Happy February Eve! If you happen to know where January went, please send me an email.
I announced on Twitter this afternoon that baking banana bread is fast becoming a Sunday tradition. This statement is certainly not a complaint on my end. In fact, Nicole’s recipe has become such a mainstay around here that Bobby requests it every time he sees the slightest bruise on a banana
The more I follow this recipe exactly – today, for example, I added in the required 4 bananas instead of my usual 2 or 3 – the more delicious it gets. Four is definitely the magic number. This bread is so moist, so sweet, so temptingly mouthwatering that we just can’t get enough!
One of the best things about Bobby when it comes to food is that you can always tell when he thinks something tastes good. He will probably turn a shade redder and come after me for telling you this, but every time he tries something tasty, he lets out a huge “MmMmMmMmmm…” I don’t even think he realizes it until he sees me laughing at him.
I’m definitely more than OK with this fun fact. It’s easy to tell when he likes something and when he doesn’t. This in turn makes me a better cook – even if I’m sensitive during the times where he thinks something could taste better 😉 It’s a learning process and I’m glad to have a tester along for the ride.
Another delicious part of my Sunday was when I tried Jer’s Handmade Chocolates.
I received this delicious box – along with several other small samples – to try and review from the lovely people at Jer’s as a “just in time for Valentine’s day” option to share with all of you.
When I opened the box, I loved the message inside:
I love it According to Jer’s, they are the “heavenly combination of all-natural gourmet chocolate and peanut butter, the only all-natural, high-end peanut butter chocolate brand on the market.”
Given such a confident statement, I wonder how these chocolates stood up to the taste test?
As you can see from the photo above, they certainly look scrumptious! I decided to try out the “Pretzo Change-O” for the blog. What can I say? I take one for the team 😉 This chocolate is described as “crunchy baked pretzel bits and pieces combined with our signature all-natural peanut butter center, then smothered in a selection of premium milk, dark or white chocolates.”
This chocolate was a little piece of bliss for a sweet + salty girl such as myself. It was perfectly smooth in the center with a bit of crunch on the outside. Like an upgraded Reese’s peanut butter cup.
The people over at Jer’s can definitely be my valentines. Sorry, Bobby! Other flavors include buttery toffee and caramel. Big thanks for the samples! You can order your own by clicking here.
Another week and the start of a shiny, brand new month is upon us! I’d love to hear how 2010 is going for you so far. Let me know: how have your goals or resolutions been progressing?