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Quick and Easy Banana Bread

This is the banana bread my mom used to make 🙂

3 ripe bananas, well mashed
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups of flour (I usually try to use either all whole wheat or at least a combo)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit and grease a loaf pan
2. Then mix the bananas and the eggs in a large bowl.
3. Stir in the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda
4. Pour batter into the pan and bake in the oven for 1 hour

*I will sometimes add a little cinnamon or some chocolate chips to this recipe for extra flavor. I love to eat it warm with butter. Yummy! Enjoy!

Layered Mashed Potato Casserole


  • 4 large white potatoes, peeled, chopped and cooked
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, chopped and cooked
  • 1 (8 ounce)box/tub Cream Cheese (or neufchatel cheese) Spread
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup All natural Sour Cream, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Shredded or 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup Shredded White Cheddar Cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place potatoes in separate bowls.
  2. Mix cream cheese with onion powder and garlic salt. divide into 2 equal portions
  3. Add half each of the cream cheese mixture and sour cream to each bowl; season with salt and pepper. Mash with potato masher or fork until creamy.
  4. Stir half of the Parmesan cheese into white potatoes. Stir half of the Cheddar cheese into sweet potatoes. Alternately layer half each of the white potato and sweet potato mixture in 2-quart clear glass casserole. Repeat layers.
  5. Bake 15 min. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; bake 5 more min. or until cheeses are melted.

*This recipe is adapted from this recipe on

Take 3- Day 2- 8/23/2011

scrambled eggs with cheese
apple juice
Snack/ Lunch
cheese stick
all fruit smoothies
yogurt with strawberries, blackberries, and banana
Triscuits with peanut butter
Cranberry Peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars (just added 1/3 cup each peanut butter and chocolate chips to this granola bar recipe)
Layered Mashed Potato Casserole
corn on the cob