Skinny Banana Blueberry Shake

I’m so excited about this Skinny Banana Blueberry Shake because it’s one of my best tasting shake creations!  I make shakes and smoothies often.  I don’t tend to follow recipes but instead I just throw a bunch of ingredients in the blender, usually whatever I have in the fridge.  Sometimes I have a winner and sometimes not so much. I love getting inspiration from my fellow food bloggers, family, friends, professional chefs, you name it.  Have you ever heard of Sally’s Baking Addiction?  Sally may have a baking addiction, but I have an addiction to seeing what Sally’s been up to.  I’ve only been a …

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Happy Friday!  I was in the mood for baking cookies.  When am I not?  My husband and I LOVE cookies, whether it’s baking them or eating them (but mostly eating them).  No wonder why Cookie Monster was my favorite Sesame Street character when I was a kid.     😉 These Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M cookies are packed with peanut butter flavor.  It makes sense since that’s why it’s part of the name.  These are perfect for all those peanut butter fans out there! Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies Recipe (Makes about 34 cookies) Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 …

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Restaurant Style Salsa

Salsa and chips.  Need I say more?     😉  I mean this combination surely speaks for itself.  This popular duo has made an appearance at countless parties, dinners, and pretty much every Mexican restaurant on Earth, because everyone loves it. Easy and quick to make homemade salsa that has a little kick of heat and a great balance of tomatoes, onions, and hot peppers…I’m in! Restaurant Style Salsa Recipe (About 12 servings) Ingredients: 1 can (28 ounce) whole tomatoes, with juice 2 cans (10 ounce each) diced tomatoes and green chilies 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 whole jalapeno pepper, chopped …

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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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