Photos of the Week – Chesapeake Bay

Happy Monday!  It’s been a little while since I shared a Photo of the Week post, so I thought I would write one this evening.

I seem to recall promising that I would post more pictures from my trip to Virginia Beach (which took place back in December), but as as you can see, that never happened.  (Oops.)  Life got busy and I completely forgot.  And I’m guessing most of you did too.  Haha.  In that case, I don’t feel too bad. 🙂

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Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Add these easy Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches to your list of quick dinner or lunch ideas – you only need a handful of ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make them!

I love the relaxing feel of a fresh breeze wafting in through the window after a light rain.  Our weather has been so perfect yesterday and today that I almost can’t believe it.  (I mean, highs around 70 during the day and lows in the 50s at night in late April?  Florida, you’ve outdone yourself.)

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Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies

Brownies that are so fudgy they’re almost fudge…except they’re brownies.  And they have dark chocolate.  Need I say more?

One of my baking missions in life has been to figure out the “perfect” brownie recipe.  Along the way I’ve created a couple of variations:  Fudgy White Chocolate Blonde Brownies and Marbled Blonde and Chocolate Brownies with Salted Caramel.  Both of those recipes were fun and I enjoyed them, but there’s something even better about the simplicity of a plain, fudgy, chocolate brownie.

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

This soft and moist Banana Bread is made with whole wheat flour, sweetened with pure maple syrup and Sucanat, and uses olive oil instead of butter!

Considering the popularity of banana bread, how is it possible that I don’t have a recipe for it on my website yet??

There’s actually a very good reason.  (A moment of honesty here.)   Historically, I have not been the best at making good banana bread.  Other sweet breads usually turn out fine in my kitchen, but not banana bread.  I have a tendency to turn out loaves of bread that are soggy on the inside and too done on the outside, and I have often been at a loss as to why banana bread is so tricky to make.  Only in the past couple of months have I finally found a recipe which works well for me.

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Lemon Broccoli Chicken

Another simple dish to add to your list of 30-minute meals – this Lemon Broccoli Chicken only requires a handful of ingredients.  Add a vegetable and/or rice on the side for a full, easy meal.

Good morning, allergies!  (Yes, that would seem to be the current state of things.)  This spring has been unusually interesting in the allergy department, and I won’t be sad when it’s over.  Right now my left eye looks a bit like someone whacked me in the face. O_o  (And this is coming from someone who usually isn’t bothered by the pollen!)  Meanwhile, the humidity outside is at 100% and thunderstorms are in the forecast all day.  I love storms, so I’m not complaining. 🙂

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Peach Cobbler Muffins

Full of fresh peaches and containing Greek yogurt for protein, these light and fluffy whole wheat muffins are good for a quick on-the-go breakfast. 🙂

I post so many muffin recipes that I have seriously thought of renaming my blog and just specializing in muffins.  Today’s recipe is one that I tested a few weeks ago, and am planning to make again today.  Casey informed me that they taste like peach cake, which, considering the ingredients as a whole are on the healthy side, is definitely a success in my mind.  Who doesn’t love protein filled, whole wheat muffins that taste like peach cake?  Anyone?

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Photos of the Week – Daffodils

Hey all!  It’s a beautiful weekend out of doors and I am almost finished with packing.  We will soon be vacating our current residence.   I’ll miss this cute, little house, but I’m excited about our new house as well.  It will be an “adventure”.  😉

Anyone who peruses this blog regularly may find themselves tired of flower photos.  (Sorry, I can’t help it.  Spring is in the air, and with it flowers and bright colors.)  I was just thinking the other day about how I miss the daffodils.  I’ve yet to see any here in Florida.  Maybe it doesn’t get cold enough?

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Easy Peach Cobbler

This easy and delicious peach cobber only requires 15 minutes to assemble and 30 minutes of baking time.  It has four cups of peaches and a buttery, sweet, whole wheat crust!

My typical Monday morning blog post is a little late today.  I spent much of the day running errands, packing, and cleaning house. 🙂 Despite the busyness, I managed to sneak in a little time practicing my guitar.  (There’s always time for music, right?)

Sorry, that’s kind of random.

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