Thursday, March 29, 2012

Comfort Food

Fresh homemade biscuits with green pepper jelly.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Matching Pillow Cases

We have never had pillow cases that matched our bedspread very well or that matched each other. Everytime we unpack and move in someplace I vow to make pillow cases to match our bed. Thanks to Nathan ripping a hole in on of our overly washed pillow cases I finally was forced to sit down and make these.
Last summer Nathan bought this remnant of fabric for me and it was the perfect color. I used Dana's tutorial found here.

The boring before:

The more exciting after:

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Portland, ME

Last week Nathan and I went to Portland ME for a midweek night away. We bought tickets to see The Infamous Stringdusters who were playing on Wednesday night. The concert was good thought it's become more of a production since we saw them 3 years ago in Savannah.

On Thursday we went to Allagash Brewery for a tour. I think Nathan is going to do a more lengthy post on this so I won't expound too much.

Mexican food or anything closely related is very rare around here and the few places we have found you have to hash out the big bucks. I found this little place, El Rayo, online and it was fantastic. It was a cross between Mexican and Caribbean. The beans and rice were by far the best I've had.

Nathan had beef nachos and I picked a wonderful pulled pork taco with roasted pineapple. Both were very yummy!

We stepped into East End Cupcakes for a chocolate cupcake with salted caramel frosting.

On the way out of Portland headed back to NH we stopped by Len Libby Chocolatier. Len Libby houses the worlds only life size chocolate moose. Lenny the moose is constructed out of 1700 pounds of milk chocolate.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Like everyone we get tired of eating the same thing for breakfast everyday. Last week I bought some overripe bananas at the store for 42 cents and a bag of chocolate chips and made these yummy muffins.

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups ripe bananas, mashed (about 3)
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
2 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cups chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a 12 cup muffin pan.
2. Beat together the butter, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
3. Add the honey, bananas, and eggs. Beat until smooth.
4. Add the flour, stirring just until mixed.
5. Add the chocolate chips.
6. Divide the batter into the muffin cups, filling to the top. Bake for 23-28 minutes.
7. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack after 5 minutes.
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