The Best Banana Bread Ever!

Look no further for a banana bread recipe, this banana bread is flavorful, moist, and delicious! Perfect for breakfast or a snack with a cup of coffee, tea, or milk. Yum!

The Best Banana Bread Ever! Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt (Or Vanilla Yogurt, or buttermilk)
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (I used 2 large ripe bananas, they must be ripe!)
  • 1/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray loaf pan with Olive oil spray and line with parchment paper for easy slicing.

In a bowl mix together eggs, yogurt, oil, smashed bananas, vanilla extract, and white and brown sugars until combined.

In a separate bowl, measure flour, baking soda, and salt.

Incorporate dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, be sure not to over mix.

Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for about an hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool for 15 minutes and remove from loaf pan. Enjoy!

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Carla XOXO

Easy, Cheesy Baked Ziti

This hearty baked ziti is one of the best comfort foods and comes together quickly for a delicious and satisfying pasta dish!

Easy, Cheesy Baked Ziti Ingredients:

  • 1 box of Ziti Pasta, cooked until al dente
  • Pasta Sauce of your choice (I like Don Pepino)
  • 1 small container of Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • Block of Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese
  • Locatelli Cheese (Pecorino Romano)
  • Olive Oil
  • Parsley (Fresh or Dried Parsley Flakes)
  • Italian Seasoning
  • 1 small container of Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1 medium Sweet Onion, diced
  • Salt and Pepper


Sauté mushrooms in olive oil without salt until they are caramelized. Then add diced onions to the pan and sauté until soft. Add salt and pepper to taste, and add garlic last so it does not burn.

Cook ziti according to package directions, make sure to cook until al dente. Toss the ziti with your choice of pasta sauce.

In a bowl, add the container of whole milk ricotta cheese, two cloves of crushed garlic, a couple of teaspoons of olive oil, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and parsley flakes to your liking.

You are ready to assemble your baked ziti.

Add sauce to the bottom of your casserole dish. Next, add a layer of the sauced pasta.

Then add some of the mushrooms and onions.

Then, add some of the ricotta mixture.

Next, some Locatelli cheese and mozzarella cheese.

Then add some sauce.

Then start the layering process again until you are out of ingredients, or at the top of your casserole dish, LOL!

Top final layer with mozzarella and Locatelli cheese, and sprinkle with Parsley flakes and Italian Seasoning.

Bake covered at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until hot and bubbly. Enjoy!

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Carla XOXO

Delicious, Chocolatey, Gluten-Free Oat Bran Muffins

Whip up these tasty gluten-free muffins in no time for a nutritious breakfast or snack!

Delicious, Chocolatey, Gluten-Free Oat Bran Muffins Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Quaker Oat Bran Hot Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
  • Splash of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup of Mini M & M’s Baking Bits
  • Cupcake Liners


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners.

In a bowl, mix together oat bran and brown sugar. Add in baking powder and salt and mix.

Next, add in wet ingredients, the milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs. Mix to combine.

Add in chocolate chips. Lastly, add in the M & M’s right before you are about to scoop into the cupcake liners.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean in one of the muffins. Enjoy!

Carla XOXO

The best peanut butter bars!

These moist and delicious peanut butter bars are rich in peanut butter taste and are so satisfying!

Peanut Butter Bars


  • 1/3 cup of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and add parchment to an 8 x 8 pan. Mix together softened butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs, until lighter in color and well blended.

Add in dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, and salt. Do not over mix.

Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center of the bars comes out clean.


Carla XOXO

Grocery Outlet Haul

Check out all the awesome grocery deals I bought at The Grocery Outlet!

The Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is one of my favorite places to shop for discount groceries. You never know what you can find there for much cheaper than the larger grocery store chains!

See my YouTube video that shows my grocery store haul, including some of my favorites like Don Peppino pizza sauce, Persil Laundry Detergent, and Galbani String cheese!

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Carla XOXO