Banana Pancakes with Coconut Oil

Another Saturday and another pancake recipe. I seem to be creating a tradition…. . . . → Read More: Banana Pancakes with Coconut Oil

Apple Butter Muffins

Here is an easy muffin recipe to throw together for a holiday breakfast or brunch. . . . → Read More: Apple Butter Muffins

Hangover Burger or Heart Attack on a Plate

Fair warning: This is a delicious brunch item….hearty but not healthy in the least! . . . → Read More: Hangover Burger or Heart Attack on a Plate

“Ready for Spring” Strawberry Muffins #TwelveLoaves

Yep, I am ready.

The time has changed and we have all sprung back.

The snow, ice and polar vortexes are gone.

I have seen a robin.

It is time for spring.

Welcome sunshine.

To celebrate (and to participate in #TwelveLoaves) I decided to use some fresh strawberries.    It won’t be long . . . → Read More: “Ready for Spring” Strawberry Muffins #TwelveLoaves

Cherry Muffins with Pecan Crumble

The Hubs had to schedule and was in charge of training for his office recently.   He needed bribes.

I was happy to accommodate.

I made Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins for one session and then created this recipe for another.    They went quickly according to The Hubs.

Cherry Muffins with Pecan Crumble

6 T. . . . → Read More: Cherry Muffins with Pecan Crumble

The Best Banana Bread Ever

I have been posting a lot of absolutes lately:

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever (Seriously), Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies (which I declared as the best “EVAH”  at least up until I found the aforementioned recipe.) The Best Garlic Bread

Sometimes, the search for “The Best” leads you right back home.

I have been . . . → Read More: The Best Banana Bread Ever

Raspberry Muffins

As I made Chef Sarah’s Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Earl Grey Buttercream, I defrosted some raspberries for the delicious center of these cupcakes.    I had about 2 cups leftover.   I was definitely not making enough batches of these cupcakes to use up the rest.   (Each cupcake contained only one raspberry.)

What to do . . . → Read More: Raspberry Muffins

Peach Jam Muffins

Since Peach-palooza started,  I embarked on a jam making frenzy.   I made some frou-frou jam flavors like nectarine-ginger and white peach marmalade.   I also made some regular freezer jam.  (I just use whatever recipe is listed inside the pectin box for freezer jam.)    I have stated before that freezer jams use less sugar and do . . . → Read More: Peach Jam Muffins

Irish Soda Bread

Wow—We’re Irish. (I wish I would have known on St. Patrick’s Day!) . . . → Read More: Irish Soda Bread

Secret Recip Club Post: Lots o’ muffins!

Need a bunch of muffin recipes? Here are some great ones from Everyday Insanity! . . . → Read More: Secret Recip Club Post: Lots o’ muffins!

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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