Banana Chocolate-Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

I was flipping through my recipe binder not too long ago, and this recipe caught my eye. Side note: I’ve collected recipes over the years that sound good, put them in a binder and promptly forget about them. My intention is to bake it someday. It’s just hard to determine when “someday” is. I was…

Vanilla Whoopie Pie

Lately, I’ve seen recipes using rhubarb.  They all looked so pretty and springy, that I was getting the itch to bake with something colorful.   I found an awesome recipe for a rhubarb-ginger crumble and was getting excited. I popped into the market to get the ingredients, but I couldn’t find the rhubarb. I asked an employee,…

Cashew Bacon Brittle

A few years ago, I was at my parents house for the holiday.  I belonged to a meat club (don’t ask) at the time and was into adding meat (read bacon) to everything.  I threw a batch of cashew brittle together and added diced, thick-cut pancetta.  I have to admit, it was pretty awesome.  Later…