Someone asked for this so I thought I would share with everyone. If you have a good holiday recipe - PLEASE SHARE! Banana Bread: 1 & 3/4 c all purpose flour 1 & 1/4 teaspoon baking 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup butter 2 eggs 2 tablespoons milk 3 large very ripe bananas nuts are optional Throw it all in a bowl and beat it until it is smooth - bake at 350 for 60 minutes and then check the loaf with a smooth knife into the center. Check every few minutes, and remove right away once the knife is clean. This recipe is for one loaf and can be doubled or tripled. FUDGE 2 cups sugar 2 chunks of baking chocolate (bitter) 2 tablespoons butter 2/3 cup WHOLE milk set aside a small glass with an ice cube and water in it. Fill one side of your kitchen sink with cold water. Use a large sauce pan - you will need a candy thermometer. Mix the above ingredients over medium flame unti lthe candy thermometer reads a minimum of 240 degrees. At this point, drop a small amount of the candy into the glass of water and ice. Once it forms a ball, not little dribbles, but a ball, then remove the pan from the flame. Holding the pan in the cold water in the sink (don't get the water in the pan), beat the fudge with a wooden spoon until it forms a glassy sheen to it and thickens. Poor on a greased platter and let sit for about 1 hour. Nuts of course are optional.