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Blackberry Sour Cream Muffins

Yesterday my sweet baby turned three months old. Yesterday my baby turned three months old. THREE MONTHS! Where is the time going? Before I know it she’ll be way too cool for me, and then driving, and then coming home with some dude to tell me she’s getting married Father of the Bride style. I’m positive that’s how my parent’s felt when I brought Mr. T home to meet them. Then they got all weirded out and Famous Julie started asking really bizarre questions and my dad wouldn’t

Pumpkin Cornbread

Ah, Fall… The season of ultimate nostalgia. At the beginning of fall I always think I love football and then I realize I actually have no time for football. But I do love me some good game day food. I know that much. Hopefully you guys are still on the pumpkin bandwagon because that’s exactly what I’ve got for you here today. Some delicious pumpkin Cornbread to go along with your bowl of soup or chili or whatever warms your soul. And let me tell you what. That maple butter? H

Peach Tart

HOOOOOONNNEEEYYY!! I’m HOOOOOOOMMMMEEE! Seriously though, guys. I’m back. My newest addition is already TWO MONTHS OLD. And can I talk about her for a quick second? Girlfriend is the best baby in the ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE LIVING UNIVERSE {knock on wood}. She makes me want to have like 17 more just like her. She is literally perfect. And I mean LITERAL PERFECTION, PEOPLE. I should actually probably call it quits right here and now and end on a high note but we all know that I

Orange Cranberry Scones

I had never been a fan of anything that called itself a scone unless it was deep fried and smothered in honey butter. But my life has forever been changed. I’ll never say no to falling in love with more carbs. It all started with these Lemon Rosemary Scones and has snowballed into more and more delicious flavors. These tart and sweet little carbo-bombs are the perfect pick-me-up for any morning. They are also perfect to grab and go on busy mornings. My recipe uses fresh cranb

Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Not everything that I bake has to be totally delicious unhealthy. Only like 99.3% of it. Those odds could be worse. These banana muffins are pretty healthy and totally bomb. I don’t mind feeding them to Baby girl for breakfast! Along with her cocoa puffs and sugar yogurt. JOKING. Kinda. Sometimes you just gotta stuff your kids with stuff they’ll actually eat so they don’t starve themselves to death. They live to see another day where we can try harder to stuff green things do

Soft & Fluffy Orange Rolls

It’s SPRING you guys! When Spring comes around I find myself craving any and all things citrus. These orange rolls are fresh and zesty and everything you’ve ever dreamed of having from an orange roll. I’m not going to lie to you, though. I used to not like orange rolls. *GASP* I know. I know. But I was young and stupid and my only concern was that there wasn’t any cinnamon in these intruders that called themselves sweet rolls. But now I’m older and wiser and my palate has cha

Blueberry Muffins with Brown Sugar Streusel

These blueberry muffins are the real deal, my friends. They are LOADED UP with fresh blueberries. You won’t get a single bite without one. Unless you eat like a bird or something, like a single crumb at a time. Seriously, take a lesson from Carl’s Jr’s gross commercials and eat like you mean it. Don’t miss out on these muffins. Those commercials always confused me. The reason those women are probably attacking those hamburgers like that is because that’s the first hamburger t

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Good morning! I love making pancakes in the morning. The only thing better than a pancake for breakfast is a pancake for dinner. Brinner is alive and well, my friends. I’m sure when Baby #2 gets here that we will be eating our fair share of brinners until I stop drowning. I don’t know that I’ll ever learn to swim. Maybe doggy paddle… let’s be honest. Everyone keeps telling me that two kids is going to kick my heiny. I believe them. That’s why I’m going to eat a lot of these p

Utah Scones

Scones are one of my favorite foods. I have a lot of favorite foods, and every single one of them is equally terrible for my health. But SO good for my spirit. I should probably clarify, though… UTAH scones are one of my favorite foods. Not the scones that are served with coffee at coffee shops that are baked with fruit in them sometimes, and are reasonably okay for your heart. I’m talking about the ones that are deep fried in oil, then covered in butter and honey and sugar a

Orange Pineapple Mango Smoothie Bowl

Look at my smoothie bowl! It’s the first one I’ve ever tried and I’m fangirling so hard right now. I looked it up. The symptoms of fangirling include but are not limited to: Shortness of breath Incoherent babbling Fanning yourself to no end Using hand gestures in vain to describe your many feels Being on the brink of swooning/actually swooning Having a borderline obsession A whole lot of screaming Yeah. FANGIRLING. SO. HARD. I like to add fresh ingredients whenever poss

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Here we are… once again. I “accidentally” let my bananas ripen a little too much. I know, I know. We’re all real bummed about it because now we get another delicious treat. Oh, the horror. No, but for real, these muffins are pretty awesome. I would much rather eat a handful of these than a handful of bananas. I’m actually not a huge banana fan unless they are mixed into something else. Like a smoothie, or a muffin, or a cake. Obviously the former is the healthiest option but,

Lemon Rosemary Scones

This is a Pioneer Woman recipe and I’m obsessed with her…. I mean it…. Eh hehm…. If you love scones and lemons and all things happy, you will love this recipe. It is ridiculous in all the best ways. The rosemary on top just takes it to an entirely new level of FRESH. AND THEY ARE SO PRETTY! They have beautiful flakes of yellow and green in the glaze. LOOOVE. They are also the perfect balance of crumbly and moist ALL AT THE SAME TIME. I don’t even know how that is possible but

Triple Berry Spinach Smoothie

I drink a smoothie for breakfast almost every morning so I’m always looking to switch things up a bit. This smoothie is SO. FREAKISHLY. GOOD. Seriously. SO. GOOD. It’s the perfect smoothie recipe for the season as we head out of fresh berries and toward good smoothies that utilize frozen fruit. This smoothie features a mixture of frozen raspberries, blackberries and blueberries that I found at my local Costco. If you are like Famous Julie or Martha Stewart you’ve probably gro

Creamed Eggs

Famous Julie and Papa Steed are smart people. They decided when all of us kids were really young that neither of them would ever tell or hint at the fact that they didn’t like a certain food. I actually didn’t find out that Papa Steed doesn’t like eggs until I was probably 23 years old. The funny part is that I don’t like eggs either. Like father, like daughter I suppose. The crazy thing? I LOVE THESE EGGS. I love them. I can’t get enough of them. They have an awesome mix of

Cinnamon French Toast

I’m a sucker for all things cinnamon. I don’t make it a habit to say no to things smothered in syrup either. “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.” Four hundred and thirty points to whoever can name the movie that quote came from. Speaking of, yesterday I was smelling candles to try and decide which one I wanted to burn in my house and I smelled a couple Christmas ones and I got WAAYYY too excited for Christmas. It’s o

Coconut Vanilla Smoothie

This smoothie is my newest obsession. Don’t ask me why there is a pineapple in the back of this picture… There are actually no pineapples in this smoothie. I just thought it looked good. But, if you like coconut, and creaminess and America, you will love this smoothie. Drinking it is like taking a virtual trip to the Caribbean or something. I actually don’t know. I don’t think I’ve ever actually been to the Caribbean, but I’m just guessing based on pictures from my friend’s a

Raspberry Freezer Jam

Raspberry freezer jam is probably the least scary thing in the world to make. I was all scared about making it until Famous Julie showed me how, and then I was embarrassed that I was ever freaked out by it. And now you can be embarrassed, too. You’re welcome. Famous Julie called me last week to tell me that raspberries were on sale at our local grocery store. So I promptly made my way down there and bought one hundred dollars worth. Do you guys have any idea how many raspberr

Classic Peaches and Sweetened Cream

I hate that peach season only lasts like 4 seconds, and then it’s over. Maybe peaches just don’t want to be taken for granted so they make sure that their life span is really short. Peaches, you don’t gotta be like that. I promise that I would still love you so much if you stayed just a little bit longer. Because, I mean really, there is nothing like a fresh peach. Canned peaches just don’t do it for me the way a fresh peach does. If that was the case, I would just can one bi

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Have you ever heard of the smoothie joint named, “Orange Peel?” They make the best smoothies I’ve ever had from any smoothie establishment. My new goal in life is to make smoothies as good as theirs.And… not to toot my own horn, but I’m getting pretty dang good. Good part about it is that I never really tire of smoothie testing. I could drink one everyday for the remainder of my life and be perfectly happy. If that was a profession I would be totally set. Smoothie drinker/

Vanilla Waffles

Fun fact about Taylor: Waffles are my favorite food. I’m not even kidding a little bit. They are 100% my favorite food. Bacon is pretty high up there, and you know I’ll never say no to a good steak… but WAFFLES. Look at those little delicious pockets of heaven drowning in sugar and fruit. How can you say no to that? I have had waffles for breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert, second dessert… you name it. There is never a bad time for a waffle. There is nothing

 

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