Good morning! I have a quick and easy recipe to share with you to kick things off today.
I made a batch of chocolate chip banana muffins over the weekend that first appeared on the blog over two years ago as Chocolate Chip Banana Mini-Muffins. They’re practically identical, just bigger and better.
(Okay, the better part is debatable… but they’re pretty darn good!)
(Chocolate Chip) Banana Muffins
I put the chocolate chip in parenthesis because they are completely optional. (But please tell me you’re using them.)
3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
1/3 cup natural (original) applesauce
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 20-25 minutes
servings: 12 muffins (in theory)
1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray, or line with cupcake liners.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine mashed banana, applesauce, brown sugar and egg. Stir (by hand) well.
3. Mix in baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Stir well.
4. Spoon into muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes (or until muffin tops are light brown).
This recipe should give you 12 muffins, however, I got 11 for some reason.
I’m stumped on how to tweak the recipe to make an even dozen, so there you go. I apologize to those of you who like to bake in even numbers.
That’s just unfortunate…
Housewife Glamour Reader Survey
So, I have a little confession to make and hope you guys can help me out with some honest feedback.
I have been wanting to change the title of my blog and adjust the design for over two years now.
Basically, six months into writing Housewife Glamour, my focus completely immersed into writing about (mostly) healthy living. I feel like nothing about “housewife” or “glamour” describes the content I like to share on a day to day basis to an outside perspective or potential reader.
Or if it does, I don’t think it describes my style of writing or post topics. Maybe I’m wrong, but that has been my gut feeling for a while now.
I thought about changing it back in my first year of blogging, but didn’t think switching everything over would be worth the time, effort, and investment since it was all so new to me.
I wanted to see where blogging took me and if it was worth the trouble of me really diving into the business side of it (i.e. spending money and investing in my work).
As it turns out, it was and I have come to a cross roads, my friends.
I absolutely love the look of my customized theme I had a friend design for me close to three years ago. The problem, however, is that although I think it is pretty, it is so customized that it is not based off of a WordPress theme.
There are several simple navigational and aesthetic functionalities I have been wanting to change and incorporate that most people can with a click of a button. I can’t change anything I need to without a re-design.
With the decision to move forward with a re-design came the thought of pairing it with changing my blog name all at once to make the transition as painless as possible.
Don’t worry… Housewife Glamour will still very much up and running for a long, long time! It just might look a little different and be listed under a different blog title that makes more sense for my “brand”.
My goal is to launch the new site by my 3 Year Blog-iversary which is coming up in February. There will be some exciting aspects and giveaways attached to the switchover, and I can only hope you all are along for the ride when the time comes!
In an effort to get the process rolling, I would love to hear some feedback and welcome constructive criticism.
What do you like about Housewife Glamour?
What don’t you like about it?
What would you like to see change over the next few months?
To make it easy to answer these questions, I have put together a quick ten question survey you can fill out (anonymously) below.
I promise it will only take a few minutes for you to fill out, and I really and truly appreciate any type of feedback!
I might poll you guys again (if you’re up for it) down the road during the transition process.
The point in doing surveys is to give you guys what you hope to get out of reading and following this blog, so thank you in advance for helping play a part in the research!
You guys rock my world. Always!