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Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread

This quick bread was a result of stress baking. I’m not sure if this ever happens to you but whenever I am stressed I just cook in autopilot. I follow a recipe, I change ingredients I don’t have for what I have at home and indulge my stressed ass into food. This is a recipe I adjusted from the blog Two Peas In Their Pod. What you’ll need: 🛒 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 1/2 cups mashed overly ripe bananas 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled 1/4 cup olive oil 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 large egg, at room temperature 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup pecans Method: 🔪🍌 Heat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.Mix bananas, the melted butter and oil and stir until combined. Stir in the brown …

Upside Down Citrus Cake

This is what happens when you have a bunch of citrus fruit and you’re not sure what to do with them. Recipe adapted from Bon Appetite.  What you’ll need: 🥮 1 Tablespoon of butter ⅓ cup white sugar 1 orange, peeled, thinly sliced, no seeds. 1 blood orange, peeled, thinly sliced, no seeds  2½ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon kosher salt 2 large eggs 1 large egg yolk 1½ cups yogurt ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled 1 teaspoon finely grated blood orange zest 2 tablespoons fresh blood orange juice Method: 🥄Preheat oven to 350°/176°. Coat a 10″ cake pan with 1 tablespoon of butter. Scatter the white sugar evenly in pan. Place orange slices on top. Whisk flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs, egg yolk, yogurt, butter, and blood orange zest and juice; mix until no dry spots remain (a few lumps are okay; do not overmix). Pour batter …


I’ve officially been in Houston for a year now. To seldom-celebrate that, I finally made cornbread. For all of y’all who aren’t familiar with the Lonestar state: here, cornbread is life. And it’s really delicious. Have it for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.  Ingredients:  1 cup all-purpose flour (unbleached) 1 cup yellow cornmeal (use the purest you can find) 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup olive oil 1 large egg 1 cup milk  Method:Combine medium grind cornmeal and milk in a large bowl and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F. Add butter to a 8×8-inch baking pan and set aside. Mix your dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the cornmeal mixture along with the eggs and melted butter. Mix until thoroughly combined. Transfer to the prepared pan and bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 – 30 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving. top with butter and/or honey!

Spiced Plum Cake

I suffer from that syndrome Adam Driver has. The one where he rather walk out of an interview with Terry Gross because she played one of his movie clips. We’re literally the same. You know sans the millions and the devastatingly handsome jawline. I empathize with the feeling that comes from of reading or hearing my own creative work, which is errr just yikes. Whenever I do I feel like looking back opens a huge can of worms so I try to never read anything after I post it.