Are you a berry lover? Well, no doubt you feel a little sad when you can no longer pick up fresh berries at your favorite farmers’ market or perhaps from your own berry patch. Winter seems perfectly bereft of berries. Well, really good berries anyway. You’ll still see some berries at your local stores that have been shipped in from warmer locales. They’re not always very tasty though. But there’s good news these days … high quality frozen berries are readily available at your local grocery store and they can be a wonderful option for berry enjoyment all year long.
Chilly mornings are always made better by the comfort of warm baked goods. And banana muffins most definitely fit that bill. Sarah of Celiac in the City adds chai spices—cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice—to her banana nut muffins. The results, Chai Banana Nut Muffins (or Chai Banana Nut Mini Loaves if you prefer, which Sarah made for her blogiversary), are sure to please. Bonus … Sarah says this recipe is just as good if you need to leave out the nuts.
Andrea of Simply Living Healthy has created Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes that are sure to ”Wow!” folks. Why? These cupcakes are chocolate cupcakes with a creamy peanut butter filling and topped with chocolate ganache frosting, and then sprinkled with chopped peanuts. Are you weak at the knees yet? I thought so!