High Domed Chocolate Chip Muffins

A chocolate chip muffin is one of my favorite baked goodies on earth.  I rarely eat them anymore because I always seem to be on a diet, but every now and then I’ll splurge.  Funny thing is that lately I find that many coffee shops or bakeries make their chocolate chip muffins too greasy or heavy.  Part of what I love about muffins is the base muffin itself, which is why I made these wonderful bakery like chocolate chip muffins…only better! I’m in love with these high domed chocolate chip muffins!  Every bite is simply scrumptious.  Crunchy top…buttery and moist muffin base…filled with sweet chocolate. …

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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

My family loves baked goodies for breakfast.  Since they are in the area visiting I couldn’t resist making them something.  I’ve never made a coffee cake before and let me tell you that I’m in love with this recipe!  This was my first shot at this glorious morning goody and I wouldn’t change a single thing, which is rare since part of why I love cooking is for the fun of tweaking recipes.  Now I’m excited to share this with you, unabridged.     🙂 This cake is so moist and buttery.   The cinnamon and sugar filling is sweet, but not too sweet, …

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The Perfect Chili

My husband and I love to cook and we make up recipes all the time.  So far this chili recipe is one of our best creations!  Sometimes a recipe is inspired by another one, and this one gets its original concept from a recipe given to my husband by a friend of his.  Over the years we’ve eaten many varieties of chili.  We’ve taken what we believe to be the best parts of them and turned them into this Perfect Chili recipe.  If you love a traditional hearty, thick, and meaty chili then you will fall in love with this …

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Fudgy Brownies

I love chocolate.  When I’m out to eat with my husband I always pick the chocolate item for dessert.  There is something to be said about being predictable, right?     😉 So naturally I’m going to be in love with brownies, especially FUDGY brownies!  These chocolate decadent treats are heavenly for so many reasons.  How much time do you have? These brownies have a very thin crunchy top layer, perhaps to hold in all that chewy and fudgy goodness.  Some brownies have a tendency to be dry, but not these.  These are probably the richest and most moist brownies I’ve ever had …

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Decorating with Pillows

I am loving my new decorative pillows!  Originally I had faux sheepskin pillows in my living room but they scream autumn and winter.  While I love my faux sheepskin pillows, it’s time for a seasonal change. Pillows are an inexpensive and easy way to make over a room.  There are so many options to choose from, whether you’re looking for a particular size, style, color, or pattern.   Plus they come in all price ranges to fit within your budget.  You can find them at so many places, like furniture stores, chain stores, home decor stores, and on line. Pillows are awesome …

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