Gene’s Best Ever Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Gene's Best Ever Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Gene’s Best Ever Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

Let me just give it to you straight.  There’s no better sweet bread recipe out there…period.  This banana bread has everything you could possibly want,  Continue reading

Fresh Strawberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Fresh Strawberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Fresh Strawberry Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

Yogurt continues to be my latest obsession, so please join me in yet another “adventure in baking with yogurt” in which no oil has been added to my recipe. Continue reading

Cornbread Casserole – no oil added!

Cornbread Casserole - no oil added!

Cornbread Casserole – no oil added!

I’ve been having so much fun with my Greek yogurt substitutions, that I thought I’d try my hand at inventing a cornbread casserole recipe.  I guess you’re never too old to play with your food!

The result of my “no oil” recipe, was a moist, dense cornbread,  This would not be a recipe I would make for company, but in watching my waste-line and trying to get some healthy substitutions incorporated into our daily eats, this definitely worked. Continue reading

Finnish Sweet Cardamom Raisin (Cranberry) Bread – A Recipe Review

I’ve been looking for a really good Cardamom Bread recipe, and I’m so fortunate to have found the perfect one over at Epicurious, with Finnish Sweet Cardamom Raisin Bread.  The ingredients were just what I was hoping for; not too much sugar, a healthy but not overwhelming amount of Cardamom, and a light egg yolk wash for the perfect finish (no pun intended).

Finnish Sweet Cardamom Cranberry Bread

Finnish Sweet Cardamom Cranberry Bread

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Apple Cinnamon Bread

Apple Cinnamon Bread

Apple Cinnamon Bread

I enjoy and appreciate yeast breads, but when time doesn’t permit, a nice quick bread is a great addition to a weekday meal.  For years, we’ve been enjoying a quick sweet bread recipe called Dippity Do’s from Recipe Goldmine (if you’ve never checked out this site, it’s full of easy but delicious little gems).

Here’s my apple cinnamon version: Continue reading

Kicked Up Bruschetta

Kicked Up Bruschetta

Kicked Up Bruschetta

My family loves bruschetta, and I love that it’s so versatile! I mean come on, this baby can be the bread that accompanies your meal, an appetizer, or a pretty healthy snack. Not to mention that you can vary the ingredients to fit whatever your theme is for any given occasion, and what could be more simple?  You really don’t need to measure, just use this as a guide. So here’s my kicked up version… Continue reading