The Best Banana Bread
It's the best because it's Martha's go-to banana bread recipe. She included the recipe in her first book, Entertaining, and has been making it ever since. The batter for this easy-to-make favorite is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super-moist texture. Be sure to use very ripe (but not bruised) bananas, and add chopped walnuts or pecans—Martha always uses pecans. She says your family will "go bananas" for this old-fashioned quick bread.
Homemade Hot Chocolate
Our homemade hot chocolate is a winter treat. This recipe makes a big batch of hot chocolate mix so it's economical and you'll have plenty on hand for cold days, after school or sledging snacks, bedtime drinks, and more. And this version is delicious and natural—containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt.
Vanilla Chia Pudding
Chia seeds are available at health-food stores and online. They're rich in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants.
Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.
Easy Any-Juice Ice Pops
Use just about any fruit -- we like watermelon, grapefruit, kiwi, or pomegranate -- to make these simple, refreshing treats.
Test Kitchen's Favorite Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread
Freezing and thawing over-ripe bananas before mashing creates a syrupy-thick juice, more like liquid gold, that bursts with sweet banana flavor and makes this loaf next-level delicious.
This dessert treat combines the healthy benefits of bananas and chocolate.