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November 25, 2018


  • 2 to 3 very ripe bananas, peeled

  • 1/3 cup melted butter

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • Pinch of salt

  • 3/4 cup sugar (1/2 cup if you would like it less sweet, 1 cup if more sweet)

  • 1 large egg, beaten (beat before you start for ease of mixing)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F

  2.  Prepare a 4x8-...

November 25, 2018


2 lbs. Chicken Breasts Tenders, or Thighs

1/3 - 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil depending on preference

3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice

3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 cup Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

3 Garlic Cloves minced or 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Pepper

Garnish: Fresh Parsley


  1. ...

November 25, 2018



10 ½ ounces/300 grams gingersnap cookies (preferably the thin Swedish variety)

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

½ cup/115 grams unsalted butter (1 stick), melted


1 ½ pounds/680 grams cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup/200 grams granulated sugar

½ cup/110 grams light brown sugar

6 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pi...

November 25, 2018



  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3/4 teaspoons black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 clove garlic minced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper finel...

November 25, 2018


24 thin asparagus spears

1 lemon

2 tablespoons butter

Olive oil

Kosher salt


  1. Wash asparagus and line them up on a cutting board with the tops even. Cut off tough bottom ends.

  2. Bring a skillet or oval casserole filled half full with salted water to boil. Dump in asparagus all at once. When water returns to the boil, cook asparagus until crisp-tender, about 1 to 3 minutes, depending on size. Drain.

  3. Re...

November 25, 2018


  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • 2 medium pears, cored and sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 1 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage


  1. In a 15x1...

November 23, 2018



  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness and brined in saltwater (*see easy instructions below)

  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter or olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (I prefer smoked paprika)


  1. Brine: To brine your chicken breasts, fill...

July 27, 2017

As a start down my path of recovery and remission, I am eliminating certain foods that are inflammatory. One of those being milk! It's hard to find allergy friendly stuff that doesn't take all of it out. So, I am trying these yummy smelling Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies from EatPastry. I purchased it at the local grocery store called MOMs. 

They were super easy to make and didn't take more than ten minuted from prep to completio...

July 18, 2017

It started with an excessive sale on pumpkin puree at the local Giant grocery store that set me off on a path to find all sorts of different ways to used this new $0.79 can of bright orange stuff.

My grandmother was always an amazing cook. One of the skills I picked up from her was quick bread making. I have so many recipes from years of working with her. I have modified them for ease of use by others. 

This particular bread is...

February 7, 2017

When I stepped off the plane in Istanbul, could immediately smell smoke and meat. The wafting from all the cigarettes and meat cooked on skewers. Walking towards the exit to the car, I walked past two or three gigantic vertical rotisseries of meat kebab. I learn quickly that this is called Doner. They shave it off with a strange mallet that is a peeler. 

After the heat around the meat has cooked it through, you get fresh meat s...

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