Smoky Maple & Brown Sugar Candied Pecans (Vegan)

My sweet & smoky almonds were a huge hit last week, so I decided to experiment with a little more smokiness. I’ve also had a bottle of good quality maple syrup sitting on my counter (thanks for the gift AD!), so I used the syrup to help the sugar-spice mixture stick to the nuts. I was […]

No-Sugar-Added Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins

A few nights ago I came home from a really long day at work but still wanted to cook or bake. I madeĀ onion smothered chicken and a batch of my ever favorite chocolate chip banana nut muffins. The chicken was fantastic. The muffins were a bit of a crapshoot. This is a testament to how […]

Dinner Party (5 of 5): Cinnamon Banana Cake w/ Candied Walnuts

I’ve been remixing this recipe a lot because I love banana muffins/cake, and this recipe has been great in every variation I have tried. As the final course of my dinner party, I wanted something sweet but not too heavy since we had already eaten so much. I used oil here since it’s a dessert, […]

Pine Nut, Parsley & Mustard Seed Crusted Salmon

My Penzey’s purchase this past weekend also included a bag of yellow mustard seeds (smells like pickles, or rather pickles smell like it because it’s a common pickling spice! A little spicy, a little bitter, really great flavor). After browsing the internet for some uses, I decided to use it to crust fish; I wanted […]

Recipe Remix: Zesty Banana Nut Muffins

I had an abundance of brown bananas desperately calling to me last night (thanks EZRJ :)), but halfway through my batter mixing process I realized I was out of chocolate chips! Banana nut muffins without the chocolate chips just don’t do it for me, so I had to quickly think of another way to jazz […]