Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Here’s a little break from pumpkin mania (don’t worry I’m not done with pumpkin yet).  This coffee cake is like a cheesecake…except it’s a COFFEE cake, making it socially acceptable to eat in the morning.  Of course if you want to just eat straight-up cheesecake in the morning that’s totally cool too.

Here’s the recipe, enjoy!

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Chocolate-Pumpkin Cupcakes

What can I say?  It’s fall and I’m taking advantage of making as many pumpkin-based recipes I can before people get utterly sick of it and need a break from the orange squashes for ten months.

I made these into cupcakes instead of a layer cake, but you can do it however you want.  Enjoy!

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Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies

I feel like Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies © are part of the collective childhood memories of, well…everyone.  It turns out the original company that produces them was founded in 1928.  As people get older they seem to become more cynical about the well-loved, pre-packaged, trans-fatty “snack” foods that typically populated every elementary lunch box.  Maybe people feel somehow ashamed or immature admitting that they still love Twinkies and Ho-Hos and those rolls with the swirly cream fillings.  I would actually recommend checking out the Hostess and Little Debbie sites to get the full nostalgia effect.  Also, anybody remember Dunkaroos?  Those were the best.

Anyway, if you have a hankering for a cream (creme??) pie, but feel self-conscious about people “judging” you for tearing into a Little Debbie pack, you can always make your own.  These turned out…a little bigger than I was expecting.  If you are ready to go all in for some full force snacking, then by all means have the whole thing.  Otherwise, they can easily be shared with a friend (pssht).  Also, you could probably make more (smaller) cookies than the recipe says it will make.

So sit down and watch some Nickelodeon, play Bop-It, trade some Pogs, and enjoy a cream pie!IMG_20151010_143349672 IMG_20151010_143356494

Coconut Banana Bread

Hi all!

Sorry I haven’t posted much lately.  I’ve still been baking, but haven’t made a new recipe lately.  Also, I’ve been preoccupied with MY NEW PUPPY!  His name is Bernie Flanders and he is a cream colored long-haired dachshund.  He is the best dog ever and I love him so much.

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Now that you have seen the cutest puppy ever, here are the latest coconut banana muffins I made.  I’ve made coconut things before and I’ve made banana things before, but i don’t think I’ve made exclusively coconut banana muffins before.  I’m sure Bernie Flanders would like them and I hope you do too!

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