Chocolate Chip and Walnut Banana Bread

Saturday started with bright warm sunshine. It shone a steady stream of light through the windows. These days call for crackling wood stove fires. And freshly baked bread. Enjoy your weekend! xo Jodi      


Pumpkin Walnut Loaf with Chocolate Chips

October is upon us, which means pumpkin. We collect our ingredients in the sun strewn kitchen on this beautiful Sunday morning. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and all spice speckled flour is incorporated into creamed butter and sugar. Alternate with pumpkin puree until mixture is smooth and orange in color. Chopped walnuts and a healthy dose of… Continue reading Pumpkin Walnut Loaf with Chocolate Chips


Chocolate Chip and Cherry Blondies

The sun is shining and there's a hot breeze blowing the tops of the tall maples and oaks in our yard. Their leaves are dancing, soaking up the sun and turning it into energy. It seems silly to have the oven on while the air conditioners work, but we are turning that heat into energy… Continue reading Chocolate Chip and Cherry Blondies


Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

Summer is just around the corner. Soon, we'll be complaining about the bugs, the humidity and about sunburns. Before that happens, let's master the art of chocolate covered fruit. In this instance, we're working with bananas! It really is a marvelous combination. Semi-sweet chocolate chips and coconut oil are combined over a double-boiler until melted… Continue reading Chocolate Covered Banana Pops


Browned Butter Banana Bread

Joy the Baker's Browned Butter Chocolate Chip cookies are the inspiration for this hearty, full bodied quick bread. Browned butter has got to be my new best friend. It's nutty and rich and smells like home. I figured it would take the traditional banana bread to a whole new level and I was right. The usual suspects… Continue reading Browned Butter Banana Bread


Energy Bites

Human beings get the energy they require from the food they consume. These little bites contain protein, carbohydrates and fat. These macronutrients are what the body needs for fuel, growth, tissue repair, vitamin absorption, immune function and proper organ function, among many other things. These bites are simple to make and delicious to eat. Energy Bites… Continue reading Energy Bites


Cranberry Chocolate Chip Orange Juice Muffins

Cranberries and chocolate are an overlooked and under loved pair. And orange goes so well with both. These muffins = a great morning. Flour, baking powder, salt and sugar are combined. Orange juice, oil and an egg are added. That is the base of our batter. Cranberries and chocolate chips are folded in and enveloped by the light orange… Continue reading Cranberry Chocolate Chip Orange Juice Muffins


Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Have you ever had one of those days? One where you just go where the day takes you? Saturday, we found ourselves in the front yard of a library, perusing through books for sale. A dollar for hardcover and fifty cents for paperbacks. We spent over an hour meandering through tables piled high with knowledge. Ethan… Continue reading Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti


Rocky Road Popcorn

I know there are others out there like me. Others that hear the voice...the one that says "you need to create something". Sometimes it's a crocheted hat or blanket; other times it's a painting or simply coloring with Ethan in his coloring books. Today, it's Rocky Road Popcorn. The other day at the grocery store, we… Continue reading Rocky Road Popcorn


Ginger Walnut Chocolate Skillet Cookie

Candied ginger or crystallized ginger is sliced ginger root that has been preserved in a sugar syrup and then coated with granulated sugar. There are many uses for ginger. Some swear by it for reducing hot flashes, preventing nausea, helping with sea sickness, alleviating indigestion and even curing the common cold. You can usually find… Continue reading Ginger Walnut Chocolate Skillet Cookie