Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I have been making this bread for years.  I found it a long time ago and wrote the recipe down to make.  I don’t have the original source, but I had to share this recipe with you.  It uses egg substitute and apple sauce to make it a more healthy version.  I always made as directed and am not sure on substitutes.  This recipe was a hit as is and ingredients are inexpensive at Aldi’s grocery store.  Enjoy!!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. all spice

3 ripe bananas, mashed

1 tablespoon melted butter

3 tablespoons applesauce

2/3 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup egg substitute

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 350 degrees

mix all dry ingredients together

in a different bowl mix mashed bananas, applesauce, melted butter and brown sugar.  Mix to combine.  Add egg substitute and mix to combine.

Add the dry ingredients and blend together.

mix in chocolate chips.

pour into a greased 8×4 loaf pan bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpicks comes out clean.

cool on a baking rack. slice and enjoy.





Blog Tour: Only A Good Man Will Do And GIVEAWAY

Only A Good Man Will Do

The Good Man Series (Book 1)

By Dee S. Knight

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About Only A Good Man Will Do:

Seriously ambitious man seeks woman to encourage his goals, support his (hopeful) position as Headmaster of Westover Academy, and be purer than Caesar’s wife. Good luck with that!

Daniel Goodman is a man on a mission. For years he has striven for perfection, fighting for the pinnacle achievement in his world of academia, Headmaster of Westover Academy. Westover, established before the American Revolution, is still one of the most prestigious schools in the country. They accept only boys whose parents fit a certain mold and only those teachers who hold to a stringent set of mores, on and off campus. Jonah considers his brother a prig. Daniel sees himself as doing his best to serve his students. How much better can he serve them as headmaster? That is what he seeks to find out.

Suddenly, into his cut and dried, strictly black and white life of moral and upright behavior, comes Eve Star, formerly one of Europe’s foremost exotic dancers. Her life is anything but cut and dried, black and white. Bad enough that she’s enrolled her son in Westover Academy under false pretenses. More, she runs the town’s most disreputable bar. Worst, much to Daniel’s dismay, he finds himself drawn to her like a kid to chocolate. Nothing good can come of this attraction. Or can it? He is after all, a good man.

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“Daniel, am I talking to myself, here?”

“Oh, no, I’m…” He chuckled an amused admission. “Tell me what you said again.”

He could almost hear Eve smile. “I said, you called at four-thirty on Saturday and Sunday, so I took a wild leap that you would today, too.”

“Ah.” Smiling to the empty room, he squirmed to get into a more comfortable position. “A woman of logic.”

“Absolutely. You don’t want to play me in chess. I think five or six moves ahead.”

“I’ll remember that. There’s nothing worse than seeing a guy cry when he’s been beaten at chess by a girl.”

About the Author:

A few years ago, Dee S. Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors. Contact Dee at

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Cover Reveal: A Divided Mind

Author: M. Billiter
Title: A Divided Mind
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: July 27, 2019
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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M. Billiter writes with clarity and raw emotion to explore difficult subjects and issues close to her heart.

Green Chili Cheesy Chicken

I love Chili Rellanos and this recipe reminds me of it.  This is very easy to prepare and once I made it my family requested we add it to the weekly meal planning.

Green Chili Cheesy Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breast

8 OZ. cream cheese, softened

salt, pepper, garlic powder

8 OZ. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

4OZ.  can whole green chilies, I use mild, chopped is fine if you cant find whole


preheat oven 375 degrees

In a greased 9X13 baking dish, place 4 chicken breasts in the pan.  season with salt pepper and garlic powder.

spread 2 OZ. of cream cheese over each chicken breast.

Place the chilies over the cream cheese.  Mine came with 3 big chilies, I just cut the biggest one in half to fit all the chicken.

Finally, place shredded Monterey Jack over all the chicken.

Bake for about 35 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.

I like to add sliced green onion for garnish.  It gives it a nice fresh taste to the dish also.


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Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

Happy New Year Everyone!

Let me start out by saying I have never tried or cooked Spaghetti Squash before.  I kept seeing different recipes on Pinterest and the cheesy ones looked great.  I decided to try cooking one.  I was a bit surprised when my squash rang up at $5, so I was hoping I would like it and not waste the money on my attempt at a new side dish.  I took my new vegetable home looked up the recipe and noticed I didn’t have any of the correct ingredients.  So I looked up a few different recipes and decided to use what I had and hope for the best.  It was a success in my eyes.  I found it easy and delicious.  I hope you will find this recipe to be a successful one for you too.  Enjoy!!

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

1 medium spaghetti squash

salt, pepper

3/4 cup light sour cream

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

4 OZ. mozzarella cheese

1 tablespoon oil

3 green onions

2 cloves garlic


preheat oven to 425 degrees

Using a sharp knife, VERY CAREFULLY, cut the squash in half,  see picture below to see which way to cut it, this is hard to do, but go slow and careful.

Scoop the seeds out with a spoon, give the cut sides a really good salting, I have read from other posts that this cuts down the moisture.  Place the squash cut side down on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake 35 minutes.

While that is cooking, cut the green onions and garlic cloves, cook them in 1 tablespoon oil until they start to brown.  Remove fry pan from heat and add dash of salt & pepper, sour cream and parmesan cheese, mix to combine set aside.

shred the 4 oz., of cheese now if you need to.

After the squash is cooked, remove from oven after 35 minutes mine still had some bite to it, but I enjoyed it that way.  Turn the squash over carefully to release any steam, let sit for about 10 minutes to cool.  with a large spoon start removing the squash the skin.

When you have it all out, place it in the fry pan, mix to combine, then add into a 8×8 broiler safe pan.  Add cheese to the top.

Broil on high about 4 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbly on top.  See photo above.

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Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

Its 2019, and everyone is hoping to have a great year. Last year was tough for a lot of people but the fresh start of a new year is comforting for most. One way to start the new year right is to get organized. I spent my Day yesterday watching Tidying Up With Marie Kondo on Netflix. I found it helpful to watch and got many tips for  decluttering.

I watched the show and I have to decide what’s next. So today I decided to combine a few ideas I’ve seen to help me get my house in order. My step one is to make a list of all the rooms in my home and decide what I want to accomplish in each room and what function I want in each room.

I am excited to start my declutter journey. If your looking to do the same check out the show on Netflix. I found it helpful.

Happy New Year.

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