Orange Strawberry Smoothie [RECIPE]

Orange Strawberry Smoothie
Blend up this yummy breakfast beverage the night before for a refreshing summertime treat. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Summertime heat can be brutal, so quench your thirst with this delicious orange strawberry smoothie. Best part is, you can make it in advance to enjoy anytime you start craving this fruity citrus blend.

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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting [RECIPE]

Banana cake with cream cheese frosting
Use those ripened bananas to make this yummy banana cake with cream cheese frosting. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

If you’re like us, you may find that bananas always seem to ripen before we can eat them all. Since we hate to waste food, we usually wind up using those very ripe bananas to bake up a batch of Banana Nut Bread or Banana Crunch Muffins. But sometimes we just get a hankering for something sweet. That’s when this delicious Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is just what the doctor ordered. It is tall, beautiful, and super moist and the citrus zest adds just the right amount of brightness. Best part of all, you probably already have all the ingredients on hand. Enjoy!

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Banana-Nut Bread

Banana Bread

This banana bread is rich, flavorful and moist. You’ll love it!
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If you’re like us, you frequently have bananas at various stages of ripeness. But usually, even the darkest bananas can be salvaged and turned into this wonderful bread! It is moist, flavorful, rich and delicious.  Read more of this post

Banana Cake

Banana Cake

Naturally sweetened with ripened fruit and a touch of brown sugar, our Banana Cake is a Sunday brunch favorite.

We’re always looking for tasty treats to feed our friends when we entertain. This sweet treat is moist and naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and a bit of dark brown sugar. It is perfect to dish up at Sunday brunch with eggs and bacon or for dessert with a scoop of ice cream after your favorite Mexican dinner.

PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 40 minutes



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted (1 stick)
  • ½ cup buttermilk, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter (½ stick)


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Blend in the melted butter, mixing together until moist. Add ¼ cup of the buttermilk and combine.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the other ¼ cup of buttermilk with the eggs and blend into the flour mixture. Add the vanilla and mashed bananas. Beat for 1 minute. Place the batter in a greased 9 x 13 x 2-inch pan.
  3. To make the topping, squeeze the flour, brown sugar and butter together with your hands. Crumble the topping evenly over the batter. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. When the cake is done, an inserted toothpick or fork should come out clean from the center.

YIELDS: 8 servings

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Banana Crunch Muffins [RECIPE]

Banana Crunch Muffins
Our Banana Crunch Muffins are jam packed with real fruit flavor. But it is our homemade granola, walnuts and coconut that give it that tempting crunchy goodness. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

We always seem to have bananas hanging around in various stages of ripeness. When they’re almost blackened, but still somewhat firm, it is the perfect time to make this brunch favorite. Topped with a crunchy simple granola and packed with tasty, healthy goodies like coconut and fruit, our Banana Crunch Muffins are a portable treat perfect for the kiddies to grab on their way out the door so they still get a bit of breakfast, even if they are running a little behind schedule.

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