A Simple Recipe & Library Addition

Recipes are much more fun to make when they're written on pretty recipe cards, wouldn't you agree? This week I've added three recipe card designs to the Elle & Company Library:

Elle & Company - Recipe Cards

Not only would these be a colorful addition to your kitchen, but they also make a great gift idea for a friend or bride-to-be. Simply print them on your favorite cardstock, trim, tie with baker's twine and a gift tag, and you're all set. 

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And just for fun, here's a simple recipe that I've been making a lot lately. I love it for several reasons: it puts those week-old brown bananas to good use, it doesn't leave me with a lot of dishes, it's a good go-to breakfast for weekday mornings, and it's super simple to make. 

Lauren's Banana Bread


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter (I substitute margarine)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 over-ripe bananas, mashed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking soda. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
  4. Enjoy!