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Grandma Sophie’s Banana-Walnut Muffins by Peggy Jaeger

When private investigator Joshua Keane is hired to protect chef-lebrity Kandy Laine from a stalker, it’s a recipe for home cooking…and hot loving! Mix a dash of The Bodyguard with Top Chef Masters, toss in a handful of colorful and scrumptious relatives, add a cup of heart-stopping danger and a pound of delicious, romantic tension, and you’ve got Cooking with Kandy, the first book in Peggy Jaeger’s Will Cook for Love romance series. PeggyJaeger.com

 

Ingredients:

1 ¾ cups all purpose white flour, sifted
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk (whole is best for baking)
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1-2 overripe bananas, mashed (should yield ¾ cup total)
1 cup chopped walnuts for topping

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray, preferably a brand used for “baking.”

In a mixer, combine all the dry ingredients, then add the wet.

Mix until moistened completely- the batter will not be smooth. Continue reading “Grandma Sophie’s Banana-Walnut Muffins by Peggy Jaeger”

Posted in Cooking, Home

Grandma Sophie’s Banana-Walnut Muffins by Peggy Jaeger

When private investigator Joshua Keane is hired to protect chef-lebrity Kandy Laine from a stalker, it’s a recipe for home cooking…and hot loving! Mix a dash of The Bodyguard with Top Chef Masters, toss in a handful of colorful and scrumptious relatives, add a cup of heart-stopping danger and a pound of delicious, romantic tension, and you’ve got Cooking with Kandy, the first book in Peggy Jaeger’s Will Cook for Love romance series. www.PeggyJaeger.com

Ingredients:

1 ¾ cups all purpose white flour, sifted
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk (whole is best for baking)
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1-2 overripe bananas, mashed (should yield ¾ cup total)
1 cup chopped walnuts for topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray, preferably a brand used for “baking.” Continue reading “Grandma Sophie’s Banana-Walnut Muffins by Peggy Jaeger”

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Strawberry-Banana Smoothie by Sharon Farrow

Dying for Strawberries
Sharon Farrow

With seasonal crowds flocking to its sandy beaches, lively downtown shops, and the Berry Basket, a berry emporium with something for everyone, the lakeshore village of Oriole Point is ripe for summer fun—and murder.

Much has changed for Marlee Jacob since she returned to Oriole Point, Michigan, three years ago. Between running the Berry Basket, dodging local gossip, and whipping up strawberry muffins, smoothies, and margaritas to celebrate the town’s first annual Strawberry Moon Bash, the twenty-nine-year-old hardly has time for her fiancé, let alone grim memories of her old life in New York . . . Continue reading “Strawberry-Banana Smoothie by Sharon Farrow”

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Hummingbird Cake with Banana Glaze by Charlotte Hubbard

If you love dense, moist, flavorful cakes, this one’s for you! Because it’s chock-full of bananas (I used 5 large bananas, total), you can serve it with a glass of milk and call it breakfast!

Cake
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
2 T. cinnamon
3 large eggs
1 cup vegetable or canola oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup chopped pecans
2 ½ cups chopped bananas Continue reading “Hummingbird Cake with Banana Glaze by Charlotte Hubbard”