Archive for Desserts

Review: The Best Banana Bread Muffins Ever


What’s not to love! No mess muffins. My son loves mushing the bananas in the ziploc bag. These are super easy and arguably the best tasting I’ve ever had. I highly recommend giving these a try.

I used 3/4 cup of sugar rather than the full cup because we don’t like things as sweet. I also didn’t add a sugar glaze. These were magnificent served split with some cream cheese in the middle.

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Granny’s Peach Cobbler


My grandmother probably made one of these every week. It was always everyone’s favorite, but one of the easiest to make.


1 29 oz can sliced peaches in heavy syrup (or in juice for lighter version)
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar (or 3/4 cup for lighter version)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Put butter in a casserole and in the oven until butter has melted.

While butter is melting, mix egg, milk, flour and sugar in a bowl. Pour into casserole with melted butter. Sprinkle peaches and juice evenly over the batter.

Bake for about 45 minutes, until golden brown on top.

Makes 6 servings.

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Review: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Today my son and I tried these cookies. I can’t give a full review because I didn’t have the amount of oatmeal called for. The cookies stuck to the pan, which is probably due to having disproportionate sugar to grains. They taste wonderful, so I will definitely have to give this another go when I have enough oatmeal.

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Review: Date Nut Bread

I’m posting this as a review because this is not my recipe, but I don’t have a link for it because it has evidently been deleted. I will post the recipe in full here since a link is not available.

We were wanting to make appetizers with date nut bread, cream cheese and green olives. Years ago, we could buy date nut bread in a can at the grocery store, but it is no longer available. This recipe made a nice replacement.

1 1/2 cups chopped dates
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a bowl, combine the dates, water and butter; let stand for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, walnuts, baking soda and salt. Stir in the eggs, vanilla and date mixture just until moistened. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil if top browns to quickly. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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Review: Pumpkin Pie

This is a very basic recipe, but works and is delicious.

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