Mad Muffin Mania! Nutella Banana Muffins

April 23, 2012 Breakfast/Brunch

Yes, you read that right. Nutella and bananas. In a muffin. All the yum without the guilt. Why? Because these little darlins are packed with good stuff, and light on the fat. Baking with bananas means you get a tender crumb using much less oil. The whole wheat flour adds fiber and vitamins, the non-fat […]

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Sweet and Spicy Nutella Bacon for Superbowl Sunday

February 6, 2012 Appetizers & Snacks

Last night, my fave New England Patriots were in the Super Bowl (they lost 21-17 to the Giants). This Sweet and Spicy Nutella Bacon is both my salve and my consolation. I do not pretend to be a real follower of football. It’s not that I don’t like it, because I do. I appreciate the intricate […]

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Oatmeal Obsessed!

February 1, 2012 Breakfast/Brunch

When I was a kid, you couldn’t have paid me to eat a bowl of oatmeal. There was absolutely nothing about it that appealed to me.  I was a SnapCracklePop and Corn Chex kind of kid and that was that. My teenage work experience at a local nursing home, where gallons and gallons of oatmeal were served (and then often […]

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Banana Raffa Laffa (aka Banana Spice Muffins)

August 5, 2011 General

I do not know what ‘raffa laffa’ means.  When talking with my kids about this blog post, I said it was about bananas, but I didn’t know what to call it.  My youngest blurted out, “Banana raffa laffa!”  I simply wanted to draw attention to and spotlight the beloved banana, so if you’re reading this, I guess the title works?! […]

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