May we NEVER forget. . .

Their greatest sacrifice! 

For our today they gave their tomorrow…

Have a blessed Memorial Day everyone!

Jessica

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Mother’s Day Breakfast!

I hope your mothers all had a great Mother’s Day! My mother did! My sisters and I got to make a special breakfast for our mom and we were very pleased how it turned out.

I’m so excited that I finally found the best cupcake recipe!! I’ve been looking around a lot for a good cupcake recipe and have tried quite a few recipes only to be disappointed every time. I got the recipe from Here  and you can check it out. It also has a video where you can see how they’re done.

Now, let me tell you a little story…

My sisters and I had planned to make the cupcakes for our mom on mother’s day. But the day before mother’s day my mom went to do some shopping. That’s when my sister Becky suddenly had the greatest idea that I should bake the cupcakes while mom was gone. I quickly went to work and pretty soon the cupcakes were in the oven. While they were baking I quickly washed the dishes so that my mom couldn’t tell that we had been baking something. As soon as the cupcakes were done, I put them on a plate and hid them in our closet and then I warmed up some leftover pizza on the stove to hide the vanilla smell that had filled the house.  When my mom came home, there was not a trace of anything to give her a hint that we had baked anything. 🙂

The next day, my sisters and I woke up early and put the finishing touches on the cupcakes, the decorations, and the breakfast. Everything turned out really well and our mom was very surprised when we called her to breakfast. She was asking what time did we wake up to make the cupcakes. lol…:)

The cupcakes!

The frosting was mixed with a three berry jam (raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry) that’s why it’s so purple. The original recipe was only with raspberry jam but I didn’t have raspberry jam so that’s why I used the three berry jam mix. But isn’t it lovely and festive? Just the perfect color for mother’s day.

The table all set (except for the flowers that weren’t there yet)

The beautiful banner that says ‘Mother’ was made by my sister Becky

The present we gave our mom. A canvas picture of her and my dad

So, how was your Mother’s Day? Leave a comment and tell me! And if you want the recipe for those delicious cupcakes, don’t forget to go Here !

Jessica

Banana Bread!

Hello again! I know I haven’t posted in  a long time, but we’ve had a lot of guests these past few weeks. I had the opportunity to bake a lot and now it’s time to post about some of them. 🙂

I baked some banana bread to save some very ripe bananas. This is my favorite banana bread recipe that I got from a someone and it has always been a hit in our family.

Sprinkle with confectioners sugar

And enjoy a slice! 🙂

Note: This is not my recipe, someone gave it to me.

Banana Bread:

Ingredients:

2 cups Flour

1/4 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 eggs, (beaten)

1 tsp. vanilla

3 over ripe bananas, (mashed)

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

confectioners sugar for the top

Preparation Instructions:

In a small bowl mix together all dry ingredients except nuts (if using) and sugar. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, and bananas. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and sprinkle a little cinnamon. Blend the walnuts in the batter. Blend all well. Scrape into 2 greased loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

Enjoy!

Jessica

P.S. Stay tuned for more recipes and posts!