12 October, 2018

Muffin Top? Not With Apple Oat Muffins

Muffin Top? Not With Apple Oat Muffins
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Sporadic rain showers are hitting the northwest and it just seemed like a good day to bake. I’m finishing up the last few recipes for the “Zhushing Zucchini” Cookbook and threw this batch of muffins into the oven amidst the flurry of kitchen activity. And you are safe, I did not add zucchini to these
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25 September, 2018

Chocolate Espresso Energy Bars

Chocolate Espresso Energy Bars
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  Chocolate and espresso are two of my favorite ingredients to pair in recipes. So I figured these bars just had to be good, right? Not only do they give you energy, they are actually on the healthier side of the energy bar scale, and taste great. So I had to try them of course! 
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21 September, 2018

French Toast – Does It Have Italian Roots?

French Toast – Does It Have Italian Roots?
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  You don’t have to be French to enjoy French Toast. How did this breakfast treat get its name anyway? Well there’s quite a controversy going on the web concerning this. Here are two different answers according to Answers.Com. “It wasn’t actually made in France. Some think it was discovered in a Italian-Latin recipe book
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24 July, 2018

Blueberry, Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry, Blueberry Muffins
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Believe it or not, I’m somewhat burned out from cooking zucchini recipes. I am ready to bake something other than zucchini. [Insert LOL or hahaha. An emoji doesn’t come close to the gut-splitting laugh I’m experiencing from that statement.] Since our two little blueberry bushes produced about 10 pints of blueberries this year, I had
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13 July, 2018

Seashore In Seaside – Foodies Delight

Seashore In Seaside – Foodies Delight
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Well, I have to say the trip from the Portland area to Seaside takes about two and a half hours. Our trip took us seven. Why? Because we ate and drank our way across the city and countryside winding our way through the mountain pass and down to the seashore.  We left at a reasonable
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6 July, 2018

You Say Banana, I Say Muffins, Breads, Cakes…

You Say Banana, I Say Muffins, Breads, Cakes…
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Bananas are one fruit I put my foot down when it comes to buying organic. You may not believe this, but I was told by the produce manager of our local market that there is no such thing as a truly organic banana. Well, I guess he should know. I found several articles that are
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15 May, 2018

Much Ado About Muffins – Zucchini Banana Flaxseed Muffins

Much Ado About Muffins – Zucchini Banana Flaxseed Muffins
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Who says healthy recipes can’t be tasty and easy to make? And don’t let the flaxseed in this recipe scare you away. My “I don’t eat muffins, especially healthy ones” hubby ate a bunch of these. Did I tell him they were a healthy version and contained zucchini? No! I’m not stupid! Of course, I
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16 March, 2018

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut Or… Fruit & Nut Bites

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut Or… Fruit & Nut Bites
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I must be some kind of nut (if you know me, you know that I am). I keep making different types of granola bars. I do love them and know my homemade bars are made with real food – not ingredients/chemicals I can’t pronounce that are added to store brand bars to help keep them
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26 January, 2018

Apple Pancake Puff – Version Two

Apple Pancake Puff – Version Two
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Making a puffed apple pancake is one of my favorite breakfasts to make for special occasions. I can get carried away though. One time when I had girlfriends over for a visit, I took the peelings from the apples and made bows and roses out of them to decorate the plate.  About a year ago
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23 January, 2018

Dump and Done – Breakfast Power Bar

Dump and Done – Breakfast Power Bar
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A little boost of energy in the morning is something most of us seek, especially during what can be dreary mornings in winter. This breakfast bar is so easy – you literally dump all the ingredients in a bowl, mix together, bake, and you are done! One of the ingredients in these bars is cream
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21 November, 2017

Apple Of My Eye – Apple Pie Coffee Cake

Apple Of My Eye – Apple Pie Coffee Cake
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Picture this, a woman dressed up in a 50’s style shirtwaist dress, crisply ironed apron tied neatly around her waist, nylons, and heels complete the outfit, maybe pearls around her neck. The aroma of cinnamon and apple pie drifting through the kitchen while an electric coffee pot pumps out a dark brown liquid in the background. The
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9 August, 2017

Zucchini Bread Taste Off – #2

Zucchini Bread Taste Off – #2
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Before we get into Zucchini Bread Recipe #2, I’ve got to talk about the portion size of each slice. Two of the recipes I baked (and others I found on the internet) lists 12 slices to an average sized loaf, and then bases its nutritional statistics on one slice as a portion. Really? If you’ve
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