Cherry Pecan Bread

I hadn’t made this recipe in decades…. until today. Nice to know it’s still as yummy as I remember it. How could you possibly go wrong? Maraschino cherries and pecans folded into a rich buttermilk batter. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1…

Eggnog French Toast

So, you bought the store brand eggnog before you discovered my delicious Nog of the Egg and now you have this carton of “not-bad-but-not-perfect” nog staring you in the face every time you open the fridge. Is that’s what’s bothering you, Bucky? Never fear – you can make a pretty darned nummy holiday season breakfast…

Cracklin’ Cornbread

This is my basic cornbread recipe, with the addition of cracklins. Cracklins, as you may or may not know, are delicious yummy bits of fried pork rind also known as chicharrones. My note: you can get as crazy (or not) with this recipe as you want. Add in cheese, green chilis, diced pepper – whatever…

Bloomin’ Onion Bread

The beauty of this decadent snack is that you can use whatever cheeses set your heart afire. I’ve used combinations of as many as four different cheeses before – just make sure that at least one is good for melting (like a swiss or a mozzarella) INGREDIENTS: 1 pound (400-450 g) unsliced loaf bread 3.5…

Hawaiian Style Banana Bread

Hawaiian Style Banana Bread (Courtesy of Dennis Charfauros) INGREDIENTS: 4-6 ripe bananas (2cups) 3 cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 3 eggs 3/4 cup veg oil or canola 2tsp imitation vanilla 1 cup crushed pineapple drained DIRECTIONS: In a bowl smash bananas and…