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Pumpkin Carrot Muffins with Cinnamon Icing, a Dairy-free Recipe

Pumpkin Carrot Muffin Recipe

My daughter is perhaps one of the fussiest kids on the planet, but has recently taken a liking to pumpkin muffins. I decided to make her a batch of Pumpkin Carrot muffins at home from scratch, so I could use healthier ingredients than the coffee shop did. I reduced the sugar, by substituting some of […]

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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe

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Brew up some of your favorite Starbucks bagged coffee and enjoy one of these Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins & you can have it all right in your PJs.  What a great way to spend your Sunday morning… or any morning for that matter. How to Make Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Candied […]

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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, […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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   […]

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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 […]