Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I said in my recent post on How To Make Pumpkin Puree that I'd share my Pumpkin Spice Muffin recipe, so here it is! Especially this time of year, I love a good pumpkin muffin. For me, there's something very special about the combination of pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.  (Um...and a latte at [...]

Carrot Cake Cupcakes to Celebrate My 1-Year Blog Anniversary!

It's my 1-Year Blog Anniversary!  Woohoo! Last year, on April 29, 2010, I published my first blog post. Man, I really had NO idea what I was doing back then.  To tell you the truth: if you asked me earlier that year what was the definition of a blog, I probably wouldn't have been able [...]

Blueberry Muffins

Orange-Scented Blueberry Muffins

Would you believe I've never made "homemade" blueberry muffins?  Isn't that so ridiculous? I mean...I've made the boxed stuff with the "real blueberries" a dozen or so times over the years, but have never actually made real blueberry muffins. So, as I've been trying to embrace the new, better, baking A Sweet Pea Chef, I [...]

Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

A couple weeks ago, I read Nicole's post on Cooking After Five for Orange-Scented Olive Oil Muffins.  In her post, Nicole mentions she likes to bake muffins for road trips.  [Insert glass shattering]  I'd never considered baking muffins for road trips, but it makes so much sense!  What a wonderful idea. And great timing, too, [...]

Banana Nut Muffins

During the week, I am a happy camper to have my usual bowl of cereal with whatever fruit is on hand (usually bananas, strawberries or blueberries) along with my large cup of coffee for breakfast.  I probably could eat that every morning.  Dustin, on the other hand, has a self-imposed expiration date for how long [...]