Blueberry-Lemon Bread

Blueberry season is just about here in full force., and I started to feel the overwhelming need to bake something, using my favorite seasonal berries. Please check in the archives under Blueberry Corn Muffins and Blueberry Pie to see more on my love of baking with blueberries.  So many blueberries, so many recipes….what should I … Continue reading

Flourless Banana Muffins

Every so often I like to stray from the kitchen memories of my past and create a new memory that I will look back on some time in the future. I’m quite sure that when I look back, several years from now, on this recipe for flourless muffins, that I will first wonder what all … Continue reading

Easter Bread

I can’t tell you how excited I was to find this recipe on the website of the blog, theitaliandishblog.com, which is a fabulous blog, by the way.   I have been searching for years for this specific recipe for the Easter bread that my mother made every year at Easter time. It’s probably the only recipe … Continue reading

Zucchini Bread/Muffins

I’m sure you’re all really sick of my stories about staying home and baking breads when my kids were young,….and sharing these recipes amongst girlfriends……blah, blah, blah.  Okay, so I won’t bore you again.  However, I did think it was comical that when I was looking through my files for this recipe for zucchini bread, … Continue reading

Nancy’s Pumpkin Bread

I look back fondly on the years that I spent at home raising my children and cultivating friendships with other women who were in the same position as I was.  There were endless playdates with happy children and their moms.  Great friendships were formed, not only among the children, but among the new moms who … Continue reading

Blueberry Corn Muffins

Every summer, when blueberries are abundant, inexpensive, and taste like candy, I eat them by the handful, and bake with them until my family cries for mercy.  The first few (okay, maybe dozen) pies I make, they are very happy, but then someone will coyly ask, “remember that delicious peach pie you used to make?” … Continue reading

Poppy Seed Bread

When I indulge in a piece of this light, sweet poppy seed bread with a cup of tea, I am immediately transported back to a time in my life that now seems to have gone by so quickly.  When I reluctantly put my daughter into a nursery school program for the first time, I felt lost … Continue reading

Healthy Banana Nut Bread

    Is this really a healthier version of the banana bread recipe I posted earlier?  It’s hard to say.  The ingredients seem to be healthier….bran, organic whole wheat flour, local honey, nuts.  It tastes healthier.  It has a crunch and it is quite dense in texture.  I was trying to remember when exactly I … Continue reading

Mom’s 1950s Banana Bread

Banana bread has gone through many changes over the decades.  Haven’t we all?  We have used wheat flour instead of white; honey instead of sugar; threw in some wheat germ or bran; chopped up some nuts…..looking for a healthier version.  While all this was very tasty, I always came back to my mom’s original recipe. … Continue reading