The thing is, sometimes a girl just needs a chocolate cookie, and it can’t wait until I’ve dug out the holiday music and put the Christmas centerpiece on the table. Luckily, this recipe is so quick and easy, you don’t have to wait.
I recently found myself saddled with ripe bananas, when the project I had intended to use them for fell through. The memory of this chocolate banana bread discussion came flooding back to me. And if I’m being completely honest, the thought of how this bread would look on this cutting board is the real reason I ended up making it.
This smoothie doesn’t have any spinach, but does have carrots, which my grandmother always told me are good for your eyesight. Is that actually true? I don’t know. But I figure anything that you can grow in your backyard and harvest with your own hands can’t be too bad. Right?
When I told Robb I intended to make Strawberry Pudding, he wondered aloud whether it even existed. It will when I make it, I replied. He should just trust me, because it’s one of the tastiest and creamiest desserts I’ve had in a long time!
I have created one of the most unusual and unplanned (and, by the way, not that messy) recipes I have ever done. Even the recipe card below will be full of estimates and no measurements whatsoever. And Robb was right, it suited me just fine.
I spotted lemon flavored marshmallows at the grocery store around Easter, and I’ve had them rolling around in my head ever since then. I finally came up with a great idea (namely, this popcorn) and when I went back to the store to get them, they were conspicuously missing. Dang those seasonal ingredients!
I’m not a drinker. But if I were, I bet I would really be into Sangria. There’s something about a fruity drink on a summer morning that appeals to me. Thus, I have created a non-alcoholic version for you. And me.
I know I should feel flattered when my family says, “Wow, this is good!” with surprise in their voices, after trying my latest dessert/snack concoction. But I don’t. I feel kind of offended that they would be surprised.
Green Smoothie recipes are easily found these days, and there are plenty of schools of thought on the subject. Since I now have a green smoothie for breakfast almost every day, I’ll share a few of my thoughts about it.
When I looked at this gorgeous bowl of pomegranate arils, I just knew I had to make banana pomegranate muffins, and I couldn’t wait 4-5 days for the bananas to ripen. SO… I didn’t. I just took a couple fresh, almost green bananas, and diced them up.
Take that, family.
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