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Cooking and Crafting with J & J #120 and Features

Monday, October 23, 2017


Are you ready for HALLOWEEN?! IT'S ALMOST HERE!! 

 Definitely check out the amazing-ness below that our awesome submitters want to share with you all!! 

 We just love each and every one of you talented bloggers!! :)



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Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:



Bisquick Beer Biscuits recipe



Stuffed Pepper Casserole recipe



Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Corn Chowder recipe


Julie's Picks:



Easy Weeknight Stop Top Vegetarian Chili recipe



Hats in the Round



Little Breakfast Treat - Garden Station DIY



Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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Banana Bread Recipe

Wednesday, October 18, 2017




Hello friends and Happy Fall.  

I love baking all kinds of breads during the fall and winter months.  

Today I have an easy recipe to make Banana Bread.




This recipe does not have any walnuts in it, but you can add them or anything else extra that you might like.  

When I baked this bread, I used one half cup of whole wheat flour, but if you only have regular flour that is fine to use too.


Yield: makes one loaf

Banana Bread Recipe

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 55 MINStotal time: 65 mins
This is an easy and delicious banana bread recipe.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 2 to 3 ripe bananans, peeled
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and butter a 4x8 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
  3. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.
  4. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour at 350 degrees F, or until tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely before serving.
  6. Slice and serve.
Created using The Recipes Generator


I hope you all enjoy this banana bread recipe as much as my family does.  




Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.

Jess and I will see you all back here on Monday for our Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up.




Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie


Cooking and Crafting with J & J #119 & Features

Monday, October 16, 2017


We love having each of you here each and every week!! This Link Up wouldn't be what it is without all of you! So this is our time to say thanks! :) 

Now check out the amazing, talented bloggers below! :)


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:


Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:



DIY Football Snack Bags tutorial and Tailgating Party Tips



Halloween Candle Mug Craft tutorial



Pancake Mix recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes



Julie's Picks:



Fall Sweater Wreath tutorial



Hawaii Pork Hash recipe



Halloween Mantel with Black and White



Let's get to the Link Up!!

Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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A Visit to Jack's Wife Freda - Soho

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Jack's Wife Freda - Soho Lafayette location


Hello friends.  I love visiting different parts of New York City.  I was recently there with my niece and we went to Soho.  I love going to Soho as there are so many designer boutiques, big chain stores, art galleries, high end restaurants, and nightlife.

What I like to do best, is to go have lunch, and then do some retail shopping.  😀

We went there at the end of August and we decided to have lunch at the restaurant Jack's Wife Freda.  This popular restaurant was recommended by my teen, who has been there with her friends for lunch.

The day we met for lunch, the weather was nice and warm, and I took this photo while waiting for my niece to arrive.  It's such a small and cute place to eat and they had some tables set outside.

If you do decide to visit this restaurant, it can get really busy, since it's so small inside.  You might have to wait outside, but we were lucky as there was no wait for a table.



Jack's Wife Freda



Below is a small map of the location to the restaurant Jack's Wife Freda, located on Lafayette Street, in Soho.  The streets are narrow, and some of them are even cobblestone streets, and the area has so many small shops and restaurants.






We both decided to sit inside to eat our lunch.  I took a quick photo of the menu.  The food is just so good and I love the breakfast and lunch menu.  The food is American-Mediterranean and they have a wonderful food selection to choose from.

The next time I visit I hope to sample the dinner menu.



Part of the lunch menu at Jack's Wife Freda - Soho



Shown below is a sample of the dinner menu at the Lafayette Street location.  The other location of the restaurant is on Carmine Street.





I really liked the breakfast (not shown on this menu) and lunch selection of food.  The decision was made, we both decide to eat breakfast since it was early afternoon.


Mediterranean Breakfast


I chose the mediterranean breakfast.  It consisted of two eggs over easy, a chopped salad, with avocado and pita bread.  I had fresh ice tea to drink that I really enjoyed.

My niece picked the breakfast bowl (sorry no photo of that) and that consisted of eggs, quinoa, kale, spaghetti squash, and avocado and a fresh watermelon drink.


Mediterranean Breakfast at Jack's Wife Freda - Soho


The restaurant even has a cookbook that you can buy and make some of their delicious recipes!






Have you been to the restaurant Jack's Wife Freda yet?  I'd love to know.


Jack's Wife Freda



If you have visited any other restaurants in New York City that you like, please let know in the comments section.



Thanks for the visit today.  Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.

Jess and I will see you all back here on Monday for our Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up.



Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie



Cooking and Crafting with J & J #118 & Features

Monday, October 9, 2017

Cooking and Crafting with J & J



We wish we could order all the yummy deliciousness from all of you this past week! 

 SO MANY TASTY looking recipes and fun looking crafts to check out! 

 It was incredibly difficult to pick the features this week! :)




Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:


Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features


Jess' Picks:



DIY Halloween Headstones tutorial



Club Sandwich Lasagna recipe



Decorative Stacked Pumpkins tutorial



Julie's Picks:



Moana Themed 3rd Birthday Party



Lacy Pineapple Bookmark Free Crochet Pattern



Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins recipe



Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!


PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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Easy Closet Organization

Wednesday, October 4, 2017




Hello friends.  I get so much inspiration from visiting all of my blog friends.  I have one blog friend Heather, who blogs at Our Life In a Click, and she did a blog post on Closet Organization.

Well, by Heather doing that organizing blog post, it inspired me to clean and organize the bottom of my linen closet.  I bough these two storage bins on sale for only $8 at BJ's Wholesale Club, and they were originally marked at $14.  I was so happy to buy them on sale that day and I knew that they would be perfect for my closet.




Below is what my linen closet floor looked like!  It was such a mess and I always had a hard time finding everything I wanted.




This is what the bottom of the floor closet looks like now.  It's all cleaned out and organized.  Now I can easily find everything that I want.




For a only few dollars you buy storage bins and have your closets looking neat and organized.

Thanks Heather for sharing your organizing tips with everyone.  To read Heathers blog post on closet organization you can click here.

Now I'm off to clean and organize the rest of my linen closet!




Thanks everyone for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.

Jess and I will see you all back here one Monday for our Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!



Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #117 & Features

Monday, October 2, 2017

Cooking and Crafting with J & J



Does it feel like Fall where you all are?! 

 This weather is so crazy for the season, but we're hoping it slowly changes so we can sit down with these warm fall dishes that you all are sharing! 

 And it'll make us feel a bit better to stay indoors and craft away without missing some amazing weather! :)


Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at



Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:



Ginger and Custard Crumble Cake recipe



Homemade Cheesy Spaghetti recipe



Mesh Pumpkin Wreath tutorial



Julie's Picks:



Apple Dump Cake recipe



Halloween Wreath tutorial



Tablescapes, Cotton Pickin Pumpkins



Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!


PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up