Happy 50th Jittery Cook post! Your positive response fuels the Jittery Cook blog. Research shows that there are ingredients that could theoretically be combined into 10 quadrillion recipes — of which only one million, just .0000001%, have already been recorded. So between the already recorded recipes and the ones yet to be created, Jittery Cook may have enough raw material to keep going indefinitely.
Many years ago an elderly gentleman shared this Baked Banana recipe with me, and I’ve been enjoying it ever since. It is more of an idea than a recipe, but it tastes so good, I couldn’t resist sharing.
Place the banana in the microwave on a plate. Cover it with a splatter guard or loosely with a paper towel. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until deflated. Carefully remove from the microwave using an oven mitt.
Serve hot, bathed in its own juices, for dessert or as a snack, with your preferred yogurt.
This is merely the third Jittery Cook dessert to date. The ingredients are healthy, so there is no need for post-dessert regret.
Thank you to my good friend and coworker, Cheryl Weiss, for tipping me off to using a baggie to pipe yogourt.
Out of the first 50 Jittery Cook posts, the following are 20 Jittery Favorites:
- Roasted Red Pepper Spread – Unforgettable
- Greek Giant Lima Beans – Addictive!
- Salmon Watercress Latkes – Martha Stewart Would Approve
- Poached Salmon Salad Sandwich with Sauce Verte
- Pecan Cranberry Squash – Thanksgiving Delight
- Chicken Soup – To cure whatever ails you
- Eggplant, Red Pepper and Chili – Middle Eastern Mezze Appetizer
- Asian Salmon Salad with Pea Shoots, Pomegranate and Avocado
- Grilled Turkey, Avocado and Mozzarella Sandwich with Hot Peppers – There’s no place like home
- Homemade Ricotta – From Scratch to Scrumptious
- Quinoa, Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms – Healthy, wealthy in what matters and wise
- Romaine Salad with Grilled Lemon Chicken – Salad Days
- Yes we’re going to a party, party – Dark Chocolate Bark
- More than meets the eye – Spicy chickpeas
- Eggplant Parmigiana – Rome wasn’t built in a day!
- Roasted Veggies – Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
- Pasta with sun-dried tomato, spinach and basil – True Confessions
- Pickled Salmon – In a Pickle
- Eggplant Carpaccio – On Cloud Nine
- It’s About Thyme – Greek style garlic chicken
Special mention however, for the posts that include Romanesco, which is exquisite to look at and tastes delicious: