Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread - Lady Behind The Curtain

I have been making this recipe for over 25 years.  Of all the quick breads I make this Banana Nut Bread is the most requested.  When I make this bread I always make at least two.  One for us to eat and one for the freezer. Banana Nut Bread is great to give as a gift or serve at a brunch.  Make in mini loaf or muffin size for an Easter Brunch. If you double this recipe you can make: 2 full size loaves, 29 muffins, 18 mini loaves, 7 dozen mini muffins. Add my Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread … Continue reading

The Ultimate Carrot Cake

Ultimate Carrot Cake It's a Keeper

I heart carrot cake.  It is, by far, my favorite dessert of all time.   If it’s on the dessert menu, there is no question.  It’s what I’m ordering.   I will take it any day over chocolate. There’s just something about the cinnamony cake and creamy frosting that makes me swoon. I consider myself a carrot cake connoisseur.   Over the years, I’ve sampled many a carrot cake.  After all of my testing, I have deemed this recipe best carrot cake in all of the land! It starts with three layers of delectable cake, chocked full of carrots and spices.  Drool. The … Continue reading

Honey Walnut Tea Cake

Honey Walnut Tea Cake - Lady Behind The Curtain

Today is BEHIND THE CURTAIN DESSERT CHALLENGE  REVEAL DAY!!  I’m so happy you came over to see what’s happening. Wondering what the BEHIND THE CURTAIN DESSERT CHALLENGE IS?  Every month we are assigned two ingredients (this month it was HONEY AND WALNUTS)  we are to take those two ingredients and create or find a recipe using the chosen ingredients. Does this sound like fun to you?  Need more traffic to your website or want to meet new friends?  Then this is the party for you!  THIS IS A BLOG HOP so EVERYONE gets to be the host.  HERE is more … Continue reading

Semi Homemade Carrot Cake Squares

Semi Homemade Carrot Cake Squares - Lady Behind The Curtain

Is time getting away from you?  Are you stressed out because company is coming and you don’t know what to serve for dessert?  I feel your pain.  That’s why I developed these quick Semi Homemade Carrot Cake Squares.  They’re easy to make and make a large portion. This is the perfect dessert for church events.  That’s what I made it for.  I was in charge of feeding 45 to 50 people dessert after a meeting and these Semi Homemade Carrot Cake Squares were perfect. All you need is a spice cake mix, some carrots and walnuts to make this VERY … Continue reading

Fresh Strawberry Quick Bread

Fresh Strawberry Quick Bread - Lady Behind The Curtain

Serve this not too sweet Fresh Strawberry Quick Bread next time you have a breakfast brunch or ladies luncheon.  This Fresh Strawberry Quick Bread is one of my favorites.  Light and full of strawberries. A produce department stocked with fresh big juicy strawberries tells me Summer is almost here! Serve this Fresh Strawberry Quick Bread with a Hash Brown Quiche or an Apple Cheese Penne Pie Create your own Recipe Box and save your favorite Lady Behind The Curtain recipes.  Make a Meal Plan with your favorite recipes and ZipList will automatically add the ingredients to a Shopping List. Print … Continue reading

Cherry Crumb Bars

Cherry Crumb Bars - Lady Behind The Curtain

Pot lucks, church social, backyard barbecue you name it these cherry crumb bars is the dessert to bring! Made with a store bought oatmeal cookie mix and some simple ingredients.  Easy and delicious too!  PERFECT!  Create your own Recipe Box and save your favorite Lady Behind The Curtain recipes.  Make a Meal Plan with your favorite recipes and ZipList will automatically add the ingredients to a Shopping List. Print Cherry Crumb Bars Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 45 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yield: Makes 16 Bars Ingredients17.5 ounce package oatmeal cookie mix 1/2 cup butter 1 egg, lightly … Continue reading

Gingersnap Scones

Gingersnap Scones - Lady Behind The Curtain

These moist gingersnap scones are actually made with gingersnap cookie crumbs in them.  Topped with a maple glaze and more gingersnap cookie crumbs. Print Gingersnap Scones Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Yield: Makes 8 Scones IngredientsFor the Scones: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs {about 6 cookies, finely crushed} 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk 1 large egg, lightly beaten non stick cooking spray For the Glaze: 1 tablespoon … Continue reading

Persimmon Bagels

Persimmon Bagels - Lady Behind The Curtain

MAKE THESE PERSIMMON BAGELS FOR BREAKFAST THANKSGIVING MORNING! You can make these persimmon bagels in advance and freeze until you are ready to serve. Making your own bagels is easier than you think.  Give the bagel shop a break and make your own.  The bagel shop bagels come in at least 290 calories and that’s without any spread.  These bagels are 180 calories!  I made these with a mixer that has a bread dough hook.  If you don’t have a mixer with a bread hook you can knead the dough until smooth about 6-8 minutes. NOTE:  If you want to learn … Continue reading