Banana-Mango Nut Muffins

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the current Cook the Books selection. There’s so much food in this novel, perhaps to help comfort one as they read this tale of survival and ultimate triumph and hope. . . . → Read More: Banana-Mango Nut Muffins

“In My Kitchen” August 2019

Good gravy!   Where is the summer going?

So, here’s what was new in my July kitchen!

I made some mulled blackberry vinegar and after letting it set on the cabinet for four weeks, I finished processing it.  I strained it and was left with a delicious smelling pulp, full of blackberries macerated in warming spices.  . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” August 2019

Jalapeno Banana Bread

Think jalapenos and bananas can’t play nice together…think again. . . . → Read More: Jalapeno Banana Bread

Banana-Pineapple Pop-o-ladas

Two for one—a kid friendly (and delicious) popsicle and a rum-laden treat for the adults. . . . → Read More: Banana-Pineapple Pop-o-ladas

Banana Cookies with Cacao Nibs

An old recipe revisited yields a new keeper. . . . → Read More: Banana Cookies with Cacao Nibs

Banana Pancakes with Coconut Oil

Another Saturday and another pancake recipe. I seem to be creating a tradition…. . . . → Read More: Banana Pancakes with Coconut Oil

Banana Pancakes with Dried Tart Cherries

Lately, there have been no smoothies, no home-cooked dinners…it’s been pretty busy (and food-boring) around here.

Luckily, we didn’t have any weekend activities until 1:30 and 6:00 on Saturday.

Great.   I could at least get a hearty, home-cooked breakfast on the table.   (And yes, dear readers, I even slept in . . . → Read More: Banana Pancakes with Dried Tart Cherries

The last leg of our journey…

Some KC restaurant reviews, a beer story, and a banana cookie recipe. . . . → Read More: The last leg of our journey…