Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Butter Rum Banana Donuts

#donuts #banana #recipes #easter #butter rum
Well, I survived my 41st birthday without incident.  I am looking forward to another great year in my forties.  The grey hairs keep increasing in numbers, but I am managing on keeping the wrinkles away for now.  I feel great and am healthier than I have been in a long time, so that's always a positive.  I thought I'd celebrate with some donuts.  I know they are not completely healthy, but these Mini Butter Rum Banana Donuts are worth a celebration.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Triple Irish Krispie Pie

#Guinness, #Baileys, #Whiskey, #Irish, #pie, #StPatricksDay, #spiked, #ricekrispies, #pretzelcrust, #chocolateganache
Hey guys!  Are you all pumped up for St. Patrick's Day?  We are.  My husband and I are hosting a beer tasting night this weekend featuring my husband's Irish Stout.  So of course, I needed to make something special for our guests.  It started out as just Baileys Pecan Rice Krispie Treats, but soon became something else.  This Triple Irish Krispie Pie also has a pretzel crust , a Dark Chocolate Guinness Ganache, and it's topped with a Jameson Whiskey Chocolate Sauce, caramel, and a Baileys Whipped Mascarpone Frosting.  If that doesn't get your taste buds going, I don't know what will.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dark Chocolate Guinness Banana Muffins



Last week was not a good week.  I was all excited about baking with Guinness again, but both recipes I was trying to develop failed and one I even tried twice.  I was very disappointed to say the least.  What a waste of good beer.  So I gave up and made muffins instead.  Of course, I did throw some Guinness in them, so they are not completely healthy.  But hey, we can't all be saints.  Some of us have to be sinners. Even more sinful, is the fact that I also made an insanely delicious whipped butter spread to go with these Dark Chocolate Guinness Banana Muffins that has a bit of Baileys Irish Cream in it.  Hey, if the Irish can put liquor in their coffee, I can put some in my muffins and butter. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Maple Ginger Banana Muffins


#maple #gingerbread #banana #muffins #breakfast #healthy
I hope everyone had a fun-filled Valentine's weekend.  My husband and I spent the weekend with the kids at Legoland.  Not very romantic, but it was fun.  At least the parts where my four year old didn't take off on us or throw a fit when he didn't get his way.  Such is life with kids.  I am happy to be home in my own bed and cooking fresh meals again.  We had a lot of fast food at the park and on the road, but now it's back to healthy eating, like these Maple Ginger Banana Muffins.  I kept wanting to try making these during the holidays, but never got around to it.  I figured now was as good a time as any.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Red Velvet Oatmeal Cookies



#redvelvet #oatmealcookies #valentines
I am still on a red velvet kick.  I had bought a box mix to make a red velvet cake for Valentine's Day, but then decided to use it to make some fun cookies.  I had seen recipes for red velvet banana bread and red velvet oatmeal cookies, so I kind of combined the two and made these with Red Velvet Oatmeal Cookies with bananas.  I wasn't too sure about the taste of bananas and red velvet together, but O.M.G, these came out so good.  They even have a double dose of chocolate with semi-sweet chocolate chips inside and half-dipped in dark chocolate on the outside.  I even threw in a Red Velvet M&M for decoration.
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