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That Croissant Donut Thing!

A few years ago we heard about this amazing creation that crossed a donut and croissant.   The Cronut was introduced on May 10, 2013 at Ansel's bakery, Dominique Ansel Bakery, in New York's Soho neighborhood.  These not so little treats were so popular you would find a line wrapped around the block at this bakery every morning.  They are a labor of love- and it was a once they are gone, they are gone situation.  We might frequent NYC now for business but at the time we were not going to NYC for any reason.  I knew that I would likely never get to try one, but I sure could try to make them myself! That’s the thing about...

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United we stand- Divided we fall

I’m just gonna say it. I am not ok right now. This does not make me a weak person- it makes me human. Social media is currently buzzing with quarantine memes, messages of hate and “conspiracy theories”. But all I see is the same thing- people are just like me- they are not ok. Everything I just listed is simply how they are coping with their current reality. Our world has changed- like permanently. No, we are not going to be in this shutdown forever; but the impact on our world will linger for a very long time. In some ways we might see permanent change, which is just so hard to wrap my head around. For those in my...

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Sticky Fingers Banana Bread!

The Quarantine of 2020 has turned a lot of lives upside down.  Everyone has been impacted differently, but one thing has been common in many homes.  We all overbought bananas, and now have these delightful brown bunches sitting on the counter.  What to do.... what to do.....  Luckily overripe bananas are perfection for banana bread and it freezes easily too!! This recipe will not be for your typical banana bread.  I'm personally not a fan of nutty breads and the hubs is supposed to avoid nuts right now.  BUT, I  am a sucker for Cinnabon.  The sweet and sticky center is not only finger licking good, but so easy to do! Just add cinnamon and sugar- I kid you not! That...

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