Streusel and Chocolate Chip-Stuffed Banana Bread

Even though my loving father died shortly past my tenth birthday, and  that Dad was barely home – working tirelessly  at his bakeries – in spite of this–his  smiles and baking endeavors have resonate in me for decades.  All aspects of baking flash before me, daily; they hound me to bake something, anything. I  love…

Chinese Style Roasted Chicken Thighs: Cabbage, Garlic and Vegetables

I ate chicken often as a child;  my mother did too, but not because she cooked it, we were fortunate and had a housekeeper who cooked and shopped for our family. Mostly I recall eating chicken as a leftover in such dishes as chicken a-la-king over rice, probably served  with a variety of canned veggies…

Cream Cheese (and chocolate filled) thumbprint cookies

Cooks and bakers can relate to my feelings. As I thumb through assorted cookbooks on my shelf, I’m on the prowl. Although I’m not searching for anything in particular, but, just a recipe that catches my eye, or ingredients, or words, something which will make my eyes go pop! Oh, how about a new cookie,…