Banana Oat Muffins

It’s feast or famine at my house with bananas.  They either get consumed immediately upon their arrival or there are a few sad, overripe ones sitting on the counter.  The sad ones either make it into the freezer for smoothies or these easy, healthy (ish!), delicious muffins.  Everything goes into one bowl and no mixerContinue reading “Banana Oat Muffins”

Miso Cod

One of my favorite dishes ever is the Black Cod with miso at Nobu 57.  I don’t get there often (unfortunately) but it’s a dish worth replicating.  Miso paste is the key and thankfully it is available in most larger grocery stores.  You can probably substitute another fish for the cod if you like butContinue reading “Miso Cod”

Sour Cherry Pie

One of my husband’s favorite desserts is Sour Cherry Pie.  If you’ve never had them, they are tart but still a little sweet, but not nearly as sweet as regular cherries but not as tart as rhubarb per se. The good news is it’s an easy pie to make (as are most fruit pies).  TheContinue reading “Sour Cherry Pie”

Blueberry Lemon Tea Loaves

As soon as the weather starts to get warmer, I become very focused on fruit.  Pies, cakes, muffins, and so on.  These small loaves are perfect for sharing over a cup a tea, thus the name. Like my blueberry muffins (recipe is on this batter calls for buttermilk which keeps the loaves moist.  BlueberriesContinue reading “Blueberry Lemon Tea Loaves”

Apple Galette

This is one of my go-to desserts and most requested from the family.  It’s easy to make, only requires a few ingredients and is great for a weeknight dessert or a dinner party.  Apples are on hand all year so it’s usually what I make but during the summer there is an endless list ofContinue reading “Apple Galette”

Risotto Milanese

If you have a few extra minutes, this is a must try. I made this simple risotto for dinner with scallops during the week but it would be great for a dinner party as a side dish too. Saffron gives the risotto a great base of flavor along with a beautiful yellow color. Yes, saffronContinue reading “Risotto Milanese”

Basil Pesto

During the Summer and early Fall, there is an abundance of fresh basil and I am unable to walk past the giant bunches at our local farmers market.  Basil is an herb I prefer to use fresh rather than dried and I use it often.  At the top of the list for ways to useContinue reading “Basil Pesto”

Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake

I always have buttermilk in my fridge to make homemade ranch dressing, waffles and pancakes.  I usually have some left over so I’m always on the hunt for new ways to use it and this recipe is now in the rotation.  I’m not a huge dessert fan (I’ll take a piece of pizza over aContinue reading “Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake”

Chicken Veggie Lo Mein

I could eat Asian food every single day.  So much variety and lots of options for healthy choices.  Over the past few years, I’ve been making more Chinese dishes at home instead of ordering in.  Don’t get me wrong, there are some dishes I will never be able to duplicate but this Chicken Veggie LoContinue reading “Chicken Veggie Lo Mein”