Sweet Potato & Walnut Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies Recipe #SmartCookies

Sweet Potato Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smart Balance. Sweet Potato & Walnut Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies Just because I’m back to eating better for the new year, doesn’t mean I’m not going to have a treat on occasion.  I’m going to be smarter about it though, and as you will find, […]


Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Bread Recipe #Switch2Swerve

Healthy Cranberry Bread

This recipe was developed as part of the Swerve Sweetener Ambassador program. I made the switch to Swerve natural zero calorie sweetener almost a month ago and have been impressed in how well it has performed in baked goods.  Essentially, you really can’t tell the difference between Swerve and standard sugar in most baked goods.  […]


Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

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A neglected Granny Smith apple on the counter, led to the making of this Apple Oatmeal Muffin Recipe.  As I diced it up I thought about the yumminess of apples with brown sugar and butter, and decided the classic flavors would be just the thing for some oatmeal muffins (we all know I’m a big […]


Blueberry Burst Banana Oatmeal Muffins

blueberry burst banana oatmeal muffins

Muhahaha… I finally got to use some berries in a recipe this morning.  Of course, it required baking as soon as I got up, since Lil’ Foodie would have scoffed them down otherwise (yes, I saved her some of the blueberries).  To her cooking fruit is a heinous act.  She will only eat fruit raw, […]


Buttermilk Petit Fours: Tea Party Recipes

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This Buttermilk Petit Fours recipe is part of a series I am starting of tea party recipes.  It seemed a fun theme to revisit throughout the spring and summer, and the recipes will come in handy for readers hosting princess parties, bridal showers, baby showers, brunches and such. Buttermilk Petit Fours Recipe (Origin) The recipe […]


Baby Banana Cakes (Mini-Bundts) with Vanilla Caramel Glaze

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Banana cakes can come in many forms, from the humble banana bread reworked as a cake, to lovely cakes layered with cream and sliced banana. These little Banana Cakes are soft buttery banana sponge cake formed in mini bundt cake pans, and topped with an easy Vanilla Caramel glaze. Baby Banana Cakes, the Origin   […]


Dark Chocolate Cherry Cupcake-Muffins

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These Dark Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes have a texture more akin to a muffin, hence the title. They aren’t what I had originally had in mind. I was attempting to see if I could get a cake red enough naturally colored with cherry juice to pass as red velvet. It quickly became apparent, that was just […]


Oatmeal Banana Nut Bread ~ Easy Gluten Free Recipe

Oatmeal Banana Nut Bread (gluten-free)

This Oatmeal Banana Nut Bread is a  gluten-free recipe, but is made entirely  with common ingredients found in most kitchens.  So many gluten-free  dessert recipes have a daunting list of ingredients that are often expensive and difficult to find.  With the holidays coming up, I thought an easy gluten-free dessert that used standard pantry items […]


Triple Chocolate Bomb Oatmeal Muffin Recipe #YayOats

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This Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Muffin Recipe was developed in honor of National Oatmeal Day, which is coming up on Monday October 29th. Oatmeal has become a staple in my baking, a trick I discovered while trialing a gluten-free diet with my daughter (to see if it helped with her autism symptoms). It can be challenging […]