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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! 




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.



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


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


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


::sending love and thoughts to boston and remembering virginia tech::