• Muffins/Pastries

    Banana Bread Muffins

    Recipe adapted from Just so Tasty. Ingredients- 2 c. unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 c. granulated sugar 1/2 c. light/dark brown sugar 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted melted butter, slightly cooled 2 large eggs 1/4 c. sour cream 2 tsp. vanilla extract 3 medium mashed bananas (optional) 1/2 c. chopped walnuts or 1/2 c. chocolate chips) Directions- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray pan with cooking spray. Melt the butter in a microwavable bowl. Let it slightly cool. (we don’t want hot butter mixed in with the eggs.) In a large…

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    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Recipe adapted from The Diary of a Real Housewife. Ingredients- 1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz.) 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter (melted, and cooled slightly) 1 tbsp. milk 1 3/4 unbleached all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 c. brown sugar (light or dark) 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1/2 c. chocolate chips (if you like a lot of chocolate, make it 3/4 c.) Directions- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper lines or spray pan with cooking spray. Melt butter in a small bowl. Let it cool slightly. (we don’t want hot butter mixed with the eggs.) In a…

  • Cookies

    Salted Chocolate Cookies

    Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod. Ingredients- 2 1/3 c. unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 3/4 c. cocoa powder 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted room temperature butter 1 c. light brown sugar 1 c. granulated sugar 2 large room temperature eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 c. chocolate chips (dark, semi-sweet or 1/2 of each) sea salt to sprinkle on top Directions- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Put aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder, and cocoa powder. Put aside. Melt 1 stick of unsalted butter and…

  • Bread

    Cinnamon Swirl Bread

    Recipe adapted from Taste of Home. Ingredients- 4 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast. (2 packages) 1 c. warn milk (110-115 degrees) 1/3 c. warm water (110-115 degrees) 1 c. granulated sugar (it will be divided in the recipe) 2 large eggs 6 tbsp. unsalted room temperature butter 1 1/2 tsp. salt 5 1/2-6 c. bread or unbleached all purpose flour 2 tbsp. cinnamon Directions- Add 1/2 of the granulated sugar in the standing up mixing bowl. (1/2 c.) There are different ways on heating up liquid before adding active yeast to it. For this recipe, I used a microwavable Pyrex glass measuring cup. I filled it with the milk and water and microwaved…

  • Cookies

    Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

    Recipe adapted from Livewellbakeoften.com Ingredients- 1 1/2 c. unbleached all purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 3/4 c. light brown sugar 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted room temperature butter 1 large egg 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional) 3 tbsp. granulated sugar for topping Directions- Preheat oven to 350. Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk in the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream the softened butter, brown and white sugar with a hand or stand up mixer. In the large bowl, add…

  • Muffins/Pastries

    Healthy Oat Banana Muffins

    Recipe adapted from The TrophyWife Style. My son has been telling me this week he needed more food in his lunch. I thought I was doing a good job keeping him full and happy, but it looked like I needed to step it up a notch. The first thing I thought to make was something with oats. I noticed I had some ripe bananas on hand, so I quickly went on Pinterest and looked for banana oat muffins. This was one of the first recipes that popped up. It didn’t take long to make, and they came out great! Our kitchen smelled amazing! Ingredients- 2 ripe bananas (smashed) 1/2 c. milk 1 egg…

  • Pies & Tarts

    Cherry Cobbler

    Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I can’t get over how great this recipe is. Sally uses a mix of berries for this recipe. Cherries were finally on sale, so I used fresh cherries for this recipe. I do not have a cherry pitter, so the thought of pitting 8 cups of cherries seemed like an impossible task! I halved this recipe, and used 4 cups of cherries and baked it in a square brownie pan. If you want to make a berry cobbler in a 9 x 13 pan, just double the ingredients. Any type of berry or cherry will work for this recipe. Ingredients- 4 cups of pitted and chopped cherries…

  • Muffins/Pastries

    Peach Muffins

    Recipe adapted from Karen’s Kitchen Stories. Ingredients- 6 tbsp unsalted melted butter 1 tsp vanilla 1 large egg, room temperature 3/4 c. buttermilk or sour cream 1 c. diced unpeeled peaches (3/4 c. in the batter, save remaining 1/4 c. to put on top before baking) 1 3/4 c. unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 c. granulated white sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt course sugar (optional) Directions- Preheat oven to 375. (set rack to the middle.) Lightly spray the top of the muffin tin with baking spray. (to help the muffin tops not stick to the pan.) Use paper/silicone muffin liners and line a muffin tray. In…

  • Bread

    Buttermilk Biscuits

    Recipe adapted from momontimeout.com. Ingredients- 3 TBSP white sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 3 c. all purpose unbleached flour 4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 3/4 c. cold butter (I prefer salted) 1 egg- beaten 1 c. buttermilk Directions- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut the butter into small pieces and put back into the fridge to keep cold. (The biscuit mixture is better the colder the butter is.) Combine the sugar, salt, flour, baking powder, and cream of tarter together in a large bowl and mix well. Add the cold butter into the large bowl and cut with a pastry cutter. (you can use two forks if you don’t have…

  • Muffins/Pastries

    Cherry Muffins

    Recipe adapted from Mrs.Parker II from Allrecipes.com When cherries season comes, I get so excited! Besides eating them as they naturally are, I love to add them in cookies, pies, and muffins. This muffin recipe is a hit with my family and I. Ingredients- 3/4 c. white granulated sugar 1 1/2 c. all purpose unbleached flour 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp baking powder 1/3 c. vegetable oil 1/3 c. milk 1 egg- beaten 1/2 tsp. almond extract (necessary!) 1 TBSP white granulated sugar 1 c. pitted/quartered cherries Directions- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a muffin pan with silicone/paper liners. Pit/chop 1 c. cherries. (the tedious part of this recipe if you don’t…