Banana Bread

Nothing says winter to me like banana bread.  Here’s my favorite banana bread recipe.  I’ll confess it’s a little naughty….chocolate chips…walnuts…yummmm! Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread 4 over ripe bananas 2 1/2 cups self rising flour* 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 eggs 3/4 cups sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 3/4 cup vegetable oil […]

Apple Juice Granola

Granola…It’s delicious, nutritious, and easy to make.  It even makes a great gift.  Over the next few months we’re going to show you several ways to make it, serve it, and even give it away. This granola recipe is meant for anyone who may be trying to cut out added sugar to his or her […]

Tahini Hummus

The first time I tried hummus….YUCK!  It was gritty and lumpy and not appealing in the least.  The second time I had tried hummus….it was creamy and nutty and delicious.  What a difference technique and tahini paste make!  Here’s the recipe that mostly closely resembles Tahini Hummus from my favorite local restaurant. Here’s what you’ll […]

Red Sauce

Ok, I’ll admit to being a spaghetti sauce snob (here in the south we call anything red that goes over pasta “spaghetti sauce.”)  In my opinion the tomato flavor should explode in your mouth. The sauce should not be sweet and should not be too salty…AND it should be thick enough to cling to the spaghetti […]

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Ok, I’ll admit these cookies are not pretty but they are oh so good!  I’ve said it before….I believe once you get thru the pearly gates someone is going to hand you something made of peanut butter and chocolate.  Maybe it’ll be a Reece’s cup, or MAYBE it’ll be a no-bake cookie! They’re so easy […]


What to say about popcorn?  We all know what it is.  We’ve all had some…from movie theaters and microwaves… both good and bad.  If you’re old enough you’ve had the jiffy pop kind that pops on the stove (do they still make it?)  We’ve had popcorn balls, made popcorn ornaments to go on our Christmas […]

Amazing Apple-Carrot Muffins

  This muffin recipe is one of my favorites.  I’ve made these for family, friends and receptions and they are always a big hit.  I hope you enjoy them! Ingredients: 3 ½ cups raisin bran cereal 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup brown sugar 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon […]

Easy High Fiber Chocolate Muffins

Who says high fiber can’t be full flavor?  These muffins taste wonderful and are very filling. What you need 1 box Devil’s Food cake mix 1 15 oz can pumpkin 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350.  Combine cake mix, pumpkin and water just  until blended – batter […]