Lemon Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

February 20, 2012

This month we get a double dose of cheesecake! For #baketogether the assignment was cheesecake and now for this week’s #MuffinMonday we have cheesecake muffins. Oh, how I do love cheesecake so a perfectly legitimate excuse to each it for breakfast is all right in my book. I love the combination of citrus and chocolate. […]

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Carrot Ginger Orange Smoothie ~ Improv Challenge

February 16, 2012

This month I have something new for you! Yes, I have involved myself with yet another food project. I just found out about Improv Challenge through the blog, Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Each month we’ll be given two ingredients to do with what we please and then we post the recipe we came up with. […]

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Endive, Pear & Chevre Tart

February 14, 2012

Lucky lucky me!! I was so surprised when I came home the other day to find that for Valentine’s Day I received a big box of fresh endive courtesy of What is endive exactly, you may ask? “Endive is a member of the chicory family, which includes radicchio, escarole and curly endive. It is […]

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Coconut Pecan Triple Chocolate Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

February 13, 2012

Oh yes! TRIPLE chocolate!! When I opened the email from Anuradha declaring this week’s muffin to be triple chocolate muffins, I was immediately on board. Come on, triple chocolate…what’s not to like? For my spin I looked to see what I had on hand that could make these sinfully decadent muffins even better than they […]

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Raspberry Truffle Cake

February 9, 2012

Lately I’ve kinda been loving chocolate a little more than normal. It’s no secret that I love chocolate, but I’ve been on some kind of chocolate kick. I think it all started with those dark chocolate-espresso-chocolate chip brownies or it may have been the cinnamon mocha chip muffins. It would seem that not only am I […]

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Grand Marnier Chocolate Chip Cheesecake ~ #BakeTogether

February 7, 2012

This month’s #BakeTogether is cheesecake!! I loooove cheesecake! I cannot stress this enough. So when I heard this month’s assignment I was so ready. As always Abby gave us a basic recipe for a vanilla cheesecake. From there everyone created their own spin. Are you familiar with the candy Terry’s Chocolate Orange? As the name […]

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Orange Pound Cake Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

January 30, 2012

Pound cake is such a wonderfully dense, buttery delight perfect for pairing with just about any type of juicy fruit and a little whipped cream or just eating by itself. This week Anuradha assigned us a lemon pound cake muffin. Yum!! I absolutely love lemon pound cake. The pairing of tart citrus with the cake […]

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Cinnamon Mocha Chip Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

January 23, 2012

I am definitely a coffee lover. Strong coffee and lots of it! In the past while pregnant or nursing, I completely abstained from coffee due to the caffeine. So that means I haven’t been “on” coffee for over two years because I’ve been popping out babies left and right. I’ve missed it terribly. Not for […]

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Look Ma! I Baked Bread! AKA: Peasant Boule ~ #BakeTogether

January 19, 2012
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  You see that? This is monumental. Monumental, I tell you! Right before your eyes is a loaf of bread… buttery crust outside and soft, fresh inside. Homemade, freshly baked bread. And get this … I made that! Really!! This has been quite the accomplishment for me. You see, I belong to that group of […]

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Blueberry Cranberry Buttermilk Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

January 16, 2012

This week, we’re shaking off the indulgences of the holiday season and embracing the new year with a healthier muffin. No more decadent chocolate concoctions, eggnog and gingerbread creations will have to wait until next year. No, this week we are getting back to basics. In my eyes, the good ol’ blueberry muffin in its […]

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Ebelskivers ~ Two Ways

January 12, 2012

On Christmas day I tore through brightly colored tissue paper down into a bag, with the same excitement as I had done a few times before that day. My mother-in-law always comes up with the best gifts and I couldn’t wait to see what was in store for me this year. As my gift came […]

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Cheddar Apple Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

January 9, 2012

When you’re two years old, your entire world revolves around eating. Madelyn asks for various foods and snacks from the moment she awakens, at way too early an hour for my liking until the moment she hits the hay. However, when you’re two years old you also get very picky about what foods you’re willing […]

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Oreo Muffins ~ #MuffinMonday

January 2, 2012

Our first batch of muffins for a brand new year of all sorts of exciting, scrumptious muffins! Happy 1st Muffin Monday of 2012! This week we have muffins that are more like eating an unfrosted cupcake. Well, I suppose muffins are very much like unfrosted cupcakes but this one really tastes like cake. These Oreo […]

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Lavender-Vanilla Bean Marshmallows ~ #FirstOnTheFirst

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!! 2012 is going to be a great year of “firsts.” Carrie and I have already been churning out ideas of things we’d like to make for the coming year and we were so excited to get started. This month we decided to try our hand at making homemade marshmallows. What’s even better […]

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Dark Chocolate-Espresso-Chocolate Chip Brownies

December 29, 2011

Sometimes you just need to have deep, dark, unadulterated chocolate. If you have that need, these are the brownies for you. Nothing too fancy here. Just dark, decadent chocolate perfection that’s been kissed with a touch of espresso then scattered with chocolate chips. In a word (or 3) … just chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. The other […]

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