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Chocolate Makes the World Go ‘Round: Banana Bread Edition

Chocolate Makes the World Go ‘Round: Banana Bread Edition

Second only to butter stands chocolate as my all-time favorite ingredient to use in baking.  There are so many varieties of chocolate: bittersweet, semi-sweet, milk, dark (80%?  60%?), white (not really ‘chocolate’ in the traditional sense), unsweetened, cocoa powder, cacao nibs, chocolate chips, chunks… even vegan chocolate (carob).  They’re kind of the MVP of baking … Continue reading

Cheesy and Carby CALZONES!

Cheesy and Carby CALZONES!

I bake cakes and cookies, but I’m really kind of an idiot when it comes to baking bread.  Dough and I just doughn’t get along.  I know, I’m really clever this morning.  🙂  I think it must be all the My Drunk Kitchen episodes I’ve been watching.  So many amazing drunk puns– it’s impressive.  I’m … Continue reading

It’s not really Fall, but….

This past weekend followed the trend this winter of mild, fall-like Missouri weather– only with no signs of jack-o-lanterns or crunchy, fallen leaves.  Instead, we had near-50 degree weather and birds chirping on naked tree branches… and it reminded me that, oh, hey, I have a can of pumpkin puree in our pantry! It’s not … Continue reading