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You Haven't Met a (Chocolate!) Banana Bread Like This Yet

Does anyone really <i>need</i> another recipe for banana bread? (There are 230 versions, and counting, on this site alone.) Make room in the recipe box, because you need this one: banana bread made with dark chocolate in two forms, sea salt, <b>olive oil</b>, and tangy sour cream. It’s a pretty great thing, …

Recipes

Frog Hollow Farm’s Meyer Lemon Cake With Lemon Glaze

Yes, it’s true. We Californians are obsessed with our Meyer lemons. And this cake, from “Farmer Al” Courchesne of Brentwood’s Frog Hollow Farm, …

Ukrainian / Russian Basic Sweet Yeast Dough Recipe

This basic sweet yeast dough recipe is known as zdobne drizhdzhove tisto in Ukrainian and sdobnoye drozhzhevoye testo in Russian. It is used to make …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Crockpot Sugared Pecans or Walnuts

This delicious spiced pecans or walnuts recipe is prepared in a slow cooker. Toss a handful in a fresh salad to give your lunch a boost or snack on …

Favorite Pumpkin Granola

Okay, okay, okay. Hold on for a hot second.Pumpkin Granola is in the house today and it is smelling reeeeeal nice up in here.This granola is my …

Breakfast

Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Buns

These savory buns-think cinnamon rolls, but with cheese and bacon instead of a sweet sugary filling, are the perfect solution to those few pieces of …

Build A Leopold Bench Today So You Can Relax In Your Garden Tomorrow

This easy how-to build is actually quicker than you think. You'll be sitting on it in no time!<p>When the famed conservationist and father of the modern …

Woodworking

Orange Date Bread Recipe

Orange juice helps to flavor this delicious date bread. Feel free to add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to the bread along with the date …

The Trick to Better Coffee Cake Is Simple—Obvious, Even

Choosing the best part about a piece of cake is challenging. It's all good! It's cake! But if I were pressed, I could identify one <i>particularly</i> good bit about every kind of cake. I do love the soft, moist crumbs that cling to the frosting on a layer cake, or custardy, clafoutis-like pockets that …

Dessert

How To Make Southern-Style Fruit Cobbler with Any Fruit

Cobbler may be the best reason to turn on the stove in the summer. Jammy fruit, crisp and buttery topping — all you need is a scoop of ice cream.<p>This …

The Best Chocolate Cake You'll Ever Have

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease three 8-in. round cake pans. Line bottoms with waxed paper; grease paper. Dust pans with flour<p>On another sheet of waxed …

Yogurt Cornbread

This is a delicious sweetened cornbread made with yogurt instead of the classic buttermilk. Melted butter and maple syrup or honey add flavor to the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How To Make Old-Fashioned Date Bars

Date bars have turned my daily dessert world upside down. You see, up until a few weeks ago I had never even heard about date bars, but after the …

Baking

Orange Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Topping

This coffee cake is made with orange juice and topped with orange zest and cinnamon. The recipe's buttery, citrusy, cinnamony goodness will have you …

This Rhubarb Pie Is the Season’s Must-Make Dessert

This rhubarb pie, which is topped with crunchy oat-based streusel, is the season’s must-make dessert. Whether you decide to go with a strawberry-rhubarb combination, all rhubarb or even all berries, this pie is one sweet way to celebrate spring and its sweet fruits. <b>Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble Pie</b></b> …

Baking

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Line a 8-inch-by-8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, and set aside.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar and …

Chicken, Spinach and Gruyère Turnovers

For a fun Sunday afternoon project, make these savory turnovers for dinner, and assemble plenty of extra ones to pack into lunch boxes later, since they can be assembled and frozen for up to 2 months. After crimping their edges, place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze for at least …

Recipes

Lovely lemon bars

It may not look like the first day of spring out your window, but these bright, citrusy lemon bars will bring a burst of sunlight to your day.<p>March …

Baking

date breakfast squares

Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday, I may look forward to stuffing, green bean casserole and all the pie the way normal people might anticipate …

Dessert

Navy Bean Soup with Ham

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound dried navy beans<br>1 tablespoon olive oil<br>1 large onion, chopped<br>2 cloves garlic, minced<br>1 large carrot diced<br>2 ribs celery, diced<br>1 …

Plant Pest Remedies From Your Kitchen

You would be surprised how many household items (like cinnamon) can come to your aid when plants find themselves under attack from pests and disease. …

Gardening

Oprah's Basic Tomato Soup

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil<br>• 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped<br>• 2 medium ribs celery, finely chopped<br>• 1 large carrot, finely chopped<br>• 6 medium fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces<br>• Salt<br>• 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped<br>• 1/4 cup tomato paste<br>• 6 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped<br>• 3 cups …

Christmas Dinner Recipe: Orange & Maple Carrots

Here’s the final recipe in this four-part series for an easy-peasy prep-ahead Vegetarian & Vegan Christmas Dinner. There are still a few more festive …

Recipes

Does the coffee cake you make look (and taste) this good?

When I’m visiting, especially for an overnight stay, there’s one hosting gift I turn to every time: coffee cake. Specifically, a familiar-tasting, cinnamon-swirl treat that can hold up for a few days — not that it ever hangs around for that long.<p>Yum Yum Coffee Cake was my grandmother’s secret …

Dessert

10 Easy Ways to Reset Your Diet

You’re back home after a much-needed vacation feeling rested and recovered. But your diet is completely derailed. Unfortunately, the deadly duo of …

Got 40 inches of space? You can have a vertical garden.

<b>Are you a gardener</b> who is short on space or time? Take your plants vertical.<p>Ben Fritonfounded Can YA Love, a D.C.-based company that gives vertical-gardening classes around the world. (Locally, he teaches through the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. His next class is July 13. Register here.)<p>…

Gardening

Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Recipe by: Lisa Marie<p>"A quick recipe I thought up while trying to decide what to eat for breakfast. Great if you are trying to figure out what to do …

Breakfast

How to Get Rid of Ants Invasion Naturally - Quiet Corner

There’s nothing like walking into your kitchen first thing in the morning, bleary eyed and ready for your morning cup of coffee only to find that …

Insects