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,…

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…

Pomegranate Spice Bundt Cake

Yum! Yum! Yum! Pomegranate is a health-buzz word, just the mere mention of it and your heart is supposed to feel better. Now you can bake a cake with it and eat it too! However, I am going to suggest adapting the recipe to add more pomegranate juice (recipe below is original). As of this…

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…

Spiced Ginger Pear Cake with Cinnamon Frosting

From this angle, the cake looks more like a Krispy Kreme glazed cruller donut! However, the cake is indeed a cake; and what a great cake it is! It is ridiculously moist and flavorful. It has “fall” written all over it – from the pears to the cinnamon frosting. I tried not to eat it…

Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry and orange. Don’t those smells, colors and fruits just yell “AUTUMN!” Of course, there is pumpkin, pecan, turkey and other sweet and savory delights. However, today we’re focusing on this particular fall delight of cranberry and orange scones. These scones are not too buttery, not too dense, just right. Scones, like most baked goods,…

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…

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

As part of my graduate program, I’m currently interning twice a week in an 8th grade classroom. Due to the school schedule, I have reverted back to the need for an afterschool snack. These granola bars hit the spot every afternoon at 4:00 when I get home. I’ve also served them on a dessert plate…

Strawberry Jam

At this point, you may have thought I was never coming back, but Voila! here I am. For those of you who are curious: grad school/museum education is amazing. As you might imagine, school keeps me busy and away from the blog but I’m back and hoping to better incorporate the blog into next semester’s…

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…

Easy Jam Tart

In between making hot dogs, coleslaw and roasted sweet potatoes, I made this tart. That’s how easy it is. Then, as the dough was in the freezer, I made dinner. When we ate, I popped the tart in the oven. Badda-bing-badda-boom, it was ready as we finished. Perfect. The tart itself is really good, too!…

Parsnip, Sweet Potato and Leek Bread Pudding

This may seem a little heavy for the warm weather but when you serve it with a light, white fish (think: halibut or turbot. See below for a surprise.), you are in for a treat! This makes an enormous amount, too, so get ready to eat it for at least 2-3 days. However, it’s not…