Saturday, February 8, 2014


I miss you Elle.  It's not even that we talked all the time or were BFF's but I could always count on a nice comment, commiseration or a funny post.  I miss that.  I mean I REALLY miss that...

In the weeks since Elle's passing I feel that maybe I have taken too many online friendships for granted.  The support.  The love.  The friendship.  For this I am sorry and really am trying to fix.  :)

The recipe that I choose for #ElleAPalooza is cheating.  I am so time crunched that I went back in my archives and hunted down a muffin recipe that I made of Elle's back in January of 2009.  It was good.  Really really good.  I want them right now but alas there is not time...

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins (from Elle at Elle's New England Kitchen)

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/3 cups mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients.
2. In a small bowl, combine bananas, oil and egg.
3. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. The batter is quite thick, but keep folding it gently, making sure to get the batter on the bottom of the bowl, and it'll all come together.
4. Fold in chocolate chips.
5. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups three fourths full.
6. Bake at 350 deg F for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done.

***On February 24th there is going to be an online auction to help Elle's (Lee Ann) family.  There are pieces of her jewelry among other items being auctioned off.  To learn more please head over to the Friends of Elle FB page and join in...


Jenn @leftoverqueen said...

Mmmmm, muffins! Those do look good. Elle will be missed for so many reasons.

Heather said...

Mmmmufffins! Always a great way to comfort when you need it most. I see them in your future. :)

Unknown said...

Oh, yum: with extra stripes! What a cozy, comforting way to share the sassy sweetness of Elle: I'm gonna bake these right NOW!!!!

RJ Flamingo said...

I remember these - so delicious! Love you, Sweetpea! :-)

Unknown said...

Elle was probably the kindest, most thoughtful person I've ever known. Sad that the world no longer has her down here with us. Your muffins look delicious.
Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Patsyk said...

I totally know what you mean about on-line friendships... I've been making more of an effort to comment and be part of what makes the on-line world so amazing. The muffins look delicious!