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:chocolate banana nut bread:

what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs (room temp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

what to do:

  • Sift flour, salt, and baking soda.  Set aside
  • Whisk eggs and vanilla extract.  Set aside
  • In a mixer, beat butter while adding sugar
  • Pour egg mixture into butter
  • Add bananas
  • Pour in flour mixture
  • Fold in nuts and chocolate chips

Pour into lightly buttered loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes at 350 degrees. Easy. Delicious.

The past few weeks have been very laid back.  Other than the freezing temperatures and everything covered in snow, I can’t really complain about Cleveland.  I’ve had time to catch up with old friends, go to a wedding dress fitting, hang out with my best girls when they get off work just to sit around and talk, free museums, bake, cook, clean, dyed my hair BROWN and believe it or not- draw.  I feel good.

In Cleveland on MLK Day, all of the museums are free admission so Sammie and I visited the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the Science Center.  The Rock Hall is pretty amazing with outfits, handwritten lyrics, music posters, personal items, and instruments from the greatest rock, blues, and jazz players of all time.  I only took a few pictures from my phone and not my camera because before photos weren’t allowed.  Now you can take pictures of everything in there.

photo 2

Dresses from the Supremes
photo 3Elvis exhibit
photo 1Jimi Hendrix watercolor painting



Stay tuned.

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