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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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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.)

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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.

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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

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

Strawberry Crinkle Cookies

Cheap, easy, delicious! The whole batch was gone in less than 24 hours. (It made a good amount of cookies too.)

I calculated, this cookie recipe cost me $3.50 to make. Prepare for a very sticky dough, but if you quickly drop it into the powdered sugar and roll it around, it becomes much easier to handle. Based on the ingredients, you could easily switch up the flavors.

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Left side no sprinkles, right side sprinkles. (They didn’t stick very well.)

Recipe Here

Chocolate Cupcakes W/White Choc. Frosting

Oooooo daddy. These were tasty. They were a combination of two different blog recipes. Problem is, the frosting recipe is lost to the recesses of time and only thanks to the impeccable Ignited Moth was I able to make it once again. So I will not be able to link you the site but I will give instructions on how to create it yourself.

First, the cupcakes. Recipe Here. (You’ll see a wondrous peanut butter frosting recipe with it. I’m hoping to try it one day, but today was not the day.) These are dark, delicious and moist. I chose that word strictly for it’s descriptive qualities but if it makes you cringe a little bit too, that’s okay. I like making people uncomfortable sometimes.

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Frosting is super easy provided you follow the instructions correctly the first time. Not like myself who fucked up a batch my first go and had to run back out to the store at 9 pm to get more supplies.

1 package instant pudding mix (any flavor!) I chose white chocolate this round.

Milk

1 tub cool whip

In a large mixing bowl, mix pudding mix with just enough milk to make a cake batter-like consistency. Then use about 1/2 of the tub of cool whip and fold it into the pudding mix. From here, taste test. You may add more cool whip as you see fit. Too much cool whip dilutes the flavor of the pudding mix. You should have a mousse-like consistency. Slap it on those sweet cakes!

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Another baking from scratch first for me. My boss has an obsession with snickerdoodle cookies (which I made around the holidays and they got his seal of approval), so for his birthday I decided to attempt this recipe for snickerdoodle cupcakes. While they don’t taste exactly like snickerdoodles, they are still rather tasty.

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R2D2 watches over the baking process. (He’s actually measuring cups and spoons all in one.)
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Finished product.

Recipe Here