Butterscotch Banana Bread

Baked goods Breakfast Brunch Dessert Easy Fruit Kid-friendly Vegetarian

We had some overripe bananas, too ripe to eat out of hand, and Joe kept asking me to bake something with them. I was quite tempted  to throw them out because I’d had a busy few days. But I gave in and turned to Pinterest. Read more

Bacon, Apple and Cheese Dinner Pies

Breakfast Brunch Dairy Dinner Easy Flexible Fruit Lunch Pie Pork

I had a stack of recipes copied from library cookbooks or gleaned from other sources that I needed to file. As I sorted them, this one stuck out as one I needed to try soon. It’s hard to resist something called a dinner pie (OK, any kind of pie). Read more

Savory Baked Ricotta with Fig, Pine Nut and Greens Toss

Brunch Dairy Easy Fruit nuts Recipes Salads Vegetarian

I bought a 2-lb. container of fresh figs from Trader Joe’s because I couldn’t resist the great price. I knew I had fig recipes tucked away somewhere. A quick search of my collection from magazines and library books turned up this recipe from the cookbook Piatto Unico by Toni Lydecker. “This elegant dish makes a lovely lunch or light dinner. Read more