My husband and I attended this country church 
during our college years and early married lives.
I treasure this cookbook not just because of the wonderful recipes,
but because every page conjures up a special memory in my mind.
You may know that you can click on these pictures to enlarge...
 This morning I used up 3 "black" bananas and followed
my great-aunt Pearl's recipe for banana bread.
(I didn't add a cup of nuts.)
I baked the bread in this Corning Ware bread pan.
We received several casserole dishes in this pattern
as wedding gifts in 1971.
I've added other pieces such as this one throughout the years
while shopping in thrift stores and at garage sales.
As I stirred up the batter, I thought of this Chip Ingram quote... 
"God gives us the ingredients for our daily bread, but he expects us to do the baking!"
How does YOUR favorite banana bread recipe
compare with my Great-Aunt-Pearl's?


  1. love the quote... no banana bread around here. There is a certain someone who cannot be trusted with sweets ;)

  2. The recipe I use calls for shortening, not butter, but I use coconut oil. Also no sour milk...I think I may give your aunt's recipe a try sometime though. I love banana bread.

    It is special to have heirloom recipes!


  3. Your great Aunt Peal's recipe looks delicious, but what a great quote.
    Enjoy your day.

  4. Love the quote . . . and banana bread!!

  5. Oh, my mouth is actually watering! Looks
    delicious! The quote is great!

  6. OK, so I'll bring the coffee if you're share some of that yummy bread with me?!! It's a great object-lesson you've shared as well - - food for both the spirit AND the tummy.

  7. Funny, I have that same corning ware! The bread sounds good. Love Di ♥

  8. Wouldn't it be WONDERFUL if we could actually meet each other around the table???? Oh, my! What a dream that would be.

  9. I don't think I can top your recipe because yours is made with memories and those always taste the best.
    I do love banana bread, but I don't like to eat bananas, so I'll be over too, set another cup out for me please!

  10. I have 4 browning bananas sitting in the bowl right now... thanks for the reminder, and the inspiration, and the wonderful quote!

    Blessings, Debbie

  11. 'Love the quote! And 'love the idea of such a treasured recipe book!

    We also got that same corning ware pattern when we were first married (1973), but, unfortunately all the pieces got broken over the years. I especially miss the roasting pan that came with an insert rack. I've tried to replace that but they don't make it anymore :(
    Love and Prayers,
    PS ~ Banana bread is one of my favorites but I haven't made it for so long (except for Pillsbury quick breads!)

  12. No fair...I have been wanting to fix some breads...banana or just rings in fall...but at 106 degrees today you can forget it...I don't know when we will see fall.

    Oh enjoy that bread...I can smell it all the way down here in Texas

  13. Aren't old recipe books wonnnnderful! I'm like you, Rebecca....they bring such memories back to me. I wouldn't take anything for mine....even the stains from previous attempts at cooking evoke smiles from me.
    I love banana bread....with nuts! :))

  14. What a great quote! The bread looks oh, so good. I was married in 1975 and had some of the same baking ware given to me for gifts.


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Writing a Song a Week #3
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