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Blueberry Bliss Muffins

Blueberry Bliss Muffins

Today, as my husband and I did our normal Saturday routine, which includes going to our favorite farmer’s market, our eyes were drawn to the fresh blueberries in front of us. We simply had to get a bunch of them and once home, I couldn’t resist doing a little baking today.

Of course, the first thing that came to mind was Blueberry Muffins!!! I wanted to share this recipe with all of you just in case you have time to bake over this holiday weekend. 🙂 Of course, a word of caution, my husband has already devoured four of them, so you may have hide them from the ones you love!!! 🤣🤣🤣

Ingredients

1/2 Cup of Butter, Salted

1 1/4 Cup of Sugar

2 Cups of Flour

2 Eggs

2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder

1/2 Cup of Almond Coconut Milk

2 Cups of Fresh Blueberries (Set aside a half a cup of blueberries)

Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 Degrees.

2. In your mixing bowl, cream butter and then add sugar. Mix at low speed.

3. Add eggs and mix them in.

4. Add flour, baking powder and then almond milk and mix ingredients.

5. Take 1/2 cup of blueberries and mash them with a fork. Fold them in along with the remaining blueberries.

6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

7. Once out of the oven, sprinkle a little sugar on top if the muffins if want!!

I hope you enjoy these!!!!!

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Lemon Crisps Anyone? 🍋

Lemon Crisps

Every once in awhile, I have an urge to bake!! Usually, my favorite season for baking is around the holidays, however, every once in awhile I feel inspired to bake and the other day was just one of those days!! Our local farmer’s market was finally opened after a chilly winter and not only did we fill up our basket with local vegetables, I picked up some fresh lemons. I tend to use lemons in my water but this particular day, I wanted to make Lemon Crisps and I thought that I would share the recipe with all of you. 😊

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of salted butter

1 3oz. packaged cream cheese

1 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon grated lemon rind

2 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix all ingredients together.

2. Chill dough at least 3 hours.

3. When ready to bake, pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

4. Prep your cookie sheets and spray them with Pam Baking Spray.

5. If you want to use cookie cutters, roll into 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut cookies with a floured cookie cutters OR If you want to save a few minutes, roll into small balls and press down with a fork.

Getting Ready to Bake!!

6. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes.

Cookies Cooling

Hope you enjoy this recipe!!!

Here’s to your health!!! 🙂

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Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie

Happy National Pie Day!!! 🥧🥧🥧🥧

Since today is a day to celebrate pie, I thought that I would share a recipe that adds a little twist to Pumpkin Pie!! It’s Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie and it’s simply wonderful!! Just know that this recipe makes two pies. 🙂

INGREDIENTS

Pumpkin Pie Mixture

1 1/2 cups of sugar


2 teaspoons of cinnamon


1 teaspoon of ginger


1/2 teaspoon of cloves


4 large eggs


1 can of 100% Pure Pumpkin (large can)


2 cans of evaporated milk (12 ounces each)


2 unbaked 9 inch deep dish pie crusts

Cream Cheese Mixture

2 – 8 ounce block of cream cheese


2 eggs


8 tablespoons of sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.


2. Mix ingredients for the Pumpkin Pie Mixture (set aside).


3. Mix ingredients for Cream Cheese Mixture.


4. Split the Cream Cheese Mixture in half and spread evenly on the bottom of both pie crusts.


5. Pour Pumpkin Pie Mixture over the Cream Cheese Mixture.


6. Place in pre-heated oven and baked pies at 400 degree for 15 minutes and then lower oven to 350 degrees and bake for 40 – 50 minutes.

Hope you enjoy this recipe!!!!

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Homemade Brownies

Homemade Brownies

It’s snowing this evening and there is a definite chill in the air. For dinner, I made chilli which is always perfect for a snowy night. Then I wanted to make simple, tasty dessert and I decided on homemade brownies. If you love chocolate, you will enjoy this recipe!! It’s easy to prepare and takes only 30 minutes to bake!!

Ingredients

1/2 cup salted butter, melted

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

2. Spray and 8×8 inch pan with baking spray (I use Pam Baking Spray)

3. Mix melted butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract

4. Whisk in flour, baking powder and cocoa powder

5. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes

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Two More Days Til Christmas 🎄 Peppermint Cookies

Peppermint Cookies

Happy Christmas Eve Eve!!!!! The Christmas lights are on and we are enjoying our tree today. One of the last things that we do after putting the decorations on our tree is place candy canes all around it. Of course, if you have a person who has a sugar tooth, you will notice that the candy canes slowly seem to disappear before Christmas!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 So before they are all gone, take couple off the Christmas tree and make this amazing cookie recipe!!!!!

Ingredients

3/4 cup sugar


1/2 cup salted butter, softened


1 large egg


1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract


1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour


1 teaspoon cream of tartar


1/2 teaspoon baking soda


1/2 cup crushed mini candy canes or
peppermint candies


1/4 cup sugar

Instructions


STEP 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with Pam Baking Spray or line your pans with parchment paper; set aside.



STEP 2  Combine 3/4 cup sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and peppermint extract in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir 1/4 cup crushed candy into dough.



STEP 3  Stir remaining 1/4 cup crushed candy into 1/4 cup sugar.

Crushed Peppermint Sugar Mixture



STEP 4  Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets.



STEP 5  Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Do not overbake. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Right out of the Oven

I hope that you enjoy this festive recipe!!!

Merry Christmas!!! 🎄🦌🎅

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Christmas Snickerdoodles 🎄

Christmas Tin of Snickerdoodles

I just love to bake, especially around the holidays!!! Over to the weekend, we were watching a Christmas movie and the main character said that their favorite cooking was a Christmas Snickerdoodle! Not knowing what it was, I did some research about this cookie and learned that it’s a cookie made with cinnamon and sugar. Well, that was all I needed to hear and I was off to the kitchen to bake!!!! 🙂 We decided that this cookie is one of our new favorites – right up there with my pizelles and biscotti recipe. So, if you haven’t tried them, it’s definitely worth taking some time this holiday to bake a batch!!

Ingredients


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour


1 1/2 cups sugar


1 cup butter, salted, softened


2 large Eggs


2 teaspoons cream of tartar


1 teaspoon baking soda


1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Making My Batter

Sugar Mixture


3 tablespoons sugar


1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 400°F.

2. Combine all cookie ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

3. Stir together 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in another bowl.

4. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.

5. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned

Ready to Bake

Hope you enjoy this recipe!!! 🎄☃️🎅


Here’s to your health!!!! 🙂

Snickerdoodles
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Peanut Butter Cookies without Butter

Peanut Butter Cookies without Butter

Happy National Cookie Day!!!!! 🍪🍪🍪

There is nothing better than baking cookies especially around Christmas time. As the song goes “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” Of course, it feels like Easter at our house because I have to hide them from my husband!!! Lol!!! 🤣🤣🤣 So, to start off the holiday season, I wanted to share my Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe that is made without butter. It’s a simple recipe and they taste amazing!

Preparing the batter

Ingredients

• 1 cup brown sugar

• 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil

• 1 cup peanut butter

• 1⁄4 teaspoon salt

• 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla

• 1 egg

• 1 3⁄4 cups flour, sifted

• 2 teaspoons baking powder

• 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

• Cream sugar, vegetable oil, peanut butter, salt, vanilla, egg and milk.

• Add sifted flour and baking powder.

• Roll into small balls, then take fork and press them down.

• Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

Hope you enjoy this recipe!!!! 🙂

Finished Baking!!
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Coconut, Oatmeal Drop Cookies – Recipe

Coconut, Oatmeal Drop Cookies

I simply enjoy baking, especially during the fall and winter months. There’s nothing better that a cup of coffee and a delicious cookie!! Since we are a couple of weeks away from Thanksgiving, I wanted to share another baking recipe with you. This recipe that’s a little twist on traditional oatmeal cookies and my secret ingredient is coconut!!

Yield: 48 servings
Total: 15 min; Cook: 15 min

Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal

Instructions
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 large cookie sheets. Cream butter and sugars in mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beat together. Add vanilla, baking powder and baking soda. Then add the flour. Mix until well combined. Stir in coconut and nuts. Mix in oatmeal. 

2. Drop on greased cookie sheets by the tsp., spacing about 1/2 inch apart. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, just until the edges begin to brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Enjoy!!!!