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Monday, January 21, 2013

Banana Orange Bread w/ Honey Glaze

--- 2012 ---
A huge year.

Moved three times.
Started a new amazing relationship.
Found love.
Cuddled my puppies at least a million times.
Lost friends.
Gained new friends.
Had many tears.
Laughed a million times.
2012 was a year of change.
A year of extreme sadness and extreme happiness.
My best friend Rachel is home from Florida. Her little girls are the cutest kids in the whole world. Rachel is there for me no matter what and I am here for her.
I don't think another friend like her exists in this world, and I'm perfectly okay with that.
I have two adorable and sweet dogs. They are my babies and my friends.
They are so full of unconditional cuteness and love and kisses.
I am so ridiculously happy and fortunate to have met such a wonderful, loving man.

My relationship is so full of laughter, honesty and understanding.

I love Dan for exactly who he is. He is supportive and kind, brave, and endearing.
He makes me smile every single day.

I couldn't ask for a better person to love or to love me back.
And luckily, I don't have to.
I haven't posted on here in forever. People keep asking me about my baking and my blog and I don't really know what to say. I almost feel like this blog died.

I'm realizing now that it doesn't have to. This blog was a big part of my life. My baking was a big part of my life. I get sad every time I think about this blog and what it used to mean to me. 
I'm thinking of starting it back up again.
Banana Orange Bread w/ Honey Glaze
Adapted from: Paula Deen

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 bananas
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup peach flavored greek yogurt
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon orange zest
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Honey for glaze 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9-by-5 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter and flour.

In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another large bowl, combine the bananas, butter, yogurt, vanilla extract and eggs whisking until smooth. Fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture until well incorporated. Stir in the orange zest and ground cinnamon.

Pour into the prepared pan. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Poke holes using a thin knife or toothpick all over the bread. Spread honey over the top and allow break to soak in honey.