Berry Yummy: Blueberry Swirl Muffins

Blueberry Muffins are literally the best. (Especially those Costco ones, like gimme… Seriously.) But when regular Blueberry Muffins aren’t just gonna cut it, I present to you: Blueberry Swirl Muffins! *applause* Why thank you. So how is a Blueberry Muffin and a Blueberry Swirl Muffin any different? you may ask. Well, basically instead of placing whole blueberries into muffin batter, you reduce the blueberries down into a sticky sauce and swirl it into the batter. Sure, it’s a little more work, but it looks super pretty and it’s super tasty! Wanna know how to make ’em? Keep on reading…

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Merry Christmas: Croquembouche

Merry belated Christmas! (Can you say that? Or do you just say “I hope you had a merry Christmas”? Hm.) Anyway… after seeing croquembouche on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship and on Fox’s MasterChef Junior, I decided to take a try at making this Christmas tree-resembling, fancy French dessert. (Did you know that croquembouche literally means “cracks in the mouth” because of the crunchy, delicious caramel?) I love profiteroles, I love eclairs, and I love anything cream puff-like, so I decided croquembouche would be the perfect dessert to present as the last course of our fancy Christmas feast. It was surprisingly easy to make, and extremely delicious! Next year during the holidays, I urge to make this show-stopping, stunning dessert that I like to call, the leaning tower of cream puffs!

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3-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake

Trust me, I know what it’s like to live with allergy restrictions. Although I don’t have any allergies, I grew up with my brother being allergic to literally everything. Nuts, tree-nuts, dairy, gluten, soy, legumes, certain shellfish and other random food items. You name it, he was allergic to it (luckily he has outgrown most of these allergies by now). Gluten-free is probably the most common allergen besides nuts, and luckily for all you gluten-free viewers out there, I have a special mug cake recipe just for you! This  flourless chocolate cake has a deep chocolate flavor that will satisfy any chocolate craving. An an additional bonus: it is by far the simplest mug cake I have ever made (it’s only three ingredients!).

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Ultimate Fudgy Chocolate Microwave Mug Brownie

What could be cuter and ‘nummier than a single serving brownie in a mug? Especially one that’s dense, chocolaty, and fudgy (and did I mention easy)? Trust me, this personalized brownie will whip up fast and satisfy any sweet tooth!

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