Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcake with Blackberry Frosting

These cupcakes are amazing! Great summery lemon flavor! However, I didn’t love the frosting. I used frozen blackberries to make the puree but I think it probably should’ve been done with fresh berries. OR maybe adding blackberry jam instead of making a puree from scratch then adjusting the powdered sugar amount? OR adding sugar to […]

Cornbread Mini Cupcakes with Ranch/Blue Cheese “Frosting” with a Buffalo Chicken Nugget Topper

Taking you to FLAVORTOWN! Cornbread base, ranch/blue cheese frosting, and a buffalo chicken tender topper. Wow. Yields: 30 Mini Cupcakes Cornbread Cupcake 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour⅓ cup yellow cornmeal½ tsp baking powder¼ tsp baking soda¼ tsp salt½ cup butter, softened½ cup honey½ cup sugar½ cup milk¼ cup sour cream2 large eggs½ tsp vanilla½ can […]

S’mores Cupcakes

This one’s for Lena! She’s been begging me for years to post this recipe. It’s not the easiest cupcakes to make… but they’re worth it!Yields: 24-30 cupcakes S’mores Cupcakes2 ¼ cups + 2 Tbsp sugar1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour¾ cup + 1 Tbsp cocoa powder1 ½ tsp baking powder1 ½ tsp baking soda1 tsp salt2 […]

Korean Beef & Broccoli with Basil Jasmine Rice

For some reason, my taste buds crave anything with soy sauce. This satisfied that salty and sweet craving!Yields: 2-4 servings.. depending on how hungry you are. Korean Beef & Basil Jasmine Rice1 lb. lean ground beef1 head of broccoli, chopped1 Tbsp sesame oil¾ cup low-sodium soy sauce¼ cup packed brown sugar½ yellow onion, diced½ tsp fresh ginger, minced (I used the packaged tube stuff)3 cloves garlic, minced (I used a Tbsp […]

Chocolate Banana Bread

Bananas make it healthy, right?Yields: 1 loaf Chocolate Banana Bread1 cup all-purpose flour½ cup cocoa powder1 tsp baking soda½ tsp sea salt3 large brown bananas   ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled¼ cup canola vegetable oil, or melted coconut oil¾ cup packed light brown sugar1 large egg, at room temperature1 tsp vanilla extract1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided Heat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Whisk […]

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

Using a boxed cake mix doesn’t mean you’re cheating. Work smarter, not harder!Yields: 1 Large Cake Lemon Blueberry Cake 1 box lemon cake mix 1 box instant lemon pudding  4 eggs 1 cup sour cream light sour cream will work ¼ cup oil 1 pint fresh blueberries 2 Tbsp sugar For the Glaze 3 cups powdered sugar 3 Tbsp butter, melted zest of 1 lemon juice of 1 lemon Combine […]

Pressure Cooker Chocolate Oatmeal

This recipe will make enough to get your mornings started for at least a week!Yields: 6 Servings Chocolate Oatmeal1 ½ cups rolled oats2 ¾ cups almond milk1 cup water2 Tbsp maple syrup/honey/agave2 ½ Tbsp cocoa powder1 tsp vanilla extract Combine all ingredients in the inner pot of the pressure cooker. Lock the lid and manually […]