Easy, Moist Banana Bread with Maple Syrup

Good Morning! Life is beautiful!

I’ve recently found myself with an overabundance of bananas that have started turning to the dark side.  (As you can probably tell from me featuring two banana recipes back-to-back.  Haha.  If you haven’t already checked it out, skip on over to last week’s recipe: Triple Chocolate Banana Muffins.) We just can’t seem to consume them fast enough.  And just when I thought we didn’t have enough, I was gifted a bunch from a work function.  SO. MANY. BANANAS.  But fret not, instead of throwing out these little fellas, I used this as an opportunity to turn that banana frown upside down and finally tackle the obstacle of creating a delectable, moist banana bread from scratch.  This week’s post is the result of doing some research and experimenting in the kitchen.  I present unto you, my version of easy, moist banana bread with maple syrup! Continue reading

Triple Chocolate Banana Muffins You’ll Melt Over!

Good morning and happy Labor Day weekend!  Please excuse the delay in posting, however I have a wonderful treat to make up for lost time: Triple Chocolate Banana Muffins!  It’s a sinfully delicious sort of muffin, with three different forms of chocolate: small chocolate chips, regular sized chocolate chips, and cocoa powder.  Combine that with some ripened bananas and it whips up a super tasty and hearty snack that you won’t be disappointed in!  Continue reading

Homemade Burger Buns from Scratch

I absolutely LOVE bread! Which is why showing you how to make Homemade Burger Buns from Scratch gets me all giddy inside!  It’s just that there are SO many varieties between the different shapes, textures, smells and tastes that it’s truly my Achilles heal.  I recently went into a bakery section of a Wegmans that opened near my apartment and I’m fairly certain I just stared at all of the loaves drooling for probably a solid 5 minutes like I was a kid in a candy shop.  Not going to lie.  It was fantastic!  I wonder if they’re hiring…. haha. But seriously… Continue reading

Fluffy Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

It’s Sunday morning and you’re trying to figure out what appetizing breakfast you want to feed the horde (aka the family).  As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you want to start off the day for these little buggers with a pop of flavor!  But you also don’t want to have to spend a whole lot of effort and time.  Heard, loud and clear.  That’s why these fluffy lemon blueberry pancakes are amazing!  They are super quick to put together and don’t take long to cook.  Which is nice when you want to change gears. Continue reading

Spanish Tortilla Slice

Spanish Tortilla

Surprisingly, food is a big part of my life.  (I know, complete shocker, right?!) Technically, it’s a big part of everyone’s life, as we need substance to fuel our bodies.  However, I’m not just talking about a food for livelihood’s sake.  I’m talking about the more adventurous side of food.  The exploratory side, as it were.  Which is why living in Spain was such an amazing experience! 

Besides the culture and amazing sites, food was such a mind blowing experience when I lived there.  With jamón iberico, cochinillo (baby pig) and a variety of tapas that would make your mouth salivate so much it would make Pavlov proud, it’s not hard to understand how someone could grow a spirit of culinary curiosity.  That’s why I decided to tackle one recipe that I always loved ordering when I went out: Spanish Tortilla, also known as Tortilla Espanola! (Spanish accent required.) Continue reading

Bacon and Egg Potato Salad

 

Happy Father’s Day to all of those fathers out there reading this!  Whether you had a BBQ to celebrate with friends and family, or went fishing (or crabbing, as some of our friends did), I hope you had an amazing day. 🙂 

We celebrated with family, friends and food and had a blast!  There was beer, grilled oysters, BBQ chicken, pulled pork and my lemon thyme cake!  (We like to go all out.)   While my brother and sister-in-law took care of the main dishes, I wanted to get creative with one of my favorite sides.  I feel like the side dishes are the support staff to a meal and sometimes get neglected.  So, I played around and came up with this recipe for Bacon and Egg Potato Salad! Continue reading

Lemon Thyme Cake

We’ve done it! We’ve started an herb garden in our apartment! After some discussion, and many recipes utilizing store bought herbs, my boyfriend and I have taken the plunge and decided to roll the die on our gardening abilities. This bodes well for this week’s recipe: Lemon Thyme Cake! Continue reading

Fresh Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Fresh Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

It’s that time of the year again, where your calendar is filling up with BBQs and fun plans with friends and family!  With that, comes the slight pressure of figuring out what dish to bring.  Ahh!  Memorial Day passed recently and I was trying to figure out what dish to bring to a friend’s BBQ when I had the urge to make fresh salsa.  I scoured through my fridge and found all of the ingredients readily available, so that’s what I’m going to share with you all today! 🙂 Continue reading