Maui Banana Bread

This winter, on a Hawaiian vacation, we drove the famous Road to Hana on beautiful Maui. The precarious road is breathtaking, and not for the nervous. Twisting through lush jungle, past waterfalls and one lane bridges over soaring canyons, the road requires the driver’s complete attention, which is difficult considering the beauty of the surroundings.Read more

Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Cookies

For a lot of us, shortbread cookies are a must over the holidays. It’s amazing how the simplicity of butter, sugar, and flour can become the melt in your mouth decadence of a shortbread cookie. These Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Cookies are made with a classic brown sugar shortbread. But then, tart cranberries and the crunch of  toasted walnutsRead more

Blueberry French Toast Casserole

I love making this Overnight Blueberry French Toast Casserole for special holiday breakfasts. Everyone loves french toast, and this french toast casserole is almost like a bread pudding. Except, that it isn’t. I love the crispy, browned parts that get baked up in the oven. Soaking the sourdough bread overnight in eggs, cream and sugarRead more

Chili Chocolate Brownies – Spicy Chocolate Brownies

Chili Chocolate Brownies

Chili and chocolate are a perfect pair for Valentines Day, or any day, and these Chili Chocolate Brownies bring them both together beautifully. Who doesn’t love Brownies? The only debate is whether you prefer them to be light and cakey, or would rather have them dense and fudgy. While I wouldn’t say no to either,Read more