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So I know people on Facebook are upset about the new changes. I’m not here to discuss those changes. I’m here to discuss the phenomenon that is couples as one person on FB. I hate this. Because usually I’m not friends with the couple, I’m friends with one of the two people. So half the time when they post I don’t know who is actually posting. And then when you comment and it’s the other person and you thought that it was your friend they ask who are you? I’m C’s friend. Oh.

Yes, oh. If you are going to make a joint account maybe only friend the people who you know together as a couple. Maybe only friend other people that are on joint couple accounts.

Interestingly enough, most of the people I know that have these joint accounts usually have them because the significant other wants to make sure that nothing is going on behind their back. If you are at the point where you don’t trust what your spouse is doing on Facebook, maybe you should spend less time on Facebook and more time with your spouse/significant other working on your relationship. In person. Just a thought.

Maybe reconnect with your spouse/significant other by cooking/baking together. If you are like me you have over ripe bananas somewhere on your counter right now. :) Work on your relationship and bake banana bread all at the same time. Win-win. This of course is not your typical banana bread. I’ve added some peanut butter as well as peanut butter chips. Spread a little marshmallow fluff on there and dead Elvis might come by to visit you. :P

Peanut Butter Banana Peanut Butter Chip Bread

6 TBSP unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
3 medium, super ripe (like the color scares you ripe) bananas
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 325F.
Sift all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, peanut butter, and sugar on medium-high for 3 minutes, it should be light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time and beat for 30 seconds after each egg addition. Add vanilla and beat another 30 seconds.

Add bananas and mix until incorporated.

With the mixer on low speed add the dry ingredients and mix until everything is just incorporated. Don’t over mix. Remove from mixer and fold in peanut butter chips with a spatula. This will also help the rest of the ingredients mix in.

If making mini loaves (makes three) these bake about 30-40 minutes. If you are doing a full size loaf it will take about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. As always, just watch it because each oven is different.


  1. Ive made a general rule where if you do not have your own FB account, I do not have to be friends with you. I also find joy in de-friending. I go through my list often. I hate people. ;)

  2. I will second that, Laurie. All of that. (I just tossed a half dozen people I haven’t seen in three years, so yay!)

    If you’re not enough of an adult to be trusted with your own account (or trust your partner with their own) you shouldn’t be on FB to begin with.

  3. As usual, you earn a big puffy heart from me… this time, with your Dead Elvis reference because there is a place in the area with some kind of Elvis ice cream that is scoopable heaven. I suspect this is sliceable heaven.

    And I also love that you’re calling out couples on FB because they annoy me. (I’ve seen more of the “My partner doesn’t want to be on FB but I’m dragging them into it anyway.” My partner doesn’t want anything to do with FB and I’m letting him stay out of it.)

  4. Yes! Couple accounts on FB drive me nuts.

    And oh my, this bread sounds tasty! Next time I make banana bread, I’ll be adding peanut butter. Yum!

  5. I’ve only seen this “couples as one person” phenomenon a few times and it’s so ridiculous. My mom refuses to be friends with her boyfriend on facebook at all, and I think she has the right idea haha…

    Don’t most married couples know each others passwords anyway? If they were really concerned they could log onto the other person’s account and snoop :)

  6. Oh my, absolutely yes on the joint fb thing. Joint emails drive me batty too. frannyandbenequallove@whereever. Gack.

  7. Yeah I usually think the joint FB account is because the wife wants them both to be on it but knows the husband won’t bother to look at it.

    I still thikn it’s super annoying.

  8. I don’t like it when things change, Pea. Mostly because I am a crusty grumpy old fart and take ages to get how to do all the new stuff.
    I have no couple FB friends but my cousin has 5000 friends. I love her to bits but I think that is strange. Who has 5000 friends?
    I’ve never tried PB & banana bread. Your sweet loaf looks darling and I like how it has baked. That is one new-fangled bread I would like to try!

  9. OMG were you talking about me again? (can you tell I’m having fun with this one?) Personally I don’t bother with FB. Thanks for the recipe though. Like all your other recipes, it sounds fantastic!

  10. Weird! I have never seen this among my friends, and I agree it would be super confusing!

  11. I have never heard of those joint couple facebook accounts. That sounds weird to me. Oh well. I can’t believe all of the banana this and that recipes I’m seeing. I don’t know much about bananas, but are they in season or something? This does look like good banana bread though, as does all the other banana baking recipes I’ve seen lately.

  12. FUCKING AMEN! I am pretty sure I am not friends with anyone who has a “joint account”, but I see them on my other friend’s walls. I’m thinking SERIOUSLY!? If you have trust issues, just share your passwords with each other! I always wonder how people with joint accounts do messaging. It seems like the wrong person might read it, and forget to tell the right person, and then it doesn’t get read.

  13. The whole couples sharing a facebook account thing is indeed totally lame. I knew one couple who shared an account, but the wife was the one who mainly used it. They are divorced now, and it’s just the ex-wife’s name now. What’s worse is that the facebook profile address is That doesn’t seem very smart.

  14. I use Facebook regularly; my boyfriend has an account but doesn’t get on much. However, we agreed to not be friends on there. I’d rather spend time with him in real life vs. Facebook. :)
    Hmm … do you think Elvis would be down for substituting chopped-up dark chocolate Reese’s mini cups?

  15. GAH! I COULD NOT AGREE MORE! Although my problem isn’t so much as joint facebook accounts. My problem is with couples who post on eachother’s walls every 2 seconds with either inside jokes or “loves you <3)… It's always like.. umm don't you two live together? Why don't you turn to them on the couch and say it instead of both having your lap tops on your lap and writing it. NO ONE CARES!! Thank you Peabody :)

  16. Funny, I was just discussing joint FB accounts/email accounts with a friend the other day. Spectacularly annoying, especially when they have to announce who is speaking before they post an update…and they post a lot. Accounts are free, get your own!!

  17. I too assumed that couples-as-a-single-person on FB were either lazy or trying to monitor their significant other. But, it confuses me because from where I sit – everything I do on FB seems to be viewable to everyone else. So I wouldn’t do anything on there that I wasn’t prepared for everyone I know to see.

    I guess Kim is safe from me facebook cheating on her.

  18. @Brett- yes because I would so be worried about you cheating on Kim. Ha!

  19. The store was out of peanut butter chips, probably just to foil me. I made it using butterscotch chips and added caramel sauce as well. It’s going fast.

  20. I so agree. To me all that ever says is… “non trusting relationship”

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