Irish Soda Bread

Over the past few years, I’ve watched Mike bake loaf after loaf of perfect Irish soda bread. As soon as he pulled it from the oven, we’d tear off chunks and slather them with butter or jam, burning our hands and tongues because the bread was still steaming. I […]

Banana Coffee Cake with Peanut Butter Streusel

I love good banana bread as much as the next person, but sometimes I can’t help but feel there is something missing. Like streusel. Or peanut butter. Or some magical combination of the two. A year ago I attempted to make a peanut butter banana bread but was seriously […]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

I had a lot of things to do to get ready for Thanksgiving…pie and tart crusts to make, bread to make and cut for stuffing, an apartment to clean and mounds of dishes to wash. But what did I decide to do before all that? Make pesto and pumpkin bread. […]


I make Indian food probably once a week, and I’ll usually whip up a batch of these chapatis to go along with it.  Another recipe from the brilliant Neela Paniz, they are easy to make and work really well for scooping up dal and other Indian dishes.  You’ll need […]

Crispy Za'atar Flatbread

I’ve been putting za’atar on just about everything recently.  I really wanted to make some flatbread with it on top, but it got late and I didn’t want to wait around for the dough to rise.  I remembered a recipe for Crisp Rosemary Flatbread I saw on Smitten Kitchen a […]

Healthier banana bread

The chocolate-laden banana bread I made on Sunday was quite a treat, but today I wanted a healthy way to use the remaining brown bananas sitting on my kitchen counter. This recipe uses nonfat plain yogurt, half whole wheat flour, and just one egg.  While I wouldn’t say it […]

Cocoa Banana Loaf

I came home from five days in Idaho to these bananas, which my husband bought the day I left specifically so they would look like this upon my return.  This was a subtle hint that he wanted me to make banana bread. I wanted to include chocolate, because in […]

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