Thursday, September 29, 2016

Strawberry Banana Oat Muffins

Here is a recipe to get rid of the last of those summer strawberries. Hope you enjoy!


  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 c. fresh chopped strawberries
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, mix sugar and oil.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla and mashed banana. Mix again.
  3. Add four, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined. Fold in strawberries with large spoon.
  4. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and fill them using a large ice cream scoop (until mostly full).
  5. Bake for 25 mins or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack and enjoy!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Recipes & Pumpkin Spice Bread

I decided to kick off this beautiful fall weather by giving you all some recipes I've been loving. Baking is one of my favorite things to do and I've found some great recipes off of Pinterest.

Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf is seriously so addicting. But since I can't eat their gluten-filled deliciousness, I thought I'd find my own version of it. Hope you like it!


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 c. gluten fre flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugars and vanilla.
  3. Add in pumpkin puree and oil. Beat until combined.
  4. Add all dry ingredients and stir until combined. 
  5. Spoon batter into lined pan and bake for 40-50 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Summer's End

When the summer ends, we wrap up the slow pace of hot days, warm nights, pool parties and spending time with dear friends. Then comes the craziness of Fall.

Here's a few fun photos to recap those last weeks of summer.

Dressed up for our Deep Sea Discovery VBS

Drinks in Laguna with my parents

 Our dates always involve food

 Celebrating Officer Killian's 1st Birthday

We got to be extras in an independent film

Celebrating Shannon's birthday

Six Flags with our Youth Group

Poor Chloe fractured a nail and had it taken out

Bring on the cool weather, warm sweaters and lots of yummy fall foods!
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