Possibly my favorite non-chocolate dessert recipes is Sauteed Bananas from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home. I highly recommend the recipe. Once when I served it to a guest, he looked at Paul and said "Do you eat like this all the time?" Paul said "Yep, pretty much."
I've been reading a new cooking book called Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less. And no, I'm not on a diet. One of the authors happens to be Mollie Katzen, the author of the Moosewood Cookbooks that I adore, and the woman who started the Moosewood Restaurant in New York. I received the diet book for my birthday for two reason: 1)There are a number of new recipes in the back of the book and 2) my office (a cardiology clinic) started a Health and Wellness program at the beginning of the year and Paul thought the book would be helpful in the way I deal with my patients. I can't believe some of the statistics I read. Indeed, it will help a lot of people!
We are busy travelers. Paul's parents are even busier travelers. My parents used to be busy travelers. We find it very hard to justify purchasing gadgets and souvenirs; spending money on things that will eventually be put away because they do not fit the house decor any more or because we have purchased something even better that deserves that special spot in our home. That is why we advocate purchasing kitchen gear and food-related items on vacation trips.