Monday, January 18, 2016

Banana chocolate chip cake {Secret Recipe Club}


I'm super excited because this is my first time participating in the Secret Recipe Club! It's something I've seen other blogger friends doing for a while and always thought would be fun, so I finally joined! I was assigned to Join Us, Pull Up a Chair for this month. This blog was new to me so I was excited to check it out! I was originally planning to make a savory main dish recipe, but kept finding myself going back to her desserts... Since I didn't get a chance to make holiday treats this year with our move, I think I've been missing having homemade sweets around lately. I was going back and forth between this Banana Chocolate Chip Cake and this Cranberry Upside Down Cake (next time!) among others. I decided on the banana cake and I'm glad I did - it turned out delicious! The cake is so moist and the sugar topping gives it a nice crunch. We definitely enjoyed this cake and I enjoyed browsing around a new blog!


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pretzel crust pizza


We are slowly but surely getting settled into our new house. One of the best things is that I now have a much larger kitchen with more storage and counter space which makes cooking so much easier! I'm trying to get everything organized in a way that works best for me. One thing that has been difficult for me is that our new house has an electric stove! I've never used an electric stove before we moved in here. It's taking some getting used to. We may switch it over to gas in the future, but for now we are using what's here since the stove cam with the house.

Now on to this pizza. Not just any ordinary pizza, a pizza crust made of soft pretzel dough! It's an amazing thing that I only wish I had discovered earlier! I think everyone knows that we love pizza around here, including different crusts from pan to pumpkin. Homemade pizza is a weekend standard around here. You can make it in so many different ways and it's impossible for it to get old. This pizza dough is definitely worth mixing into your routine because it's a fun and delicious twist on pizza. This recipe is slightly adapted from here.