Blueberry Muffins!

I absolutely love blueberry muffins. They are one of my favorite treats. However I have never made them before, so today was my first try. I used a recipe from allrecipes.com To check out that recipe click here.

First you need to pre-heat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit or 200° Celsius. Then line a muffin tin or grease it. This recipe made 6 Muffins for me.
Combine all of the dry ingredients together. 1 1/2 a cup of all purpose flour, 3/4 a cup of sugar, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Whisk together. In a separate bowl combine 1 egg, 1/3 a cup of vegetable oil, and 1/3 a cup of milk. Now, pour wet ingredients into the dry. Stir together.


If your batter is too thick, as mine was, add a little more milk. Gather as many blueberries as you want. Rinse and then dry. Fold these into the batter.


Next fill your Muffin tin all the way to the top (don’t spill over). If you want to make the crumble on top, combine 1/4 a cup of butter, 1/2 a cup of sugar and 1/4 a cup of flour plus 1 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle and pat down the crumble on top. Bake for 20 minutes.


And ta-da! I thought they turned out pretty good for my first try! These muffins were pretty easy and turned out fluffy and super yummy!


Love,

LibLou ❤

Easy, 5 Ingredient Sugar Cookies

Since I have recently been making 3 ingredient cookies, I thought why not try to come up with a recipe of your own. This recipe was purely experimentation, however, it worked!


To make these delicious and easy cookies you will need:

1/3 a cup of softened butter
1/3 cup of sugar

1 cup of all purpose flour

4 tablespoons of milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Mixing bowl

Stand mixer with paddle attachment or a spatula.

First, you will need to pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Mix together your softened butter and sugar. Beat until it turns an off-white color and until light and fluffy. Add in your flour, milk and vanilla. This should form into a dough.


These cookies did not expand with the all purpose, so you could experiment with self rising flour instead, if you like. The non-expansion would be good if you are making cookies in a star or heart, etc. Since, I did not know that they wouldn’t expand at the time, I made mine in balls. Place your dough onto the baking tray and cook for 12 minutes.


After they have baked, you have a cute and simple sugar cookie! I would love for you to make these.


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Love,

LibLou

Elegant Lavander Cupcakes


Today, I am at my aunt and uncle’s house visiting. To continue the Monday baking posts, we made lavender cupcakes! My aunt enjoys baking as well and she even has some of her own recipes. These cupcakes are different from what I normally make, because we used edible flowers. I would love for you to read about these unique cupcakes!


Since, I am visiting family I don’t see often, I am simply going to link the recipe and show how they turned out. To make this delicious and lovely cupcakes, click here.

I did change the recipe a little bit. The frosting I made was the best buttercream I have ever made. Instead of a vanilla bean, I substitued that for 1 tsp of vanilla extract. This results in a total of 2 tsp of vanilla. Also, instead of heavy cream, I used milk.

These cupcakes were super yummy. The lavender was just the right amount. I did add some extra lavender on the frosting. I hope that you find time to make these cupcakes!

Love,

LibLou ❤️

3 Ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These 3 ingredient cookies is quite similar to the 3 ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. To read about 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies, click here. Both of these recipes are from Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking. She is amazing at coming up with easy and delicious deserts and food. To check out her website, click here.

The 3 ingredients you will need are:

1 cup of oats

1 banana

1/4 of a cup of chocolate chips.

Mixing Bowl

Mixing Utensil

Ice cream scoop


The great thing about this recipe is that it can easily work if you are on a diet or trying to eat healthier. My mom is on a diet and she says that she will be able to eat these cookies! Now, you can substitute the milk chocolate chips for dark chocolate, which will make these even more healthy. In fact, most diets require you eat dark chocolate. 🙂

First, you need to pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius. You can either spray your baking tray with non-stick cooking spray, or you can line it with parchment paper. You can also use butter to rub on the tray. You just don’t want the cookies to stick. Next, you need to mash your banana with a fork, in a bowl. Add the oats and then fold in the chocolate.


I used an ice cream scoop to put the cookie dough onto the tray. The dough is not super firm, so you might need to use your fingers to help make them a shape. This batch made about 10 cookies, but I also divided the original recipe in half. Once your oven is heated, place the try into the oven for about 15 minutes.


While the cookies were cooking, they smelled delicious and as they came out, it smelled like banana bread. You also know they are done, if the oats on top are toasted. These cookies were just as easy and scrumptious as the peanut butter cookies.

Love,

LibLou

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies


A blogger and youtuber that I absolutely love, is Gemma from Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking. She comes up with the coolest recipes including microwavable breakfast, lunches, dinner and lets not forget dessert. She also wrote about this recipe for 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies. I thought I would give it a try.

The things you will need are:

1 cup of peanut butter

1 cup of sugar

1 egg

Mixing bowl

Mixing utensil

Ice cream scoop


First, you will need to pre-heat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius. You will also need to spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. You can also line it with parchment paper. In your mixing bowl add the sugar, peanut butter, and egg together. Mix until combined. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop the dough onto the baking sheet. They do spread out in the oven, so I would recommend you leave a little bit of space between each ball. You can use your hands to make the balls ball of dough, but I found that the dough was not dry enough for you to touch without getting dirty. A general peanut butter cookies has the criss-cross pattern on it, so grab a fork and push the fork down vertically. Then pick it up and push it down horizontally. At this stage your cookies should look like this:

Place the baking sheet into the heated oven for about 15-20 minutes. I cooked mine for 15 minutes and they were a little brown on the bottom, so I would recommend cooking them for a less time.

When the cookies come out they are quite soft, so I do think you should let them cool for about 5 minutes before you move them. Ta-da! 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies works and are quite delicious. They are pretty sweet, so you can cut down the sugar content a little. To check out Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking click here. This recipe is super quick and easy if you are craving a sweet treat. 😉


Love,

LibLou

 

Cookies n’ Cream Popsicle’s

School’s out and Summer is in. As much as I am happy that I can sit around and watch TV throughout the day, I still find myself to become quite bored. In the GA heat it can become pretty hot. So, what’s better than a nice popsicle?

I don’t know about you but one of my absolute favorite treats is cookies n’ cream anything. Today I am going to show you how to make a cookies n’ cream Popsicle. This popsicle is inspired by a Buzzfeed video I saw on social media.


To make the delicious treat shown above, you will need:

Popsicle mold

Oreo’s

1 cup of heavy whipping cream

7 oz of  sweet and condensed milk

1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla

First, you will need to take about 15 oreo’s and separate the inside from the cookie. I used a knife to slide off the filling. Next, you need to crush the cookie part of the Oreo. These are going into the popsicle molds later, so you can make them fine or not. But, consider the fact that with Oreo chunks, it will be harder to put the mixture into the mold, and to put the tops on. I did mine in chunks, but I wish I had crushed them finer. I used the same knife from before to make the chunks.


Next, add 1 cup of heavy cream into the  mixing bowl that also has the inside of the oreos. Along with that, add the 7 oz of sweet and condensed milk and the 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla. Beat this with a mixer and its whisk attachment until your mixture is medium peaks or looks like this:

Medium peaks mean that when you raise your mixer out of the bowl, the peak top will fall over slightly, as shown in the picture. The peak is not stiff, meaning it stands upright, but is not soft, meaning it falls out of shape almost immediately. This peak does slightly fall, but still holds the shape of a peak.

Lastly, you need to fold in the crushed Oreos from earlier into the mixture. Fill you popsicle molds up and set in the freezer for at least 6 hours. I would recommend to use a spoon or knife to help you fill the molds. It is not a runny liquid so you will need to use a utensil to help get it in. This is what mine looked like after filling up the molds:

When they are done, you might need for run the mold under some hot water to help release the yummy popsicles! You are left with a delicious treat that will cool you down from the heat!

Love,

LibLou ❤

Snacks for Your Pooch

We hear about delicious treats made for you and your family, however, have you heard about the delicious treats your dogs can eat? Today, you are going to witness two dog friendly snacks that will get the happy pooches drooling for more!

To see the list of human foods your dog CAN eat, please click here. To see the list of human foods your dog SHOULD NOT eat, please click here. Just a little word of advice, before you feed your dog a food you are not sure is safe for them, you should always check the internet first.

The first dog snack is yogurt and strawberries. I gathered some Greek yogurt and cut up a few strawberries into cubes. Then, I put the ingredients into the dog bowls and let them eat!


The next treat is apples and peanut butter. Once again, I got some smooth peanut butter   and added a few apple slices to the peanut butter. Then let the pups eat!


If you plan on making these easy treats for your pup, please check out the websites about what your dog can and cannot eat, listed above. These will help you know the restrictions to using some of the foods, especially with apples. If you noticed, strawberries are not on the list of foods your dog CAN eat, but if you look it up, it is said that they can. To read about strawberries and whether they are okay for dogs, please click here. Once again, for the safety of your pet please read all of the websites I have listed. I hope your dog enjoys these treats as much as mine did!

Love,

LibLou ❤