I do not know about you, but I love dessert before dinner. For Easter this year I decided to make a cherry pie for my mom and when I brought it over, we could not wait until after dinner to eat some. We dove right in! I was going to do a traditional pie crust but I wanted to mix it up a bit. My mom loves anything almond, so I decided to incorporate ground almonds into the pie crust. It turned out buttery and flake and nutty. Perfect combination!
If there is one dessert I really enjoy, it would be a soft banana cake. The only problem I always encounter is having to either wait patiently for those darn bananas to ripen or having to keep myself from eating the bananas I am trying to save for banana bread. Luckily I had some ripe bananas and could not pass up the chance of some banana nut cake bars. My recipe makes for a 9 x 13 pan but if you cut the recipe in half you could make a 9 x 9. You will just have to adjust the temperature.