Chocolate Chip & Walnut Crusted Banana Bread

Fall is around the time when I start doing more baking.  And as the first day of Autumn – The Fall Equinox – arrives this Friday, I look forward to a weekend of festivities.  Some baked goods are perfect to nourish every person’s senses.  I’m baking some traditional Banana Bread that can be easily passed…

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Five Grape Recipes Inspired By The Autumn Harvest

The end of summer is one of the best times to visit wine country.  Not only because it starts to slightly cool down, but also because the grapes are ripe and it’s busting with activity.  The valleys in wine country come alive for the grape harvest. In the great California wine region of Napa harvesting…

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Asparagus & Brie With Pasta

Have you tried the Trader Joe’s or shall I say Trader Jaques Shells with Brie and Asparagus?   The pre-made dish can be found in the frozen section displayed in a country style ramekin with a handle and boasting that it is “sinfully rich and worth every bite.”  To be honest, I found it to be…

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Chocolat Movie & Mayan Chocolate Chili Cupcakes

As Fall is upon us, we turn towards embracing the crisp coolness in the air and look forward to the magic of the Autumn Equinox, which only excites us for the revelries of winter.  A film that permeates the essence of this milieu is Chocolat.  It’s a 2000 British-American romantic comedy-drama film based on the…

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Saffron Milk & Date Pudding

A staple of the Middle East, dates have many values, much of which is health benefits.  Dates provide a wide range of essential nutrients, and are a very good source of dietary potassium. It’s important to remember that the sugar content of ripe dates is about 80%, so when I use dates in a recipe…

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Aloha Movie & Pineapple Angle Food Pie

I’m guilty!  With all that has been going on this month…21 Day Meditation and Giveaway, I missed A Fork & A Flick Friday this month.  Remember that I feature a movie and a complimenting dish the first Friday of each month.  So, late but never least, here is this month’s post. Today our movie is…

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