Can I make a confession? I don’t like oatmeal. Never have. There is not enough sugar in the world to make otherwise delicious oats actually taste good when they are cooked.
I’m not going to lie, canning is not my all-time favorite activity, but on the other hand, apricot jam is SO delicious! Plus, store bought jam is expensive, and not homemade, making it far less appealing.
I’m probably going to get into trouble for making these muffins. Robb suggested them, and then he left town, and the rest of us ate his favorite blueberry muffins without him. Sorry, Robb. Try not to be made at me!
As soon as the kitchen is clean, and I do mean AS SOON AS, I feel an overwhelming urge to use everything in it. I can dirty a spotless kitchen in no time flat. Today I came home from running all my errands, took one look at the sparkling clean sink, and decided it was time to bake.
Pancakes are such a fantastic dinner choice. There’s no chicken or bacon or cheese to make the dog crazy, and the kids love having pancakes. The adults are mostly focused on the lemon syrup.
The cash diet forced me to part with my beloved chocolate muffins, but I figured there was no reason on earth I couldn’t recreate them with ingredients I already had on hand at home. Happy Dessert-Breakfast to me.
Scones are one of my favorite breakfast foods. This scone recipe uses coconut, white chocolate, and buttermilk.
I made these pumpkin muffins for breakfast on Christmas Day. Robb took a bite, and promptly gave me a thumbs-up. That’s code for, “Make these again.”
When I looked at this gorgeous bowl of pomegranate arils, I just knew I had to make banana pomegranate muffins, and I couldn’t wait 4-5 days for the bananas to ripen. SO… I didn’t. I just took a couple fresh, almost green bananas, and diced them up.
Take that, family.
All that changed when I found myself in possession of a brand new cake pop maker, courtesy of an awesome friend who has known me since the dawn of time.
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