Cherry Chocolate Pecan Muffins

I love muffins. Obviously, judging by all my recipes (favorite one is still the blueberry muffins, although these cherry ones are a close second!) Some people get inspired by great restaurant meals and try to recreate the same thing at home. I don’t try to compare to those talented chefs. Instead, I get inspired when I try a baked good at a restaurant and coffee shop and am disappointed by the flavor or texture. Continue reading “Cherry Chocolate Pecan Muffins”

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Banana Muffins

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My husband, Michael, and I are looking into buying a house. We got pre-approved and started shopping online and then with a realtor. There are dozens of available homes online, but many of the ones we were interested in were already spoken for. We had to learn to let go, and know that if it’s meant to be, it’ll happen. We may not live here in Wisconsin forever, but we’re getting tired of renting and we’re ready for our own place. We’ve been renters for 6 years now!
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Mini Blueberry Pancake Muffins

Mini Blueberry Pancake Muffins These came together so fast, turned out great, and tasted just like a blueberry pancake, so I had to share them with you ASAP! Thankfully the sun was shining and bouncing off the fresh snow just right, so I could get some pictures before I devoured them. Jade hates it when I take pictures of food instead of eating it. She must think humans are the weirdest things ever. Poor dog.

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Blood Orange Muffins with Poppy Seeds

Blood Orange Muffins with Poppy SeedsI went to Whole Foods a few weeks ago. I only go a few times a year, because we only have 1 in the state of Iowa and it’s 45 minutes from where I live. Plus, it’s cramped and expensive. However, I do like finding some food items that I can’t seem to get anywhere else. I saw blood oranges there and had to have them- I knew I’d seen lots of bloggers making treats with them, so I figured I’d give it a try. They sat in my fridge, haunting me every time I opened the fruit drawer, for weeks…I didn’t want to waste them on a bad recipe, though!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cherry Granola

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cherry GranolaOkay, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cherry Granola is kind of a long title, but there’s so much good stuff in here that it all needs to be noted! I first made this years ago, and recently remembered it. I can literally eat the whole thing myself, so it’s kind of good that I haven’t made it very much. It’s never great to eat a whole bowl of granola, but it is delicious! I also love Coconut Butter Granola, so if you find coconut butter while buying peanut butter grab some!Peanut Butter Chocolate Cherry Granola Continue reading “Peanut Butter Chocolate Cherry Granola”

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Favorite Christmas Treats (+ Cocoa Recipe)

This is one of my favorite times of the year. My birthday is on January 5th, so I guess loving winter is in my blood! Christmas and New Year’s Day used to be fairly quiet events in my life. Once my siblings got married and had kids, my family moved our Christmas to New Year’s Day and Christmas Day was spent at my in-law’s house. Christmas morphed from piles of presents to  an amazing amount of family members! This year we’re having Christmas day at my parent’s house and the day after at my in-law’s. Luckily, they only live 20 minutes apart. I’m currently buried in school, with two more finals to finish this week. Plus I get to go to the dentist on Thursday…yay. So, instead of creating a ton of Christmas recipes, I’ve been using some tried-and-true favorites, as well as a few new ones. I thought I’d share my family’s favorite Christmas treats and the changes we’ve made to them. I hope you enjoy this magical time of year!

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Taste Of Home Cappuccino MuffinsCappuccino Muffins. These have a hit of coffee flavor and are perfect for our traditional Christmas brunch! The swirl of cream cheese that’s been spiked with espresso powder is a must-have. The muffins themselves are loaded with flavor and mini chocolate chips for a texture that’s irresistible. My sister and I have made these for years, and we don’t have to change a thing! Source: Taste of Home

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Mom’s Caramel Rolls

Caramel Rolls with Pumpkin Butter!I’ve been wanting to share the recipe for these caramel rolls for a long time, but I just had to wait until the air was truly chilly. Rolls always taste better this time of year. These caramel rolls melt in your mouth, with a sticky caramel sauce that knocks any powdered sugar icing out of the park!Caramel Rolls with Pumpkin Butter!My mom has made these rolls countless times, and every time they were fabulous. I used to help her by using dental floss to cut the rolls. It’s a good trick! Continue reading “Mom’s Caramel Rolls”

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