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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Does anyone ever go through a whole bunch of bananas? I feel like whenever I do buy them (for smoothies or whatever), I can never finish them before they turn a lovely shade of speckled black. But ever since I can remember, I’ve never thrown these black bananas out. Instead, when they are just past...

Printing, Subscriptions, and Gravatars Oh My!

I’ve finally implemented the rest of the features I mentioned way back when I redesigned the layout. Print it! Now you will notice the little Print link at the bottom of each post. Click this to print the recipes. I know that I hate wasting paper, so I have the link set so it will...

Quinoa Cakes with Eggplant-Tomato Ragu and Goat Cheese

Oh goat cheese, how I love thee. Since I stopped eating dairy almost a year ago, I have managed to adapt pretty well. I don’t miss much, not the ice cream (the soy stuff is surprisingly good), nor the milk chocolate (give me dark any day), or even creamy pasta sauces (hey, it’s much healthier...

Penne with Radicchio, Spinach, and Bacon

I’ve personally never had Radicchio. But I found this recipe, and it looked good, so I thought we’d give it a try. We could’ve bought a steak, for the price of the one head (not two like the recipe calls for). Expensive stuff, that radicchio. It did have an interesting flavor. Almost bitter, or, definitely...

Sunday Brunch – Amaretto French Toast

We don’t cook breakfast very often. Dinner is really our thing. Even on the weekends, we’re up at a decent hour and usually work through most of the day. I’m fine with a glass of chocolate soy milk, which usually lasts me until lunchtime. So when we do make breakfast, it’s always a treat. I...