Pumpkin Bread with Pecan Streusel Topping

This is what happens when I bake something and have to wait til the next day to snatch a photo. James dug in to this deliciously slightly dense and moist pumpkin bread with abandon. Each time I’ve made this for work, my pottery class or at home, it’s gone (or at least 1/2 gone) within…

Cranberry Orange Bread

I was first introduced to the cranberry-orange flavor combo at Whole Foods. They have delicious cranberry orange muffins that are hard to resist. Looking to recreate this awesome culinary experience (and wanting to create holiday goodies for my colleagues) I looked up what recipes were out there. Answer: A LOT! For some of you that…

Cranberry Oat Banana Bread

Some say holiday foods are filled with gingerbread and cranberries and peppermint. Apparently my holiday recipes center on bananas! It’s not actually that bad. This is just the second banana bread I’ve made in two weeks. This one was a huge hit. James said it was “complex, nuanced, multi-layered, moist and delicious.” What a review!…

Banana Fig Bread

I had a lot of leftover figs from the cranberry fig sauce. First, I threw some into oatmeal raisin cookies. Then I saw three overripe banana’s sitting on the counter and decided to add the rest of the figs to a banana bread. I did another quick scan of the pantry and added a handful…

Poppyseed Rolls

One of my favorite parts of cooking is being part of tradition. I’ve posted brisket, latke, challah and other holiday recipes over the last almost-four-years(!) We’re now going to travel to a little town in Poland where James’ (paternal) great-great grandmother, Anna Butenas Yesenofski, born in 1886, made poppyseed rolls. Anna brought the recipe with…

Strawberry Banana Bread

Starting today through the rest of August I’ll be on hiatus. My graduate program just ended, we’re in and out of town and the biggest news of all is…we’re moving! I got at job at the North Carolina Museum of Art and we’re hoping to find a place in Durham. I love this blog, but…

Strawberry Coffee Cake

See that square with the strawberries bursting out? Doesn’t it look cute? Like I fashioned it for a professional magazine photo? Think again. It’s only like that because I took this to my class and James wanted a piece before it was devoured. So that left me with a coffee cake that looked like someone…

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

There was a time in my life when the combination of banana’s and peanut butter did not appeal to me. The mixture of these two soft, creamy consistencies did not thrill me. I liked each of these ingredients separately but I couldn’t have them together in their natural state. Then, as you have probably guessed,…