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August 17, 2010



Poor Shannon.. I remember well. Hope she's feeling better. Get plenty of rest Shannon and sleep through it. You'll be right as rain soon.
The banana bread looks heavenly. Such a sweet treat in the morning with a cup of coffee.
Have a great day
((((Hugs))) to you and to Shannon


Loved your "she's a girl so she can take it." It's not fun, but what's a gal gonna do? At least the wisdom teeth are history and won't be a problem ever again in a very few short days. I'm certain the banana bread will be good medicine.


I haven't had my first cu of coffee yet, but oh what I wouldn't give to have a slice (or two) this morning. It looks soooo good. I hope sweet Shannon is feeling better this morning.



It smells so good! Thank you and Shannon for sharing.

I hope Shannon feels better soon. I know how painful it is to have wisdom teeth pulled.

Happy Tuesday! La

Barbara Anne

What a scrumptious looking banana bread! Thanks for the slice and the recipe.

Wishing Shannon well! I encourage her to take those pain pills on schedule (and with food in her tummy). She won't need them for more than a few days and they make all the difference - in a good way!



YUUUUMMMMMMM - thank you fer makin' it, and ty Shannon fer sharin' it. Delicioso m'amicis!


I didn't think those bananas would EVER ripen! LOL!


Hoping Shannon feels better fast, with a sweet mom like you to take care of her it I'm sure she feels better already:>) The one thing I can look forward to with cooler weather coming is being able to bake. I can't wait to start making some yummy treats like this!

sue silva

Poor little Shannon; give her a hug for me!



Hugs to Shannon. I had all four of mine removed at her age. You're a good mama to spoil her and yes I can smell it from here. Oh and I'll have coffee with a little cream with my slice.



Feel better soon Shannon. Lie on the couch and watch movies, and enjoy the treats.


Oh Shannon,

I remember having all 4 of mine pulled at once when I was about 17, all impacted and fully grown sideways. It was no fun. Just the same I have the best memories of my Pops bringing fresh cut roses in to my room and rubbing my feet to make me feel better, and my mom making me scrambled eggs to eat with a teeny spoon (yep,the spoiling was great!) Cozy up, munch little bites of mom's banana bread and I promise, it will be nothing but a memory in a short while.



The banana bread looks devine. Guess I'll have to turn on my oven and bake one. It's so nice to be pampered when in pain. Give her a big hug for me. You two have a good week.


Alice from Arkansas


Best wishes to Shannon!
Hope the Bananabread is going to do the healing work for her. hugs, Nina.

One Heart

Oh yum, banana bread is one of my favorites. My recipe is almost the same as yours with the exception that I use canola oil vs. margerine and baking powder vs. baking soda. We love to have ours warm with melted butter on top. Have you ever added chocolate chips? Yummy too. A couple of years ago, I baked several loafs for Christmas gifts. I wrapped the bread in Saran Wrap after cooling, then wrapped each in a folded embroidered kitchen towel which basically just looped around the middle tied with a ribbon and a tag. It was so simple and I'll never forget the looks of joy and gratitude on the faces of friends. Some even cried. I think it was one of my favorite Christmas gifts to give out. Hmmm...maybe I'll do it again this year.

Speedy healing to Shannon.


Supplying soup to the ailing is a wonderful thing, but someone who BAKES for you on a hot day---that's LOVE.

Elizabeth Marchus

Hi Kim,
Yum! I can just taste it! looks sooooo good! O.K. now I'm hungry! I hope Shannon feels better, poor dear..
Have a sweet day, hugs~Elizabeth

Cindy S

Give Shannon my best and I pray that she heals quickly. And now I really must go make the BEST banana bread that I have ever made and trust me, I have tried SO many bb recipes. Your grama's is truly the best. Okay, I will go get the bananas out of the freezer now. Bye, Love ya, Cindy S


Oh my gosh... that looks sooo good and I haven't had breakfast yet!! I'll have to settle for toast and a banana I guess, and oh yeah - definitely coffee!
Hope Shannon feels better soon!

Julie Harward

That is tough but I am sure the banana bread will do the trick! Come say hi :D

The Lady of the House

uggg! I had mine out in May it was NO FUN! Just a hint - when she gets that nasty taste in her mouth MINT tea! It makes ya feel like a million bucks girl! Praying for fast healing and thanks for sharing your banana bread - I'm so drooling right now.

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Hope you are feeling better soon Shannon and be sure to milk all the TLC you can while you are recovering.



I baked frosted banana bars today and they smelled so good too. Now I wish I had made banana bread. Oh, well, there are always more old bananas to use. Have a beautiful day and hope your daughter will soon be feeling well. I remember when my daughter had her wisdom teeth out eighteen years ago!


glad everything went well with shannon and how special to have grandma's banana bread, that is fixing shannon right up - thank you shannon for sharing - thank you kim for the wonderful and delicious recipe - thank you grandma.

have a great sunny day!

love ya, maria - cottage feel -

Kelly McMaster

Hi Kim,
Had to giggle reading this son Ian had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled yesterday too! And being a boy, he's NOT handling it very well! haha Actually, he's doing ok but much more fussy than I expected him to be over it. We stocked up on applesauce, pudding, EasyMac, soups etc too. Last night I remembered your Grandma's Banana bread recipe and thought it'd be perfect to try so he could nibble on it the next few days. I ran to the store and got (what I thought) were blackened bananas. The batter was yummy but these 'nanas were stiff as boards and smelled a bit funky but I"m not a banana eater so I kept on going. The bread didn't smell that great out of the oven and when I cut into it realized those "bananas" must have been PLANTAINS and had the texture more like a baked sweet potato or something! Tasted awful! haha
So I'll start over tonight and get REAL bananas this time!
Hope Shannon feels 100% real soon!

Lynn Paterson

Oh, that banana bread looks so yummy! I haven't made any bread in so long......I need to pull out that bread maker and get a baking again. Hope your daughter feels better real soon. I had some oral surgery myself last week.....still have stitches in my mouth......thank goodness for wine!


Please tell Shannon 'thank you' for sharing a cyber-slice of banana bread...(pain meds can be great, hmmm?! But seriously, Kim, she's YOUR daughter and has inherited a piece of 'sharing gene' from you!) and that I wish her a speedy recovery. Lots of TLC, laying on the couch and watching 'eye candy' TV. And remember, bad teeth never grow back and never have to be taken out ever again...;-)
My daughter (15) will probably have to have hers out in the near future, so the comments to this post have been very helpful so I can plan what to expect. Thanks, Kim and your blogfriends.


I have 4 ripe bananas sitting on my counter that will find themselves in a loaf later today as well. In fact, I'll be using your recipe. My daughter had all 4 of her wisdom teeth removed a couple of weeks ago so we are sending Shannon {{hugs}} and wishes for a speedy recovery. BTW, my daughter said Baskin Robbins mint chip ice cream was crucial to her recovery :)


Tell Shannon hope she's feeling better real fast. I can remember when my grown sons had that done. Tell her thanks for wanting to share the banana bread, but I'm on weight watchers. She can have my portion. She has a really caring mom, I didn't bake anything special for my guys, but did some waiting on them on whatever they wanted, with a lot of sympathy.
Cindy Okla




Yummmmm .... yes I can almost smell it! I have your Grandma's recipe printed, waiting on my counter for my own bananas to age to perfection! Best wishes to Shannon for a speedy recovery. When you're not feeling your best, snuggling with a special pet always seems to makes it a bit better.


@kelly mcmaster -
your story is too funny!

And Kim? my stomach literally growled whenever I saw that banana bread!!


i have been on a muffin kick lately and i don't really like to bake, i made some bananna muffins and used coconut milk instead of liquid , really moist , i like baked goods on my table


My oldest son just had his wisdom teeth cut out last week! He is better now and glad it is over. I tried your banana bread recipe and it was awesome! Take care of your girlie and give her some of that mamma love!


Bless Shannon's heart! I made Zucchini bread this past weekend, two loafs and they are almost gone! Soooo good :o)


I made your recipe last night, and it is delicious. Thank you for sharing it.

Patty O'Malley

Oh, this is making my mouth water! It looks so delicious. Now, you have me in the mood to bake some for myself!! Hope Shannon is feeling back to normal soon.


Your banana bread looks so wonderful! I definately remember getting all four of my wisdom teeth out, on Valentine's Day, when I was 18. I was at school and far away from my family, and had no one to pamper me. I felt horrible and sick from the pain pills, but went against the Dr's opinion and ate pizza for dinner that night. For me, that cardboard pizza was the greatest thing in the world, but I'd have prefered a homemade, full of love, treat!


I absolutely adore banana bread, and yours looks scrumptious. A slice of that and a cup of tea sounds like heaven to me.

Nancy M

Beautiful Banana Bread! That should help Shannon feel better.
I tip given to me is to freeze banana when they are ripe enough for baking so you never have to wait. Another is to use an electric roaster on the porch or garage for baking in the summer. I am going to do that soon when I make your chicken recipe. Last night it was Chili Rellanos Casserole.
Prayerful thoughts for Shannon and a speedy recovery.
Nancy M.

Privet and Holly

My girl had her
wisdoms out earlier
this summer, so I
know what Shannon
is experiencing.
But is sounds like
she has all of the
TLC and banana bread
that she could possibly
need for a speedy
recovery! What a good
mama you are, Kim : )
Hope she is feeling
great, asap!
xx Suzanne


I still remember that pain all these years later....poor Shannon! I hope she gets lots of TLC in the next few days and lots of good things to eat like the banana bread...yum.


I hope Shannon is doing better! I have to have two wisdom teeth pulled and I've been putting it off for years because I am such a chicken!
That banana bread looks heavenly! My mom used to make zucchini bread, I loved it warm with a little bit of butter!


take care shannon and thanks for offering to share the banana bread!!! :^)

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, as an ex Dental Nurse I have seen many a wisdom tooth pulled the top just pop out but those bottom ones can be a pain, a least it's over with now. I hope that Shannon is now on the mend and feeling much better. I would love some of that beautiful banana bread looks amazing. Have a great day!!!!Trish xox ;)


How nice for you to do a sweet thing like that, Kim! That banana bread looks really good. :)


Both my girls have had their wisdom teeth out. Not a fun venture, but hey, they survived. Your banana bread looks delicious. My favorite!!! Love & blessings from NC!

sweet cottage dreams

my little computer DOES have smell-a-vision - yup, yessss indeedy it SURE DOES!

miss shannon girl, thank you for sharing a piece with us! that is very sweet of you! and a cup of coffee with a wee bit of cream and sugar would be nice as well.

be sure to take good care of yourself. i told your momma today what to NOT do..... having worked for oral surgeons for years, i know that you should not rinse vigorously OR drink from a straw. soft foods and cold compresses....
be good to yourself!



What a GREAT mom you are Kim.
My fav to make is also banana bread, but I load it up with big chocolate chips, gotta have the choc. chips : )
I looked like a chipmunk when I had my wisdom teeth pulled. I was about Shannon's age I think.
Wish my mom would have been around : (
Hope your having a great week.
BTW Did Mrs. Magpie ever give you the little treats I sent you? Just wondering. I know she's been a busy bee.
Love You All
Love Claudie


Oh, that hurts. Hope she is feeling better quickly.

Your break looks great. We like banana bread, too.


I hope Shannon is all better now. She had the best 'nurse' to care for her!

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