I am forever looking for new and creative ways to use up those last bananas that inevitably turn all kinds of ripe before we manage to eat our way through the bunch. From banana bread to banana jam to banana cake, I have all kinds of ripe banana strategies, but that doesn’t stop me from my ripe banana quest, and so this time I bring you…banana drops! They are like the love child of banana bread and oatmeal raisin cookies, and they go from ripe banana to delicious cookies in no time. Ready to use up those extra bananas? Let’s make them!
It’s amazing how just a little bit of certain flavors can totally transform a recipe from ordinary to oh-my-gosh, can I have some more? Take this simple little recipe for brown sugar salmon, for example. A simple little topping made out of brown sugar, mustard and a few other things spread on top of a salmon filet takes a regular ho-hum piece of roasted salmon and transforms it into a plate of sweet and savory mouthwatering deliciousness. Ready to get some delectable and easy seafood onto your supper table? Let’s make it!
For the next few weeks this blog is going to bounce back and forth in between fun and fancy recipes for the holidays, and super duper easy meals you can make in between those holiday events. Because we want to save all our strength for the stream of dinners and parties and friends and family fun that is right ahead of us, and that means having an arsenal of easy peasy suppers for those other days…and that is where this so very simple, so very scrumptious recipe for slow cooker honey chicken comes in. So grab that slow cooker I know you have somewhere and let’s make it!
There is nothing more comforting than a pot full of a warm and wonderful stew bubbling away on the stove, and I have a whole lot of beef and chicken stews on this site that I go back to time and again for just that reason. This particular recipe for spiced red wine beef stew is one that I pull out right around this time of year, because not only does it have all that wonderful beef stew thing going on, but it also includes cinnamon and cloves and nutmeg and red wine, and oh my my. It’s holiday perfect. It’s chilly evening perfect. It’s time…let’s make it!
There they are again. Those brown speckled bananas that you were SURE were going to be long gone by now, but no…here they are. But before you reach once again for that trusty banana bread recipe, walk on the wild side with me. Break out the brown sugar and the cinnamon and let’s make some easy, no scary canning involved, spicy, creamy banana jam. Yep, banana jam.
Pork has always been a little bit of a challenge for me. I seem to have this magical ability to take a perfectly lovely piece of pork and cook it so that it is, well, DRY. And so pork and I tend to avoid each other until the Southern husband reminds me that he does love pork for supper every once in a while, and then I give the old college try one more time. And just to prove that the whole if at first you don’t succeed thing is actually sometimes true, please meet a plate of tender, sweet, I can’t believe I finally did it slow cooker brown sugar pulled pork. Oh Happy Day!