Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here–life took over for a bit. Don’t worry, I’ve still been cooking. In fact, I’ve written a few pieces for Daily Burn including my favorite White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Crostini [recipe]: But for today, I’ll leave you with a fantastic muffin recipe that will knock your socksContinue reading “Greek Yogurt Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”

Healthy Green Peanut Butter Smoothie

I am a smoothie fiend. I have an arsenal of frozen bananas and yogurt in my kitchen at all times. I particularly like smoothies that kill two birds with one stone. Like this Green Peanut Butter Smoothie which boasts two heaping cups of spinach. Huzzah for vegetable consumption. Along with the spinach, the protein fromContinue reading “Healthy Green Peanut Butter Smoothie”

Sunday Morning Blueberry Banana Muffins

I am home for the weekend. It is snowing. I was hungry. Solution? These Banana Blueberry Muffins with a Demerara sugar crunch topping. A one-bowl, dangerously good muffin, perfect for a last minute brunch or snow-day treat. Adapted from Serious Eats, I used dark brown sugar for a deeper molasses flavor and added a half teaspoonContinue reading “Sunday Morning Blueberry Banana Muffins”

Key West

Following the drive down the Florida Keys, we stayed overnight in Key West at Papa’s Hideaway. I managed to research and book this bed and breakfast less than 24 hours in advance. Most inns have a minimum night stay, or bust the budget for us poor college students, but Papa’s Hideaway was a hidden, and economical,Continue reading “Key West”

Small Yield Blueberry Muffins

The end of the summertime means goodbyes to friends, house-rattling thunderstorms, packing boxes, and the best local produce of the year. An impromptu brunch for two people called for a quick, small batch of muffins. Blueberry muffins, that is.  These muffins are dense, and can be lightened by substituting cake flour for some of theContinue reading “Small Yield Blueberry Muffins”

Camden, ME

Cappy’s Chowder House, Camden, ME  Clam Chowder Grilled Tuna With jalapeno sauce and corn salsa, served with grilled summer squash Judging from the decor of the place, I expected this to be sub-par, pub food. I judged incorrectly. This was surprisingly delicious, and considering that this cost around $15, it was a bargain compared toContinue reading “Camden, ME”

Blueberry Peach Muffins

I love peach crumble: buttery, cinnamon-sugary, fruity bites. Add blueberries to that, put the batter in a muffin tin and sprinkle with a little more cinnamon-sugar and these babies are born. I added a simple streusel topping (combine 1/4 cup of brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of soft butter and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon), whichContinue reading “Blueberry Peach Muffins”

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

One morning when I was little, I awoke with hives from an allergic reaction. This occurred right before a trip to the dentist to get several molars pulled. I desperately wanted to jump out of the chair in the dental office in order to scratch my skin, but instead I got injected with novocaine, temporarilyContinue reading “Raspberry Oatmeal Bars”

Cinnamon Donut Muffins

I’m in charge of bringing breakfast into my Creative Writing class tomorrow. Typically students bring in Dunkin’ Donut munchkins. I’m taking it up a notch by making my own version. And these are better. Dipped in butter and rolled in cinnamon and sugar, these are to die for. The inside is dense, moist, and full ofContinue reading “Cinnamon Donut Muffins”