Sunday, January 24, 2016

Pecan Shortbread Cookies

These are nice light crispy cookies.  I'd put these up against anything made by little elves in a tree!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Banana Foster Cookies

Happy New Year!

It has been a brutal week for me as I'm trying to fight off a cold.  At this point, I think the cold is winning!  

So I've been drinking a lot of fluids eating soups, etc. and as a result, the organic bananas I bought at the store have gone from a shining golden yellow to a not so lovely black.  So I knew there was some baking in my future!  I didn't want to toss the entire bunch of bananas and immediately mom's banana cookies came to mind.  My brother was always a bigger fan than I of those cookies, but with dying bananas begging for use on the counter, I decided I'd dig out the recipe and make them and freeze them for later.

Well, that was a great plan, but it had one fatal flaw.  I could not find the recipe!!!  I went through every possible place that I would have stashed the recipe and came up empty.  I even texted my brother asking him go through the cupboards in mom's apartment and go through her green recipe card file and email the recipe to me.  He complied and had the same result that I recipe!  So I'm thinking I'm going to be making banana bread, right?  No, I didn't want banana bread, so I went to Pinterest in search of banana baked goods.

I found this recipe on  As with most recipes, I can't leave well enough alone and I had to monkey with the ingredients just a bit.   I amped up the spices and flavorings and added chopped pecans to the recipe.  It is a super easy recipe that uses a yellow cake mix as a base.  

The kitchen smells divine while the cookies are baking and you'll be anxious for them to cool so you can get them frosted and sample them!

The next time you have multiple bananas that are no longer aging gracefully,  give these cookies a try!

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My career is in IT.  Cooking and photography are among a few of my hobbies. In my spare time, which is most weekends I tie on my apron and exercise my creativity by trying new recipes and adapting them to my tastes. I also have a passion for photography that I incorporate by taking photographs to go along with the recipes I post on my blog.  
I also enjoy travel, both near and abroad. Meeting new people, new experiences and cultures and oh, not to mention the food! I hope you enjoy my blog.