Carrot Cake Muffins with Maple Icing + 5 Muffin Recipes for Spring!

I had to reblog this recipe. I’m a carrot cake lover! My Aunt Paul’s carrot cake recipe with cream cheese icing is THE BEST! You could use her recipe found here on my blog but you would have a tonne of them, that would be fine for me but then you wouldn’t be able to try them with maple icing.
M-A-P-L-E-I-C-I-N-G! Come on! Amazing!
Happy baking! xo

cups + spoonfuls

Tess had just finished feeding her cat when a familiar face appeared in the window of the old wooden door that had kept her safe inside her home and the world safely outside for so many decades.  The face was framed by the molding on the door her father installed when she was a child, and backlit by the sun, making it hard for Tess to discern who was outside looking in.  Dark eyes, thick, unkempt eyebrows, long, messy hair pulled away from a woman’s face was all she could make out.

The face watched her. Tess hated being observed by anyone, especially by someone she couldn’t place in time, though certainly, this familiar face had existed in one moment or more, in one place or many, together they had gazed at each other briefly or for many hours. Tess now forgot.  She hated the forgetting that came with age…

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Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

Before I talk about this post, I have a question. Does anyone know why I only get emails for some of the sites that I follow but not everyone?
Well, this Quick Bread recipe looks perfect for the season! Can you imagine making french toast with this cranberry orange bread? Delicious!
Mmmmmmm-mmmmmm, I want some! Enjoy!

Cooking Is My Sport

I’ll be completely honest with y’all: I have no idea what canned cranberry sauce tastes like. I’ve never tried it before in my life. Growing up, I would always see it on the table at Thanksgiving and Christmas but there was something about the mere sight of the stiff sliced rings that was off-putting to me. Why would it be called a ‘sauce’ when it resembled thin beets (which, I’ve never liked)? Plus, back then I thought it made no sense to want to eat something sweet with something as savory as turkey and dressing.

Nowadays I DO think it makes sense to eat cranberry sauce with turkey and dressing–I actually think it’s delicious…just so long as it’s homemade. Ever since I started making my own cranberry sauce it spurred a love for ALL things cranberry, specifically in baking.

I still had some fresh cranberries leftover from Thanksgiving that I…

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Home-Made Caramel Sauce

Fall is in air people and I for one am very happy! Not that you would have known that last week here in Ottawa. Our Summer here in the Capital of Canada was not our usual warm and sunny days. We had so much rain and cooler than usual weather that my Aunt's garden only … Continue reading Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Home-Made Caramel Sauce

Aunt Sue’s Chocolate Mayo Cake

I have a confession about this recipe. I have never had this cake because, HELLO - mayo in my cake! I mean - EWWWWWW! Right? Apparently I'm wrong about that because this cake is my cousin Shawn's favourite. Plus, my Aunt Paul says that she has had it and it's really moist and tasty. Let's … Continue reading Aunt Sue’s Chocolate Mayo Cake

Cheesecake By Moi!

I had a love - love relationship with cheesecake. I love it so much that I found an ice cream that is cheesecake and chocolate flavoured ice cream with spots of chocolate sauce within the ice cream! LOVE IT! This recipe was originally from my Mom but I had used the basic recipe as a … Continue reading Cheesecake By Moi!

Jessica’s Berry Chocolate Chip Muffins

What do you do when you're a young woman - hey I'm still young - and you're diagnosed with a disease that confines you to a bed? Read smut! Lots of it! lol This recipe is stolen from my naughty books. Damnation, written by author Anna Lowe, is full of love and steamy scenes that … Continue reading Jessica’s Berry Chocolate Chip Muffins