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Magnolia Table

Who doesn’t LOVE Chip and Joanna Gaines?! Their numerous adventures include the hit tv show Fixer Upper, a lifestyle magazine, a new breakfast restaurant, Hearth & Hand home collection, an awesome new cookbook and oh yeah, a sweet new baby boy that just joined their family last week!

I was so excited to receive this gift on Mother’s Day! I’ve tried a couple recipes so far and I can’t wait to dig in further to this awesome book! I love the stories, the photos and the fun introduction. You should pick up a copy and enjoy it too!

JoJo’s Biscuits!

“It took me a year of Saturday’s to get these biscuits just right,” said JoJo. The recipe makes 20 biscuits so it’s perfect for sharing or taking to an event. You can also freeze part of the batch and use later.

I really like this particular recipe because you mix up the dough and then refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight. It’s quick and easy the next morning to cut out the biscuits and bake.

The biscuits turned out light and delicious! They were best served on the same day, they lost some moisture by the next morning.

Banana Bread!

This is a great basic recipe that uses an 8×8 pan instead of a loaf pan. The texture is great and it’s easy to cut nice squares. We have a few ripe bananas sitting on the counter and my daughter plans to make this again this afternoon! We can enjoy it for breakfast or a snack for a couple days, with a side of fruit.

“Life is so busy, but getting around the table and having a home-cooked meal, those moments are just so worth it.” Joanna Gaines

(Recipes by Magnolia Table)


Banana Bread

Everyone needs a quick, simple and delicious banana bread recipe! I have a favorite go-to from Paula Deen but it requires more time and more ingredients. I recently ran across this photo and decided to give it a try when I had some very ripe bananas sitting on the counter.

It was quick and easy to mix together and turned out great! Add some fresh berries or a cup of yogurt and breakfast is ready for a few days!

Coffee Cake

It seems that I’m constantly looking for new breakfast ideas.  There is always an abundance of snacks, desserts and dinner ideas floating around but not many breakfast recipes.  I ran across a coffee cake recipe from TOH awhile back and decided to make it the other night.  It’s one of those awesome recipes that needs mixed up ahead of time, refrigerate overnight and then just simply bake the next morning!

The other night I went to a surprise birthday party for a sweet friend that just turned 50.  You would never guess her age, she is beautiful (inside and out!) and just full of life.  More importantly, she loves the Lord, her family and friends and shows it in everything she does!

I came home after her party and mixed up this recipe to have for breakfast with my family over the weekend.  It was really good, fresh out of the oven, with a side of fruit and coffee, of course.   I was worried about reheating it but it was still really good the next couple days.


Jumbo Caramel Banana Muffins

This TOH recipe is awesome!!  The muffins taste like banana bread, is super moist and topped with a sweet caramel icing!  They are quick to mix up and a great grab and go breakfast with fruit.

I worked the polls on Election Day last week and I knew it would be a very long and interesting day.  When I got home that night, after working over 15 hours, I enjoyed one of these muffins.  I think I will probably remember the 2016 election (the good, the bad and the ugly) every time I make this recipe in the future 😊

The good and the bad

I bought this magazine back in August to take camping with me while at the county fair for a week.    It was a fun but full week and the magazine just laid on the camper table until I packed to come back home. While camping; Adam was recovering from surgery, I was nursing my sick little dog, 4H parade, fair activities and events, friends and family stopping by, Adam’s birthday, 2 doctor appointments and helping Lacey take care of her horse…no time to sit and read magazines.   But lately I have tried 2 recipes so far in this book.  I’m a big fan of Taste of Home and that’s sorta why I was so disappointed with the sweet bread.  I can usually count on their recipes being accurate and delicious!

Wasted ingredients and wasted time on this one….
I planned to have it for breakfast for a couple days with some fruit and freeze the second loaf for later.  It was so dry and had a very strange flavor.  And, I’m still not sure why it would have 8 oz cheddar cheese in it.  Both loaves went in the trash, so disappointing!

On to the good news….I finally made a great pumpkin roll using the recipe in this book!  There are so many recipes for this dessert but this one works, is super yummy and it’s a keeper!  I had one little pie pumpkin left and decided to make this dessert.

I only remember trying to make this recipe one other time years ago and it turned out bad.  I couldn’t get it rolled up and it was just a big mess.  It wasn’t fun and I never tried again, until now!  Plan ahead, it takes awhile to make and it still isn’t that fun in my opinion but it is delicious!   I love to bake but for some reason this recipe isn’t enjoyable….but the results are worth it!

Blueberry Banana Bread

I love Taste of Home recipes!  So when I seen this one floating around the internet lately, I had to try it.  

Lacey and I had fun this evening making this blueberry banana bread for breakfast.  We’ll have it for the next couple mornings with some OJ, peaches or mandarin oranges.   

I read the reviews and made a few changes:  I used coconut oil instead of shortening, used 3 very ripe bananas, added extra blueberries and 1/3 cup sweetened coconut flakes.  We used a Wilton mini bundt pan and made 12 little servings.  We added some chopped pecans to the remaining batter and poured it in a mini loaf pan.