My 3 Monsters: Shake and Bake, BabyBanana Bread & a Printable Recipe Card

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Shake and Bake, Baby
Banana Bread & a Printable Recipe Card

I bake a mean banana bread, folks.  It won third prize in the New Mexico State Fair when I was ten. I've always been fiercely proud of that.  Always.  Even though, having now had a ten year old daughter, I understand that my mom probably really made that bread while I stood by "helping" in the way only ten year old girls can do.

 I don't know why a third prize ribbon and a $9.00 check have meant so much to me over the years.  Especially when, in the immortal words of one Ricky Bobby, "If you're not first, you're last,"  and, "Second place is the first loser".  (Talladega Nights, people. Anyone?  OK)

Anyway, it's fantastic banana bread.  The only recipe I've ever made.  It makes especially good peanut butter and honey sandwiches.  Try it out.  And tell whoever eats it that this recipe won third prize in the New Mexico State Fair in 1983, because Ricky Bobby also said, "I tell everyone that.  I'm real proud of that."  Thanks.

 I made a pretty printable recipe card for you just in case you ... like pretty recipes, I guess.  I like pretty recipes.

(click the photo to enlarge, then right click and save to your computer)


  1. You know, I like to picture Jesus as a figure skater. He wears like a white outfit, and He does interpretive ice dances of my life's journey.

  2. I like to picture him wearing one of those tuxedo t-shirts because it says he's serious, but he came to party.

  3. Greg at dinner tonight, "Dear Lord baby Jesus,or as our brothers in the south call you Jesus (Hey-Zus), we thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Dominos, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell. I just want to take time to say thank you for my family. My two beautiful, beautiful handsome sons, Walker, and Texas Ranger, or TR as we call him. And of course my red hot smokin' wife Tammy, who is a stone cold fox."

  4. Shut up, Chip, or I'm gonna' come at you like a spider monkey. I'll scissor kick you in the back of the head. I'm all jacked up on Mountain Dew!

  5. You know what I want? I want you to make this bread good. I want you to make this bread your b----!

  6. Mr. Dennit, with all due respect, and remember I'm sayin' it with all due respect, that idea ain't worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin' it on

  7. When you're workin' on your mysterious lady part stuff, you should have the right tools

    I think I will add that one to the top of my blog. You know, as my new "theme"... because having the right tools IS important.

  8. OK. One more (I can't help it)

    with all due respect... I had no idea that you had an experimental surgery to have your balls removed.

  9. LOL. Love this post.

    But, dang it, the recipe is gone. Um, how am I going to boast to people that this banana bread won third prize in the 1983 New Mexico State Fair if the recipe isn't there?


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