Sweet Orange + Milk Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate Orange Muffin Recipe twelveOeightblog.com #muffin #orangemuffin #chocolateorange #Christmasbreads #Breakfastmuffin


Few things taste better together than milk chocolate with orange.
Ok, raspberry and chocolate are also good, and of course peanut butter with chocolate.
Basically anything plus chocolate, or chocolate plus more chocolate always hits the spot.

I usually make Cranberry and orange bread and muffins around the holidays, but I wanted to
try something a bit different.

I’m so glad I did.

They turned out really good, and my husband, who normally doesn’t eat muffins put a dent in
the batch while I was upstairs and they were cooling today. [Read more…]

Cinnamon Apple Quick Bread

Apple Quick Bread Recipe via twelveOeightblog.com #quickbread #bread #holidaybread #applebread



Yes, apple pie plus quick bread…
Oh, I almost forgot,
with a cinnamon glaze that kind of tastes like cinnamon toast.

And if you love nuts, well you can add those too.
I threw a couple handfuls of chopped walnuts in, pecans would be amazing too.

I didn’t have any Granny Smith apples on hand so I used what I had, Golden Delicious.
And they worked perfectly. [Read more…]

How to Make Spiderweb Cupcakes

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I made these this weekend for our grown-ups Halloween party and they were a hit!

The kids love to get all dressed up, and Halloween is usually all about trick or treating, sorting, trading candy
and seeing what everyone else is dressed up as.

I thought in addition to our usual festivities it would be fun this year to have a night just for the grown
ups.  To plan out a costume, get all ready (it kind of makes you feel that excitement you felt as a kid)
brave the wind and rain, and spend the Saturday before Halloween with your closest friends.

So much fun.

And I wanted something sweet, that was gluten free as well for us to enjoy.
You can use your favorite cupcake recipe, a mix, or store bought un-frosted cupcakes to save on time.
These are super easy, but they look like they took much longer than they really did (the best option.) [Read more…]

Inspiration Monday Party | Fall Recipe & Craft Features!!

Who is ready to be ridiculously inspired?
From recipes to projects to FUN, we’re constantly amazed by all of the awesomeness linked up here every week.
Thank you all for partying with us week in and week out.
It just wouldn’t be a party without ya! 
To search our features and faves, use hashtag #InspirationMonday,
and feel free to follow us all on social media via our blogs. 
AND, be sure to tweet your links using our #InspirationMonday hashtag, as well.
We LOVE retweeting your awesomeness! 
When you par-tay with us, you’re always seen on all seven blogs…but only have to link up to one!
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Gluten Free Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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Mixing up a batch of pumpkin bread seems to make the house smell wonderful, doesn’t seem
to last long once it’s out of the oven, and everyone loves to receive it as a gift.
It makes a great hostess gift, or something wonderful to bring a new mama, or friend just because.

This bread is from canned pumpkin, but we did grow pumpkins this year.
Not on purpose however.
They were kind of a happy accident in a big garden on the North side of our home that you can’t
grow anything in.
Not enough light, and I am fairly certain the largest population of ants in North America may live
in this garden as well.  So with the whole no light/plant eating insect combo we have had zero

Until this year.

The year of the wayward squash.   [Read more…]

Inspiration Monday Party + last week’s party features!!

Ahhhh…. the comforts of the Fall season.
It goes by fast…so get inspired, and try something new from Inspiration Monday Party.
We are FULL of Inspiration from around the blog-o sphere…
Join all 7 of us every week right here…
where we search for our favorites and feature through out the week on all social media outlets.
To search our features, use hashtag #InspirationMondayParty,
and follow us all on social media via our blogs.
Did I mention you will be seen on ALL 7 BLOGS?!

19 Homemade Recipe Mixes + Pantry Staples You Can Make


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One of my all time favorite ways to keep an eye on how healthy we are eating and keep my grocery budget in line
is making my own mixes and staples that I use the most each month.  Some people are far better at this than I,
and have it down to an incredible, organized science.  I am not that organized but I sure do love to make my own
coffee creamer for pennies, and gluten free mixes that keep tummies happy.

And of course, watching that budget never hurts either!

Here are a few of my recipes, and some of my favorite homemade mixes and recipes out there, check them out!!

[Read more…]

Pumpkin Spice Scone Recipe

Starbucks Pumpkin Scones recipe

We have probably all seen the “time for pumpkin EVERYTHING” meme online about a dozen times by now,
but for real.  It’s fall, so it IS pumpkin everything, and then some.  

One of my hands-down favorite treats to make is a good scone.  And my personal fave are Starbucks Pumpkin Scones,
they are just so good, but being gluten free, I cannot enjoy them like I used to.  So, this scone recipe has a gluten free
alternative for those of us who miss our scones!

Are you feeling like it’s time to bust out those baking pans and get busy right now?
Me too, so instead of dropping a few dollars per scone, let’s make a big ol’ batch to enjoy for a fraction of the cost…

Oh, and of course without leaving your house, perfect on a blustery Fall day!

[Read more…]

Inspiration Monday Party | Party time + a giveaway too!!

Hi friends!!! 
It’s party day and we have a guest hostess joining our fun today since it’s the last par-tay of the month!
{Where in the world did September go?}
Please welcome Linda from With A Blast!
And, we also have a fabulous giveaway from Necessary Clothing!


We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media.To search for features, use #InspirationMonday. 

Feel free to follow along via our blogs below:

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Inspiration Monday Party | Fantastic Fall Projects

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday, we’re so glad your joining us today!
You only need to link up on one blog to have your project seen on 7 different blogs!
We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media.
To search for features, use #InspirationMonday.
There were so many great projects linked up last week, it was NOT easy to choose favorites…
{Jamie @ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom chose the features this week!}
Here are the top picks:
Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties