Banana Bread

I had some bananas that were ripening faster than I expected, so I decided to bake some banana bread. Did you know that banana bread was invented during the Great Depression in the 1930s when frugal homemakers needed to find uses for overly ripe or even rotting bananas? Plus, baking soda and baking powder were … Continue reading Banana Bread

Exploding Eggs

I’ve become somewhat obsessed with making poached eggs in the microwave ever since Graham Norton mentioned doing it on his radio show/podcast a few weeks ago. According the Graham, just break an egg into a ramekin that has a small bit of room temperature water in it, then throw it into the microwave for between … Continue reading Exploding Eggs

Shrimp Jambalaya

I made shrimp jambalaya for lunch today for the first time. I was surprised by two things. How easy it was to make and how delicious it turned out. Will definitely make it again. Probably try some variations.    

Oven Fries

I love French fries. But they aren’t the most healthful of foods. And they aren’t very convenient to make at home. So I was delighted to come across this recipe from America’s Test Kitchen for Thick-Cut Oven Fries. I don’t know if they’re more healthful than French fries, but they’re certainly easier to make in … Continue reading Oven Fries


One of the most useful items in my kitchen is the Cuisinart Immersion Blender. I use it daily to make protein shakes and frequently to make vinaigrettes, pestos, and various other delicious treats. So if something should happen to it, were I to be immersionless for even a day, it would be a major problem. … Continue reading Immersed