Discount bananas have been inspiring me to bake, but there’s only so much banana bread one family will want to eat. So this includes three recipes: banana bread, banana scones, and banana cake.
We’re poking along making the Thanksgiving feast and decided to start with a nice brunch. This was the star, in my opinion – fragrant and decadent, yet quick and easy … Continue reading
I like bread and soup for dinner in the winter, and homemade muffins are often a nice option since they can bake up quickly while the soup simmers on the stovetop. These muffins are a nice contrast to heavier, earthy soups. The tomato sauce in the batter keeps them tender with a slight tang and also gives them a lovely golden color.
Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend of thyme, sesame, sumac, and other spices that can be eaten with flatbread for a quick snack or side dish. I like to spread it on pitas and toast them quickly in the oven to make them easier to serve and eat.
This meal displayed both the strengths and the weaknesses of our family’s approach to food. It was successful in that we planned ahead and the results were tasty, healthy, and … Continue reading