TBT Recipe: Banana Black Cake

TBT Recipe: Banana Black Cake

  In an earlier Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review, I featured one of the works by an American icon: Maida Heatter’s Book of Great American Desserts, TBT Cookbook Review: Maida Heatter’s Great Book of American Desserts This is a wonderful and important book, as...
Clabber Girl Banana Bread

Clabber Girl Banana Bread

In many parts of the country you can find Clabber Girl leavening products, baking soda and baking powder. “Clabber” is a synonym for sour milk. In the early 1800s, clabber was mixed with pearl ash, soda and cream of tartar to produce an early version of baking powder....
Peach and Banana Smoothie

Peach and Banana Smoothie

Summer is officially gone, so naturally the temperature is up. It’s in the 80s and those last fruits of the year are ready and waiting at your local farmers market. Peaches make delicious beverages. Even those peaches you got two days ago when they were hard and now...
Habanero, Jalapeno, Onion and Banana Salsa

Habanero, Jalapeno, Onion and Banana Salsa

A couple of years ago I posted a Banana Salsa with Pepper Zing. The peppers there were red bell and serrano. Just one serrano. Here’s a new twist. The serrano is gone, replaced by one habanero and one jalapeno. And, there’s onion this time, preferably a Vidalia. And...