Hello friends! Well I am kinda sad that we are saying hello to August. That means my youngest daughter will start her Senior year of high school. I have to say that my creative mojo has totally left the building and I really haven't had much desire or urge to create. Have you ever felt that way? I will show you what I have been doing instead. I don't know if I had mentioned it before but I love to bake and cook. Recently King Arthur Flour announced a new Bake the Bag Challenge. You purchase one bag of White 100% Whole Wheat Flour and each week King Arthur Flour will send you a recipe using this flour. After 9 weeks, you have used the whole bag of flour. So far I have made Banana Bread and Soft Chocolate chip cookies.
I couldn't find this flour at my local grocery store, so I did order it from King Arthur Flour. I had a coupon that I received in their newsletters that I get so that helped a bit with the shipping. Here is my banana bread....it was the best banana bread I have baked ever. This recipe uses 2 whole cups of mashed bananas and it was super moist and flavorful!
I also baked the Soft Chocolate Chip cookies recipe and they were really good! Stayed pretty soft so that was a real bonus. I did not have the specialty stuff the recipe called for like Espresso Powder or Vanilla-Butternut flavor but the cookies were still really good. My daughter thinks they had too much chocolate chips in them and I agree. I think I will reduce the chocolate chips and add some toasted pecans for my next batch!
Now I am no food blogger and don't really intend to change my focus. I just thought I would share a few things that I have been doing besides paper crafting because I really haven't been doing much of that lately. Hope you don't mind checking out my bakes!! LOL
I do have two boxes of Crafter's Companion stuff to open and make pretty things with. The next HSN show is August 15 so I need to get my craft on even if I am not feeling it! Let me know what you have baked or crafted lately, I would love to hear!!
Thanks for stopping by today!