Breads & Muffins

  • Carrot Pineapple Muffins

    Carrot Pineapple Muffins

    July 16th, 2016

    I have to be honest: I don’t really remember making these muffins, like at all. This picture somehow appeared while downloading photos of desserts I distinctly do remember making (like the Hazelnut Layer Brownies that you’re going to go all apeshit for when I get around to posting the recipe around August-ish).  I know I made these […]

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  • Paleo Apricot Muffins

    Paleo Apricot Muffins

    May 21st, 2016

    Because I’m obsessed with food, my digestive system, and more specifically how food affects my (usually pissed-off) digestive system, I’m always fooling around with a new diet.  Could there be a way of eating that doesn’t leave me feeling (or looking) 18 weeks pregnant?  (If being 18 weeks pregnant feels like a bloated stomach and heartburn […]

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  • Banana Coconut Muffaroons

    Banana Coconut Muffaroons

    April 9th, 2016

    I was in an elevator on my way up to a really important work meeting last week when the idea for this recipe jolted me.  I thought that maybe the elevator cable had been cut, but it was just the impact of divine inspiration: you need to stuff chocolate macaroons into banana muffins. Fantasizing about Ways […]

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  • Chocolate Graham Muffins

    Chocolate Graham Muffins

    March 7th, 2015

    Who doesn’t like graham crackers?  And since we already know that no one doesn’t like chocolate (not true- I met a lovely woman recently who really doesn’t care for it- strange but true), why not combine the two? I know, I know: the s’mores people already thought of the graham cracker/chocolate combination, but they never […]

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  • Rum Spice Banana Muffins with Pecans

    Rum Spice Banana Muffins with Pecans

    January 21st, 2015

    How many more ingredients could I cram into the title of this recipe? I’d have added every single one of the following stunning additions to entice you, but thought the current extend-a-name was verging on ridiculous to begin with: Rum Cinnamon Orange Nutmeg Pecans Bananas (obviously) So there you have it- add the above-mentioned flavors […]

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  • Bacon Boursin Biscuits

    Bacon Boursin Biscuits

    January 14th, 2015

    These are quite spectacularly excellent, as I know you’d expect pretty much anything with bacon in it to be. A friend brought the LCBO’s most fantabulous Food & Drink magazine on a recent visit (one of the things I miss most about Ontario, but not as much as Niagara-on-the-Lake and Cherry Blasters.  Oh, and our families, of […]

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  • Gingerbread Zucchini Bread

    Zucchini Gingerbread

    January 3rd, 2015

    Why not take a classic and make it seasonal?  Because who doesn’t like the flavor of gingerbread?  And who doesn’t like the odd chewy bit of candied ginger? (Okay, you won’t see the candied ginger in the loaf above because I forgot to stir it in.  I had a truckload of the crystallized stuff and […]

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  • White Chocolate Cranberry Banana Muffins

    White Chocolate Cranberry Banana Muffins

    December 6th, 2014

    I will always always always be modifying banana bread and muffins, until the day that my hands are gnarled from arthritis at the age of 96, or if I’m lucky, 97. I love banana bread/muffins, and alternate between my two favorite recipes: Banana Nut Muffins (a bit more rich and buttery, so therefore my true […]

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  • Pumpkin Maple Muffins

    Pumpkin Maple Muffins

    November 5th, 2014

    It’s that pumpkin time of year, and so therefore everything is right in the baking world.  You know, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake with Bourbon Caramel Sauce, Browned Butter Pumpkin Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tarts… we’ve been there, done that, and we’ll absolutely keep going to the pumpkin patch for more. […]

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  • Oatmeal Honey Butter Buns

    Oatmeal Honey Butter Rolls

    October 23rd, 2014

    I needed a recipe to remind me why it’s worth it to bake with yeast again.  Because sometimes yeast and I don’t get along… like when I made these Hot Cross Buns (which ended up not so hot… a lukewarmish success at best.  Lukewarm Cross Buns.  Not Hot.). I found it.  (Thanks to Marilyn, the woman […]

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  • Banana Chocolate Chip Healthy Muffins

    Banana Chocolate Chip Healthy Muffins

    October 11th, 2014

    Look at them. All 15 of them. 15 Ghirardelli chocolate chips taunting you, begging to be devoured. I should mention that the 15 chips (on the muffin on the right, just in case you’re confused) are merely the chips on top of the muffin, whereas an entire gang of premium chocolate chips have taken up residence inside of […]

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  • Cinnamon Donut Muffins

    Cinnamon Donut Muffins

    September 3rd, 2014

    Who can’t make a recipe that they stumble across called “Dirt Bombs”? You know by now that I rip recipes out of magazines like there’s no tomorrow (until The Husband gently asks if I need to move any of the ragged pages from the kitchen counter over to my recipe binder, because they really do […]

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  • Blueberry Crumble Muffins

    Blueberry Crumble Muffins

    July 30th, 2014

    I am so excited by these! Yeah, we’ve all had blueberry muffins, and I’ve posted more than my share of blueberry-filled recipes.  But these.  These muffins have a crumbly top, which takes them out of this realm and into another kind of buttery, sugary world.  (I think crumble tops make anything better.  Maybe I’ll start putting […]

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  • Chocolatey Banana Bread

    Chocolatey Banana Bread

    May 7th, 2014

    This banana bread is basically a chocolate cake, and for that reason you will love this recipe (and me) forever. This recipe makes two lovely loaves, and takes care of those spotty old bananas on your counter.  And it hits that craving for a dense, rich cake right in the banana bullseye. Bonus moment:  if […]

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  • Monster Banana Chip Muffins

    Monster Banana Chip Muffins

    April 23rd, 2014

    Bigger is better when it comes to muffins, eh? (Except when you’re talking about the muffin tops that spill over a perfectly good pair of jeans.  Of course.) These muffins don’t look that big in the picture, and for that I am bummed.  I bought these rather gargantuous (word?) muffin cups from I don’t remember […]

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  • Cinnamon Sticky Buns

    Cinnamon Sticky Buns

    February 26th, 2014

    I just made one of my dreams come true.  (Well, technically a dozen dreams, since this recipe makes 12 puffy and sticky and wondiferous cinnamon buns.) Because I know you’re keenly interested, let’s have a discussion about The History of Cinnamon Buns in My Life, shall we?  I don’t remember where it started, so I’ll […]

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  • Cream Cheese Stuffed Blueberry Muffins

    Cream Cheese Stuffed Blueberry Muffins

    February 19th, 2014

    There is something about blueberries and lemon zest and cream cheese… it’s kind of like chocolate and caramel and nuts- they just go together, and you don’t fight it.  (But really- check out these Caramel Chocolate Pecan Cubes after you’re done making these muffins.) I have married cream cheese with blueberries before (flash back to the […]

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  • Gingerbread Cake with Coffee Glaze

    Gingerbread Muffins with Coffee Glaze

    December 21st, 2013

    It’s that time of year. Crowds, weird mall Santas, and gingerbread.  Gingerbread houses are interesting things, aren’t they?  On one hand, they can be beautiful, and yet on the other hand they can seem incredibly germy.  The person making the house obviously manhandles the hell out of each piece, and one has to breathe deeply […]

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