This cake is the best of both worlds! It's bursting with so much flavor from the caramelized apples on top, to the bananas laced throughout. It gets cooked directly into a cast-iron skillet with a quick caramel sauce, and then flipped out for a beautiful presentation. Enjoy!
10 Tbsp unsalted room temp butter, divided
¼ cup light or dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp kosher salt
3 large bananas, divided
2 small or 1 large apple (we used pink lady)
½ cup white sugar
½ cup light or dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
¾ cup full fat Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ baking soda
¾ baking powder
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a well-seasoned 10-inch cast iron skillet. Add brown sugar and salt, and stir until sugar is melted and combined. Remove from heat.
Core and slice the apples and cut into thin wedges. Arrange over the butter sugar mixture. Cut one of the bananas in half crosswise and then in thirds, to create 6 pieces. Layer over the apples.
Place the two remaining two bananas in a separate bowl and mash. Set aside.
Prepare the batter by combining sugars and remaining 6 tablespoons butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time, then mashed banana, yogurt, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
In a separate bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, and mix just until you no longer see flour. Pour batter into skillet over the bananas.
Bake on middle rack in oven until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Remove and allow to cool before inverting cake. To remove from pan run a butter knife around the edge of cake then invert the cake onto a large plate.
Annie created this recipe after a long search for the perfect pumpkin muffin! The best part of all is it comes together in ONE BOWL (Nat's favorite two words)!! Less clean-up, and super easy to whip up.
Oh, and P.S. Nat took this photo. Check out our Trading Places video on Youtube!
Makes 1 dozen
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 (14oz) can pure pumpkin
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup oats
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
pinch of salt
3/4 cup milk or dark chocolate chips
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl combine butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, pumpkin, applesauce, and vanilla. Mix well until fully incorporated. In the same bowl add flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and pinch of salt. Mix just until flour is completely combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
In a small bowl combine remaining brown sugar and cinnamon. Divide muffin batter into greased muffin tin. Top each muffin with sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Bake 25-30 minutes. Allow muffins to cool 5 minutes before removing. Enjoy!
Super buttery, super creamy, and loaded with flavor! These are our FAVORITE mashed potatoes, loved by all. The added Boursin cheese gives the potatoes the perfect amount of punch without overpowering. So divine!
2 pounds potatoes (half yukon gold/half russet potatoes)
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided 4Tbsp + 2Tbsp
1/4 cup whole milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 5.2 oz package Boursin cheese
fresh cracked pepper
fresh chives for garnish
Peel potatoes, and cut them into evenly-sized, 1-inch chunks. Transfer to a large pot with cold water. Be sure there is enough water to cover the potatoes completely by inch of water.
Place pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 15 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle goes in easily with no resistance.
While the potatoes are cooking, melt 4 Tbsp butter, milk, and cream together over the stove or in the microwave (this seems like a fussy step, but it really helps the potatoes absorb the fat for a perfectly creamy texture).
Drain potatoes well and immediately return the potatoes to the hot pot. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes to desired consistency. Pour hot butter/milk mixture over and add Boursin cheese. Season well with salt (I prefer using kosher salt for mashed potatoes) and cracked pepper, and using a wooden spoon mix in the butter mixture. Be careful not to overbeat as they may become gluey.
Taste the potatoes to see if they need more salt, season as desired. Top with chives and 2 Tbsp butter, and serve warm or store in fridge until ready to reheat!
Chimichurri, just as fun to eat as it is to say! There are very few condiments as deliciously versatile as chimichurri. It adds such a freshness to your plate, and goes well with just about every type of protein (hello juicy ribeye!). We also love adding it to our grain salads and roasted vegetables. Have some fun it! We know you're going to love it as much as we do!
1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, packed
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, packed
2 Tbsp fresh oregano leaves or 1 tsp dried
1 small shallot roughly chopped, (about 1 Tbsp)
3 large garlic cloves
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
1/4 tsp cumin seed
pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 cup olive oil, or more as needed
salt and pepper
Combine parsley, cilantro, oregano, shallot, garlic, vinegar, lemon or lime juice, cumin seed, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 cup olive oil in a food processor or blender. Season with a generous pinch of salt and fresh cracked pepper. Pulse 2 to 3 times, scrapping down the sides as needed. Repeat pulsing until a thick sauce forms. Be careful not to puree the sauce as you want to leave a slight texture to the herbs. Add extra oil 1 Tbsp at a time, if needed. Taste, and adjust seasoning as desired.
Serve over steak, poultry, seafood, grains, tacos, or roasted vegetables!
We are both so obsessed with this recipe! Some of our favorite things in one big bowl - perfectly sweet roasted carrots, hearty lentils, creamy goat cheese, and the orange vinaigrette just puts it over the top. Always a hit on the table and in the stomach!
2 Lbs carrots, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tsp honey
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 (14oz) can lentils
¼ cup Pecans, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp dried Cranberries
1 Tbsp chopped fresh Parsley
2 oz crumbled Goat cheese
1 Tbsp minced shallot
1 clove garlic, minced
Zest of 1 orange
2 Tbsp orange juice
1 Tbsp Sherry vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix honey and olive oil in a medium bowl. Add carrots and toss well to coat completely. Set bowl aside to use again. Season carrots well with salt and pepper and transfer to a foil-lined baking tray. Spread carrots out evenly on tray and roast in oven for 15-20 minutes (or until tender and golden), stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking on all sides.
Meanwhile prepare the vinaigrette. In the same medium bowl add shallot, garlic, zest of orange, orange juice, sherry vinegar, honey, and Dijon. Whisk together then slowing add oil to incorporate. Season with salt and pepper.
Add drained lentils, pecans, cranberries, and parsley to the vinaigrette, and toss well to combine.
Once carrots are finished cooking allow to cool slightly then add to the lentils. Finish with crumbled goat cheese, and additional salt and pepper, if needed.
Not your mama's frittata! Loaded with flavor and packed with feel-good vegetables - we LOVE this sweet potato version of a simple classic. The curry compliments the sweet potato and kale so well, and it couldn't be any easier to throw together. We could eat this everyday for breakfast (or lunch, or dinner!).
1 medium sweet potato
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
½ cup diced onion
½ cup diced red pepper
1 cup chopped kale
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp grated ginger, or 2 tsp pre-grated from tube
¼ tsp cumin seed
1 tsp curry powder
6 Large eggs
¼ cup half and half
2 tsp cilantro
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and slice sweet potato into ½ inch cubes. Spread out on a lined baking tray and drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss gently with the spoon. Roast in oven for 15 minutes or until sweet potato is golden brown and tender.
While the sweet potato is cooking heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a 9-inch cast iron or oven-proof skillet over medium. Add onions and red peppers. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until onions become translucent. Add chopped kale and cook an additional 2 minutes to wilt. Add garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, and curry. Cook 1 minute longer or until garlic becomes fragrant.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together eggs and half and half. Season with salt and pepper. Gently pour egg mixture into the skillet over the cooked onion mixture, and do not disturb or stir. Top with roasted sweet potato, cilantro, and feta cheese.
Place in oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until eggs are just set in the center. Carefully remove skillet from the oven (it will be hot!), and allow to cool a few minutes before slicing.
This is exactly what friends are for - banana pudding. There's no dessert that gets Annie as excited as Nat's banana pudding. If you don't have a friend making it for you, the good news is it's easy to make yourself! We also love how it gives you all the feelings of comfort with classic vanilla wafer cookies. We like to keep it on the rustic side and throw all of the ingredients in a glass dish in no particular order (we eat it way too fast to spend too much time making it pretty!). Grab a spoon, grab a friend, and dig in!
Makes 6 individual servings
30 vanilla wafer cookies
*2 large bananas, sliced
For the pudding:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 heavy cream
1/4 cup cornstarch
pinch of salt
5 egg yolks
2 cups whole milk
2 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
For the whipped cream:
1 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
For the pudding:
Whisk together sugar, cream, cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan. In a separate bowl, combine egg yolks and milk, and whisk together. Over medium heat, gradually whisk the milk and egg mixture into the cornstarch mixture. Continue to cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickens (about 7-10 minutes). Mixture will become very thick quickly. You want the texture to be similar to pudding. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and butter. Strain through a fine mesh strainer to get rid of any lumps, if desired. Allow to cool.
For the whipped cream:
Add heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla to the bowl of an electric mixer. Turn mixer on to medium for one minute, then increase speed to high. Whip cream until stiff peaks form, about 2-3 minutes.
In 6 glass individual serving dishes, alternate layers of pudding, banana slices, whipped cream, and 4 vanilla wafer cookies. Crumble up the remaining vanilla wafter cookies and sprinkle on top with a dollop of whipped cream. Place in the refrigerator prior to serving.
*If you aren't serving these right away squeeze lemon juice over bananas to prevent browning.
We are officially obsessed with these little pockets of buttery, cheesy, biscuits laced with sweet caramelized onions. Everyone in our families go crazy for these scones! Perfect for a weekend cookout, but equally satisfying for a breakfast-for-dinner meal through the week. Or just for breakfast. Or a snack. And a snack? Ok, all of the above.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick) very cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
4 oz gruyere cheese, cut into small cubes
leaves from 1 thyme sprig
1/2 cup heavy cream, plus 2 Tbsp
caramelized onions, recipe below
2 small sweet onions
2 Tbsp butter
pinch of kosher salt
Trim the tip and root from the onions, cut in half and remove the skins. Slice the onion from root to stem into a thin slice. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add the onions, and a generous pinch of salt, and reduce heat to low. Continue to cook the onions on low, stirring occasionally, until they’re deep brown. This will take about 30-40 minutes. You don't want the onions to get too dark too quick, so splash a spoonful of water into the pan to prevent burning, if they begin to get dark brown. You want a deep golden brown color at the end. Times vary depending on the pan and stove you're using, but real caramelized onions typically take at least 30 minutes and most of the time up to 45 minutes.
For the scones:
Place flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add butter into flour mixture and pulse, about 5 or 6 times, or until butter becomes the size of peas.
Add the cheese, thyme, and buttermilk and pulse just until the mixture combines. Add caramelized onions and give one or two additional pulses. Mixture should be a little shaggy, but will come together when you press with your fingers. Add 1 Tbsp buttermilk at a time if mixture is too dry.
Turn mixture over onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Pat dough into 1 inch thick rectangle, and transfer to the freezer. Allow to chill for at least 30 minutes. Cut the dough lengthwise into 1 inch strips, then 1 inch crosswise to create squares. Cut each shape diagonally to make triangles. Pull triangles apart just slightly and place tray back into freezer. Chill for at least 30 minutes or until ready to bake.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place baking tray in middle or top rack of oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm slathered with butter, if desired!
We know Easter will be a little different this year, but that won't keep us from doing what we do best - celebrating with a table full of our favorite comfort foods. Of course not to exclude the most satisfying comfort food of all - Mac and Cheese! This year we're taking it to the next level
with the addition of @hatfieldmeats sweet Italian sausage, and whoa - this
gets us excited! We teamed up with @hatfieldmeats and @thefeedfeed to bring
you a ridiculously creamy recipe, so rich and flavorful with the sausage -
the whole family is going to love it. And the best part of all? Hatfield is
committed to sustaining American family farms. No hormones or steroids are
ever added, and the animals are raised without growth promotants. We can't
wait for you to try this one!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1 lb medium shells, cooked al dente
1 lb Hatfield Sweet Italian Sausage
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
4 Tbsp flour
4 cups whole milk
16 oz fontina, shredded
8 oz sharp provolone, shredded
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, add Hatfield Sweet Italian Sausage to a large pan and cook over medium-high heat until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.
Prepare the sauce by melting butter over med-low in a large saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Slowly add milk while whisking continuously until the mixture is completely smooth. Bring milk mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally until the sauce begins to thicken (careful not to boil sauce), about 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat and slowly whisk in the cheeses, one handful at a time. Whisk in the grated parmesan, and season with kosher salt and pepper.
Stir in the cooked Hatfield Sweet Italian Sausage, sprinkle with more grated parmesan, and serve immediately.
Confession: this is a saucy pasta. We like our noodles with extra sauce and lots of flavor! Grab a crusty baguette to soak up all the goodness left in the bowl - no better way to indulge.
The sauce comes together so easily using jarred marinara, so it's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner - plus, it's super kid-friendly. Win-win!
1/2 lb short pasta (we used Campanelle)
3 Tbsp butter
2 large garlic cloves, minced
24 oz jarred marinara
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan, plus more for serving
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 fresh basil leaves, torn
6oz burrata cheese
Kosher salt and pepper
Optional: bread for scraping up the extra sauce
Cook pasta according to package instructions and reserve 1 cup of cooking liquid.
Meanwhile melt butter in a large pot over medium low heat. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute or until the garlic becomes fragrant. Add the marinara sauce. Continue to cook for about 7-10 minutes. Once sauce is hot turn heat off and whisk in parmesan cheese. Stir in heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper. If the sauce is too thick add a couple spoonfuls of the reserved cooking liquid from pasta.
Stir in the pasta, serve in bowls and top with burrata cheese and torn basil. Season the burrata with additional salt and pepper.