Banana Streusel Muffins Recipe

The Recipe: A super-moist banana muffin recipe, sweetened with very ripe bananas and much-reduced sugar, topped with a 'streusel' mix of toasted nuts and cinnamon. A real treat for breakfast or an afternoon snack — maybe deserve a spot on a Mother's Day menu?The Conversation: How to break our addiction to sugar, family by family, bite by bite.
"I've made your banana muffins 3 times already and love them ..." ~ Joan
"This is my new favorite, not only for banana muffins but I will [use the] streusel topping on other recipes ..." ~ Anonymous
"They were a huge hit at home and at my office." ~ Elizabeth
Who’s noticed how food companies put sugar in everything nowadays? No wonder nutrition experts say our country has developed a severe sugar addiction! Before Christmas, I experimented with draconian cuts in the sugar portions in cakes and cookies, muffins and scones. My friends call these cuts "Alanna-sizing" a recipe: a fi…

Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
with Roasted Poblano, Roasted Corn & Chipotle

A sweet potato salad for summer, a colorful and mouth-watering blend of sweet potato, roasted poblano pepper and roasted corn. No mayonnaise so perfect for a "dish to carry" for potlucks, picnics and family dinners. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~

"This is a keeper for summer. Thanks for the inspiration." ~ Anonymous"It is just wonderful!" ~ DLA in OKC"This is the perfect summer sweet potato recipe!" ~ HollyAdd yours, leave a comment, below!
A Most Important Mother ... a "Vinegar Mother"Please welcome Mario Aranda of O Olive Oil, my guide to the pleasure of fine olive oils and artisan vinegars for a couple of years now. And meet Mario’s mother, too, his "vinegar mother", that is.~ Alanna
Mario writes ... "Vinegar is essentially sour wine; even the word itself is taken from the French for Vin Aigre, sour wine."To make vinegar, you start with wine, then trigger the acidifying process. For most vinegars, this …