Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate waffles hot from the iron with a fluffy cloud of whipped cream make for a perfect dessert.  Or — if it’s just one of those mornings — a rare breakfast treat. Cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate add to balanced rich chocolate flavor, with mild sweetness to let ice cream or whipped cream add to…

Banana Cake with Cinnamon Frosting

Here’s a homespun cake for the banana fan. This buttermilk moistened banana cake is tender and sweet with warm notes from fragrant cinnamon and topped with crunchy toasted pecans. The batter for this cake is thick and fluffy, and bakes into either one nine-inch or two eight-inch layers.  This cake stores well in the fridge…

Sunshine Hash

This delicious entree pairs butternut squash and potatoes with warm spices and fresh orange — for a smile of the sun even if the weather is gloomy outside. Beautiful oranges are in season right now, and their gentle sweetness combines nicely with the smoked paprika, cinnamon and cumin to coax a smile from most anyone…