steel cut oats

Instant Pot Steel-Cut Oats

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The need for good self-care is more essential than ever. Life has always held challenges, but it seems like everyone I know is facing difficult circumstances or significant life changes lately. At the very least, things are uncertain and weird for people, and it’s easy to fall into habits of self-soothing that might not be optimal for one’s health.

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coconut macaroons dipped in dark chocolate

Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Dark Chocolate

It’s almost midnight here on this winter solstice night, but in the words of Robert Frost “I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.” Okay, not really miles; I’m being dramatic. Just a couple quick paragraphs to introduce you to this recipe. I did make promises though, and if I don’t post it tonight, it’s not happening this very busy week before Christmas.

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Banana Cream Pie

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Once I started making chocolate cream pie, I got requests for banana cream pie from a couple of my five siblings. If I remember correctly, Michael and Suzanne were both big fans. I would make at least two chocolate and one banana to sit beside my mom’s pumpkin pies. I think she made three or four. It was a lot of pies, but with in-laws, nieces, and nephews, there were a lot of us. A few of us really liked to have it for breakfast the following day, and, of course, the rest was eaten with turkey dinner leftovers. We were never wasteful with the pies.

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