Showing posts with label Palm Beach Florida. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Palm Beach Florida. Show all posts

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

By the time I get to catch up posting again...I will be going back to Cleveland for another visit to check on my sister; who is not improving with her mental and physical health...sad to say! In the meantime, I have not spent any time on my blog for one month. I do have several photos of things I have made that I would love to share with you and this amazing Banana Bread with Cream Cheese filling is one of them!
Now that I have joined Weight Watchers again, for the 'upteenth time'...in my opinion, this time is the best time joining and still losing the desired weight is beyond my 'wild' expectation. It is so easy to track the points and stay within the 'portion control' is so important. The extra point allowance of (49) is used at your own convenience, which I chose for Saturday and Sunday. That's when I can bake and cook to my 'heart's content' and I love it.
We all love a good homemade banana bread and my daughter and I make a loaf every week makes a loaf with the leftover ripe bananas. Actually I just make the special ones every now-and-then when a new recipe catches my eye! Since I'm a Pinterest addict, I save quite a few interesting and new recipes...although this may not be so new, but 'new to me'!

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 TB sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 TB Sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
Cream Cheese Mixture :
  • 8-10 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TB flour
Instructions
  1. Mix sugar, butter & eggs. Dissolve baking soda in sour cream, add bananas, salt and 2 cups flour. Mix all together.
  2. Divide ½ of this mixture into 2 floured loaf pans.
  3. Combine cream cheese ingredients and spread over mixture in pans. Spread remaining banana batter on top.
  4. Sprinkle top with 1 TB sugar mixed w. ½ teaspoon cinnamon before baking.
  5. Bake at 350 for 50 min. Cool and serve. 

Been having much needed rain here in Palm Beach...just wanted to share this beautiful photo with you that I snapped at the 'spare of the moment' with my Smart Phone...also, all the previous photos have been taken with my cell phone since most of the time I'm not prepared to take photos and do not have my camera 'on hand'.
Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday...although in most parts of the globe Sunday has ended, so have a beautiful and pleasant week, to all my friends!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY...

Sunrise on our beach, Palm Beach, Florida...Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014...7:00AM
My granddaughter Gabby and I decided to take photos of the sunrise...depending on the weather, which happened to be a lovely sunny and pleasantly warm Sunday!
Linking to:
Be there 2 day...Wordless Wednesday
Eerily  quiet morning, virtually empty beach... a bit 'nippy' mid 60's, gentle winds, and waves caressing the sand...@ 7:04 AM

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Silent Sunday

Mini banana breads with white chocolate chips
I'm not sure, which is better...'Silent Wednesday'...or 'Silent Sunday!'...either way, I haven't done one, or the other! This is something all new to me...so here it goes!
Baked, Eggplant Stacks



 @ Palm Sugar Asian Grill..(Gabby and me)
Red Velvet Cupcake...(celebrating three family members' birthdays)
Super spicy mixed papaya salad
Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Tofu

Perfect and awesome Asian restaurant...Palm Sugar
My beloved city...West Palm Beach, Florida...at dusk










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Friday, December 2, 2011

TooJay's Reuben Sandwich...and West Palm Beach


Since I have not made anything in the last few days that is worthwhile to post...due the bad lighting at night for photo taking, I will brag about TooJay's Gourmet Deli. Their Reuben Sandwich is still the BEST...ever, of any deli that you can mention, and they are located, right here in South Florida, and throughout various N. Florida, and West Coast Florida!

I have this passion for thirty years now, and still can't quite shake it...for Reuben Sandwich! It is basically a corned beef sandwich, on rye, with Russian dressing, Swiss cheese, and of course the yummy sauer kraut, grilled to perfection, with the cheese melting, and combining the flavors. You can't just skimp on the corned beef, you have to really pile it high! A side  of coleslaw, dill pickles, and french fries fruit salad, and you're "good to go, on your holiday shopping, errands, or what have you, after a Saturday early lunch!
How could you possibly resist a comforting sandwich like the Reuben?...so filling, hardy, yummy, and delicious. I rarely eat a Reuben sandwich these days, but when I do, I always, but always order it from TooJay's!
My friend ordered a cup of Matzo Ball soup, and a scoop of Egg Salad, on half a sandwich. She said it was very good...and from the looks of it, not to mention that they are famous for their egg salad, their tuna salad, chicken salad, and various other salads, as well!
Just a few minutes from our location, on the Island of Palm Beach, tucked away in this famous little Shopping Center, in Royal Poinciana Way, where all the local Palm Beachers, and from over the bridge, in West Palm, locals frequent this famous deli, that has been around for over 30 years, that I know about...and maybe longer!
So, what did I tell you?...yes, it's really tucked away! You could hardly see the sign, or the entrance, but I assure you, if you ask anyone, they will direct you right here if you can't find it!
Next to our car, I noticed this cute little car, which I thought was a golf cart!
On the curb, was sitting a local worker, munching on his sandwich assured me, that this isn't a golf cart, it's some kind of an expensive little recreational car, used around town...go figure, what do I know about the different types of vehicles, anyway!
I took this photo from the car, while stopping at the red light (of course at the passenger side)...looking at the famous Biltmore Hotel, from years, and years ago, which is now a Condominium!
Route through Flagler Drive, now in West Palm Beach, leaving TooJay's! On the right is the Intracoastal Waterway, that divides West Palm Beach, from Palm Beach!
Leaving TooJay's. and driving over one of the bridges, dividing West Palm Beach, from Palm Beach...West Palm Beach, is of course, west of the island, which is called Palm Beach, and they are both part of the Palm Beach County. On the right is the Intracoastal Waterway!
Driving through a well known West Palm Beach neighborhood, to downtown West Palm Beach, to stop at the Public Library! As you can see, our city takes pride of their clean streets, well manicured lawns, their homes, and well preserved old neighborhoods.

One of the entrances (side entrance) to the library!...no, that's not me in the photo, just a local on a warm Saturday early afternoon, in November!

I was already pre-warned by my daughter "don't you dare take a picture of us!"...OK, "I won't"...didn't promise that I wouldn't take a picture from far behind, while the two were walking to the library, from across the street! You can also park on the street for $1.00 which will cover an hour, or for free inside the garage, if you have a "token"
(a chip)
People walking their little dogs in the smaller section of the city, where local shops and  the library is located!

Sign, showing the way to the Green Market, which is located by the Intracoastal Waterway!

The Kids' section f the library, on the second floor. They have 4 floors of books, DVD movies, computer rooms, classes, etc.
So, there I was sitting in the waiting room, with some of the books we were checking out! BTW, I will be purchasing this Gelato book from Amazon, as well!
Just one of the events, sponsored by the Public Library (sorry we missed that)
That's all for now, I hope everyone has a wonderful, and enjoyable peaceful weekend! Hugs, to all!
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