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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Cranberry Muffins with Almond Crumb Topping

A couple of weekends ago I made these Cranberry Muffins with Almond Crumb Topping. It was a spur of the moment type of thing, but they turned out so good that I knew I wanted to share them on here.

They’re made from a delicious batter scented with almond extract and vanilla. The muffins are filled with cranberries and topped with a crumb topping composed of almonds, oats, and brown sugar!

They are sweet and tart! Perfect for Breakfast or Tea!

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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

These Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies are the perfect Holiday treat. Seriously ..the softest and the most delicious! Sugar & spice and everything nice!

This is actually my first time attempting Gingerbread it’s never been one of our Holiday Cookie staples. To be honest I think I’ve maybe had it once in my life. But, they are now a new family favorite! These literally came out with the perfect texture and the perfect combination of ginger, cinnamon, and sweet brown sugar!

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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Pumpkin Pie is by far one of the most popular Holiday Desserts. Pumpkin Pie is sweet, creamy, and filled with Cinnamon-y spice! The only thing that can make it even more perfect for a party or family gathering? Make it bite size! People tend to feel more inclined to grab dessert when it’s easy and ready to go, like these Mini Pumpkin Pies. No waiting to slice, and no excess portions! I’m sharing this recipe for the most perfect Mini Pumpkin Pies with you, just in time for Thanksgiving! Continue Reading…

Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have a confession…I love pumpkin, but I am far from obsessed. So, when the “all pumpkin spice, all the time” season rolls around, I cringe a little. Only because I prefer my pumpkin a little more subtle. Maybe even balanced out with a little chocolate! These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are sweet with a little cinnamon and spice!

I’m using both milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips along with my pumpkin puree!

I’m also using Sugar 2.0 in these. It’s made from 50% real cane sugar and 50% Probiotic Fiber. Which is awesome because that means we can easily cut our sugar intake in half! Perfect for us, since my son loves to eat muffins before school in the morning!

In addition to some bigger muffins, I’m making some minis as well. This recipe works well for either 12 regular muffins or 24 minis!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Preheat oven to 375. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.

In a large bowl mix your dry ingredients (Sugar 2.0, flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, & nutmeg).

Next, mix in your eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree. Finally, add the majority of your chocolate chips. Saving some to place on top of your muffins.

Using an ice cream scoop divide your muffin mixture in to your liners. Make sure to evenly distribute. Add the rest of the chocolate chips to the tops.Bake regular muffins for about 22 minutes, check with a toothpick to see if they are thoroughly cooked in the center. Mini muffins can be cooked for about 12-15 minutes before checking. Cool before serving!



Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Print Recipe


  • 1 Cup Sugar 2.0
  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree



Preheat oven to 375.


Mix your dry ingredients together in a large bowl (Sugar 2.0, flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, & nutmeg).


Add the rest of the ingredients: eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree! Finally, add the majority of your chocolate chips, leaving some for the top.


Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan.


Evenly distribute your muffin mixture in to your liners.


Place the last of your chips on the tops of the muffins.


Bake in oven for about 22 minutes. Check with a toothpick, add additional time if necessary.


Sugar 2.0 was provided to me complimentary, but as always all opinions are authentic and my own!
Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Non-Dairy Coconut Cherry Ice Cream

I’m extremely fond of ice cream. I mean it really doesn’t phase me whether it’s Summer, Fall, Spring, or Winter. I will happily sit in my living room with a bowl of ice cream as I watch the snowflakes fall to the ground. Rocky Road, Cotton Candy, Strawberry, Chocolate, Peanut butter, Pistachio.. you name it, i love it….give me all the flavors! Ice cream is  always in season. So, today I’m sharing my Non-Dairy Coconut Cherry Ice Cream. It’s so easy! It only has two ingredients! Continue Reading…

Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Fireball Glazed Fried Apples

If you’ve ever had fried apples, then you know how sinfully delicious they taste. If you haven’t, fall is the perfect time to cook these beauties up! They are basically apple wedges pan fried with cinnamon & sugar.  The best part is, they’re surprisingly easy to make. These Fireball Glazed Fried Apples are the perfect dessert! It’s a classic down home treat and the Fireball Whisky adds an understated elegance.

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Culinary Tales/ Sweet Things

Triple Berry Oatmeal Bars

I received Sugar 2.0 complimentary for review purposes. As always all opinions and thoughts are my own!

Today I’m whipping up some sweet after school snacks! These Triple Berry Oatmeal Bars are as delicious as they are healthy! Comprised of Rolled Oats, Cocoa Rice Cereal,  and lots of Berries!

You can customize this easy recipe by adding in whatever fruits you prefer. I’m using dried strawberries, goji berries, and blueberries. I’m also using Sugar 2.0. It’s half sugar & half fiber which makes it a healthier option. I love the way it taste, because it’s always made with 100% real cane sugar.  I also love that when substituting it in recipes, it’s a one for one ratio, so no unnecessary math calculations are needed! Sugar 2.0 recently released Honey 2.0 as well! Equally delicious, I’m using it as my sticky component for these bars!

Keep in mind these are no bake bars, so they come together quickly!

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DIY & Decor/ Meats/ Sweet Things

Grilled Waffle Bar

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EggoWaffleBar #CollectiveBias

Have I ever told you how much I love waffles? They can be sweet or savory. Simple or Complex. They’re incredibly versatile and pretty much people pleasers. We’re having some guests over and I wanted to do something different. So, this weekend I’ve created a whole Kellogg’s Eggo Waffle Bar with all kinds of delicious choices. Since, it’s so nice outside, my focus was grilling as much as I possibly can. You can’t beat that smoky flavor the grill adds to everything it touches.

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