Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins (Not Healthified)

I have a love-hate relationship with banana baked goods.  I remember my mom’s banana bread from when I was younger, dripping with chocolatey goodness. Her banana bread wasn’t even banana centric.  It was like the banana was merely a conduit to provide adequate intake of chocolate.  It was luscious. I’ve …

How To Make Violet Jelly From Wild Violets

About a week ago, I looked out onto our front lawn and saw some wild violets beginning to grow there. Because we’re a little…passionate, shall we say, about using what we’ve been given, I quickly googled to see if we could use wild violets in any culinary attempts. Enter violet …