Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s, appears in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook,and later gained more acceptance with the release of the original Chiquita Banana’s Recipe Book in 1950. The origin of the first banana bread recipe is unknown, though some speculate it was originated in the 18th century by housewives experimenting with pearlash. The home baking revival of the 1960s and the simplicity of its recipe led to an explosion in banana bread’s popularity.

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

Rice pudding, or “rijstepap” as it is known in Dutch, holds a special place in my heart. It was a comforting treat that my mother would whip up whenever there was leftover rice from a previous meal. The simple act of transforming something ordinary into something extraordinary made it all the more magical. Years have passed since those days, but the taste of my mother’s rice pudding lingers on my palate and in my heart. It serves as a reminder of the simple pleasures in life and the power of food to connect us to our past. The tradition lives on, as I now make rice pudding for my own loved ones, hoping to recreate the same sense of warmth and comfort that my mother gifted to me.

StarBucks Lemon Pound Cake

StarBucks Lemon Pound Cake

The moist and buttery Iced Lemon Pound Cake is a Starbucks fan favorite, it also has a hefty price tag. So why not make your own. It’s really not that hard to make. One Slice is @ StarBucks $3.57. This cake serves at least 12. If you like to make this in a loaf pan then you need to half the ingredients.

Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread

Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread

Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread an easy kid friendly recipe.

Pina Colada Bread Pudding

Pina Colada Bread Pudding

Food historians trace the history of bread pudding to the early 11th and 12th centuries, as frugal cooks looked for ways to use stale, leftover bread instead of letting it go to waste. In 13th century England, bread pudding was known as “poor man’s pudding,” as it was a popular dish with the lower classes. While bread pudding is still a way to use up leftover bread, it has gained a reputation as a comfort food and is a featured dessert item in trendy establishments, having shed its humble roots.