Whoooopie Pies

Whoopie pies are one of my favorite tasty treats.  After spending six years living in Florida, where people are clueless about the chocolaty goodness of the whoopie pie, I was jonesing for a pie when I came home to Maine.  I went on a quest to purchase a whoopie pie, but they just did not…

Day 7 – Zucchini Carrot Muffins

My sister has a bad ass garden.  She grows everything that is possible to grow in the harsh Maine climate.  Her strawberries were fantastic.  I am patiently waiting for her to offer me some raspberries and blueberries, but in the meantime, I have been presented with a lifetime supply of zucchini.  I love to grill zucchini and throw…

Summer Smoothie

I love a good smoothie.  They are quick, easy and can be very healthy, just as long as your select your ingredients carefully.  This is my “go to” smoothie recipe – super simple and it uses items that you always have in your house.  Fruit, low fat yogurt (any flavor that you have on hand)…

Day 6 – Strawberry Muffins

What is better on a warm summer day than a big, juicy strawberry?  Seriously, nothing is.  I had a bunch of ripe strawberries that were screaming to be put to work, so I decided to drop them into some muffin batter and let the magic happen.  They turned out great – Miss Olivia, who is 8,…

Chocolate Delight

This is a Samuell family favorite.  Growing up, my mom would make this for everyone’s birthday.  There are six kids in my family – that a lot of chocolate delight!  Now I make it for my family.  It is super easy to make (kind of semi homemade) and everyone loves it.  You can make it with…

Day 5 – Mini Meatloaves aka "Meat Muffins"

My family loves meatloaf.  Normally I make it in a loaf pan, but on night when I am short for time, I will whip up the meatloaf and bake it in a muffin tin, cutting the baking time in half.  This recipe has been  used by my mother for fifty years.  It is my son’s…

Day 4 – Donut Muffins

I love donuts.  I love muffins. Whoever thought of combining these two tasty treats is a baking genius!  I have tried a few other recipes for donut muffins, but this one, which I found on Howto-Simplify.com, are by far the best.  These muffins are really easy and fun.  I made them with Olivia, my 8…