I had the honor … well, no, privilege of starting and maintaining a fabulous cooking forum. I met fabulous women. I even met some of my very best friends through this forum, all of whom I cherish and miss as I sit here in the
frozen springtime beauty of Maine.
We traded our cherished recipes, helped each other with ingredients, shared our family trials, tribulations and successes. Sadly, we mourned together at the passing of some of our members.
We decided that our wonderful recipes needed to be in written in book form and we set out to self-publish our own cookbook. What a joy it was to put together! So many fabulous recipes, everyone jumping in to help test recipes and type. 290 pages of food and friendship!
One of my absolute favorite recipes from the book is Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, shared by jerseygirl. It is my go to banana bread recipe and where all of the bananas we don’t get to fast enough end up.
Continued thanks to all of you for sharing your recipes and time. Becky, I still miss you each and every day.
- 2 C flour
- 1 C sugar
- 1 t baking powder
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1 t salt
- 1 C mashed ripe banana
- 1/2 C butter, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 1 C chocolate chips
- 1/2 C walnuts
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan
Combine all ingredients except chips and nuts in a large bowl. Blend well on medium speed of an electric mixer. Stir in chips and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until toothpick interested in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a rack.
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