Brown Butter Banana Bread Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting

March 28, 2015
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It turns out that I hate the taste of matcha. Ummm…. That’s interesting, Julie, but what does that have to do with this post? This post would never have happened if I didn’t dislike that grassy green tea powder flavor as much as (I recently discovered) I do. This has been a week of recipe.. read more →

Heart Shaped Cinna-Monkey Pie Pops in Whole Wheat Crusts

February 12, 2014

So, yes…..It has been a few months–and a few major holidays–since my last post.  But I see no reason to dwell on that, especially when there are pie pops to discuss.  Agreed?  Good.  Onward! When I owned Julie Anne’s, a small bakery/cafe here in Las Vegas, we had a popular sandwich called the Cinna-Monkey on.. read more →

Whole Wheat Huckleberry Banana Muffins

August 23, 2013
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Why yes, those are blueberries in the photos.  Thanks for noticing.  Here’s the thing: I ran out of huckleberries making the muffins, so I had to find a suitable substitute to serve as a model for the photo.  For the record, blueberries work wonderfully in this recipe, too. Huckleberries are like gold here in Wyoming… read more →

Tropical Banana Coconut Macadamia Muffins

June 18, 2013

Eric and I just returned from a quick weekend trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, then you probably already know that Jackson is one of my favorite places in the world.  If you’re new to this blog, well, I write about Jackson a lot (see here, here and here.).. read more →

Breakfast at Elvis’s: Whole Grain Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes

April 22, 2012

During the IACP convention, which I attended in New York last month, there was an event called the Culinary Expo and Book Festival.  The book festival was an opportunity for authors with published books (like my roommate Camilla) to set up a table, promote their latest masterpieces, and hopefully sell a few copies in the.. read more →

“Heart-y” Baked Banana Bread Doughnuts with Coconut Glaze

January 25, 2012

I messed up. Like most people, I usually make a few New Year’s resolutions, which inevitably are broken or, as I like to say, become more “loosely interpreted” by the end of January.  “Broken” is such a negative way of putting it, don’t you think? For 2012, I resolved to not make any New Year’s.. read more →

A Royally Sweet Pair of Tartlets

April 28, 2011

Well, as much as I hate to admit it.  It looks like I was not invited to the Royal Wedding.  Clearly this was an oversight, but with the massive amount of required planning and details for Kate and William’s big day, someone was bound to make a mistake sooner or later.  Completely understandable.  They probably.. read more →

Black Bottom Bananas Foster Puddin’ Pie

January 28, 2010

FAIL!  With a big, stinkin’, capital ‘F’,  That was the result of my original recipe creation intended for this post, which I actually started about one week ago (thus the blogging hiatus.)  Here was an idea that I thought was so creative that I couldn’t stop patting my clever little self on the back.  Heck, I.. read more →

Almond Butter Banana-Nut Muffins

January 8, 2010

Whenever we return from a long vacation, it’s always a chore to go through all of the mail that has accumulated in our absence.  I usually forget to stop the mail service in time, which I’m sure makes me very popular with the mail carrier as she attempts to stuff every last Pottery Barn and.. read more →

Bailey’s Banana Colada Cupcakes

December 31, 2009

Holiday travel, what did I ever do to you?  Must you always taunt me with your weather delays, lost luggage, and apathetic airline personnel?  Can’t we have one, just one, holiday season where I don’t feel compelled to utter statements like “I’m never flying again!” and “Maybe we should rent a car and drive the rest of the.. read more →

Whole Wheat Blueberry-Banana Muffins

February 21, 2009

“The average person’s need for sleep is approximately five more minutes” -Anonymous Dogs are definitely creatures of habit.  Case in point: During the work week, Eric and I usually rise around 5:15.  I head downstairs to make coffee (I am one of those people who cannot start my day without a really strong cuppa Joe),.. read more →

Healthy Banana Blueberry Bread (or Muffins)

January 1, 2008
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Happy 2008!  Just think, you’re already through your first day of the year, and you haven’t yet broken your resolution to start eating healthy!  What’s that?  No, that seven-layer dip that you polished off while watching the bowl games does not count as healthy, despite the fact that it features each of the four food.. read more →