banana, date, and almond butter smoothies

                      i seriously have no clue where march went. we have beenĀ traveling a lot and have had so much on our plates during the last several weeks, i feel like it came and went before we knew it. because of all of the traveling i…

fresh homemade banana bread

this past summer i posted a lovely spicedĀ banana bread recipe – it is a fantastic recipe, very different from your everyday banana bread, with ginger and other spices to change it up a little. the rebel in me (and my mouth) loves that! now i want to introduce another banana bread recipe.. it is more…

spiced banana bread

you know when you go to a restaurant and they have a house wine? or a house sourdough bread? those places have found the best, their favorite variation or recipe that they have adopted as their “house” drink, or their “house” bread. well, i want to start sharing my “house” recipes – basic recipes that…

banana chai muffins

  the little she loves muffins. more than snow. more than puppy dawgs. more than chocolate. more than dora. probably more than her own family. she seriously goes ca-razy (insert pauly shore voice) when i tell her we have muffins, will be making muffins, or will be eating muffins that day. these are her favorite…

banana oatmeal coffee cake with cinnamon streusel

in my humble opinion, for breakfast or brunch you really can’t beat a good coffee cake. i grew up going to a summer camp that served the most amazing coffee cake every sunday. ever since i have been in love with and searching for the perfect coffee cake. recently, i had a random thought that…

fluffy healthy banana oat pancakes

it’s saturday, so i figured i’d post about everyone’s favorite weekend morning breakfast… PANCAKES. there isn’t always time to make them on weekdays and we’ve kind of made it a saturday morning tradition around our house. this morning was the first time the little she helped me make them. i pulled up a chair for…

sweet potato tart

this recipe is one of my favorite holiday desserts. it’s a play on the original sweet potato pie, but with a twist. it has mashed bananas in it, giving it a sweet second dimension and creamy texture. the recipe was created by a chef’s wife, who likes to serve it with a scoop of vanilla…

ricotta and honey toast

this breakfast reminds me of my childhood. my mom, “the mahm” (long before she was “the mahm“), made this often for my brother and me before we’d head off to school. i made it this week for the first time in a long time and the taste was so familiar, so sweet. also eating this…