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!

BRUNCH

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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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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Amazing Pumpkin Muffins

Amazing Pumpkin MuffinsSince it’s past the middle of September, I feel like I can finally share these pumpkin muffins with you. Even though we’re having an Indian summer and it’s been in the 80s lately. Hey, I’m not complaining though! I hate being cold. I do love fall, I just hate what comes next (other than Christmas and my birthday).
Amazing Pumpkin Muffins
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