Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast

Petite Vanilla Bean Scones (like Starbucks)

I will confess that I go to Starbucks and order a tall latte with one raw sugar 364 days per year.  Don’t tell my husband, but some days I even go twice.  Shamefully, I even run out on Thanksgiving morning and get one.  Thank God, for the sake of my conscience, they are closed Christmas… Continue reading Petite Vanilla Bean Scones (like Starbucks)

Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins (Like Starbucks)

I love, love, love Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins.  They are just one of those special things about the fall that make me feel happy. My favorite part, of course, is the cream cheese filling, almost like cheesecake, slightly sweet, and so yummy. These were very easy to make.  10 minutes to the oven. I… Continue reading Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins (Like Starbucks)

banana recipes · Biscuits / Muffins / Scones · Breakfast

Super Moo Muffins (or, Banana Muffins- if you’re a grown up)

I don’t know about the rest of you, but my two year old daughter watches more than her fair share of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  As a result, I watch more than my share as well. One of our favorite “jingles” if you will, from the show, is the one where Clarabelle the Cow is making… Continue reading Super Moo Muffins (or, Banana Muffins- if you’re a grown up)

banana recipes · Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts

Banana Pudding Cake

Here is a list of the things in life that stress me out the most: Flying on airplanes and riding in elevators A dirty or cluttered house (if it’s mine) Running out of butter Trying to watch  children my in a crowded play area that is surely full of kidnappers Automated customer service robots who… Continue reading Banana Pudding Cake

cookies · valentine's day

Pink Iced Pumpkin Cookies – for Valentine’s Day

Well, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and usually, I make a nice cut out sugar cookie for the day and let my two year old go nuts with sprinkles. Unfortunately, the business of life got in the way and we had to do something simpler.  I had promised her we would make Valentine’s Day cookies though,… Continue reading Pink Iced Pumpkin Cookies – for Valentine’s Day

Desserts · Girl Scout Cookie Recipes · pies

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie

Oh, thin mints… How do I love thee? Let me count the pregnancy pounds that you alone accounted for.. At least 12 before I lost count. 😉 Since Thin Mints are the most popular girl scout cookie, and as you all know, I am participating in a cookie recipe contest for the Girl Scouts of… Continue reading Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie

Breads · Breakfast

Lemon Blueberry Buckle with Savannah Smiles Streusel

Oh my heck.  This cookie contest for The Girl Scouts of Western Washington is going to be the death of me.  Because I am going to eat myself to death.  Can you die from eating yourself to death? I am guessing yes. Today, I tackled by box of Savannah Smiles.  A delicious, buttery lemon cookie.… Continue reading Lemon Blueberry Buckle with Savannah Smiles Streusel