Tuesday, April 9

Summer Infant Giveaway!

Enter Here to win a Summer Infant Resting Up Napper!

Sunday, September 16

Lemon-y Banana Bread


If you're anything like me you always buy too many bananas! I mean, don't get me wrong, my kids do love the things but for some reason there's always 2 or 3 left on my counter attracting fruit flies. Also, as soon as my kids see the slightest bit of black on it they think it's yucky.
   So, I'm constantly looking for ways to use up those poor soldiers while avoiding the same-old same-old Banana Bread.
   This one turned out great! The tangy-ness of the lemon andbthe sweetness of the banana went well together, and I also added walnuts for that added crunch!

Lemon-y Banana Bread

-Crumb Topping
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 cup brown sugar

3 large ripe bananas
1/4 cup soft butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs, beaten.
1/2 cup crushed walnuts

- Lemon Sauce
Juice of half a lemon
1/4 cup sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 C and grease your bundt pan well. Cube cold butter and add to bottom of pan. Crumble brown sugar on top of butter.
In a medium sized bowl mash bananas with a fork. In seperate bowl cream butter and sugar well. Add in mashed banana and eggs and beat together again.
Sift togther flour, baking soda, and salt. Add in banana mixture and combine with a wooden spoon. Add in walnuts.
Pour in prepared bundt pan and bake 50 mins to 1 hour. Remove from oven and check with a cake tester or toothpick, it should come out clean.
{Meanwhile in a small saucepan, heat the lemon juice and sugar over medium heat and bring to a boil}
Use your toothpick to puncture holes all over your cake and pour lemon sauce over cake and let seep into holes.
Set on cooling rack for about a half hour until cool enough to handle. Turn upside down onto platter and tap gently to release cake.
Voila!! Not so 'same-old' :) Enjoy!!

Thursday, February 9

My Memories Giveaway - CLOSED

    I am one of those people that like the idea of scrapbooking, but have a hard time making the leap into the world of all that is scrapbooking. The thing that scares me the most is the amount of time that needs to be invested into this "lifestyle".  Not to mention these other investments: a) money and b) the adequate space in your home to hold all the wonderful goodies that come with this hobby.

    Luckily, for those that are commitment challenged like me, there is the wonderful world of My Memories and digital scrapbooking!  The lovely people at My Memories have given me a My Memories Suite v3 software to try for myself and review for my readers!  

But first, here is what they have to say about their product

"My Memories Suite is the #1 rated scrapbook software. Not only is it affordable and fun, it’s also extremely easy. Whether you’re new to digital scrapbooking or a seasoned pro, My Memories Suite is the perfect digital scrapbooking software to use."

After dowloading the software (which, by the way, was super easy) here are my thoughts

Using a template that My Memories had ready for me, it was a snap. I chose Eskimo Kiss to showcase some of the wintery pics I had on my camera.  By adding and removing pages and utilizing "Fastfill" to insert your pictures automatically; it couldn't of been any easier. Next time I will be using the "Design Your Own" feature to create a more personal scrapbook. All-in-all, a great digital scrapbooking software - you won't be disappointed!!


If  you are not the lucky winner of my giveaway don't fret!! Here is a deal anyone frugal                                      or not cannot pass up!
Use this Share the Memories code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook Software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - that's a $20 value!
Use Code: STMMMS54479 

~Small Town Giveaway~

One of my readers will be receiving their very own My Memories software {valued @ $39.97 USD} to enjoy. To enter, visit their website and tell me your favorite digital paper pack or layout.

Additional Entries
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Giveaway closes March 1 2012. Open to Canada & US.