Archive for February, 2013

  • Pecan Cake with Rum Frosting

    By Jennifer McHenry on February 20, 2013
    I feel confident that I would enjoy just about any dessert that features pecans. In the case of this cake, finely ground pecans are the star. This nutty cake is tall and delicate and really just lovely. It isn’t overly sweet. That’s good, because the rum frosting is sweet enough to complement it perfectly.
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  • Banana Bars with Browned Butter Icing

    By Jennifer McHenry on February 18, 2013
    We are all guilty of throwing out food. Those leftovers you thought you’d eat. That mystery container well past its due date. But, I have a hard time throwing out bananas. Overripe bananas can be the beginning of far too many good things to let them go to waste. This weekend, I found myself with several super-ripe bananas and took […]
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  • Weekly Mix: Vanilla

    By Jennifer McHenry on February 15, 2013
    I trust you’ve all made it through Valentine’s Day with happy hearts, pretty flowers, and devoured chocolate. Last week when I shared some of my favorite Valentine’s Day recipes, I unabashedly confessed that my recommendations mostly involved chocolate. As we all may be ready for a little break from chocolate, it’s a good opportunity to talk about vanilla.
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