This is the time of year when everyone needs a recipe for easy gingerbread in their back pocket, because Christmas = Gingerbread. And while I am always so impressed by everyone who has the talent and patience to make gingerbread men and gingerbread houses, in my kitchen the gingerbread comes in old-fashioned classic form. Soft, warm, dusted with powdered sugar and ready in a jiffy for when you need just one more dessert. And at this time of year, who doesn’t need one more dessert? Let’s make gingerbread!
This recipe for snickerdoodles cookies will fill your house with cinnamon sugar deliciousness! You might want to make a double batch of this classic treat. I have a warm and fuzzy place in my heart for snickerdoodles, because aside from the fact that they have the best cookie name ever, they also remind me ofRead More & Get the Recipe
I have a box of brownie mix in my cupboard At All Times for, you know, brownie emergencies. I do have to say now that the Southern daughter and her pack of friends are all grown up and living in their own apartments with their own boxes of brownie mix (sob!) my brownie emergencies have slowed down a bit, to the point that my current box of brownie mix was nearing its expiration date. Since I take expiration dates very seriously, action had to be taken. And it was, in the form of these brownie cookies, which combine brownie mix with cinnamon, coffee, walnuts and a few other things to make a cookie that is 75% brownie, 25% other stuff and 100% chocolate-filled scrumptious.
I am a great believer that every once in a while, you should throw your family a total curve ball at dinner time. As in, something that they would never in their wildest dreams have expected to find on their supper plate. In our house, that means, yes, dessert for dinner. And so one night not so long ago, I served up a warm, creamy, cinnamon-sugary pears in vanilla cream sauce. It’s an easy and elegant dessert that would be the perfect ending to a special occasion dinner party, but when you serve it up on a Tuesday night for supper? It might taste even better!
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.
I seem to be all about the bananas lately. Banana pancakes, banana cake and now this warm and wonderful cross between a banana coffee cake and banana bread, which cooks up in a skillet for extra coziness. There’s something about things cooked in skillets that has me at hello. From spaghetti and meatballs to whole chickens to buttered corn, if it cooks up in a skillet, I’m in. So go find your best oven-proof skillet and let’s make banana bread!