Pulled from Pinterest: Banana Oatmeal Bites

This is quickly becoming my go to snack.  I have made it several times in the past two weeks because 1. we always seem to have an overabundance of bananas in the house and 2. I need a good snack that I am not going to regret the next day.

The little guy loves this snack and Maddy is okay as long as it has chocolate chips.

You can find the original blogpost for this recipe here.


2 large old bananas

1 cup of quick oats

**Optional: handful of chocolate chips, raisins, or walnuts, cinnamon, honestly – anything you would want to eat in an oatmeal cookie

Smash bananas and mix together ingredients.  Place on a greased cookie sheet (I line a tray with foil and then grease it because I don’t like scrubbing pans)

Bake for 15 minutes at 350 or until golden.

These are wonderful right out of the oven and a great treat for breakfast the next day.  They don’t last more than 24 hours in my house.

Happy Eating!


Pulled from Pinterest: Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Hi All-

Just wanted to do a quick post on a yummy and easy recipe I tried over the weekend for Baked Parmesan Tomatoes.

This is a great recipe for all of those tomatoes we get from our CSA.  I love tomatoes, but no one else in my household is a fan which means I need to find creative and super easy ways to eat them on my own.

You can find my Pinterest boards here, and you can find the original blog post for this recipe here.

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes


2 beefsteak tomatoes, sliced into 1/2 inch horizontal slices

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon of oregano

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 450° F. Place tomatoes on a baking sheet. Top with Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil and bake until the tomatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes.

So I had a few modifications to the original recipe.  I did not have any beefsteak tomatoes so I used roma.  They were not nearly as large.  In fact, they were a perfect bite size.

Another tip that I don’t think the initial recipe suggested, and maybe it was because I was using different tomatoes, was to lightly spray the foil with cooking spray.  I did not; which resulted in my tomatoes sticking and then having to pry them off of the cookie sheet.  They did not look very pretty….hence no photo.  But honestly there was no need for real presentation since I was the one eating them I didn’t care.  They may have looked pitiful, but they tasted wonderful!

If you try this recipe let me know what you think!  Do you have any quick go to tomato recipes?

Happy Eating!