Recipe Recap – Thanksgiving Week 2014

As promised, below are the recipes that I made and/or re-shared the week of Thanksgiving. In my opinion, all of them can made throughout the Fall season leading into Christmas/New Years. If I remember any more I’ll be sure to add them to the list. 🙂

Savory Carrot Pudding

Carrot Pudding






UltiMatt Pumpkin Bread

pumpkin pie bread






Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

pumkin pie cheesecake






Pumpkin Pie Bread with Dark Chocolate Morsels

Sliced Pumpkin BreadPumpkin Bread Loaves






Easy Cranberry Relish

Cranberry relish






Easy Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce






Homemade Pomodoro Sauce

Pomodoro sauce quartPomodoro sauce






UltiMatt Italian Meatballs & Spaghetti

Browning meatballsSaucing meatballsMeatballs baking dishBaked meatballsFinished meatballsDished meatballs










Stuffing Turkey Frittata

Stuffing Turkey FrittataFrittata slice




Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Show you care; say it with love.

What I mean is that one of the best ways to show love to someone is through food that you make. It’s amazing what something homemade, made with love, can do for someone; how it can lift their day and make them feel better. And you too in the process.

As always with dear friends, this was never more true than this past Sunday when I went to visit very dear friends, Eve, Mike, and Wally. We already had plans to get together that day for around the lunch/brunch time but no real firm plans as to what we would actually do. Sadly a lot changed Saturday morning when I found out that Mike’s grandpa had passed away the day before. They still wanted to get together so plans got set really fast that we would stay in at their place and just chill. Mike loves banana desserts and Eve asked that I make something to make him feel better, possibly banana ice cream since we had just bought the new ice cream machine last week. I remembered he really liked the banana bread I make and he really loved it when I put in chocolate chips. How could I not make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread?



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