Crazy for Crust Baking... With a Slice of Life 2016-07-28T10:00:42Z http://www.crazyforcrust.com/feed/atom/ Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Secret Ingredient No Churn Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15260 2016-07-20T18:21:27Z 2016-07-28T10:00:42Z I love easy ice cream, you know the kind that’s no churn? This no churn Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream is one of my new favorites…and it has a secret! I wish I could say I have lots of secrets…but I don’t. I’m a pretty open person, as you all know. I’ve talked at length […]

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I love easy ice cream, you know the kind that’s no churn? This no churn Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream is one of my new favorites…and it has a secret!

Easy No Churn Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream - this easy ice cream recipe has a secret ingredient to keep it smooth and creamy and is FULL of chocolate peanut butter flavor!

I wish I could say I have lots of secrets…but I don’t. I’m a pretty open person, as you all know. I’ve talked at length about infertility, weight, love, and anxiety. What I don’t talk about openly online I talk about with close friends, and even if I have a secret about myself I usually can’t keep my mouth shut forever. I’m just an open book, really. Ask me a question about almost anything and I’ll tell you anything you want to know…and you’ll probably walk away thinking, “WOW…TMI Dorothy!”

The same goes for my food. I wanted to totally keep the secret ingredient in this ice cream a secret until the very end because I know it’s going to freak some of you out. It shouldn’t, but it will. But then I had to go and take pictures with the secret ingredient in almost all of them. I clearly was in too much of a must-finish-photos-so-I-can-eat-ice-cream frenzy.

So, look at the next photo and you’ll see what the secret is. I promise you it sounds weird but it’s not. PLEASE keep reading. Don’t let it freak you out!

Easy Peanut Butter Chip Ice Cream Recipe

AVOCADO! Yes, that’s right. I used avocado in my ice cream. **mind blown**

When I started this blog many years ago (almost 6, OMG) I wanted to expand on what a “normal” dessert was. I didn’t just want to make chocolate chip cookies, I wanted to stuff them with Reese’s or make them into gooey bars or cupcakes. This idea is what created some of my favorite, most popular recipes and got me to thinking about new ways to use favorite ingredients.

One of those favorite ingredients just happens to be avocado.

Now, unless you’ve been following me a long time, you probably don’t know about my avocado fascination. Up until about 2012 I’d never even HAD an avocado. (I KNOW, RIGHT?) And then I tasted one and it was love at first bite. If the darn things weren’t so many WW SmartPoints I’d eat a whole one every single day.

Back after I discovered my love of the green fruit, I also learned that you can bake with it. You can substitute it for butter in Avocado Banana Bread or for cream in Avocado Truffles. It really is a miracle food!

It also goes AMAZING in ice cream… in case you were wondering.

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Lemonade Prosecco Punch]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=14775 2016-07-26T17:13:27Z 2016-07-26T10:00:56Z If you’re over 21 then you must rush to the kitchen and make this Lemonade Prosecco Punch for your next party. Thanks to GiltCity.com and La Marca Prosecco, I’m bringing you a simple party punch that all the adults will LOVE! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Okay, my friends. Are you feeling the […]

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If you’re over 21 then you must rush to the kitchen and make this Lemonade Prosecco Punch for your next party. Thanks to GiltCity.com and La Marca Prosecco, I’m bringing you a simple party punch that all the adults will LOVE!

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Lemonade Prosecco Punch - this easy cocktail punch comes together in minutes with just 3 main ingredients! It's perfect for a summer party!

Okay, my friends. Are you feeling the heat of summer yet? It’s the end of July, which means we’ve been in triple digits off and on for weeks, my A/C is running full time and I’m ready for fall. Unfortunately, I’ve got at least 8 weeks of the horrible sweaty heat before we get any relief. (If this year is true to form, we’ll all be complaining about how hot it is and how tired we are of the heat up until about October 15 and then it will be cold and raining on Halloween. Mother Nature has a very ironic sense of humor.)

Since it’s so hot, we tend to do two things all summer: we live in the pool and we get out of town often. I love entertaining, so we’re trying to have more pool parties. I love being the hostess, for obvious reasons. Every party needs a signature drink and I think that, from now until infinity, this Lemonade Prosecco Punch will be the one I serve. It’s crisp, light, refreshing and it tastes like you’re drinking juice.

Lemonade, Prosecco, Vodka, Blackberry, and Mint – it’s a bubbly Sangria recipe that everyone is going to fall for, and it only takes about 5 minutes to make a pitcher of it!

Lemonade Prosecco Punch - this easy cocktail punch comes together in minutes with just 3 main ingredients! It goes down so easy!

I have a thing for Prosecco; I absolutely love it. I had never heard of it or tried it until last fall and I was in love at the first sip. Prosecco is a sparkling wine that’s made in Italy. Since last November I’ve tried lots of brands and I can honestly say that La Marca Prosecco is my favorite. (I’m not alone either: it’s also America’s favorite Prosecco!) Alone, La Marca is clean and crisp and has just the right amount of bubbles and sweetness. When you turn it into a bubbly Sangria Party Punch?

Oh. My. Word. Make sure you make a double batch so that you have enough to go around!

Continue reading and get the recipe: Lemonade Prosecco Punch

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Come See Me at Pinners Conference AZ!]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15252 2016-07-18T21:37:26Z 2016-07-23T10:00:22Z Hi everyone! I have some exciting news: I’m going to be a presenter at the Pinners Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona this October. Will you come say hello?? Have you heard of Pinners Conference & Expo? It’s not just for bloggers! Pinners is two events in one: a collection of over 90 classes taught by pros […]

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Hi everyone! I have some exciting news: I’m going to be a presenter at the Pinners Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona this October. Will you come say hello??

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Have you heard of Pinners Conference & Expo? It’s not just for bloggers! Pinners is two events in one: a collection of over 90 classes taught by pros (like me) AND it’s an expo with over 200 vendors talking about all things DIY, food, scrapbooking, crafting, you name it! It’s Pinterest come to life in a conference! And I’m going to be presenting!

You can register for 1 class (mine?) or all of them, and you can even register just to walk the trade show floor. Think of it like one of those Home & Garden expos, but with classes taught by bloggers you see every day on Pinterest!

I’ll be teaching a class all about PIE CRUST. I’m going to demo my favorite pie crust recipe, show you how to make my favorite apple crumb pie, and give you tips and tricks to make lattice and decorative pie crusts. You’ll be able to (hopefully) get your hands dirty, play with dough, and eat some pie. I’m also going to do a GIVEAWAY during my session that will include some amazing prizes to help you make your favorite pie at home!

Use the code CRAZYFORCRUST to save 10% off registration!

The great thing about this conference is it’s NOT just for bloggers. Anyone who is in the Scottsdale Area, or anyone interested in all things crafty, foodie, and Pinterest can attend. They even have hotel discounts at a few local hotels. PLUS you’ll get to meet ME! (Ha, and I’ll hope not to pass out while teaching at my first conference.)

Details:

Pinners Arizona takes place October 7-8, 2016 at Westward in Scottsdale, Arizona. My class is scheduled for Friday, October 7 at 3:00pm.

This conference is totally affordable too: prices start at $15 for two classes and the packages work up to $99 for a VIP pass. You can save 10% by using the promo code CRAZYFORCRUST at checkout.

Right now when you register you’re just buying your tickets. Once the class registration is open (soon, if not already) you’ll be emailed to register for classes. Be sure to select my PIE class!

Okay, so one more time:

Come see me in SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA this October 7, 2016. I’ll be teaching my first ever class – all about pie crust – at 3pm and I want you there! Make sure my class isn’t empty, mmkay? That would be embarrassing.

REGISTER today using my promo code CRAZYFORCRUST to save 10% off registration!

I’ll see you in October!

xo,
Dorothy

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[No Bake Cheesecake Truffles (3 ways)]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15189 2016-07-21T20:15:06Z 2016-07-21T10:00:05Z That’s right, my friends. I turned one of my favorite desserts into NO BAKE Cheesecake Truffles, made three ways. You can roll them in graham cracker crumbs, dip them in chocolate, or fry them carnival style. When you can’t commit to an entire cheesecake, these truffles are exactly what you need. PIN IT NOW to […]

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That’s right, my friends. I turned one of my favorite desserts into NO BAKE Cheesecake Truffles, made three ways. You can roll them in graham cracker crumbs, dip them in chocolate, or fry them carnival style.

When you can’t commit to an entire cheesecake, these truffles are exactly what you need.

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No Bake Cheesecake Truffles - this easy truffle recipe are actually bites of no bake cheesecake! Make them coated in graham crumbs or chocolate, or deep fry them like at the fair!

This weekend my husband and I will celebrate our 15th anniversary. I still can’t believe we’ve been married that long; it really seems like yesterday. And then I look at pictures of our wedding and I think OMG I was such a baby! Over the last 15 years we’ve been through a lot, both good and bad. We’ve moved states (to Arizona and back to California), lived in about 6 houses, had a baby, dealt with infertility, dealt with struggling times in our jobs, and watched each other get older. While life situations may have been difficult for us over time, we’ve always gotten through it all because we had each other. I swear it sounds corny, but I didn’t know what a “soul mate” was until our first date.

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(You can read all about our love story here.)

Anyway, whenever our anniversary rolls around I think about food that defines our relationship: Midori Martinis, Chocolate Croissant French Toast, and cheesecake. You see, our wedding cake wasn’t a traditional cake; we had a tiered cake that was actually a CHEESECAKE. It was pure heaven! I knew I wanted to make something cheesecake for this post but it’s been about a gazillion degrees here and I could not deal with a baked cheesecake and a water bath and leaving the oven on so long. I decided to make cheesecake TRUFFLES because they’re bite size and NO BAKE!

And then I decided to make them three ways: roll them in graham cracker crumbs, dip them in chocolate, and deep fry them like I had at the fair.

No Bake Cheesecake Truffles - an easy cheesecake truffle bite made three ways!

This is probably one of the easiest recipes ever. It’s based off one in my original cookbook. Basically you make a no-bake cheesecake and instead of spreading it into a graham cracker crust, you put the crust into the mixture, then roll it into truffles.

The truffle base has only 4 ingredients: cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and graham cracker crumbs for binding. You mix it up and scoop it into bite sized balls, and then the fun begins. There are so many options for how you can dress these up! I’m sharing three different ways with you today, all of them easy!

First, you can go the super easy route and just roll them in more graham cracker crumbs. It’s like rolling the truffle in more crust, and will taste most authentically like a bite of cheesecake.

Second, you could dip these in chocolate. This makes them perfect for parties or giving, or the holidays (which really aren’t that far away!) I used rainbow sprinkles because I just love using them on truffles. When I dip things in chocolate, I like using Candiquik or Almond Bark for easy dipping, but you can also use baking chocolate bars (like Bakers or Ghirardelli).

And third, one of my FAVORITE versions: Deep Fried Cheesecake, just like at the state fair!

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[No Bake Butterscotch Pudding Pie]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15199 2016-07-19T14:01:33Z 2016-07-19T10:00:19Z You guys. Seriously. This No Bake Butterscotch Pudding Pie is one of the BEST PIES I’VE EVER EATEN. PIN IT NOW to save for later! The other day Jordan was asking for a cookie after lunch (it’s like a default response when she stops chewing at any meal) and I told her no, because she’d […]

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You guys. Seriously. This No Bake Butterscotch Pudding Pie is one of the BEST PIES I’VE EVER EATEN.

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No Bake Butterscotch Pie - this easy pie is completely from scratch. The butterscotch pudding is SO good! The entire pie is the BEST we've ever had.

The other day Jordan was asking for a cookie after lunch (it’s like a default response when she stops chewing at any meal) and I told her no, because she’d already had a Frappuchino and because she was going to a sleepover that evening. Then she dropped a huge bomb on me:

“Mom, we never have dessert at any friend’s houses. We’re the only place that gets dessert after dinner. At so-and-so’s house last week we had cantaloupe for ‘dessert’ and I’m sorry, but that is not ‘dessert’.” (She even used air quotes!)

It turns out that my house is the sugar house. Is anyone surprised? Also, #MomFail.

At the time we had this conversation I was taking photos of this Butterscotch Pie. I decided to spread the love (and be the dessert fairy) so I boxed up most of it and sent it with her to the sleepover. Not 5 minutes after I dropped her I got a text message that read: OMG THIS IS THE BEST PIE EVER.

And it is one of the best pies ever. I’m really angry too, angry I didn’t come up with it myself.

EASY No Bake Butterscotch Pie Recipe from No Bake Treats by Julianne Bayer

Have you guys ever read my friend Julianne’s blog, Beyond Frosting? I’ve known her for a few years now and she’s one of the sweetest people I’ve met through blogging. She just wrote her first cookbook and it’s out today! (If you frequent QVC at all you might recognize it – it sold out in just a few minutes!)

This book is one of my favorite new cookbook additions because it’s a topic I love dearly (and so do all of you): No Bake Desserts. The book is full of completely no-bake cheesecakes, pies, mousse, parfaits, bars and lots of other goodies that will keep your kitchen cool all year long. No Bake Treats: Incredible Unbaked Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes, Pies and More by Julianne Bayer is one of those books you MUST get yourself before the holidays. And then buy it for everyone on your Christmas list!

One of the recipes in the book is this No Bake Butterscotch Pie. It’s got a graham cracker crust, a thick layer of homemade butterscotch pudding, and a nice fluffy layer of homemade whipped cream. If you don’t think you like butterscotch pudding from a box, give this pie a try. The pudding is probably the best thing in the entire world (and I do NOT like boxed butterscotch pudding!)

Continue reading and get the recipe: No Bake Butterscotch Pudding Pie

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Mini Lemon Scones]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15179 2016-07-17T13:25:23Z 2016-07-17T10:00:28Z These Mini Lemon Scones have TWO secret ingredients, both of which will blow your mind. PIN IT NOW to save for later! Last weekend I went away with a few of my local mom friends. We’ve all known each other since our kids were in Kindergarten (they’re now going into 6th grade) and we routinely […]

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These Mini Lemon Scones have TWO secret ingredients, both of which will blow your mind.

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Mini Lemon Scones - this easy recipe stays soft for days! They're pillowy soft and FULL of lemon flavor, in the scone and in the glaze.

Last weekend I went away with a few of my local mom friends. We’ve all known each other since our kids were in Kindergarten (they’re now going into 6th grade) and we routinely do mom’s nights out, but I decided it was high time we actually got away for a night. I rented a home in Truckee (near Lake Tahoe) and we piled into the biggest mom car (an Expedition) filled to the brim with snacks and yoga pants and wine. It was a weekend to remember, that’s for sure (or not…ha).

I’ve never actually been out of town with women who were not bloggers, so it was a huge learning experience for me. All of the pictures we took were of each other…not food. When I took a picture of the drink menu at lunch and walked to a prettier table to get the perfect instagram shot, they thought it was funny. We went shopping at a local kitchen store and they got a kick out of how delighted I was by a mini scoop and a single white porcelain spoon.

When we got to the house I’d rented, I’d wished I’d brought my camera and all the food so I could shoot all the things on the butcher block counter. And, believe it or not, when we made our dinner no one stood on their chair to capture the perfect photo of the sausage cheese dip.

In fact, the only things that the group of gals on this trip had in common to the ones on the other trips I take is the same reaction they had when there was no wifi or cell service for 24 hours. The silence was nice but every once in awhile one mom would scream “I GOT ONE BAR!” and we’d all run for the deck and try to text our husbands and check Facebook.

(I’m just assuming that’s how the bloggers would react though because, honestly, that “no wifi” thing wouldn’t have flown with them. They’d have all looked at me funny and checked into the nearest Marriott.)

Mini Lemon Scones Recipe

Of course, if I go on any trip, it’s going to be complete with food. I brought oatmeal cookies and some not-yet-posted gooey bars, as well as blueberry muffins and these mini lemon scones. I gotta say, these scones are addicting. They’re breakfast AND dessert. I should know, I ate them for BOTH.

So, you ask, what are the two secrets to this scone recipe? Well, first, the lemon flavor in the scone comes from instant pudding mix. Yes, you read that right. I added pudding mix to my scone recipe. Now, this shouldn’t be all too surprising, especially if you’ve ever had my Starbucks Copycat Petite Vanilla Scones. I added pudding mix to those scones too and they turn out perfect every time.

Making scones is really simple, and I love adding the pudding mix because it keeps them soft. I’ve had some scones that are so dry they could be used as sandpaper, but I like a cakey soft scone, and this recipe produces that. They also stay soft for days because of the pudding mix.

The base of my scone recipe is normal: flour, sugar, baking powder, and cold butter get mixed together. I also add an egg to my scones, which keeps them fluffy and adds a nice texture. Now, here is where the second secret ingredient comes in…

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Easy Churro Bites]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15161 2016-07-26T13:54:31Z 2016-07-15T13:04:42Z It’s FAIR season! I love going to the fair for the food, like fried cookies and Churros. This year I decided to recreate one of my favorites at home: Easy Churro Bites with only 4 ingredients. And they’re baked in a waffle maker – NO frying! As we talked about last week, Jordan’s getting older and more […]

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It’s FAIR season! I love going to the fair for the food, like fried cookies and Churros. This year I decided to recreate one of my favorites at home: Easy Churro Bites with only 4 ingredients. And they’re baked in a waffle maker – NO frying!

Easy Churro Bites - this churro recipe has only 4 ingredients and isn't fried. They're made in a waffle iron! Dip them in chocolate ganache for a sinful treat.

As we talked about last week, Jordan’s getting older and more independent. She’s been asking for a phone forever, but I’m not ready for her to have one (or for the expense and stress that comes with it). However, there are times I do wish she had a way to call me. She can text me and video chat now, but only if she has wifi, which isn’t always possible. For the most part, she’s always with me, but sometimes she’s at dance for hours alone, or at friend’s houses. And later this month she’s going to San Diego with my mother-in-law for 4 days…without me.

What does all that have to do with these Easy Churro Bites? Well, a couple of things. I’d been contemplating getting Jordan a pay-as-you-go phone for JUST phone calls (you know, to test the phone waters a bit) when an opportunity to try the AT&T GoPhone came across my desk. It was meant to be, pretty much, don’t you think?

Still can’t quite get from phone to churro? Well, not only did they want me to test out the phone and service, but they wanted me to do it at the California State Fair. Hence, churros and lots of fair food!

Honestly, does anyone go to the fair for anything but the fried brownies, face sized curly fries, and churros?

Easy Churro Bites Recipe with only 4 ingredients and no frying! These are addicting.

Last week, Jordan and I invited a friend and headed down to the fair. I swear, I wanted to eat all the things. Chinese food, corn dogs, lemonade, fried cheesecake, you name it! I totally grossed out the kids when I got chocolate covered bacon but it was really, really good. I could have eaten the entire basket of it, except I’d just downed orange chicken and was about to hit up the cotton candy and deep fried booth.

Calories don’t count at the fair…right?

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[The BEST Pudding Cookies Recipe]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15123 2016-07-12T13:13:47Z 2016-07-12T10:00:47Z Not only is this the best pudding cookies recipe, but it’s also the best chocolate chip cookie recipe…and one of the only ones I ever want to make! PIN IT NOW to save for later! Have you ever just wanted the BEST basic recipe for something? A recipe that you can print out and have […]

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Not only is this the best pudding cookies recipe, but it’s also the best chocolate chip cookie recipe…and one of the only ones I ever want to make!

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BEST Pudding Cookies Recipe - this is the only cookie recipe you need! Use your favorite pudding mix to make the softest, puffiest cookies that stay fresh for days!

Have you ever just wanted the BEST basic recipe for something? A recipe that you can print out and have and never use another recipe ever again? You guys, THIS IS IT.

You may recognize these pudding cookies, because it’s the same recipe I used for the Fireworks Pudding Cookies and Santa’s Favorite Cookies. I decided it was high time that I posted the BASIC recipe combination so that you could (1) have it for keeps and (2) understand the true wonder of pudding cookies.

If you’ve never had a pudding cookie then you need to STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING and go make this recipe. Pudding cookies are soft and chewy, gooey and full of flavor, and they stay soft for days. Really, they’re the BEST cookie you’ll ever eat.

The BEST Pudding Cookies Recipe

Let’s break down the recipe, so you’ll know why they’re so good.

  1. Pudding cookies have pudding mix inside them. You use a small (3.4 ounce) box of INSTANT pudding in the cookie batter. Don’t make the pudding, just throw the powder in when you’re making the dough. The pudding mix keeps them soft while it adds a ton of flavor.
  2. I use ONLY brown sugar in these cookies. I like brown sugar cookies best because brown sugar has a more caramelized flavor and it also helps keep the cookies soft. My favorite blondie recipe is also purely made of brown sugar – there is a theme there.
  3. You MUST refrigerate the cookie dough for a thick and puffy cookie. I know, waiting an hour to bake them sucks, but it’s worth the wait. See how they’re like little pillows of heaven? You get that because you refrigerate them.

Now, let’s talk about why pudding cookies are so ingenious: you can make them ANY FLAVOR YOU LIKE.

That’s right, my friends: change up the flavors in this cookie to suit your mood. I used vanilla pudding and chocolate chips for a more basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, but you can use ANY pudding flavor and mix-in you like. For example:

  • Lemon pudding mix and white chocolate chips.
  • Coconut pudding mix and Almond Joy Candy Bars.
  • Vanilla pudding mix and M&Ms.
  • Banana pudding mix and chocolate chips.
  • Pistachio pudding mix and chopped pistachios with white chocolate.
  • Butterscotch pudding mix and cashews.

ANYTHING GOES. Make your own favorite cookie flavor!

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Banana Blueberry Muffins]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15155 2016-07-26T13:58:48Z 2016-07-10T22:31:04Z When I’m looking for an easy breakfast I always want a muffin. These Banana Blueberry Muffins are one of my go-to recipes, and as a bonus they’re dairy-free! So…running. Summer is not only kicking my bottom with how busy we are, but it’s affecting my training for my half marathon. I only have until labor […]

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When I’m looking for an easy breakfast I always want a muffin. These Banana Blueberry Muffins are one of my go-to recipes, and as a bonus they’re dairy-free!

Banana Blueberry Muffins - this is an easy dairy-free blueberry muffin recipe that's also a banana muffin! They're the perfect breakfast.

So…running. Summer is not only kicking my bottom with how busy we are, but it’s affecting my training for my half marathon. I only have until labor day and the farthest I’ve gone is 7 miles. I’m totally bored of the gym, and my gym BFF and I are on different schedules now that the kids are out of school, so it’s so booooooring to run on the treadmill. To top it all off, my back has been bugging me too. But I’m not giving up! I have to power through, because I set a goal for myself and gosh darn it I want to complete my goal…even if it means I have to walk 6 miles.

Sports and exercise have never been my strong suit although I’ve come to enjoy it (kind of) as an adult. My problem really is that exercise makes me hungry and when I’m hungry I don’t make very good choices. Even when I’m not hungry, I don’t make good eating choices! What can I say, this girl likes her carbs and sugar. #keepingitreal #hellothatswhyIhaveadessertblog.

Dairy-Free Banana Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Jordan kind of takes after me, which bums me out. She’s could be a good athlete, because in that way she takes after her dad: she’s adaptable to any sport and can do well at them. But since she’s not a sports fan, she doesn’t want to try (or actually do any of the work). For awhile she loved volleyball…but then the ball hit her in the head and she was over it. (Funny story…same thing happened to me!) As fun as it would be to compete, I think that we’d both rather be on the couch next month watching the sports instead of doing them.

And, while we’re at it, we can snack on Banana Blueberry Muffins. They might not be vegan paleo grain-free zero calorie muffins, but they ARE dairy-free. And they, you know, taste like really good muffins instead of cardboard…so there’s that. 😉

For this recipe I took my mom’s banana bread recipe which had inspired a blueberry banana version, and I turned it into muffins. They have less fat than my regular recipe AND they’re dairy-free!

#winningatmuffins

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Dorothy Kern http://www.crazyforcrust.com <![CDATA[Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies]]> http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15145 2016-07-06T23:17:21Z 2016-07-08T10:00:09Z We can pretend cookies with trail mix count as breakfast, right? Especially if they’re Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies?   Jordan has started begging for a TV in her room. I mean, the girl already has a Chromebook she watches YouTube and Netflix on, but no, that’s not good enough. Now she wants a TV so she […]

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We can pretend cookies with trail mix count as breakfast, right? Especially if they’re Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies?

Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies - this easy cookie recipe starts with a Krusteaz cookie mix. You'll be amazed at how they taste!

 

Jordan has started begging for a TV in her room. I mean, the girl already has a Chromebook she watches YouTube and Netflix on, but no, that’s not good enough. Now she wants a TV so she can watch live TV and HGTV whenever she wants to.

In all honesty, I had a TV at her age, and I was ready to give her one 6 months ago, but Mel is the holdout. At this point though he’s starting to jump on board, even if only because then she’ll go upstairs at 7:30 without complaining and we can actually binge watch Damages and, I don’t know, have a conversation that doesn’t involve Taylor Swift.

I told Jordan she needed to write an essay about why she deserved a TV in her room, complete with paragraphs and correct punctuation and spelling. Yesterday she shared it with me and I gotta say, girl did some good work. Unfortunately she promised to keep her floor clean in exchange for the TV…so she probably won’t be getting it anytime soon. Although I might just get fed up with her interrupting adult time and drive to the Bay Area myself to get the one my mom has been holding for her.

(Seriously, #firstworldproblems much?)

Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

So, let’s talk about cookies. Specifically, Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies. These are easier than you think to make, and they taste so good. Plus, the trail mix makes them healthy. DUH!

Summer is kicking my bottom, it’s been so crazy busy. A friend of mine moved a few weeks ago and I thought I’d make her some cookies as a housewarming gift. What’s better for a housewarming than cookies? (Well, a few things…like this list of goodies.)

Anyway, I decided that easy cookies > no cookies, so I used a little help from my friends at Krusteaz. I decided to use their Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Mix (which is, honestly, better than my homemade Oatmeal Cookies) and added some trail mix to them to jazz them up. There are only 4 ingredients in this recipe and you don’t need to chill the dough. You don’t even have to use a hand or a stand mixer!

Continue reading and get the recipe: Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies

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