Banana Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Thank goodness for the three bananas that didn’t make it into the oatmeal bowl this week; these muffins would never have happened otherwise.  Never mind that I was initially disappointed for not being able to come up with something more original for the ripe bananas.  When I sampled one straight out of the […]

Banana Nutella Bread

  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

  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 […]

Grapefruit Upside-Down Cakes with Quince Syrup

  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 […]

One Year Later…

Last week a good friend celebrated a birthday.  Another friend brought a video camera along to capture the best wishes of her loved ones and friends.  Anticipating that my turn would come and knowing that I’d not know what to say, I whispered to the birthday girl that I had already written on her birthday […]