Banana Bread

Banana Bread

This easy banana bread recipe comes together in just a few minutes and then bakes for one hour, filling your house with the most delicious smell. I think it smells like warmth, love and comfort. The secret to this recipe is a half cup of sour cream. The sour cream keeps it moist and you have the option to add nuts or not, depending on your preference.

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

The Christmas cookie exchange is not complete without peanut butter blossoms! This classic recipe is a favorite of mine and all thanks go to its originator, Mrs. Freda F. Smith of Gibsonburg, Ohio. She entered the Pillsbury bake-off in 1949 and while she didn’t win the grand prize, I’d say she wins in all our hearts for this delicious creation. Her recipe was honored again at the 50th anniversary celebration.

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

This easy vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting recipe is simple and perfect. The cupcakes are light and fluffy and the frosting is rich and creamy. Cake flour and sour cream keep the cupcakes light and moist. This cupcake recipe doesn’t use egg yolks so the batter stays white. Perfect if you’d like to customize it with a food coloring for a special occasion. The butter cream frosting is also easily colored and holds onto sprinkles very well.

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