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Like I mentioned awhile ago, I made banana bread, and I thought it was about time I shared it with you.

Banana Bread March 7 2013 (3)

Combine the wet ingredients.

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Combine the dry ingredients.

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Mashed banana. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients with the banana.

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Add coconut and walnuts to the mixture. Pour into loaf pans and bake.

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Fresh out of the oven.

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Cooled and ready to eat.

I used the banana bread recipe from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook, but you can find a very similar recipe here.

What’s the last thing you baked?

America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook

I made another zucchini bread yesterday from some of the zucchinis I picked earlier in the week. It was cold, snowy, and dreary here, so it was the perfect day to stay inside and bake. I once again used the recipe from my ATK’s Healthy Family Cookbook, and it turned out perfectly.

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It took a little longer than the recipe said to get it cooked all the way through, but the extra time was definitely worth it. It came out golden brown and it tasted so good!

Last night after dinner I went for a walk with a friend. We had her kids and dogs along with us. Even though we end up going a little slower, I love hanging out with the kids – they’re awesome. We did an hour long 2 mile (3.2 km) loop around her neighbourhood. By the time we got back to her place it was getting cold and dark. We’ll definitely have to start out earlier next time.

What’s the last thing you baked? Is it getting colder where you are?

America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook September 11 2012

With all the zucchini we’ve been getting from our garden I decided to make zucchini bread with one of them. I used a recipe from one of my favourite cookbooks, ATK Healthy Family Cookbook.

Zucchini Bread Batter September 11 2012

After preparing the zucchini and squeezing as much of the moisture out of as possible (the cookbook said that was the key to making it), the batter came together pretty quick.

Zucchini Bread September 11 2012

The zucchini bread was perfectly golden brown when I took it out of the oven. It smelled really good too. It came out of the pan amazingly well, it didn’t fall apart at all. As good as it smelled though, it tasted even better.

I think this is now my go to recipe for zucchini bread.

Blueberry Scones Raw June 21 2012

Over the weekend I made blueberry scones. Since they turned out so good, I thought I’d dedicate an entire post to them.

I found the recipe on one of my favourite baking blogs, The Brown Eyed Baker. Seriously, she makes some of the most amazing things. You should definitely check her out.

Blueberry Scones June 21 2012

The recipe was pretty simple to follow. The only thing I had some trouble with was cutting the scones. I found it tough trying to cut them into so many pieces and at the same time getting them about the same size. As you can tell from the above picture, some are definitely smaller than others. The next time I make them I think I’m going to just make a few less than the recipe says and just make sure they’re all the same size.

I know you can’t see it in the picture cause of the lighting, but the tops of the scones were nicely browned thanks to an egg wash. They were a really pretty color, and the pops of blue from the berries made them pretty tempting.

While it’s suggested they be served warm, I made them Saturday and we had them the next day for breakfast for Father’s Day. I popped them in the microwave for a few seconds before adding a little butter. Mmmm.

For the recipe click here.

Last weekend I decided I felt like doing some baking. I ended up picking a date nut bread recipe. I had never made this before, but it turned out to be pretty easy to make. I got the recipe from one of my favorite America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks. I have yet to find a bad recipe in there.

Obviously I waited a little too long to take photos – but I guess that also means that it was tasty. To soften the dates they were boiled with a little baking soda. I think it helped to keep the bread nice and moist. I definitely think I will be making these again.

Last week I thought I’d get into the Thanksgiving spirit ahead of time, so I decided to make pumpkin bread. It turned out fabulous! So fabulous in fact, I couldn’t get a picture of it before someone got into it. Oh well.

I got the recipe from one of my favorite cookcooks, America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook. What I really Like about the recipes in this cookbook are that wherever there’s room to make a recipe more healthy, they’ve done it, without sacrificing taste.

It was so tasty it didn’t even last until Thanksgiving. It’s a pretty simple recipe (really all quick breads are), so it went together pretty fast. And as a bonus the kitchen smelled like pumpkin.