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Lemon Zucchini Bread

My farewell to summer recipe! My husband was begging for one last zucchini bread before I moved onto Autumn flavors.

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Recipe Here

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Jump Start on Autumn

Ok, so technically we still have about 20 days until it’s officially Autumn. For all the new kids to this blog, I don’t care! I am WAY too pumped to wait for technicalities. This time of year I dedicate a good chunk of my reading to the paranormal and horror genres, and baking to pumpkin and apple recipes. (Looking back on my posts last year, I really slacked in that division, going to have to correct that this year.) I also dedicate small posts to reviewing new pumpkin and apple flavored things I try and informational posts about things autumn/Halloween related. (I slacked in that department too, better be prepared to be thoroughly entertained this go-around.)

Here’s a run down on everything from last Autumn:

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Raspberry Muffin Bread

The great thing about being really into baking is when your house is fully stocked with all the supplies necessary and you can just pick up one item to make something fabulous. In this case, my grocery store had raspberries on sale, 2 for $1. How could I resist? Raspberries are amazing! I was able to double the recipe and make two great loaves for $1.

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Recipe Here.

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

When panicking that your first time making homemade brownies is going terribly wrong, it helps to have a friend living with you that was a chef in the Navy to come to your rescue. I was expecting a cake batter like consistency and was getting a powdery mess. He told me I needed to put more muscle into for longer and that with brownie batter you want to essentially wind up with a batter ball that you flatten out in the desired baking pan. He was correct and the brownies came out perfect and tasty.

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Recipe Here.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

You think I would have learned my lesson and read all of the directions before dedicating myself to a specific recipe. But I didn’t. The night before making this for my husband’s birthday I realized that it required a GIANT muffin pan. I just have regular sized and of course the store I stopped by on the way home ON his birthday, didn’t have any giant ones either. So, I risked it and made it in a regular cake pan. It turned out well, perhaps a little thinner than most upside down cakes but the taste was spot on and the husband was pleased.

(Note: I did not taste it myself as I hate pineapple.)

pineappleupsidedowncake

Recipe Here.

Banana Oat Muffins

Bananas do not go bad in this household! I had two overly ripe bananas and I was determined to make something tasty out of them and I found the perfect recipe. (I really do not like wasting food, I will scour the internet looking for recipes with random ingredients that I need to use or throw away soon, in the hopes of not trashing as much as possible.) Plus, we needed fuel for cleaning and packing up the place. If all things go smoothly, we close on our new house this week.

bananaoatmuffins

Easy and delicious. Recipe Here.

Blackberry Bread

All hail springtime! Because that means the good berries are back.

Making a crumble was an interesting experience and actually took making two batches to get it right.

Note to self (and anyone reading this) spend the money on good cooking spray. I mean, I only bought it because it was all that was available that day but I almost lost the bread because the bottom was still stuck.

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Recipe Here

Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

This recipe forced me out of my comfort zone when baking. I had to make a raspberry reduction for the frosting which was not as easy to strain as I thought it was going to be, but the end result was well worth it. While the entire cupcake is good, the frosting is where it’s at. I’ll be referring back to the frosting a lot in the future.

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Recipe Here

Snickerdoodle Pancakes

DIVINE. This will probably be a regular recipe for weekend breakfast at our house now.

TIP: I’ve found that when making from-scratch pancakes, if you use a gas stove, the best setting is low-medium. Anything higher and you can easily end up with burnt outsides and gooey insides. Slower cooking on a lower setting seems to do the trick.

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Recipe Here