Whole Grain Apple Nut Muffins

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I love this time of year! It's the holiday season. Yes I live in Canada and we've already had our Thanksgiving, but here we are now getting ready for Christmas. Driving home tonight we passed lots of houses that are already all lit up and ready for Christmas, it was so beautiful. It's impossible not to get into the Christmas spirit. So this weekend I'm going to put up my Christmas tree, drink some mulled wine and listen to Christmas music. My kind of weekend. But I love holidays most of all … [Read more...]

Jumbo Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

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Blueberry Muffins are one of my favorites. When I was in university, I used to have a blueberry muffin almost every morning for breakfast in the student center's cafeteria. I did not like any other food there, but the blueberry muffins were the best. I still love them with a cup of coffee in the morning, there's just nothing better. These muffins were huge, they were full of blueberries and they were delicious. I've been trying many recipes since then trying to perfect the blueberry muffin based … [Read more...]

Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins with Praline Sauce

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Oh my! These babies are bad! But they're so good! You can't stop at just one. I made these during the holidays and they did not last long. The best part about these babies is the little chocolate peanut butter cups. They're to die for, that's if you like peanut butter cups. If you don't, then simply replace them with regular chocolate chips, but trust me, they really give these muffins that great peanut butter flavor. So I lied, there's another great part about these muffins and that's … [Read more...]

Cranberry and Banana Muffins

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It's been a very cold week here in Calgary and it's very depressing. It's dark when I leave the house and it's dark when I come home. Luckily I'm surrounded by windows at work so I can see the sunshine throughout the day. But enough about me complaining about the weather. I want to share with you this wonderful recipe for cranberry and banana muffins. First of all, I want to tell you that I did not use to be a fan of cranberries because they're not like blueberries that you can just eat them … [Read more...]

Banana Nut Muffins

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Muffins are probably one of the first things I learned to make, but I still remember the days when I used to buy the muffin mix and use that to make muffins. Little did I know how easy the batter really is to make. I love to make all sort of muffins, but probably the most popular muffins I make are these banana nut muffins. For these muffins I wanted them to have a bigger top, so in order for this to happen your batter needs to be thicker than usual muffin batter. The other thing you'll need … [Read more...]

Rocky Road Brownies

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This week I am in Dallas, Texas for some training. Now let me tell you my luck. I was so excited to come to Dallas, primarily to get some warm weather in February, but with my luck, the pilot informed us that the weather in Dallas was actually colder than it was in Calgary. I mean how could this happen to me. Everyone I've talked to here say they hardly ever get snow, and the day I arrive in Dallas it snows!! Yep, just my luck. But enough about my luck and let's get on with today's recipe. I … [Read more...]

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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I have to say I am impressed with the weather here, it's been just gorgeous the past few days and the next few days are going to be just as great. I don't want to jinx it, so I won't say much more about that. Having said that, it does tend to look a bit like fall outside, at least here in Calgary, the leaves are falling, the days are shorter and the nights longer. When I come home from work I think I have all the time in the world, make dinner, eat dinner, and before you know it, it's nighttime … [Read more...]

Pear and Chocolate Chip Muffins

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I think summer is officially over here in Calgary. It feels like fall, leaves are falling, chilly air and as the weather is changing and getting cooler, people are starting to get sick. That's the story at my work, and I happened to catch whatever is going around. But anyway, on to happier things. I mentioned that we went to the farmer's market last week and I bought a few beautiful pears, because I hadn't eaten any in a long time. Well I forgot all about them, so when I looked at them today … [Read more...]

Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Now that's a mouthful, strawberry banana chocolate chip muffins. And that is a delicious mouthful. Strawberry season is here. So I keep buying strawberries, they are so good and so sweet. However, most of the time we forget to eat them, same thing with bananas, and I don't want them to go bad, so I always end up baking something. These strawberry banana chocolate chip muffins are so scrumptious and yummy, I love having these for breakfast, or even as a snack. Baking muffins or banana breads is … [Read more...]

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

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How about some yummy biscuits. These biscuits have bacon, cheddar and onions in them and are absolutely delicious. These are great for breakfast or whenever you just need a snack, and are very filling. They are very easy to make really, it only took me maybe about 15 minutes to put them together and they bake just as quickly in 25 minutes you have these decadent biscuits. They are also versatile as you can make biscuits with whatever you want, so if you don't like the onions, feel free to omit … [Read more...]

Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins

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I love making muffins, especially ones that are easy to make and delicious. And you already know I love baking, so I'll take any excuse to bake some muffins or some banana bread.  I made these ones today because I felt like eating something chocolaty and this was the easiest and quickest way to get my chocolate fix. :) First preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grab a large bowl and add to it the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and chocolate chips. Mix all the … [Read more...]