Yesterday, I was craving this Carrot Currant Cake I made a few months ago. It was so easy to whip up, in the oven in under 15 minutes, and I had everything I needed to get started. Only snag was the few bananas sitting on the counter in my fruit bowl, begging to be used up before they completely expired.
You probably know where this is going. Yup, put the two together and created Carrot Banana Bread! Perfectly moist with just the right amount of banana to carrot ratio. Put a cream cheese frosting on top and it’s magic, honey.
Just as good, or maybe even better than the Carrot Cake?
Now, I will definitely have to make it again, just to check of course…
This version of Paella cooks in the oven with very little attention. Unlike traditional Paella cooked on the stovetop which needs much more diligence to pull off successfully. With a little bit of prep work, you will be free to enjoy conversation and cocktails with family or close friends without worry. Dinner will be quietly… Continue reading
My husband did something unusual yesterday, he went to work – at his office. After almost a year of working remotely I wasn’t ready. Oh, I was ready for him to leave the house, I just didn’t have any breakfast type foods ready that he could easily grab and go! I quickly whipped… Continue reading
If you are searching for a fabulous dessert that you can whip up and have in the oven in 10 minutes, is dinner party worthy, with only one bowl to wash up, and is made with basic pantry staples you may already have lurking in your pantry. Than this Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze is… Continue reading
Honey this recipe for Pecan Squares is a keeper. Good thing too because it’s perfect for school functions, holidays, share with friends and neighbors, all someday…… It makes a large sheet pan size, that’s up to 20-30 squares, depending on how big you cut them. There is an Ina Garten recipe out there for Pecan… Continue reading
Years ago, when my husband and I took our very first trip to Italy we learned a tip about shellfish and cheese. We were staying in a little pensione on the Adriatic with a restaurant on the main floor that faced the ocean, so gorgeous it could have been a movie set. One night, we… Continue reading
It probably come as no surprise to everyone that we are having a much smaller gathering for Thanksgiving this year – just like most of the country. We still want to make a fuss, cook way too much, and spend quality time with certain family members. You too I bet. These circumstances happen to work… Continue reading
In the past, my go-to-no-fail recipe for Oatmeal Cookies was always the one printed inside of the Quakers lid. They may not even print it there anymore, it was that long ago. Once I found out gluten was not my friend, I converted the recipe to a gluten-free version. It was fine, an okay oatmeal cookie,… Continue reading
With so many years of putting together a Thanksgiving feast for friends and family, and double doses for this Canadian-American family. I finally feel I have a handle on how to get the meal on the table without too much chaos, and with some semblance of grace. First tip: make as much as you… Continue reading
Have you heard about this famous Plum Torte originally published by Mariam Burros in 1983 for the New York Times? It was so popular that it was published every year from 1983 to 1989, by then the editors felt it had been featured enough. Apparently not, according to all the backlash they received, after making… Continue reading
With summer winding down, our gardens seem to be bursting with unpicked ripe zucchini. Farmer’s markets are overrun with them, and those you picked up last week seem to be miraculously reproducing in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. I thought at this time, you might appreciate one more recipe to use some of your… Continue reading
As the summer winds down, I usually do a mental inventory of all the seasonal foods we have cooked and enjoyed to make sure we haven’t missed out. With all the usual suspects all accounted for: tomatoes, corn, zucchini, leafy greens, and more tomatoes, I cast a larger net and discovered I had not made… Continue reading
You know when you see recipes that look so simple but contain gluten, so you don’t even attempt them because you assume it won’t work for us gluten free? Well, honey this is not one of those recipes! This time luck is in our favor. This flatbread recipe produces a wonderfully chewy, crispy, savory flatbread,… Continue reading
We have all become so bored of quarantine meals. It was time to make something DIFFERENT for dinner today. We were feeling indifferent with the steady staple of 1) some protein from the freezer or tofu, 2) a vegetable that has been resting in our cold garage that hopefully is not moldy yet. 3) gnocchi/rice/potato… Continue reading
Growing up, dinner was usually cooked out of necessity, what my parents had shopped for that week and had on hand became dinner, there was no running to the store for a forgotten ingredient that’s for sure. My Mum did had a knack for creating dinner magic with a pound of ground beef. One week… Continue reading
Last month, I finally nailed down a chocolate chip cookie that I think is an all time winner. Of course, that recipe will be in rotation here forever… This led me to think that we don’t have a go-to peanut butter cookie recipe. Without any ripe fruit in the fruit bowl vying for a delicious… Continue reading
While it seems I do experiment with a lot of different foods to share with you here, I tend to default to one, maybe two, recipes per season for dinner parties. I prefer dishes that I can pop into the oven while guests are arriving. Some easy enough that I can socialize and enjoy cocktails,… Continue reading
This last week I attempted to create a go-to Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie. One that you could depend upon, knowing they would turn out fabulous every time you baked them. Made from easily-accessible ingredients, ones that normally lived in my pantry and fridge. That way, I could just whip them up at a moments… Continue reading
This Raspberry Pecan Tart falls firmly into the “if it worked make it again, just change up the flavor a bit” category. As you may know, not all gluten free baked goods turn out, even those you may have made many times. It’s all chemistry honey, and perhaps some astrology too, because at times I… Continue reading
I know there are legions gnocchi fans out there, sadly though, I have never been one. If given a choice for a Italian carbohydrate it would always be spaghetti for me. With spicy tomato sauce, carbonara, aglio e olio peperoncino, or just butter and parmesan cheese, each one my favorite. However my daughter sent me… Continue reading
When my daughter was younger she just didn’t like pureed soups. I could never figure out why? As she grew older, and more articulate, she informed me that she didn’t like pureed soup because every spoonful feels and tastes the same. Huh, who knew. To get around that dilemma, I found a few ways… Continue reading