Brown Sugar Banana Nut Bread

A real quick post. Yesterday a friend came over and dropped off some super ripe bananas (thanks Cathleen!), so of course it was time to make some tasty banana bread. This is a super simple recipe that is easy to whip up and get in the oven. The brown sugar helps darken the loaf and gives the bread a nice rich flavor. You will notice I don’t add any butter or oil to the bread. It gives it a nice crispy outside (instead of tacky), while retaining the moistness on the inside.

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Para Las Carnitas… Sal y Pimienta. Best. Carnitas. Ever.

While in Mexico earlier this year, I decided to try my hand at some pork carnitas. The only cut of meat the butcher had was a beautiful loin, so I went with that. Traditionally carnitas are nice fatty roasts fried in lard in a big copper pot. Here I was with no copper pot, and no roast. Time to figure something else out. I did… and it is spectacular.
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