Saturday, January 26, 2013

Moist Banana Bread with Orange Glaze, Featured at Inspired By Family

Baby, it's cooold outside!!!
Good morning, dear Friends!  It's been a while since I've posted.  I took a little rest from blogging and social media as part of fasting and prayer that I just finished.  I wanted to remove as many distractions as possible as I focused on my walk with the Lord more.  I dedicated a week to deeper intimate times with Him through reading His Word, praying for specific needs for myself and others, singing praises to Him (at home!) and journaling.   He is my Everything in life and always deserves my full attention although I don't always give it.  There are many things right now the Lord is doing in our family's life and things we're trusting and believing him for.  It was a really good time of just resting in the Lord and seeking Him in a deeper way.  I'm refreshed and hope to keep this renewed spirit daily!
The past few weeks, I've made several delicious things that I've been meaning to share with you all!  The lovely slices of goodness you see here is a new recipe I found from one of my favorite cookbooks, that I LOOOVE!  I call it Banana Bread with orange glaze, although fresh orange flavor is infused throughout this bread recipe.  It's incredibly moist and yummy!  I actually cut out 1/4 cup of the sugar and because it's made with naturally sweet very ripe bananas, we didn't miss it at all!!  (The recipe I've given you is the original one, though.)
I'm sharing this bread recipe at Inspired By Family magazine!  While you're visiting the magazine, read up on nourishment for the spirit and soul.  Especially you mommys out many good articles written by real people, like me.   I'm honored to be a part of something so positive and uplifting on the web!
Before I start my day, I wanted to say that this blog is something that has become dear to me, and my readers have become friends that I feel honored to have around the country (and the world)!  I don't always get a chance to go to all of your beautiful blogs after you leave a comment to thank you, so right now I want to say THANK YOU!!!  I whole hearted-ly appreciate your precious words that you graciously leave me after each post of mine.  I love writing about food, home and God, and it's these intertwining of different people that make these relationships we share... friends!  I do know many of you all personally and love you--y'all know who you are!!-- and many more I don't know.  I just feel really blessed to be able to share a piece of my small world with you! :)
Have a blessed weekend and stay warm!


Dewena Callis said...

The bread looks delicious. There always seems to be a few bananas around for banana bread! I will go back and look more at the magazine too. Leslie, thank you for writing about your week of going deeper with God. I know it must have been a help to tune out some distracting things so that you could focus more clearly. And I'm glad to see you back today!

Beth @A Little Country House said...

Leslie, I know what you mean about taking a break and trying to focus on the Lord. the world does vie for our affections in so many ways, we have to step back and just gaze upon Him...that banana bread looks so good! I usually put a little less sugar in things like that too..bananas don't need much help ;) Blessings!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Leslie, all your recipes look so yummy!!! now I'm hungry!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Taking that break is awesome...we all need to do it more. This bread looks soooo yummy...thanks for sharing it.


Jeriel said...

I might have to try this recipe! I have a billion bananas that are starting to go bad! Thank you so much for sharing:)