I like all banana nut bread. I have considered posting about 3 different “favorite” banana nut bread recipes, but this one wins because it is so very moist and because it bakes up easily and simply in my favorite of all cooking devices, the cast iron skillet. I love the informality of baking in …click to continue Skillet Banana Nut Bread
Quinoa is a wonderful little grain that is packed with protein and calcium. It is a great way to vary dishes that typically call for rice. This is a version of a salad that I sometimes eat with brown rice and black beans covered in pico de gallo or salsa. Easy, healthful, good. Here, …click to continue Quinoa and Black Bean Salad with Jicama Salsa
This is a small cake with brownie-like qualities. I wouldn’t stand for a brownie with cake-like qualities, mind you. That would be out of the question for me. But this is definitely a cake, best served within 30 minutes of coming out of the oven and with a heaping scoop of ice cream or …click to continue Chocolate Lingering Cake
If you are in a bind and going to a holiday gathering and someone nonchalantly says, “Just bring a little something,” then for goodness sake call the cranberry sauce. Say loud and clear, “I will bring the homemade cranberry sauce.” Make sure the person writes it down somewhere.
Call the cranberry sauce if you …click to continue Cranberry Jelly and Giving Thanks
I’m not sure that there has been a holiday when I haven’t made this dish. It is a standard, and it is easy. And, it makes me so happy. This is the first time I have used the oats in the topping and I like the extra bit of texture it provides. But, I …click to continue Sweet Potato Casserole