Banana Coconut Bread

Banana Coconut Bread-5

  Today was about meeting deadlines, about my internet connection freezing as I attempted to save the full page of text I had just written (I’m normally so “save”-happy, I don’t know what happened today).  It was about having to start over, trying to recapture the words that seemed to flow freely before I lost […]

Banana Nutella Bread

Banana Nutella Bread-5

  I meant to share this recipe later in the week.  There are a few more dishes that claim a higher spot on the list–tested, photographed, patiently waiting for their time on this blog.  But it seems a game of musical chairs is being played.  Round and round they go until the music stops and […]

Pineapple Sorbet

Pineapple Sorbet-2

  My husband has just returned from his annual camping trip with the boys.  They spent almost 10 days in the arid region of northern Nevada trying to catch the very narrow window of good weather between bitter cold and scorching heat.  I have joined him on this camping trip in the past (I’ve shared […]

Banana Caramel Tart

Banana Caramel Tart-2

  This week’s post was not meant to be another dessert.  I had my heart set on grilling some pineapple slices for a salad I’ve been inspired to make but my plans were foiled.  I’m off my grocery-shopping game.  Over the last few weeks I’ve either walked away with someone else’s shopping cart or have […]

Blueberry Banana Buckle

Blueberry Banana Buckle-3

  My old refrigerator retired this weekend.  After 15 years of great service we decided that it was time to replace it with a newer, better model.  Though the new refrigerator is much like the old one in both look and features, I was excited at the prospect of having a new toy in the […]

Apple-Banana Tart

Apple Banana Tart-2-2

The title of this post should read Rustic Apple-Banana Tart.  The first word is my catchall term for all my less-than-photogenic baked goods.  My favorite sweet pastry crust never fails me; in fact, most of the time the recipe is not to blame. It’s this baker.  How could I go from marveling at my perfectly […]

Banana Turnovers and My New Favorite Pastry Cream

Banana Turnovers with Pastry Cream-2

  With Thanksgiving just around the corner my mind is on food more than usual.  For the last 10 years, my husband and I have happily played host during the holiday.  I would be in charge of the turkey, traditional sides and a dessert or two while my family would take care of the rest. […]

Grapefruit Upside-Down Cakes with Quince Syrup

Grapefruit Upside Down Cake-2

  Don’t you find it sometimes curious the seemingly ordinary things that spark inspiration in the kitchen?  I picked up a couple of jars of flavored syrup at the Asian market last week–one was quince syrup and the other, ginger syrup.  I found them in an aisle I don’t normally frequent.  They’re Japanese products marketed […]