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Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake

Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake

You probably reach for olive oil when cooking savory dishes, but it can be a wonderful ingredient to bake with when it comes time for dessert, as well. Olive oil has a subtle, bright acidity to it that pairs well with citrus fruit and berries in particular. This Olive Oil Lemon Berry Loaf Cake is an easy dessert that makes great use of olive oil ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Anniversary and Juibilee Loaf Pans

Nordic Ware Juibilee and Anniversary Loaf Pans

Loaf cakes don’t usually get the spotlight on the dessert table the way that layer cakes and bundt cakes do. They can be delicious, but sometimes their relatively plain appearance leads to the assumption that the loaf is a bit boring, as well. You can dress up a loaf cake by adding a drizzle of glaze or a swirl of frosting. Or you could pick ... Read More »

How to Ripen Bananas Quickly

How to Ripen Bananas Quickly

When I buy bananas, I buy more than I need. In other words, if I think that I’m going to eat three bananas in a given week, I buy five or six. The leftover bananas will ripen to the point of being overripe, with dark brown mottled peels that make them look a bit unappetizing as an in-hand snack, but perfect for turning them into ... Read More »

Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I have a bunch of ripe bananas, I’m usually going to turn them into banana bread or some kind of banana cake. But one banana isn’t usually enough for one of those recipes, so I turn from cakes to cookies and bake up a batch of Big Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies instead. These cookies only need one banana to infuse them with some ... Read More »

Sweet & Simple: Dessert for Two

Sweet & Simple: Dessert for Two

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, and I am giving a nod to the holiday by showcasing Sweet & Simple: Dessert for Two, a lovely cookbook that focuses on small batch desserts that just so happen to be ideal for celebrating a romantic holiday or occasion. Truth be told, they’re also good any night of the week when you don’t have a big crowd to serve. I’m always ... Read More »

Homemade Muffins & Scones!

Lighter Treats for 2017

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