Chocolate banana bread

A friend mentioned banana bread a few days ago and since there were 4 bananas hanging out on the counter, made double chocolate banana bread. Used Smitten Kitchen’s recipe. / […]

Ina’s Palmiers

Had lunch with the dogs’ Auntie J today at a ramen place.  The miso veggie ramen was good but the seafood okonomiyaki was SOGOOD. Love a savory pancake. For dessert, […]

Cherry cake

Had some cherries leftover so made a simple cake.  Unlike the cherry brownies, used fresh (not roasted) cherries – which worked well.  Not really sure the roasting did anything in […]

Apricot financiers

Spent the day in DC and while trying to get to Chaplin, a ramen place with an old fashioned bar vibe, from Chinatown walked by a pastry  shop  called Maison […]

Blueberry mini muffins

The dogs’ dad went out with some friends including one celebrating a birthday.  They were meeting super early (for a Saturday) so, blueberry birthday mini muffins. Used Smitten Kitchen’s blueberry […]

Naan and Seafood Coconut Curry

Have been having an Indian curry craving lately.  While there are Indian restaurants relatively close there are none that are close enough to avoid traffic.  So decided to make naan […]

Coffee chocolate caramel chip cookies

These were part of the dogs’ Auntie A’s snack pouch. Ingredients: 8.5 oz all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 stick […]

Cheese crackers

I hate cheese.   I hate the way it smells, the way it melts into the lines of your fingertips and then the smell lingers even after washing your hands. […]