Spiced Carrot Muffins

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Spiced Carrot Muffins - Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipes

Carrot muffins are great for breakfast or a snack.  These spiced carrot muffins go the extra mile by also adding a little vegetable to an otherwise sweet treat.  Just a few basic ingredients, a lot of fun spice, and about 30 minutes will get you a delicious and easy treat that even your kids will love. I made these muffins when I was a member of the Secret Recipe Club when I was assigned the blog Samayalaria.  I was really excited to be assigned a blog that is so different from mine.  And a little worried about converting grams and Gas Marks in to something I knew, but a challenge is fun! I spent a lot of time perusing Samaylaria and found so many different foods that I've never been exposed to.  There is also a slew of eggless recipes if you need to avoid eggs.  I was determined to make something new and exciting! In the end, I was not adventurous at all. I finally decided to make carrot spice muffins because it was morning and I needed breakfast.  Plus I love sneaking ... [read more]

Homemade Monkey Bread from Scratch

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Homemade Monkey Bread from Scratch

I love monkey bread, but I don't love bread dough from a can.  After many attempts, I finally managed to nail down a homemade monkey bread that is made entirely from scratch  - no tubes or cans!  This is easy and the kids love to help make it. I really enjoy a good monkey bread, but I really don't like my bread products to come from a tube.  So homemade monkey bread was on my "to make" list for years.  The problem I ran in to was that most of the homemade monkey bread recipes I found required yeast and thus rising time. I wanted a recipe that was as quick and easy as using tubed biscuit dough.  After many failed attempts, I finally got it right! A note about the buttermilk - you can use yogurt in lieu of the buttermilk.  Just thin it out a bit by adding some milk.  I used about a cup of vanilla yogurt once and added a 1/4 cup of milk to thin it a tad and worked great!   Homemade Monkey Bread from Scratch Save Print Ingredients ¾ cup butter 1½ ... [read more]

Irish Cream French Toast Recipe

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Irish Cream French Toast from growingupgabel.com @thegabels #recipe #breakfast

Here is a fun multicultural breakfast treat - Irish cream French toast.  It's so delicious, you don't even need syrup - just some bread, eggs and homemade Irish cream coffee creamer.   Of course this would be great for St. Patrick's Day! Oh breakfast - I love to be fancy at breakfast.  German oven pancakes, red velvet pancakes,  bananas foster French toast ... apparently I like to be fancy with bread.  I'm Ok with that!  So when I had a couple of comments on my homemade Irish cream coffee creamer recipe about how delicious it sounded, but they aren't coffee drinkers, well, what a shame to waste such a yummy treat. So I made french toast with it.  This turned out so yummy my 4 year old son kept saying "I just can't stop eating this!"  I had to agree! The creamer has quite a bit of sugar in it so watch it when it's cooking or it'll burn because sugar helps things brown up.  The french toast is also pretty sweet so I didn't put out the syrup with it - just a few dabs of butter ... [read more]

Lemon Gluten Free Muffins

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gluten free muffins

Lemon gluten free muffins are quick to make and delicious to eat! Made with almond flour and lemon essential oils, these gluten free muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. Now that my family has stopped eating wheat, finding snacks has been tricky.  I've been reading everything I can about baking and cooking with gluten free substitutes for wheat.  I was desperate for something healthy, but sweet that my daughter, Ella, would eat. She loves wheat based food and has had a hard time adjusting.  I decided that a simple muffin recipe would be a good place to start. I made these muffins with almond flour.  One of the trickiest part of going wheat free is figuring out what kind of flour to use when I want to bake.  There are a number of wheat free flour mixes and baking mixes available, but after a little research, I discovered that the rice flours can send your blood sugar soaring.  Since keeping blood sugar low is one of the main reasons to avoid wheat, I've opted to ... [read more]

Lasagna and Garlic Bread for A Family Size Meal

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garlic bread

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This family size lasagna shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Make feeding the family during the holidays easier with family size lasagna and homemade garlic bread. Like most people, November and December are pretty busy for us.  I feel like we are moving at light speed once Halloween is over.  Not only do we have the normal busyness of Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we also have 6 family birthdays between November 14th and December 17th.  I remember when I told my sister I was pregnant with our son and she replied, " As long as he's not born in November or December!"  He was born November 21st. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthday parties, I do a lot of cooking in November and December.  I'm always looking for a way to make feeding a crowd easier and Stouffers Family Size Lasagna does the trick.  My family loves lasagna and ... [read more]