Thursday, September 20, 2007

OLW Perfect, What I see and Banana Bread.

Perfect.... the new word for the OLW challenge! Loved it.... had the PERFECT picture for it, created what I think the PERFECT layout in 45 minutes......

........scraplifted a layout I saw on a yahoogroup as inspiration, no pp used, just stamps, paint, letterstickers, ribbons, buttons, flowers, eyelets, staples, ink and my Zig pen!

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The PERFECT day for me, Niagara Falls, May this year, with the PERFECT person, and that's my mom who was visiting us back then. I love how it turned out, it's simple, but........PERFECT!


Second layout of today! A scraplift too, can't help it, love the style Cynthia uses, and I have her permission! Made it a little different anyway:-)

My youngest daughter, Anouk, photo taken at Niagara Falls, pp is BG Blush, prima flowers, eyelets, Zig pen, stamp, ink and ribbon are also used.

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I found the quote/poem on the internet

And the last thing for today, a wonderful, delicious Banana Bread recipe, baked it yesterday, and especially with butter it tastes yummie..... And I have to stop baking, because...... why is it, that everything that tastes so good...... adds some extra pounds???

So, if you have some overripe bananas, be sure to make this!!

2 cups All-purpose flour 500 mL
1 tsp. Baking soda 5 mL
1/2 tsp Salt 2 mL

1/2 cup Butter (or hard margarine), softened 125 mL
1 cup Granulated sugar 250 ml
Large eggs 2

Mashed overripe banana (about 3 medium)
1 tbsp. Lemon juice 15 mL
1 tsp. Vanilla extract 5 ml.

Measure first 3 ingredients into large bowl. Stir. Make a well in centre. Set aside.

Cream butter and sugar in medium bowl. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add remaining 3 ingredients. Stir. Add to well in flour mixture. Stir until just moistened. Spread in greased 9 x 5 x 3 inch (22 x 12.5 x 7.5 cm) loaf pan. Bake in 350°F (175°C) oven for 55 to 60 minutes until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool. Cuts into 16 slices.


Lis said...

Love the layout and those muffins look yummy!!

Angie said...

Cute layouts, and the Banana Bread looks mouth watering.

Esther said...

O, I so love your two new LO's Great job. Have to get started on mine. Love, es

Je@net said...

Love your layouts sis!! They are gorgeous!!
And that banana bread...OMG...I can smell it overhere.... Mmmh, looks so jummie!!

Paula said...

Gorgeous layouts. I love them both but the one of your daughter appeals to me very much as you have used circles & I love how you have placed them.

My Paper World said...

Gorgeous layouts, and the recipe looks yummy!

Scrapanimal said...

Lovely lo you make. And you are wright that you can make the perfect lo in 45 minutes. My record is 40 minutes.

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Elly said...

Mmmm... klinkt heerlijk! En het is waar: hoe slechter voor de lijn hoe lekkerder het is!
Je lootjes zijn weer top! Mooi met die circels! En die met je moeder is ook heel speciaal, zo vaak zul je haar nu niet meer zien.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the visit! I love love love the layout of your daughter!!!

Scrapdragons said...

Love your LO!!
Great work.

Brigitte said...

Heyyy Marjolein, loooove those glimpses of your 2 LOs !
and thanks for popping by my blog, always a pleasure to read/discover new blog !!
Brigitte from Australia :)

Mika said...

I love muffins (feeling hungry) Mika (

cynthia van der wilk said...

Ik vind je lift van mijn LO erg mooi. De andere LO ook hoor.



Anonymous said...

Schattige LO van de foto van Anouk, de foto op zich is al prachtig. Mooie foto's van de pumpkins (?), het was vast een fijne middag. Leuk voor jullie. Mam.

scrapgek!!!!!! said...

gave layouts joh! wauw! en dat brood.....mmmmm! groetjes marije.