Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Usually I plan ahead for the meals I know I’m going to make (and then share with you).  This morning, out of the blue, my daughter asked for muffins for breakfast.  Before I could take down two sips of my morning coffee, she was standing at my mixer spooning in sugar.  That meant that not only did she want muffins, she wanted them right that very instant…. and if I didn’t get to making them she was going to take matters into her own hands….which also meant that I would spend the remainder of the day cleaning up the kitchen….which would be /WRETCHED/.


Persimmon Coconut Cupcakes

I was a baking fool this weekend… I’ve got so much to share with you all as soon as I can STOP myself from baking and sit down to write about it!

But first of all I want to share this recipe for persimmon cupcakes I came up with last fall.  It was the recipe that sealed my fate so to speak {in a very good way}.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Nothing says “Welcome Fall” like the appearance of the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks.   It’s one of my all-time guilty pleasures but  my poor kids just don’t understand why we have to wait in line for Mama to get one every Friday morning once the weather starts to cool down.  I decided to give them a little taste of what pumpkin spice is all about… I mean, espresso and milk shouldn’t have ALL the fun!