Cinnamon Buttermilk Muffins

IMG_3529These cinnamon buttermilk muffins are one of the first recipes I made when I started baking many years back. It seemed to be a fairly simple recipe, one that I could handle without too much baking experience (unless you count baking brownies and cupcakes from a boxed mix). Despite their simplicity, they turned out perfectly and I have made them several times since then. Even though I am a much better baker and like to challenge myself with things like layer cakes and yeasted breads now, I still love these cinnamon buttermilk muffins. I love making them because they are full of flavor and completely delicious  but also because I love the act of baking, whether it is a fancy layer cake or a simple batch of muffins.

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So if you are a beginner baker, these cinnamon buttermilk muffins are a great place to start. They are so simple to make and the end result is  completely satisfying. I can only hope that they make you love baking as much as they did for me. And even if you are a more experienced baker, these muffins are still worth a go because sometimes the most simple recipes are my favorite. This one does not disappoint. … 

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Visiting Savannah: Part One

A few months ago Dan and I went to Savannah for a college friend’s wedding. When I found out that the wedding was in Savannah, I was super excited because it was a city I had always wanted to visit. After hearing so many good things about it, Savannah definitely did not disappoint. All of… 

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Baked Oatmeal with Fruit

When it comes to breakfast, I need to switch things up fairly often or else I get bored. I have decided that I can’t eat the same thing more than two weeks in a row without getting really bored with it. That means that I need to have plenty of options in my breakfast rotation…. 

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Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t make plain chocolate chip cookies as often as I should. They are often overshadowed by fancier cookies with long ingredient lists. But classic chocolate chip cookies deserve some time in the spotlight as far as I am concerned. It was not until someone recently asked me for a recipe that I realized my… 

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Cocoa Banana Muffins

I have some exciting news to share! Sometime in the last year I realized that my blog needed a new look and a few changes to make it more user-friendly. Since I know nearly nothing about website design, I used Julie of Blogger Boutique to help make my vision a reality. I am so happy… 

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Salted Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

There is something about the combination of sweet and salty that I find to be irresistible. Perhaps that’s why I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter so much. When Dan and I visited the Chocolate Bar a few months back, I went up and got a cup of popcorn several times throughout the… 

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Clear Flour Bread {Brookline, MA}

Last weekend Dan and I visited Clear Flour Bread, a small bakery located just outside of downtown Boston. Although we arrived only a few minutes after it opened, there was already a small line down the street. Clear Flour Bread is a popular neighborhood bakery known for its amazing bread and breakfast pastries. As soon… 

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Chocolate Easter Nest Cupcakes

For whatever reason, I started thinking about Easter this past weekend. In addition to spending time with family, one of my favorite things about Easter has always been the dessert. Since I am always in charge of putting together the dessert table, I started thinking about what I might make this year. I am constantly… 

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