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

Snacks, Uncategorized

Maple Walnuts

I set out to make a snack that would be healthy but still a bit decadent. What I came away with was a memory of my great-grandmother, Grammy Pray. My dad's father's mother lived in a little house across the driveway from my grandparents. Us grandkids would go over and visit with her, while she sat in… Continue reading Maple Walnuts


Banana and Walnut Waffles

It's winter here in Connecticut. There's not a lot of snow but it has been pretty darn cold. An overly ripe banana on the counter is the perfect opportunity to make waffles. Drizzled with pure maple syrup, these waffles will make you forget all about your nose hairs freezing when you step outside. Chopped walnuts give the waffles… Continue reading Banana and Walnut Waffles


Apple Butterscotch Cake

  I am a lucky girl. I don't use an alarm clock to wake up in the morning. The reason? My beagle Marcy wakes me. She comes running into my bedroom just as Thomas is shutting the door to his car. He is on his way to work and I am snuggled under the warm… Continue reading Apple Butterscotch Cake


Maple Walnut Muffins

Early spring in New England is for tapping. Sap buckets dot the surrounding woodland forests, collecting the precious nectar of the sugar maples. The drip of sweet sugar water can be heard while walking over the crunchy fallen leaves of last season. Of course we all enjoy pure maple syrup poured over our pancakes, but have you… Continue reading Maple Walnut Muffins


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


Coconut Granola

The best part of granola is its versatility. Shredded coconut, chopped walnuts and dates comprise this version. Coconut Granola 2 cups oats 1 cup chopped nuts of your choice 1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup chopped dried fruit of your choice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup honey or maple… Continue reading Coconut Granola


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 Nut Pancakes

Bags of fresh cranberries have made their way into the grocery stores here in Connecticut. That means Cranberry Crumb Skillet Cake ... and Orange Cranberry Muffins ... will be in the oven warming the house and these Cranberry Nut Pancakes will be warming our bellies. Cranberries have long been known to benefit the digestive tract. They also have anti-inflammatory qualities. … Continue reading Cranberry Nut Pancakes