The BEST Banana Cake Recipe

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Have I mentioned I love cake?  All kinds of cake.  I’d say I’m not picky, but I really am.  Dry cake is the worst, blech. This banana cake is so moist and amazing.  I made it as a layer cake to get that extra frosting in the middle, but if you’re feeling a little lazy […]

Super Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

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    Snickerdoodle cookies are a favorite in our house.  The name makes me cringe a little, “snickerdoodle” sounds like some strange dog mix.  Fortunately, these cinnamon flavored sugar cookies are delicious and my entire family devours them.  The ingredients are ones I usually have in my pantry, with the exception of cream of tartar. […]

Pumpkin Bread

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Moist and delicious, this pumpkin bread is incredible!  You could totally substitute the sour cream for Greek yogurt for added protein and reduced calories.  It also makes great muffins, about 24 with a batch this size.  I love to make a ton, then freeze them and put them in my kids’ lunches for a healthy […]

Belgian Sugar Waffles

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There’s a new food truck in our area that makes “Liege style” waffles. Thinking this sounds delicious but not having enough money to spend $35 on waffles for my family, I went about researching how to make Belgian sugar waffles. I bought an adorable little stainless steel Hamilton Beach waffle maker from Amazon for $20.Why […]

Chewy M&M’s Cookies

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Who doesn’t love candy M&M’s and cookies? When those two worlds collide, you have chewy M & M’s cookies. Why would you buy them at the store when they’re so easy to make at home. By the time you gather your kids, get in the car, drive to the store, find the cookies, wait in […]

Summer Blueberry Pancakes

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Pancakes are a family favorite in our house. Fresh blueberries go on sale in the grocery store, and I love to pack them into all kinds of foods. One of my go-to recipes is blueberry pancakes. I’ll make them for a weekend breakfast, but one of my kids favorite meals is to have pancakes for […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Pineapple upside down cake is a classic recipe, but I’d never actually tried it before. I knew the basics, yellow cake with a pineapple brown sugar topping. Usually it involves maraschino cherries, but I forgot to buy them. I think the cherries would make it prettier, but the cake turned out delicious.

Whole Clementine Cake

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I found this recipe in Sunset Magazine for a “whole orange cake.” The idea was intriguing. You use the whole orange, rind and all. I love oranges and I love cake. Never one to pass on the opportunity for a good cake recipe, I decided to give it a try. It turned out super moist, […]

Breakfast Puffs

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These have been a favorite in my family since before I was born. My grandmother used to make them for her kids. Since my aunts and uncle loved them so much, we always had breakfast puffs for breakfast when we got together. The original recipe called for shortening, but I never have that so I […]