Archive | June, 2013

pumpkin muffins

27 Jun

pumpkin muffins

As I’m always trying to moderate (which may be hard to believe with how many sweets I make, but I mostly give those away), and I’m always up for a realistically healthier recipe. I made these pumpkin muffins for breakfast this week. I know, it’s the spring, but I love pumpkin and refuse to force it to be a part of only one season!

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Pie Crust

22 Jun

pie crust unbakedI think I’ve posted other pie crust recipes that I’ve worked with a bit so that I’ve gotten them to work. However, on a recent trip home, my mom convinced me that I needed to try my great grandma’s pie recipe since it was the best she’d ever had and was easy to work with. I couldn’t turn down a family recipe, so when I bought some nice peaches last week (peach pie post to come), I decided to give it a try. I made is as is and I’m sure glad I did because it was perfect! It was pliable and baked up insanely flaky! I could tell how flaky it would be as while I was rolling it out, super thin layers would peel back.

Mmm, I can’t wait to make this again! I think it’s ruined me to all other pie crusts.

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Bars

20 Jun

pumpkin butterscotch barsI know it’s the spring and pumpkin isn’t in style… err… in season right now, but I had a container left and I love it and was craving pumpkin, so I went for it. I was pretty proud of this recipe because although I’ve altered recipes enough in the past that they’re pretty much mine, this was a full new composition and IT WORKED! I threw in the butterscotch chips because they’ve been in my freezer for awhile and I thought the flavors would work well together. These went over fantastically well and I’m thinking of adapting the recipe for other bars. They were nice and soft without being so gooey they didn’t hold their shape.

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banana bread

13 Jun

banana bread

This is one of my most commonly made recipes. My husband loves it and it’s pretty healthy! It makes a great breakfast or mid morning snack.

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Guinness Brownies

1 Jun

guiness brownies cut

These brownies were at the request of my fiance’s lab. I’d never heard of them until this last St. Patrick’s Day when someone gave me one to try. I didn’t much like what I tasted, so I was hesitant to try them. There wasn’t enough of a chocolate flavor and they were pretty cake like instead of fudge like. Confession: I also don’t like Guinness, so I wasn’t sure I’d ever like a Guinness brownie.

I searched around online and all recipes for Guinness Brownies I came across seemed the same, so I felt pretty confident that that is what was used in the brownies I had tasted. Off to modify! They came out FANTASTIC! They are a bit more cake like than a normal brownie, but still fudgy at the same time.

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