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Feb16

Jam Filled Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Oh how I love overripe bananas. I do not often have them, we are prolific banana eaters in my house, but when I do I like to bake them into breads and cakes.  So does my husband, so it typically works out pretty well for everyone.  This time around I was thinking about peanut butter and bananas.  When I explained my vision to hubs he suggested that some grape jam filling might be a good idea.  He was right. Ultimately these are like...

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Feb02

Pecan Chocolate Chip Gooey Butter Cake

Oh baby, it is COLD outside! The Dallas area, and most areas in the Mid-west, are enduring what I am unofficially calling ‘Ice-pocalypse 2011′. Around the Evil Shenanigans homestead the temperatures hovering around 15 F, while ice and gusty winds have made travel and work nearly impossible.  When I get cooped up indoors during this kind of weather I tend to do some nesting.  I clean, putter around the house, read, and...

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Jan07

Chocolate Chip Banana Blondie Cake

Once again, a culinary accident has become something beautiful. I set out, the other evening, to make some chocolate chip banana blondies.  One thing led to another (as they usually do while baking) and what emerged from the oven was … light and fluffy?!  Filled with despair, since these were not the chewy bars I had been craving, I was tempted to throw the whole pan in the trash, but I decided to try a taste.  Boy am I glad I...

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Jan04

Orange Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Muffins

Forget the resolutions … I’ll take a muffin! It is a new year and rather than plague myself with empty promises about how I will eat better and work out more I decided to kick off the new year with a fragrant chocolate studded muffin.  Muffins make a great breakfast, are always good to give friends and neighbors, and make great after school/work treats.  Like any muffin the secret is not to over-mix the batter, so just...

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Dec29

Cream Cheese Pancakes with Smoked Salmon

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, and it is time to plan those New Years Eve parties! This year, like every year, I will spend the evening with my family before returning home to ring in the new year with my husband and dogs.  It is our little tradition.  My mom serves the traditional NYE line up – cabbage, black eyed peas, and all sorts of yummy nibbles.  When we get home I like to have a few more munchies to help...

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Nov28

Gingerbread, Pumpkin, and Sticky Toffee Trifle

The holidays have officially arrived, and I’m in the mood for something both naughty and nice! It is also time for another Project Food Blog Challenge.  Thank you, thank you, thank you all so much for helping me get this far!  I never imagined I would be participating in Challenge 8, and I am humbled and utterly amazed by your continued support and encouragement!  So, I dedicate this recipe to you. For this round the challenge...

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