Tag: cinnamon

lentil walnut cranberry museli with honey & fresh thyme

lentil walnut cranberry museli with honey & fresh thyme

This is the kind of stick-to-your-ribs meal that you could eat for breakfast or pack and take to work/school for lunch! A simple quick microwaving and adding some milk, and you have a lunch that’s healthy and hearty! As you savor each bite, you just know your infusing your body […]

orange apple upside down pie

orange apple upside down pie

Sometimes you don’t mess with an icon. And, in this case, the apple pie is an icon in America. You’ve heard the saying, ‘It’s about as American as apple pie!’ But, being the slight ‘rebel’ I am, certainly not in a negative sense but in a way that makes things […]

orange marmalade oatmeal & almonds

citrus marmalade oatmeal & almonds

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! All the opinions and creativity are solely my own. For a full disclosure, click here! Food evokes strong memories for me. Most all of them are really good. I reckon one that I remember happening probably when I was […]

apple jack tart

apple jack tart

Apples. Spices. Jack Daniels. And, what do you have? An apple jack tart. Chocked totally full of fresh tender apples, leave those skins on for texture, beauty and nutrition, mix with an array of spices, some sweetness and a splash of Jack, and you’re in business. Now, if you don’t […]

bacon sweet potato hash

In my world, most anything’s better with bacon. Just the aroma of it early in the morning is intoxicating. Smells do evoke deep seeded memories. And, for me, the scent of frying bacon brings back floods of happy memories from childhood. From early morning flag raising at music camp and […]

grannysmith apple ginger cake

grannysmith apple ginger cake

Fresh apples just make me happy! I mean they’re just so versatile, available and diverse in the kinds of apples out there. I really like mine crispy. Then I swing between sweet and tart. So, with this recipe, I wanted a little tartness with this moist cake that’s choked full […]

skillet spiced apples & coconut

skillet spiced apples & coconut

I don’t know how my Croatian Mom did it. Yes, she was  abruptly widowed at the young age of 38 in 1960, with no education (never graduated from high school), and four young children to raise on her own in big time coal-mining land, Southern West Virginia.  Despite few conveniences, […]

Pumpkin Pomegranate Walnut Bread

pumpkin walnut bread

When do you know you’ve created something that’s off the charts boholicious?  When your 2 1/2 year old grandson, who’s my #1 Sous Chef, chants, ‘Mooore Mama Allllweee…mooowrre!’  That’s precisely what happened when I made this ‘Pumpkin Walnut Bread’! He was like glued to the prep table sitting on his […]

skillet cinnamon rolls

skillet cinnamon rolls

One of the most special days of the week for me growing up was Thursday. No it was anything like #tbt. In my wild wonderful West Virginia small town nestled in the mountains, after walking home from school I’d run to my Grandma’s house because that was the day she […]

chocolate cinnamon iced coffee

chocolate cinnamon iced coffee

Some leftover coffee from the morning’s pot can become an afternoon chocolate cinnamon iced coffee with just a tad bit of creativity! Or this can be an after dinner drink that’s really like your dessert~you decide. Inspiration for this came because Ben and I had just done a 20 mile […]

chunkie banana nut brown sugar bread

chunkie banana nut brown sugar bread

Seeing the bananas and not just tasting them is what this chunkie banana nut brown sugar bread’s all about. Since I knew I’d be traveling and couldn’t eat them nor wait for the nanners to ripen to the good ol’ mushy blackened stage, I decided to preserve their beauty in […]

Seems in our house if I buy more than 5 bananas at least two or three turn black and are ready to go 'bad' within just a couple of days. Maybe I should just buy one or two bananas at a time, but that just doesn't seem quite right because part of having bananas is having a cluster sitting on the kitchen counter! Of course when this happens, some kind of banana something will be made with the aging blackened 'nanners, so they don't go to waste. Rather than banana bread, I decided to do cakes. Now I used three different size pans~~two tart pans making the cake not more than about 2 inches thick and a small casserole (5x7) glass baking dish. You choose how you want to bake these and in what...just remember to adjust your baking time depending upon the size and thickness of the batter~~do the toothpick test as an extra precaution! This 'Brown Sugar Almond Banana Cake' is great for morning coffee or tea or a midnight snack!

brown sugar almond banana cake

Seems in our house if I buy more than 5 bananas at least two or three turn black and are ready to go ‘bad’ within just a couple of days.  Maybe I should just buy one or two bananas at a time, but that just doesn’t seem quite right because […]

lentil granola cups

lentil granola cups

Lentil Granola Cups! Yes, lentils are a super food!  Most of the time you think about lentils as a soup, maybe cooked and combined with rice, couscous, in a salad, added to a burger. some kind of stew~~mostly in savory dishes. In this recipe, lentils enter the sweet category! Yes, […]

lady jane's spiced whiskey banana pudding

lady jane’s spiced whiskey banana pudding

Friends in the foodie universe are just the coolest! When you’re connected by the passion for food, then you have a delicious bond! So, one of my Google+ dear foodie friends, whom I’ve never met  other than in cyberspace, but know that we have kindred souls, started calling me ‘Lady […]

brown sugar almond spiced clusters

brown sugar almond spiced clusters

You know those big bags of walnuts and almonds you can get at those ‘leading’ big box stores~~you know what I’m talking about…the stores where you can push flatbeds that can hold Kate + 8 or oversized carts that’re the size of a small play pen, you buy in bulk […]

Mejadra

mejadra

Sometimes you just don’t hit it on the first try of something. That’s exactly what happened with this recipe from the cookbook, Jerusalem, which, by the way, I love! What happened was that the basmati rice with the lentils was just too gummy, so I knew exactly what I was going […]

buttermilk pumpkin walnut spiced popovers

buttermilk pumpkin walnut spiced popovers

If you’ve never used a popover pan, then jump on the bandwagon because they’re so much fun. And, these buttermilk pumpkin walnut spiced popovers are just one example. You can change up regular recipes making them whimsical and happy. I mean popover pans are not just for ‘popovers’…although I’ve a […]

~tart apple currant spice pie~

tart apple currant spice pie

This pie is the bomb. Of course, the star of this pie is the granny smith tart apple~~and, sliced every so onion-skin thin on a mandolin~~be super careful when working with this gizmo because it be sharp~~and all the spices. What I love about this ‘pie’ is that it will keep on your counter for a few days if you keep it covered and air-tight~~perfect for a quick snack or to sit down with your cup of coffee or tea and savor before you get your day going or, hey, at the end of the day!

~spiced maple syrup fried apples and dates~

maple syrup fried apples & dates

What happens when your apples start to lose their luster, show signs of aging, and have soft spots and bruises~~I mean it’s really funny how food, like people, age in much the same way! Well, what I do is re-invent the food or ingredient and bring new life to it! […]

~foodie mistress warm spiced skillet bread~

foodie mistress warm spiced skillet bread

I know it’s a strange name for this bread. But, there’s a story behind it. See I have these wonderful friends on Facebook who follow my cooking adventures—Bob and Laura—well, early on, Bob, who has a wicked sense of humor, deemed me his ‘foodie mistress’!  Now, Bob and Laura share […]

apple pear pie stackers

apple pear pie stackers

March 14 is National Pi Day, so whenever it rolls around, I’m celebrating this mathematics phenom day with something PIlicious!  These ~apple pear pie stackers~ are totally PIriffic because whether you eat them right out of the oven hot or the next day cold, you’re gonna have tingly giggle tastebuds […]

Cayenne Spiced Oatmeal Chocolate Cakies

Cayenne Spiced Oatmeal Chocolate Cakies

What happens when you fix a huge pot of oatmeal, everyone eats, and there’s still a bunch left over?  No way could I throw it out.  I thought about an oatmeal pudding~~but, that sounded kinda hokey to me, and I didn’t think it’s be appealing to teenagers.  Then I thought […]

Cinnamon Almond Rolls

Cinnamon Almond Rolls

These are what I call ‘hearty’ cinnamon rolls…they’re not like ‘Cinnab0n’ cinnamon rolls~~yeasty and soft.  These are like cowboy cinnamon biscuit rolls!  A texture that has some dense mass, some bite and chew…don’t expect them ‘melt in your mouth’ like marshmallows~~you’ll need to bite then chew the love and feel […]