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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Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest

Blueberry Muffins with Lemon ZestI used to have a blueberry muffin recipe on here, but I just wasn’t satisfied with it. This blueberry muffin with lemon zest recipe is so much better! In my Food Prep lab last semester, we studied muffins and it was interesting to me because we were taught that muffins should be dense, small, and frankly kind of unattractive. But in America we expect muffins to be tall, fluffy, pretty, and sweet…so basically, an unfrosted cupcake.Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest Continue reading “Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest”

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