Banana Bread French Toast

This recipe is coming to you hot off the griddle! I made this for brunch, James is still doing the dishes and I ran over here to type it up and share it. I made banana bread earlier this week and after a couple days of snacking on it a various times during the day…

Blue Cheese and Scallion Scones

These scones are cheezy fo’ sheezy! They are so good, but they are just on the line of being too cheesy. However, that being said, they’re great with soups and salads. Blue cheese is potent so to add 1 1/2 cups of it to batter is a lot. I’d take out somewhere between 1/2 and…

Pumpkin Challah

This is a new seasonal staple. What an excellent way to celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new season. This pumpkin challah is truly delicious. It’s not too sweet, with just the perfect hint of pumpkin and cinnamon. It makes amazing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; and I just can…

Ultimate Banana Bread

There was banana bread. Then there was the best banana bread. Then there was even strawberry-banana bread. And now, I present to you, the ultimate banana bread. Why ‘the ultimate’? It has six bananas! You must think I’m going bananas for including so many, but trust me it’s good. This recipe is slightly more labor…

High Holiday Recipes

Happy 5771! I love Rosh Hashanah. While there are many times throughout the year to reflect on the year past and the year ahead, the High Holidays are the most meaningful to me. So, the year past: One year ago I was working at the Washington Post, taking the GREs, anxious about transitioning into a…

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

We’ve all tasted great bagels. We’ve tried them in New York City, Los Angeles, maybe even in Washington D.C. However, I’m here to say that homemade bagels beat out the rest. Seriously folks, if you have time — 1/3 of recipe takes place one afternoon, while the rest happens the following morning when you’re ready…

Best Banana Bread

Good ol’ banana bread. We’ve all had it. We all have different variations on the same basic concept. I’ve made it 100 times. But I am here today to tell you this is the best banana bread. It has a crunchy crust which surrounds a soft, moist center which is irresistible. This is perfect for…

Herb and Gruyère Biscuits

Whole Foods sells delicious herb and cheese biscuits. Don’t tell them, but I think these are better. They’re flakey, buttery, savory and so good. I served them with chicken noodle soup. However, they would also be great bread for turkey sandwiches. Just as the use of these biscuits are endless, so are the mixture of…