Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

For as much as I claim to not liking chocolate cakes, cookies, muffins, breads I sure do seem to bake them a lot. Every time I see a recipe for something chocolate I think “this will be the one that converts me” and it never is…it’s always too decadent for me. But these muffins were just perfect.

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Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

  With the new year comes new resolutions and I of course have the “be healthier” resolution on my list like so many others. Joel and I joined a local gym and I have been Zumba-ing my butt off ever since (it’s amazing and so fun…do it!). In addition, healthy eating has been a priority

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Cheesy Bread

Delicious dough, topped with butter and tons of cheese….what’s not to love? We are big on pizza in our house. It’s Joel’s favorite food and I’m pretty sure he would eat it everyday if I let him. Whenever we go out for pizza, cheesy bread always pulls me in and gets me every time. I

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18 Months + A Silly Tradition

My little man turned 18 months today. 18 MONTHS?!?!!! I guess he is not my baby anymore. And that makes me a bit sad. I know in my mind that he is 18 months but I suppose it just hadn’t hit me yet until I was really, truly looking at him and realized he doesn’t

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Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Joel absolutely loves Cinnabon but sadly we don’t have them around these parts. So that means whenever we are waiting at an airport or cruising a mall in a new city the hunt is on for Cinnabon (my hunt is for Chick-a-Fila but that’s a whole other story for another time). So when I came

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Baked Italian Sausage with Potatoes and Garlic

This is a ridiculously easy recipe that yields amazingly delicious results. Chop, mix, dump and occasionally stir. Could it get any better? I love pretty much anything that is roasted to the point of caramelization so this one dish meal was totally up my alley. The sausage, potatoes and garlic turn into brown, crispy delicious-ness

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Buffalo Mac-n-Cheese

OMG…this is the most amazing meal I have made in a long time! I’m not really surprised considering my love of cheese and pasta and anything buffalo. It really is a dream combination for my tummy. When I first looked at the recipe, I was a little concerned that it would be too spicy for the boys

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Classic Southern Dessert Series: Cherry Coke Cake

I’ve been wanting to make this cake forever. Anyone who knows me knows that I am slightly addicted to Cherry Coke. When I was in high school I was on the newspaper staff. We spent a many a night at school late working on our publication and I always had this delicious beverage in hand.

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Baked Oatmeal

I have to admit I am not a huge fan of breakfast food. Sweets in the morning are just too much for me most of the time (although I do sometimes get a hankering for pancakes or doughnuts). It’s just not my thing. I would much rather munch on some kettle chips and swig a

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