Cranberry Scones

Cranberry SconesThese Cranberry Scones are light and flaky and packed with dried cranberries. My family loves it when I make these for breakfast or as a snack. I also like to make these as a Valentine’s breakfast. On Valentine’s, instead of cutting them into triangles, I turn them into heart scones using a heart cookie cutter.

To make the Cranberry Scones, start by preheating oven to to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Grate frozen butter into flour mixture using the large holes of a grater. Then use the mixer to mix in the butter. Add in cranberries. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and an egg until smooth. Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture and mix until dough forms.

 

Cranberry Scones Dough Rolled Out

Gather the dough into a ball and place on a lightly floured surface. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a 7- to 8-inch circle about ¾-inch thick. Sprinkle the top with 1 teaspoon of sugar.

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Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical Green SmoothieYears ago, I was not interested in trying a green smoothie. I thought that green smoothies wouldn’t taste good and that they would taste gross, especially with spinach in it. After talking with a few people who did drink green smoothies and loved them, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to at least give it a try. I made a bunch of different green smoothie recipes, and I’ll be honest, there were some we liked, and there were some we didn’t like. After trying out multiple green smoothie recipes, this Tropical Green Smoothie is by far my favorite and my family’s favorite. My kids regularly ask if I will make this green smoothie and if they can help pour the ingredients into the blender. It’s so easy to make and it’s only four ingredients! And what I love most is that it gives us more greens and fruit in our diet.

When making green smoothies, I highly suggest that you invest in a good blender that will blend up the spinach really fine. My husband gave me a Ninja Blender as a Christmas gift, and it’s been a really good blender. I know people who have a Blendtec Blenders and they are really good, high-quality blenders, but the Ninja Blender was more affordable for us and it works great and blends the spinach up into tiny, fine pieces.

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The Best Pumpkin Crumb Muffins

The Best Pumpkin Crumb Muffins

I’ve been in the mood to bake with pumpkin lately now that fall has arrived, and I decided to make these Pumpkin Crumb Muffins. They are so delicious and moist! And the crumb topping adds the perfect amount of sweetness.

I always know if the recipe is good if my family loves it, which they do. This batch of Pumpkin Crumb Muffins made about 16 muffins. So next time I make the muffins, I’ll plan to double the batch and freeze some so we can have muffins for breakfast, snacks or lunches.

 

The Best Pumpkin Crumb Muffins Pumpkin Breads

Here is the recipe to make The Best Pumpkin Crumb Muffins:

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

We have been harvesting a lot of zucchini from our garden this year. I’ve been shredding and freezing it, and I’ve also been making Zucchini Cake with Fudge Frosting, Zucchini Bread, and these delicious Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins.

Since this Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffin recipe makes about 24 muffins, once they are cooked and cooled, I’ll put them in gallon freezer bags and place them in the freezer. The muffins freeze great! We love to pull them out of the freezer for snacks for the kids and also for my husband when he goes to work. And we add these muffins to the school lunches. By the time the kids eat their lunch, the muffin is thawed. If you are wondering what to do with all the zucchini in your garden this year, then you’ll definitely want to make these Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins.

 

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins on Cooling Rack

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The Best Peanut Butter Granola

The Best Peanut Butter Granola

As a kid, my mother would always make this homemade peanut butter granola. It tasted so good, and our family loved it! We ate it as cereal and as a snack. We also made parfaits using the granola, yogurt and fresh fruit. Since it is a family favorite recipe, I now make it for my kids because they love Grandma’s Peanut Butter Granola. Here is the recipe:

 

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Chicken Parmesan Quiche

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When I was younger, my mother would make this Chicken Parmesan Quiche, as well as a Ham & Cheese Quiche, for breakfast every once in a while. I enjoyed eating a homemade hot breakfast before school started, and making this for my family brought back good memories. This recipe will make two quiche crusts and filling. When I made this recipe, I made one Chicken Parmesan Quiche and another ham and cheese quiche. Here’s the Chicken Parmesan Quiche recipe:

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Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes + Krusteaz Breakfast Night Giveaway

Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes

Did you know that February is National Hot Breakfast Month? This is a good excuse for me to make breakfast for dinner more often because my family LOVES eating breakfast for dinner. And I like that breakfasts are quick to make and that I know my family will eat it up. My go-to hot breakfasts that I make regularly for my family are these Freezer-Friendly Waffles or this Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole. And recently, I made these Krusteaz Blueberry Cheesecake Pancakes. They were so good! You’ll want to make this recipe, which is located below.

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