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{recipe} Upside Down Banana Bread

I am a huge fan of all things upside down, and this recipe is no exception. A caramel-y, buttery layer of banana slices atop a moist and delicious banana bread – what could possibly be better?

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September 8, 2014   4 Comments

{recipe} Spiced Blueberry Upside Down Cake

I don’t know what it is about me, but if something can be made 1) rainbow or 2) upside down, I am most likely going to go ahead and do it that way. I had never thought of blueberries going upside down, but then it hit me – why the heck not? And while we’re at it, why not punch them up in a cake spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, vanilla, and cloves?

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July 25, 2013   No Comments

{recipe} Cherry Almond Upside Down Cake

I think the planets must be mis-aligned or something, because I’m kind of a cherry hater and yet this is my second cherry-focused recipe in a row. True, the last one involved ground lamb where this one involves sweet, sweet, caramel, so clearly they are pretty different in all aspects.

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of the gooey, sticky, butter-and-sugar-based fruit upside down cake (I refer you to the Pear Ginger Upside Down Cake, Caramel-y Banana Upside Down Cake and Apple Upside Down Cake of yore.) Here’s the reason: an upside down cake is a pretty quick and easy dessert that self-sauces, tastes delicious, and generally impresses guests.

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June 23, 2011   2 Comments

{recipe redux} Pear Ginger Upside Down Cake

A few weeks ago I posted about this Banana Caramel Upside Down Cake. I made it again recently, but instead of bananas I upside downed pears sliced on a mandoline, put some orange zest in the caramel, and used whole wheat pastry flour instead of white flour.

Divine! Although I did dump it out and realize it wasn’t done yet, so I had to re-upside-down it, cook it some more, then re-un-upside-down it. It worked surprisingly well in the end although there was a period of severe swearing that involved liquid hot caramel magma all over the kitchen and my pants, but the cake looked good after all that so no big deal in the end.

April 20, 2010   No Comments

{recipe} Caramel-y Banana Upside Down Cake

This is a pretty easy cake that was inspired by a delicious, gooey pear-ginger cake we used to make at Rose Pistola. I had no recollection of the recipe so I made a few attempts and came up with this excellent facsimile of the original cake. Of course, it doesn’t have to be made with bananas, you can use another kind of tasty fruit like peaches, mangoes, pears, plums, or apples. You can get creative with adding citrus zest, toasted coconut, or chopped nuts into the batter as well.


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March 26, 2010   No Comments

{recipe} Apple Upside Down Cake

My mom calls this an apple cake-pie, but I don’t know why. She has been making it since I was a kid. It’s delicious! The hardest part is peeling and cutting the apples, which I hate. I mean, really hate it. Like, if you want to come over and peel and cut the apples I will make you this cake and we can each eat half!

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September 19, 2009   3 Comments

{roundup} 33 Great End-of-Summer Recipes

I’m heading to Europe tomorrow for almost three weeks, and I couldn’t be more excited. We’re off to Switzerland for about a week (where I’ve only spent a night, heretofore) and Italy (which I’ve been to quite a few times, but it’s Italy, so it’s never enough.) I’m planning to take a vacation from the Internet, too, so I can really step away and relax, so I won’t be posting here again until early September.

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In the meantime, I thought I’d share 33 of my favorite end of summer recipes. These recipes make the best of the late summer produce that’s so abundant this time of year! Ciao, and see you back in September, hopefully with lots of new ideas and inspiration!

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August 16, 2013   No Comments

{recipe, kind of} I Tried Those Healthy 2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal “Cookies” So You Don’t Have To

Wouldn’t it be great, amazing, stupendous even, if you could make delicious cookies using only bananas and oats? It would, right? You could eat like 10 cookies but in reality¬†all you ate was a banana and half a cup of oats.¬†Because you are so smart and so healthy and good at life.

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February 15, 2013   11 Comments

{recipe, kind of} I Tried That One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream Thing and Here is What I Think About It

Have you all seen this one ingredient banana “ice cream” thing that’s been going around? I know you have seen it. It seems like it has taken over the internet. Here is the concept: you cut up bananas, you freeze them, then put them in the food processor and they turn into magical banana “ice cream” except OMG YOU’RE JUST EATING A BANANA SO IT’S TOTALLY HEALTHY. I’ve noticed that there is an unspoken rule that when you talk about it you have to use lots of exclamation points!! Because it’s so awesome and magical!! I have been meaning to try it to see if it really worked and I’m here to tell you… meh.¬†

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September 13, 2012   11 Comments

{recipe} Spiced Peach and Fig Caramel Cake

Tomorrow I’m heading up to British Columbia for one last week of summer vacation. I haven’t been since I was ten years old so I’m pretty excited about it. Before I go, I wanted to share a cake that highlights some of my favorite late-summer fruits.

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August 26, 2012   4 Comments