Making Monday [#87]

Welcome to Making Monday

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This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes
shared by amazingly talented people.
Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers.
By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs,
be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe,
and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs.
We love that you’re here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we’d love to have you follow along!
This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!

 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:

Gracie shares how she was enlightened at a conference she participated in.

 

Shrimp Scampi Pizza
Have you ever had shrimp on pizza?
This Shrimp Scampi Pizza is buttery and garlicky, light and refreshing.

 

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Lori:

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Adorable Bag in a Box Purse ~ Linda at Stamping with Linda

 

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A beautiful FREE Printable ~ Jenn at Clean and Scentsible

 

Feature87-HomemadePitaChipsDelicious looking Homemade Pita Chips ~ Emily at Nap Time Creations

 

Feature87-MothersDayFlowerCraftsCheery Mother’s Day Flower Crafts ~ Mama Lola at Bear & Lion

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASuper cute Homemade Baby Toys ~ Merissa at Little House Living

 

Feature87-MothersDayBreakfastIdeasTasty looking Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas ~
Jenn at Clean & Scentsible

 

There are such lovely projects every week and
we’re so grateful to have such a creative community come together each week!
Y’all are the bomb!
If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
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And don’t forget, if you didn’t make it as a feature this week, check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you.
A Bright and Beautiful Life

 

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Banana Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Banana Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

So a few weeks ago I noticed that I had three gallon sized ziplock bags full of frozen bananas just hanging out in our freezer.  That was my first big reminder that I haven’t been making banana bread as much as I sometimes do!  The bananas were really increasing in number since I buy bananas on a regular basis and some of them start ripening more quickly than we eat them and so then I just peel them and toss them into bags in the freezer. Do you do that, too?

Well, if you have frozen bananas just hanging out in your freezer it’s time to thaw a couple out and make these delicious, super moist banana bars.

They keep well for a couple of days but if you don’t eat them within those couple of days, just cut them into squares and pop them in the freezer.  Then pull out a few whenever you want some.  They are just as moist and tasty as when they’re fresh.

 

Banana Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Banana Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Ingredients

    For the Bars
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2 medium bananas) ~ fresh or frozen, thawed
  • For the Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk, half & half, or heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

    For the Bars
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the softened butter and sugar. Mix until combined.
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until well mixed.
  4. Stir in the salt, flour, and bananas until the batter is smooth and even.
  5. Spread the batter in the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the center is set.
  7. Cool, but frost the bars before they are completely cooled.
  8. For the Browned Butter Frosting
  9. In a medium saucepan melt the butter.
  10. Add in the brown sugar and milk and stir until the mixture comes to just a boil.
  11. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.
  12. Stir in the powdered sugar with a whisk.
  13. Spread the frosting over the top of the bars and allow the frosting to set and the bars to cool completely before cutting them into squares.
http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/banana-bars-with-browned-butter-frosting/

Recipe source: Cookies and Cups, slightly adapted

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Making Monday [#86]

Welcome to Making Monday Here’s to hoping our April showers bring on lots of gorgeous May flowers! This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By […]

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Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Never once in my life did I think I’d like shrimp on pizza. I don’t super love shrimp but I do like shrimp scampi and I like a few other shrimp dishes (like this delicious Chicken and Shrimp in Coconut Lime Tomato Sauce). So anyway, one Saturday pizza night I decided to be brave and cook this […]

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Making Monday [#85]

Welcome to Making Monday This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired […]

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Toffee Shortbread Cookies

  These Toffee Shortbread Cookies are the perfect buttery, crisp, not-too-sweet treat to enjoy with a cup of your favorite tea. Plus, they’re so easy to whip up.  But do plan ahead because they need to be refrigerated overnight.  After pulling the log out of the refrigerator, simply slice and bake. Then enjoy! PrintToffee Shortbread […]

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Making Monday [#84]

Welcome to Making Monday This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired […]

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Corral Loose Items on a Picture Frame Tray

Except for a very few items, I don’t really like keeping things out on our bathroom counter. I like to have a plant or flowers, lotion, and a candle and this is what it used to look like: This little corner didn’t look super badly but it wasn’t pulled together.  So one day I looked […]

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Making Monday [#83]

Happy Easter! I hope your Easter was lovely and that you were able to spend it with people you love.   Welcome to Making Monday This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and […]

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Making Monday [#82]

Happy almost Easter! Can you believe how early Easter is this year? I feel like I didn’t even have time to get ready for all of the pastel color happenings!   Welcome to Making Monday This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. […]

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Making Monday [#81]

Hello Friends Welcome to Making Monday This week I’m out of town so please click on over to Gracie’s blog ~ Grace Langdon Art ~ and join in on the party there. Have a great week. Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner

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Garlic Chicken Pizza

In case you haven’t read this on my blog yet, we’re weekly pizza eaters at our house ~ every Saturday night we whip one up.  Check out all of the pizza recipes I’ve posted (here).  Some are quite different but they’re all super tasty. This is the first time I’ve posted one with a white […]

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