banana coffee cake recipe

Creamy Banana Coffee Cake

OK, don't faint…but I baked. This coffee cake was a result of a kitchen day planned for last Sunday with its prediction of an eight-inch Spring snow storm. As I type this, we recovered nicely, had beautiful Spring temperatures during the week and the prediction for today is a good old fashioned afternoon thunderstorm. Perhaps our snow days are behind us? Before we get to the recipe, I want to point out my cake dish. It was my mom's and it lived on our kitchen counter while I was growing up on the farm. My mom baked daily. And she baked several things daily. She'd bake after breakfast and

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Braised Chicken

Braised Chicken with Tangerine and Star Anise

Chicken thighs are seared crispy and then simmered in a flavorful stew of chicken broth, onion, ginger, soy sauce, Sriracha and star anise. The end result is “make it again soon” good. Enjoy.

Easy Shrimp Recipe

Lemon Butter Baked Shrimp for Secret Recipe Club

Lemon Butter Baked Shrimp is an easy dish that will give you an impressive appetizer or a main course for two. Buttery and full of lemon flavor, Italian dressing mix adds a sweet and savory element that will surprise your palate.

shrimp enchiladas

Shrimp Burritos Con Queso for #Sundaysupper

Shrimp Burritos Con Queso. Flour tortillas are stuffed with a bell pepper, chile pepper, sour cream cheese sauce and sautéed shrimp and then baked into creamy…rich…and decadent treat.

Spring chicken soup recipe

Basil Lemon Chicken Soup

Chunks of chicken breast and slices of mushrooms swim in a broth of half and half that’s been flavored with onion, celery, bay leaves, basil and lots of lemony goodness. The flakes of basil float on top and are accented by the color of chopped red peppers.

spring breakfast idea

Poached Eggs and Asparagus

Tender young asparagus cooked in butter and olive oil and topped with poached eggs. Sided with a toasted English Muffin with homemade raspberry jam and you’ve got a beautiful Spring breakfast.

Creamy Swiss Cheese Macaroni

Creamy Swiss and Mushroom Mac and Cheese

I hold this hole-ridden Swiss cheese in adoration as it’s given me many great pots of fondue, a perfect compliment to a turkey sandwich & caused me to swoon when combined with mushrooms as a topping for a burger. It also makes a wonderful mac and cheese.

Sweet Pork Tostada

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Tostada for SRC

Cafe Rio opened up in the Streets at Southglenn last year and we’ve yet to pay them a visit. I don’t know much about this Mexican fast food chain, but I do know about their sweet pork barbacoa because everyone makes such a fuss over it. Cafe Rio serves it in and on burritos, enchiladas, tacos,

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Greens with fried egg

Moroccan Greens #SundaySupper

Two bunches of chard that I brought home from the market came alive after a sauté in olive oil and seasonings. Earthy with smoked paprika, sultry with cumin, lively with red pepper flakes & chili powder. A sunny side up egg alongside made for a great breakfast.

Salmon with vinaigrette

Salmon with Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette

Pan seared salmon, simply seasoned with salt and pepper, gets a lively boost of flavor from the Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette. A quick and easy meal with a very elegant feel and fresh flavors.

Pear Blue Cheese appetizer

Pear and Blue Cheese Crostini

Toasted ciabatta, topped with crumbled blue cheese, sliced pears, more crumbled blue cheese and toasted walnuts. And finished with a drizzle of honey and you’ve got a great appetizer recipe.