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Easy blueberry muffins

Easy Blueberry Muffins

What makes a great blueberry muffin? To me, it's all about a fresh-tasting muffin, full of as many berries as the batter can possibly hold. I prefer to use a small amount of butter/oil in quick breads/muffin recipes, replacing most of it with Greek yogurt, which makes muffins lighter and moister and healthier. I also […] Read More

Banana whoopie pies with fluffy peanut butter frosting

Banana whoopie pies with fluffy peanut butter frosting is one of those delicious desserts that everybody likes! I love baking with bananas, and these whoopie pies are no exception: they are so good on their own, you could eat them without any frosting. But, of course, adding the peanut butter frosting doesn't hurt and makes […] Read More

Chocolate pear cake

Chocolate pear cake

I made this chocolate pear cake quite a while ago and really liked it, even though never before have I combined chocolate cake batter and pears. As I luckily discovered, pears and chocolate cake work really well together in this easy-to-prepare, everyday cake. Especially if you have a couple of very ripe pears that you […] Read More

Apple crumb coffee cake with caramel sauce

Apple crumb coffee cake with caramel sauce

This is a very basic everyday cake I've been making a lot lately.  Just a good simple apple crumb coffee cake.  I drizzle it with the caramel sauce (or dulce de leche), but it doesn't have to be - it's good on its own.  And, I want to clarify right away: there is no coffee […] Read More

whole wheat banana bread muffins with apples and pecans

Low-fat, whole wheat banana bread muffins with apples and pecans The Holidays are over, and I am having a little bit of a hard time getting back into my routines. You see, I am a person of habit, and when my daily habits get temporarily broken even by such joyful events as the Holidays […] Read More

Chocolate dipped pecan shortbread cookies

Chocolate dipped pecan shortbread cookies - Christmas, Holiday cookies

You might have noticed that I've been on a cookie marathon this month, posting 9 holiday cookie recipes in the month of December alone! Today's beautiful chocolate dipped pecan shortbread cookies might be my very last (10th!) Christmas recipe this season. This is one of the best shortbread recipes I've encountered, and I am definitely […] Read More

Hazelnut shortbread cookies recipe

Hazelnut shortbread cookies recipe - Christmas, Holiday cookies

Hazelnut shortbread cookies recipe - for the Holidays! This recipe is ridiculously easy: only 4 ingredients. The cookies are phenomenal! You'd be thinking you're eating a very special cookie, and not something that you just whipped up in 10-20 minutes. Of course, in a large part, we have to thank hazelnuts for the deliciousness of […] Read More

Low fat banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe

Low fat banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies - a Holiday version, with sprinkles! :) These have been my favorite oatmeal cookies this year! I like them to be on the chewy side (vs. cakey), and this recipe fits the bill, thanks to the old-fashioned (or rolled) oats, bananas, and Greek yogurt! Only 2 tablespoons of […] Read More

Almond crescent cookies with sprinkles

Almond crescent cookies with sprinkles- Christmas cookies

Almond crescent cookies with sprinkles - perfect Holiday cookies! When you look at them, you might think I have gone completely crazy. Sure, it's a holiday season and I decorated lots of cookies this month with sprinkles, but I apparently have gone completely overboard with this one: and these ones: The truth is almond crescent […] Read More

Ode to pecan shortbread cookies

Pecan shortbread cookies - Christmas cookies

Pecan shortbread cookies have been my faithful companions over the last several days. They are the reason I look forward to coming home from work every day. They are the reason my husband almost finished a gallon of milk in a matter of 3 days. You see, cookies and milk - those go well together […] Read More