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Honorary Irish and my favorite Irish Soda Bread

Honorary Irish and my favorite Irish Soda Bread

This is the “Lucky” edition of Collectively Creative where bloggers get together and write about a central theme!  I’ve been very lucky to be welcomed into my husband’s Irish family.  Little did my parents know that when they named their daughter Maura, that she would someday fall in love with an Irish man, thus making … Continue reading

Flax and Honey Banana Bread

Flax and Honey Banana Bread

I had a bit of a panic moment yesterday.  When I came home after running errands with the two kids, I realized that I did not return with everything that I left the house with.  No, I didn’t leave a child behind…just my laptop.  I am still hoping that it is at one of the … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This is my new favorite banana bread recipe!  I know there are a ton of banana bread recipes out there, but this one is my tried and true favorite.  It’s a variation on my mother-in-law’s banana bread, which I’ve always adored.  It’s made a little healthier by the substitution of whole wheat flour for a … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

One of my sweet friends, Lisa, served us this delicious pumpkin bread when we were over at their house for a playdate.  I asked for the recipe, and was surprised to find out that it’s made out of 100% whole wheat flour!  It’s dense, but in a good satisfying way.  It also has some cornmeal … Continue reading

Lemon Blueberry Cake and Shave Ice

Lemon Blueberry Cake and Shave Ice

This is one of my favorite cakes that I’ve made in a long time!  I’ve already made it twice in the past two weeks.  We’ve eaten it within two days both times :)  Patrick said it’s even better than a similar Starbucks version.  The tart lemon combined with the sweetness of the blueberry cake and … Continue reading

Thyme and Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Thyme and Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits are definitely a big comfort food for me…slathered in good butter and maybe some sausage and gravy :)  I wanted to make some that were a bit healthier than the usual, but still with great texture and flavor.  Since I’ve been growing herbs, I thought thyme seemed like a good choice, especially as a … Continue reading

Refrigerator Bran Muffins

Refrigerator Bran Muffins

My aunty recently made these for me, and I loved them!  Usually when I think of bran muffins, I assume they are so healthy to the point of being not very tasty, but these are seriously delicious.  The best part is that the batter makes enough for 60 muffins and you can keep the wet batter … Continue reading

Homemade English Muffins

Homemade English Muffins

Is there any food that you eat everyday?  In our house, it’s English muffins.  I know, a bit of an oddball choice.  Please don’t judge :)  I’m not sure how we got so addicted to them, but either Patrick or I will eat one for breakfast everyday.  His is always topped with PB and jam … Continue reading