Royal Banana Chocolate Bread

The royal part of this quick bread is the fact that it is the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s, recipe. The story goes that when she and her husband, Prince Harry, visited Australia in October of 2018, Her Royal Highness baked the now-famous banana bread in the kitchen of Admiralty House in Sydney. It was

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Amarena Cherry Cake

I always have Amarena cherries on hand, because my husband loves Manhattans, and I put them in his cocktail. I’ve also used them in sangria, but never baked with them. Until now. If you buy Italian Amarena cherries, via Amazon, the beautiful jar has a recipe attached for a cake using them, along with this

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Avocado on Grilled Bread

In 2012, my husband and I were visiting my daughter in London and we went out for breakfast. This is what my daughter ordered. I took a photo of it because that’s always what I’ve done, even before blogging. It was just so pretty: mashed avocado spread on grilled bread, topped with oven-roasted tomatoes and

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Socca

When I travel, I like to try local specialties. It’s just part of the fun of eating and drinking in other countries. But learning about different foods and experiencing them is also a huge part of becoming a better cook. I’ve had haggis in Scotland (a bit bland), banana beer in Rwanda (terrible), conch in

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Beet Hummus

Firstly, I have to clarify that this recipe is not a true hummus. Personally, I don’t really love hummus. I mean, it can be good, but there are a lot of bad ones out there – at restaurants and pre-packaged at stores like Central Market and Whole Foods. Some are too lemony, some are tasteless,

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