Casey Wiscons: Bird Whisperer

I tried to save bird last weekend.  It's a long story...watch the video.



I'm the muffin man...errr woman.

Servings: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 mins
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 375°F Grease 18 standard muffin pan cups (or use paper liners. 2. Beat butter and sugar together at medium speed until light and fluffy. 3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 4. Beat in bananans until smooth. 5. Mix together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. 6. Alternately stir flour mixture and buttermilk into egg mixture until dry ingredients are just moistened. 7. Stir in pecans and vanilla. 8. Do not overmix batter; it should not be completely smooth. 9. Spoon batter into prepared pan, filling two-thirds full. 10. Bake until lightly golden, 15 to 18 minutes. 11. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly. 12. Serve warm.



I've made these a few times. Love them. Easy. A little time consuming, but worth it. So fun to mix & match flavors.  What's your favorite?


  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 container prepared frosting
  • 1 package candy coating


  1. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended.
  2. Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  3. Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Freeze for at least an hour. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.

* I have heard you can use melted chocolate chips + a little vegetable oil in lieu of the candy coating.  Haven't tried that yet, so if it doesn't work out...don't blame me. 

Eat 'em up!