Andrew and his older brother, Gregory, have very fond memories of cooking with their beloved mother and older brother, both of whom were killed in a family car accident in 2003. In particular, Andrew wanted to continue making chocolate chip banana bread, which the boys and their mother made frequently whenever they had some black bananas lying around.
Andrew shared that his mother would make “lots and lots” of the bread, sometimes even as muffins, and then the family would give them away to friends, teachers, and coaches. She was well known in their hometown for her special recipe and was often asked to share it with others. When Family Lives On assembles Andrew’s request we not only send the ingredients to make the special banana bread, but also “lots and lots” of already prepared muffins and bread for sharing with their community.