Espresso Buttercream Banana Cake

Espresso buttercream banana filled layer cake

This is a quick Espresso Buttercream Banana Cake post in response to all the requests for the recipe in the Coffee Laughs & Giggles Facebook group I belong to. I posted “Husbands” Espresso Buttercream Banana cake last night and within minutes I had recipe requests. I’ve never had so many recipe requests!

Espresso buttercream banana filled layer cake
Espresso Buttercream Banana Cake
Update: this year (2022) I decorated with drizzled white and dark chocolate!
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Fruity Cherry Chipper Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chippers
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Virtual Holiday Cookie Contest

It’s still on! I was working on a new contest format, but I’m sticking with FaceBook.

I’m looking for all of my competitive friends for a fun little virtual holiday cookie contest! It’s like a cookie swap contest, but it’s virtual! I’d love to get 10 contestants or recipe entries! If you’ve already finished your holiday baking, that’s ok! Just post a photo from this holiday baking season and the recipe on my Facebook event page and I’ll gather all the recipes and photos and post them for voting. Deadline to submit your photos and recipes will be Sunday December 19th at midnight. Voting will be on Monday December 20th, and the winner of the $25.00 Amazon card will be posted on December 21st.

Holiday Cookie Contest coming soon

The 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Contest is here! Last year Candice won an Amazon Gift Card with her Soft & Chewy Rum Crinkle Cookies recipe! I bet she comes up with something amazing this year!

Candice's Soft and Chewy Rum Crinkles cookie contest
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Secret Ingredient Grilled Zucchini

Grilled garden eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini layered for a no noodle lasagna

Hello Fellow Veggie Lovers! Looking for a New Idea for Using up all Those Zucchinis & Eggplants!? No recipe needed for this super secret ingredient grilled zucchini!

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Guess What! I Won a Thing!

Copycat Panera Four Cheese Soufflé

My Copycat Panera Cheese Soufflé Recipe Won a Contest!

Remember my Copycat Panera Four-Cheese Breakfast Soufflé recipe I posted in May? Well, I was searching the web one day for “how to make a harvest apron” when I found a couple of contests on Instructables. I was also researching SEO and finding ways to generate traffic to my blog. So I figured that I’d join some recipe contests to see if more people visited and rated my recipes. I submitted 2 recipes and I made the winners circle! Both recipes were featured on the site!

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Website woes

Squash Baklava

Please forgive any malfunctioning menus. I’m working out some issues with my plugins.

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Here’s a photo of baklava I made using my stuffed acorn squash filling to distract you from my broken menus.

Ascanio’s Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies.

Breakfast Cookies

These Chocolate Chip & Cherry Cookies are good at any time of the day, but with added oats, breakfast cereal and, uh fruit, I think these make a marvelous breakfast cookie. AND they go great with dark roast coffee. 😉

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Who all is reading to get through this quarantine?

Reading Ilona Andrews

For those of you reading your way through quarantine, I want to share a special ebook from some of my all-time favorite authors! It’s a special edition eBook collection of three of the Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews. Instead of putting it on the book store sites for free, they have it priced at $.99 for a limited time with all proceeds going to the COVID-19 Response fund CPD Center for Disaster Philanthropy. (Link posted below) They also periodically post serials for free online, so you can read as the book is being written!

eBookFoodie reading Innkeeper by Ilona Andrews
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