banana coffee cake recipe

Creamy Banana Coffee Cake

OK, don't faint…but I baked. This coffee cake was a result of a kitchen day planned for last Sunday with its prediction of an eight-inch Spring snow storm. As I type this, we recovered nicely, had beautiful Spring temperatures during the week and the prediction for today is a good old fashioned afternoon thunderstorm. Perhaps our snow days are behind us? Before we get to the recipe, I want to point out my cake dish. It was my mom's and it lived on our kitchen counter while I was growing up on the farm. My mom baked daily. And she baked several things daily. She'd bake after breakfast and

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Brown Butter and Parmesan Popcorn, and a Wabash Valley Farms Popcorn Giveaway

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