of course :)
and her cutest little cry
and her skinny little feet
and I could go on and on
I'm so lucky I have the cutest little girls in the world!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Looking for a House??

Kyle & my dad have gotten into the real estate business and found this beauty here...It is beautful inside and has an awesome backyard. It has all brand new appliances, carpet, and granite countertops. If you know of anyone that's interested let me know! Here's their company's webite.