Sunday, February 27, 2011

Food Blog 2: Banana Banana Bread

(fresh out of the oven for mr. joel)

For my second food blog I bring you my favorite banana bread courtesy of my favorite recipe site

Banana Banana Bread


* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup butter
* 3/4 cup brown sugar
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
4. Enjoy.

little miss sunshine...

man i love this little smiling face...more and more each day.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Food blog #1: homemade chicken noodle soup

So after many requests for recipes via facebook after posting pictures of my tasty adventures in the kitchen i have decided to start using my often neglected blog to food blog. (thanks to cari for the last push it took to inspire me to do so.)

After a weekend of making many delicious new meals (wood fired italian pizzas, spatchcock and beer can chickens all on the big green egg grill) today i needed to use leftovers somehow. So inspired by the cold and dingy weather good ol homemade chicken noodle soup it was. And it was indeed old fashioned mmmmm mmmmm good.

Danelle's Red Dutch Oven LeCresuset Chicken Noodle Soup


4 cups wide egg noodles
8 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons fresh cracked pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon Rosemary
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup fingerling potatoes
1 cup carrots
2 cups water
3 cups diced, cooked chicken meat (leftover beer can chicken was fab)
2 cups of love


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles and boil for 8 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and rinse under cool running water.

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine broth, water, pepper, rosemary, oregano, salt, and poultry seasoning. Bring to a boil. Stir in veggies. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.

Stir in noodles and chicken, and heat through.

Share with those you love and enjoy!

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First blog from my iPad: 25th annual spelling bee

Last Friday I went to see the 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee at the omaha community playhouse and it was HILARIOUS!

Never did I imagine a play about a spelling bee could be so awesome.

It was hilarious, witty and fab!

There was some adult humor so leave the kids at home for this one...but don't miss it!

Get your tickets today here.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

life as a puppy mom day 730...

day 1: 2.14.09

remember my blog from two years ago on valentines day?

day 360: 2.14.10

you might also recall last year's blog

day 730: 2.14.11

not too much bigger.
a little more white hairs.
a little less engery.
a whole lot of lovin'.

thanks for being my funny valentine big buddy dutchie!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011