On this episode of hoarders we’re exploring my obsession with the bags of already ripe reduced price bananas/maybe we can start a trend and call it donkey konging/just to be clear no penises are involved.
Seriously though, every time I go to the grocery store I walk past the bananas and see the .39/lb price tag and grab a bag and say oh I’ll make some banana bread but really half of these might be fruit fly food but I’m definitely going to use these. And then I make a loaf of banana bread and forget about the last couple in the bag. Obviously this can’t happen anymore.
Right now my option aresenal is banana bread, that one ingredient ice cream trick, and topping some waffles with bananas and caramel. None of these are bad, but like, I get bored.
S.O.S. Please send me your banana deets.
One thing that I’m sure will be added to the arsenal is this banana curd from Melissa. Seriously. Banana. Curd. I’m going to put that on everything. (via The Faux Martha)
NOW FOR NON ‘NANA NEWS:
This one bowl chocolate cake piece of magic from Dana looks like the moistest not sorry cake ever and the fact that it’s vegan would probably just make like a thousand people happier (via Minimalist Baker)
Strawberry Rhubarb just improved like a thousand points because Jon harry pottered it into some sangria. He’s already agreed to day drink these with all of us. (via The Candid Appetite)
Last but not least are mah gurls Lucy and (the newly married) Rachel with another drink that might be more appropriate for day drinking if we’re expected to wear pants and can’t get too ke$ha. It’s hey summer, heyy in a glass. (via Dinner was Delicious)
For music this week we’re listening to Sam Smith because he was on SNL a couple weeks ago and he made me feel all the feelings. Seriously though that voice is insane. His other performance from that night was just as powerful but this one has a gospel choir and gospel choirs trump all others forever and alwayz.
After several failed tomato sauce recipes I had just concluded that I’m not as fabulicious as the tan authentic Italian realhousewifeladyjesus Theresa Giudice. I’m actually quite sure that she could make a decent sauce that doesn’t involve her tanning juices that I’d want to put on a plate of carbs. I had given up a while ago and then just had one of those moments last week where I told myself I have to make something work. I needed to upgrade from basic bitch to like maybe level fabulicious.
After a bunch of research and reading reviews and nixing out the ones that tore my heart out I actually jumped level fabulicious and landed on something way better. The sauce comes from Ina (we go by a first name basis) and the recipe is so insanely easy and fast that I was a little reluctant. I followed it almost exactly minus some salt plus red pepper and the result was insanely good.
The reason I’m bringing you guys something so simple is because I know there are people out there that are in the same fabulous boat that need something for all the breadsticks, aaaand we’re making something really good with it tomorrow. Also, I’m super stoked to start a new Make Your Own situation for the blog where I get to share pantry staples that you should be making yourself to save money or up the quality. I’ve for sure got some vanilla extract goodness coming your way, and we’ve already discussed brown sugar and taco seasoning. After that I’m open to suggestions! Any pantry staples you’d rather make instead of buy?
It’s like a winning streak but with paninis and nobody’s naked but there isn’t any pants. Basically I had paninis for lunch every day for a week because paninis are delicious and I had a loaf of sourdough bread that needed to be eaten. The particular babe sandwich above involves pepper jack cheese and garlicky kale and it was insane. I’ll have to throw together a panini post with some of my favorites.
Until panini explosion happens you should head over to check out the brand spankin’ new (it launches today!!) Dine x Design. My friend Kristin is manning the everything about food and design ship and it just so happens that I’ve got a section over there in the company of a bunch of super talented fabulous people. CHECK. IT. OUT.
Sarah leveled up the apple fritter key to my soul with the salted caramel key and then everything was right with the world. (via The Sugar Hit)
I’ve never actually bought a jar of tahini because they’re giant for only needing a little for da hummus but now I need a jar so I can make these tahini swirl brownies Nicole’s shoved in my face. (via Dula Notes)
For music this week there’s a video for a song that I’ve listened to approximately 5,000 times. Iggy Azalea is so good on so many levels but she just took a lap around everyone else with a video that was styled around Clueless, even shot at the same high school, and I love every. bit. of. it. Also it turns out dogs aren’t crazy about you rapping it to them but it’s great for fueling your kitchen bidness.
Steve got me a waffle iron and I’ve leslie knoped twice in one week and I’m not ashamed to admit there’ll be a third and fourth time this weekend. I’ve chosen the waffle ironing over clothes ironing and I’m not quite sure you guys, but I think I’m yoloing.
Once I figure out which one I ate the fastest I’ll go ahead and share it with your faces on monday. Until then I just have to eat all the waffles and make EVERYTHING on this week’s grocery list because serious talent:
First up is Ashlae with some serious sea salt chocolate chip cookies that just happen to be vegan with an option for gluten free and they look like I need to have all of them. right now. like there’s no tomorrow. (via Oh, Ladycakes)
I’ve had a falafel craving lately and obviously I sent out a signal to Jessica and she made me some baked falafel that take no time at all to throw together which means no time at all to make it to my facehole. (via How Sweet It Is)
Confession: I’ve never had molten lava cake. Confession: I would probably slam one on top of some vanilla ice cream and live my life. Nicole made some heart shaped ones that I would very much like to try. (via Dula Notes)
I’m not good with powdered sugar because the way I eat food means after 30 seconds everyone will think I’ve done cocaine but I’m willing to risk that for Erika’s Duck Fat Beignets. (via Southern Souffle)
I’ve never had miso and taxi cab confession I can’t do chopsticks but I still want everything that Stephanie has going on in this pasta salad post. (via i am a food blog)
Another post with chopsticks that I need to have like yesterday. Molly’s Bánh mì bowl means everything gets tossed in there and my brain tells me I can have two because it’s healthier than a sandwich. (via my name is yeh)
and last but not least, seriously, this cake from Sarah. whipped sour cream aaaaand blackberry curd? ALL OF IT. (via The Sugar Hit)
MUSIC: I’m actually crazy excited about Foster the People’s new album coming out because their first one was killer, minus pumped up kicks seriouslytheworsttrackonthere, so I bring you the first single from their new album so you can go punchdance and make some waffles.
p.s. go look at all their videos because I want to make out with all of them because they’re fun and attractive and crazy.
It’s that time of year again where people everywhere freak out over being single or together or chocolate or whatever aka the big v-day. I’m always just meh about all of it. While some love it and others loathe the idea I’m just sitting over here eating a bunch of brownies making valentine’s for Steve based of the trashy tv we like to watch. I actually get a little excited about it. I figured since it is the day of love and making out with sugar I’d round up some sweet goodness for this week’s grocery list. Cue my dance song:
Dana went and made mini vegan cheesecakes because MINI CHEESECAKES. I should probably suggest that you double them because I would probably eat an entire batch myself. Mini means you can eat more. (via Minimalist Baker)
I have ramonaeyes for Izy always but especially this week because not only did she turn 18, Happy Birthday Gurl!, buuut she announced her new cookbook that’s coming out in the fall. Pew pew pew confetti thing emoji! GET IT. Also everyone else, get this chocolate peanut butter layer cake. Popcorn’s invovled. (via Top with Cinnamon)
Not only did Sarah make nutella ice cream but she went and shoved it into a brioche roll. I can only imagine how many hearts that would win over. (via The Sugar Hit)
Natalie went and did one of those things where she made her own of something that is very readily available right now and NOW I NEED ALL THE HOMEMADE SOMOA’S. (via Wee Eats)
Steph made one of Steve’s favorites with pistachio ice cream. Then she threw in dark chocolate and candied bacon bits for good measure. Good thinking Steph. (via Girl Versus Dough)
For music this week I stuck with the luuuv theme and am giving you some classic Mariah because she has a new single out and I’m still eh about it and this one has a wedding gown train that could Rapunzel’s weave a run for it’s money. Practice the words, go out and buy a wedding gown and sing this to someone special.
A couple weeks ago I got that piece of crap cold/flu/demonbaby that made it’s way around and I was not having any of it. I was, however, having a major craving for chocolate chip cookies. The last thing I wanted to do was make a batch of cookies so in my delusional state I drove to target and bought those cookies that are in a giant rectangle that you break up an bake. WHAT. THE. HELL.
That led me to find these beauties the next day. There’s some whole wheat, a bunch of chocolate and I get to use cold butter because I don’t always pencil in my cookie cravings. Since then we’ve had major cravings for brownies on the weekly and I’ve been trying some different recipes. When the perfect one happens I’ll share with you my bebes. Until then we look over my grocery list that has some major sweet tooth happening.
Aaaand caboosing the breakfast train/this grocery list is my girl Erika with some pepper broccoli hash. Maybe we can casually throw some in a fry bread taco? Uh, yes. (via Southern Souffle)
For music this week we’re listening to Kylie Minogue’s latest single because it’s Kylie Minogue and I want to be her when I grow up. Plus this is total pants optional dance around the kitchen while baking cookies music aka the best kind of music.