Yay, I’ve got Lynn Cahoon as a guest on Chicklets! Her debut novel, The Bull Rider’s Brother, is waiting for me on my Kindle and One Lucky Commenter will win a Kindle copy, who-hoo! Lynn is one of my Lalala Sisters. Growing up in the middle of cowboy country, she was destined to fall in love with a tall, cool glass of water. Now, she enjoys writing about small town America, the cowboys who ride the range, and the women who love them. Contact Lynn at her website – www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com.
Yeeeeeehaw, Lynn! But watch out for that banana – even if it has a-peel.
I’m a big foodie. I love watching reality television food competition shows. Top Chef, Food Network Star, Masterchef, I adore them all. One, because they feature people who will sacrifice for their dream. And two, because they feature great food.
So when I started writing fiction, it was no surprise that my characters love food as much as I do.
My debut novel, The Bull Rider’s Brother, features four high school friends. Well, three and a tag-along little brother. Lizzie, a single mom, learned to bake from her mom. And so did Barb, Lizzie’s best friend.
When I was writing the second story in the Bull Rider series, Barb has a problem. And like me, when she has a problem, she bakes. And boy does Barb have problems in this next book. So today I bring you Barb’s Best Banana Bread. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. And my fictional characters.
Barb’s Best Banana Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream 1/3 cup butter, softened, with 2/3 cups of sugar.
Mash 1 to 1 ¼ cup ripe banana. Stir into sugar mixture. Then add 1 beaten egg.
Into this mix, add the following dry ingredients:
1 ¼ cup flour
2 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Don’t over mix this but make sure all the dry gets mixed into the wet.
Now comes the fun part.
Add dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, and chocolate chips. One, two or all three – or your own favorite additions.
Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.
Time in kitchen – 20 minutes.
Do you cook when you have problems? Does your family know to stay away when this happens? I know Our Lizzie’s family steers clear of her when she’s in The Zone. Comment and you could win!