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Skip Banana Bread and Make Banana Cheesecake

  When my counter fruit bowl overflows with bananas, as it often does, my taste buds urge me to make a banana pudding. Or a banana pie. Or, best of all, a combination of the two - a banana pudding ...

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Sweet Treats and Tips to Salvage Overcooked Cake

  I cannot tell you all how many times I have forgotten about something I was cooking in the oven and it burned to a point where I couldn’t eat it. Sound familiar? It happens to the best of us.

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Banana-Nilla Pudding: A Fun and Delicious Family Activity

  Now that I have a bit more time on my hands, I have been spending even more of it in the kitchen than I typically do. And, because we’re sheltering in place, I’m always looking for fun activities ...

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Food Comics: Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Banana

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. In this edition, he shares a different way to make ...

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Banana Coconut Upside-Down Cake

My obsession with upside down cakes hasn’t ceased, nor has my conviction that my mom makes the best banana bread on the planet. After travelling last month to the Southern Caribbean islands of Aruba, ...

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This Coffee Cake is Bananas

  I recently was faced with an abundance of overripe bananas, and while my go-to in this situation is usually my mom’s banana bread, I was inspired by Banana’s Foster, another of my favorite banana ...

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Peanut Butter Stuffed Banana Bread French Toast

  I recently had a dilemma that I feel most of you will be able to relate to. I’d had a busy weekend, and when I got back to the daily grind on Monday, I went to grab a banana for the road only to ...

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Rethink Cranberries

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when fresh cranberries are in season. In my mind, no holiday meal is complete without a bowl of the sweet-yet-tart gems cooked down into a syrupy sauce that ...

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Elvis Lives Forever

On Friday, my entire family is flying to Las Vegas for a weekend of full of weddings, people watching and spying on Elvis impersonators. It’s my very first time heading to the great land o’ the ...

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Phukett Paradise

The second half of my time in Thailand was spent on the island of Phukett. If you aren’t necessarily familiar with Phukett, it’s possible you remember it from the tsunami of December 2004. We stayed ...

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