Banana Bread

Homemade sweet breads were a staple in Julia’s recovery, so what better way to end the month than with a hint of sweetness and nostalgia? For extra calories—or just for the fun of it—you can add in chocolate chips.

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Simple and Healthy Cooking

Our simple aspect of cooking is all about using a combination of fresh and dry ingredients most of us have in our homes or can affordably get in our local grocery stores. Our healthy aspect of cooking focuses on natural ingredients that are full of flavor, color, easy to digest, and meet the nutrition our bodies need to have plenty of energy.

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Baked Ziti

What’s not to love about pasta, sauce, and cheese all baked together? Homemade marinara sauce with garden herbs adds an extra freshness to this dish. We don’t love ricotta cheese, so we replace it with a homemade white sauce called béchamel. Adjust the recipe if you prefer a different pasta shape, other cheeses, or more or less of any ingredient.

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Lemon Bars

This is an easy and delicious dessert that we usually save for special occasions. The light lemony filling combines beautifully with the flaky golden crust. 

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Pancakes

This is a very basic pancake recipe that will result in light and fluffy pancakes if you follow the instructions carefully. To achieve an outcome that looks like the picture, make sure to measure carefully and don’t estimate, like we often do.

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Peach Cobbler

This recipe works well with most stone fruits, especially when they are in season, ripe, and ready to eat. Our favorites are fresh peaches, nectarines, and cherries.

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Pad Thai

This popular Southeast Asian dish makes for a delicious and vibrant meal. We love its simple ingredients and that it can be augmented and adjusted to our taste.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

This simple fan-favorite recipe is a bit on the lighter side than Toll House. For extra nutrition and variety, add in shredded coconut or ground nuts.

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