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Yesterday I was riding my bike on a beautiful, mid 70s day. Today has turned into a gloomy, overcast, summer-needs-to-hurry-up-and-get-here kinda day. And after an odd phone interview this morning, I decided to bake some banana bread to pick my spirits up. So here you go! Enjoy. Image

2 c. whole wheat flour 

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 c. butter

3/4 c. brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

6-7 overripe, mashed bananas

Add ons of your choice: craisins, white chocolate chips, blueberries, walnuts, etc. 

 

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a loaf pan (9 x 5) or baking pan (9 x 13). 

Mix all wet ingredients, mix all dry ingredients. Blend wet mixture into the dry mixture, add in your extras (this batch is white chocolate chip). Bake for 60-65 minutes. Let the bread cool, serve, and enjoy! 

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Denver, in all its brilliance, has dumped a solid snow storm in the middle of April. The day after almost all ski resorts closed. And in light of said storm, I decided today would be an excellent day to make chili!  Which will probably end up being the last time I make this until next winter. So here you go, my Dad’s favorite chili (with a few creative liberties):

1 can black beans, drained

1 can kidney beans, drained

1 can whole kernel corn, drained

1 can diced tomatoes, not drained

1 lb of ground beef or turkey

2 medium onions, diced 

5 (ish) cloves of garlic

Chili powder, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, garlic salt to taste

Dump kidney beans, black beans, corn and tomatoes into a large potImageImageImage

Sauté onions and garlic together until softened.

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Sauté beef/turkey, season with chili powder, salt, pepper, oregano, and thyme.

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Mix it all into the pot and let simmer for at least one hour on low. 

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serve, top with cheese, sour cream, saltines, etc. and enjoy!

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