Jazz up that roll of sugar cookie dough

Baked goods Blog Cookies Easy Recipes

I love having easy recipes on hand for those occasions when you need to come up with something fast. Maybe a friend needs to be cheered up. Your sister had a baby. Things are crap at work and you want to treat your colleagues. Your kid says, “Mom/Dad, I am supposed to take cookies to school tomorrow.” Or maybe you just need that cookie fix. Read more

Morning Banana Cake

Baked goods Blog Bread Breakfast Brunch Kid-friendly Recipes Snacks

This is my favorite banana bread.  It’s moist and has a rich  banana flavor. It doesn’t hurt, psychologically, that the recipe title includes the words “morning” and “cake.” Read more

Cherry Balsamic Pork Chops/Medallions

Blog Easy Pork Recipes

We love this recipe from Ellie Krieger’s The Food You Crave. As the talented Krieger notes, this is one dish that works better if you don’t use a nonstick pan. Those bits that get stuck to the pan and caramelize are loosened and added to the flavorful sauce when you deglaze the pan with the broth and balsamic vinegar. Yum. It’s even better if you can find black cherry balsamic vinegar Read more