Lemon Scones

Scones are always a good idea. I have never made lemon scones before so I thought that I should do something about that.  I started by using my trusty base scone recipe, which I shared with you guys last year.  It’s become my go-to scone recipe because it’s delicious and easy to alter for almost any flavor that you want. There is NO lemon extract going on here.  It’s actually a forbidden ingredient in our home because quite frankly we find it tastes gross, smells gross, and really mostly reminds us of bathroom cleaner.  The key to having a great …

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Spring Salad

I don’t like naming a recipe after a season because no one but you knows what that really means.  However any other title that I came up with was just too dang long and I don’t like that even more. This is a Caprese salad with lettuce, chickpeas, and pasta with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.  See what I mean?  It’s a mouthful.  Now that tomatoes and basil are in season around here I’ve deemed this a Spring salad.  You can call it what you like, but at the end of the day it’s a bowl full of deliciousness and that’s …

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Small Batch Banana Muffins

What do you do when you have one overly ripe banana left and it’s gotten too gross looking to eat? You make a small batch of banana muffins!  A batch of four muffins is the perfect amount for me and my sister. If you’re like me then you already have all of the ingredients on hand, even that handy dandy last banana that’s been sitting on the counter begging to be used.  You don’t even have a lot of dirty dishes to wash when you’re done.  That may sound silly but sometimes I’ll skip a recipe if it looks like …

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Triple Peanut Butter Blondies

The more peanut butter the better, right? I’ve made thick peanut butter blondies and I’ve made peanut butter blondies with chocolate candies.  Both of them are amazing, but these triple peanut butter ones are my favorite, by far.  Yup, I said triple. All three recipes start with the same peanut butter blondie base.  Do you know what that means?  I’ve got a good thing going here.  However, each recipe has its own twist.  The blondie base is so versatile.  I mean, hello, it’s a chewy peanut butter cookie in a bar form.  Nothing about that sucks. These blondies are loaded with peanut butter.  Really, really, loaded.  You’ve …

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Carrot Loaf

How do you like your carrot cake?  This is an ongoing debate that my husband and I have this time every year. I prefer a carrot cake that is loaded with pineapple chunks, raisins, and nuts.  I made a carrot cake like that years ago and my family still raves about it.  That was before I had my blog and I haven’t made it again since because quite frankly it’s a labor of love.  (And one that may cost more in skinned knuckles on the grater than it’s worth.)  One of these days I need to make it again and …

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