Spiced Banana Bread

My family likes bananas, but no matter how small a bunch we buy, we can never seem to get to the last one before it goes brown. One overripe banana is just perfect for tossing into a smoothie. But on the rare occasions when several have been neglected, I make banana bread. My recipe is… Continue reading Spiced Banana Bread

Spinach Tomato Pasta with Chicken

When I think of pasta, my mind usually goes to spaghetti and meatballs or cheesy lasagna. But sometimes when I’m craving comfort food and don’t want to end up in a carb coma, I go for something like this.  Still comforting but not quite as heavy and sleep-inducing. It’s a good way to use up… Continue reading Spinach Tomato Pasta with Chicken

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

This is my go-to dish for autumn potlucks. I almost always bring this to Thanksgiving or Halloween-themed office parties and Fall Festival school bake sales. This is by design; originally, I was not really a fan of pumpkin, but sought to learn a recipe with this flavor, to contribute something fitting for the season. But… Continue reading Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Spanish Rice with Pigeon Peas (Arroz con Gandules)

Arroz con gandules, or rice with peas is a staple in most Puerto Rican and Caribbean households. It’s one of my favorite dishes to order in Spanish restaurants and I finally decided to try making it on my own. It came out so good I ate it as a main dish instead of a side!… Continue reading Spanish Rice with Pigeon Peas (Arroz con Gandules)