Banana Bran Muffins

  My blogging software came under attack, keeping me from publishing new posts with you.  For the time being all seems to be under control and I’m happy to be able to share these muffins, though a few days later than I had planned.  They came about out of a need to use some overripe […]

Banana Coconut Bread

  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 […]

Chocolate Waffles with Caramelized Bananas

  I spent a day this past weekend catching up with my family–my parents, my sisters, nieces and nephews.  Typical of most of our family gatherings, the day was centered around food.  The large, round table at the restaurant overflowed with more food than we could eat.  It was always this way growing up–everyone was […]

Banana Caramel Tart

  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

  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

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

  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. […]