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Triple Berry Muffins

Bakery Style Triple Berry Muffins with Homemade Streusel

Bakery style streusel muffins, absolutely brimming with berries? We’ve got the best recipe ever. And it took us 3 batches to perfect. So you’ll be glad to know that this recipe isn’t just a good one. It’s been tried, tested, tested, tested and given the thumbs up after several attempts.

When it comes to baking up those oversized bakery muffins (the ones you’ll pay up to $5 for in the store!) it’s hard to find a batter that bakes up light and buttery, holds together well once cooled, all without being overly cakey and dense. So that was our mission when we hit the kitchen for this one. Make the perfect, just-the-the-bakery muffin. Not too thick. Just the right sweetness. Tender and tasty. 

The first batch was too heavy. The second batch was too oily. But (and now this is starting to sound strangely like Goldilocks here, isn’t it?) the third batch was just right. So, grab your batter bowls and whip this one up. 

These giant muffins are a meal unto themselves. Perfect for breakfast on the go, or Sunday brunch with friends. Pair ’em with bacon and mimosas, or enjoy them on their own. No matter how you bite into them, we think you’ll agree, these bakery-style muffins are truly the berry best.

Bakery Style Triple Berry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Go Chocolate. Swap out the berries for chocolate chips. Stir in 1 cup of mini chips, or oversized chips, for an extra-sweet option.
  • Go Mango. Add in 1 diced mango and 1/2 cup shredded coconut (instead of berries) for a tropical twist.
  • Keep it Simple. Don’t want to stir in all three types of berries? Just one will do. Add blueberries only, or raspberries or blackberries. And keep this muffin recipe sweet and simple.

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Triple Berry Muffins

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Bakery Style Triple Berry Muffins with Streusel Topping

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Triple Berry Muffin

Bakery-style streusel topped muffins full of three kinds of fresh berries. Absolutely delicious!

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer or large bowl, beat together the btuter, eggs, and sugar until fluffy. Add the flour, vanilla, baking soda and beat until well mixed. Add milk and lemon zest, beating until batter is smooth. Fold in raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Spoon into a well-greased or cupcake paper-lined Good Cook 6-Cup Texas Muffin Pan. In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together the streusel mixture until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of each muffin. Bake in preheated oven for 23-27 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12
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Our Favorite Basic Pizza Dough

The Best Ever Pizza Dough. Quick and simple yeast dough, which rises quickly and bakes up crispy and tender. Absolutely awesome and so easy, kids can make this recipe!

Forget the frozen and store-bought options! Homemade pizza parlor perfect crust is easier to make than you could ever imagine. To perfect this recipe, we tried dozens of options. And this one won over them all. Absolutely ideal for thin crust pizza, it’s perfect for any of your favorite, classic pizza toppings. Easy enough for kids to help make (so even newb bakers can feel comfortable with this yeast-based recipe!), no long wait for rising…just perfect pizza everytime. 

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The Best Ever Pizza Dough. Quick and simple yeast dough, which rises quickly and bakes up crispy and tender. Absolutely awesome and so easy, kids can make this recipe!

Fun Flavor Twists

This delicious dough serves as the perfect foundation for your favorite toppings or make your homemade pizza gourmet with these delicious topping combinations:

  • White Out. Top uncooked pizza dough with chopped sun dried tomatoes, chopped garlic, mozzarella. Bake, sprinkle with fresh basil.
  • Asparagus Chicken. Top uncooked pizza dough with shredded parmesan, sliced tomatoes, asparagus spears, diced cooked chicken
  • Salsa Pizza. Top uncooked pizza with salsa, shredded cheddar, and taco meat. Top cooked pizza with chopped green onions and cilantro.

 The Best Ever Pizza Dough. Quick and simple yeast dough, which rises quickly and bakes up crispy and tender. Absolutely awesome and so easy, kids can make this recipe!

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The Best Ever Pizza Dough. Quick and simple yeast dough, which rises quickly and bakes up crispy and tender. Absolutely awesome and so easy, kids can make this recipe!

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The Best Ever Pizza Dough. Quick and simple yeast dough, which rises quickly and bakes up crispy and tender. Absolutely awesome and so easy, kids can make this recipe!

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Our Favorite Basic Pizza Dough

Start any meal off right with a no-fail basic pizza dough. Soft and slighty sweet, this simple homemade pizza dough is perfect rolled thin and cooked until crispy, or rolled thick and baked until chewy.

  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 cups flour

Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk together water, sugar, olive oil, yeast, and salt. With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour 1 cup at a time, until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a clean, lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough 20-30 times, until it becomes soft and elastic. Cover the dough with a clean cloth, allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Roll out, place dough on a lightly greased Good Cook pizza pan. Top as desired. Bake in an oven preheated to 475 degrees for 10-12 minutes, just until the cheese begins to bubble.


 

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No-Bake Easter Nests

No-Bake Spring Dessert: Easy and Adorable Easter Nests

Looking for a quick Easter treat? Our no-bake Easter Nests call for just 4 ingredients and are so easy to make, kids can help! An adorable addition to any party table, these yummy desserts take less than 15 minutes to make.

If you’re making these to share, wrap them up in an Easter Baking Basket. The Sweet Creations 10-piece Spring Cookie Cutter Set comes in a ready-to-go basket for instantly adorable gift giving. A perfect pair to share with a plate of these yummy noms.

No-Bake Spring Dessert: Easy and Adorable Easter Nests

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Making quick treats is even easier when you have the right setup is essential. Here are a few basics to get you started:

  • Silicone Oven Baking Mat. Though it’s designed to keep cookies from sticking to the baking pan, this no-stick silicone mat is also ideal for candymaking! Place your chocolatey nests on the sheet, allow to harden, and you can remove them easily for wrapping. No nonstick spray needed!
  • Heavy Duty Scoop. Make perfect-sized nests every time with this the Sweet Creations Heavy Duty Cast Metal Ice Cream Scoop. The comfort-grip handle makes it easy to scoop nests with one hand and shape them with the other. 
  • Candy Gift Wrapping. Package your homemade treats like a pro with our line of gift wraps, designed just for goodies. Package your sweets in pretty striped boxes and create custom tags with our ready-to-go wraps.

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No-Bake Spring Dessert: Easy and Adorable Easter Nests

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No-Bake Easter Nests

This chocolatey no-hassle recipe is quick, easy, and tradition-worthy. Kids of all ages will enjoy this Easter treat.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 4 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup mini candy-coated chocolate eggs

Instructions

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together. Stir until smooth. Add the chow mein noodles to the bowl, slowly stirring until coated. Use an ice cream scoop to place mounds of the chocolate-coated chow mein noodles on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Gently press the center of each mound in, to create a nest. Place three mini chocolate eggs in the center of the nest. Allow to cool and harden completely before serving.

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4-Ingredient Chocolate Bar Danish

How to Make a Gooey Chocolate Danish with Just 2 Basic Ingredients. Video tutorial included! You need this crazy delish croissant hack in your life.

Golden, flaky and amazingly delicious, this oozy chocolate Danish is just the perfect complement to any cup of coffee, it’s also super easy to make. You need just 4 simple ingredients and one sturdy baking sheet to get started. Prep it in 10 minutes, bake and you’ll be pulling apart a hot, flaky pastry in less time than it takes to hit the corner store bakery.

You can use either milk or dark chocolate for this recipe. We’ve tried both and recommend using dark chocolate. Milk chocolate ends up tasting tremendously sweet. But dark chocolate recreates that classic flavor of a Paris croissant.

Another trick to Danish success? Make sure you cook the puffed pastry until it is medium golden brown. Though the sheets will turn light golden, the pastry doesn’t puff into flaky layers until it’s had ample time to crisp. So, leave that pastry in the oven long enough to completely cook.

Ready to try it out? You can print the recipe below. But before that, why not watch this yummy wonder come together? We’ve cooked one up in our own kitchen, so you can see just how worthwhile it is to cook one up in yours!

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4-Ingredient Chocolate Bar Puffed Pastry

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Chocolate Bar Danish

2 basic ingredients plus an egg and sugar. That’s all you need to make these insanely delicious slices of chocolate croissant.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 1 large (4.25 oz) chocolate bar, dark or milk
  • 1 egg
  • sugar for sprinkling.

Instructions

Thaw your puff pastry sheet according to directions on the label. Once thawed, lay flat on a cutting board. Lay your chocolate bar on top of the puff pastry sheet. Using a pizza cutter or pastry wheel, slice diagonally from the edge of the pastry sheet to the edge of the chocolate bar all the way down until you have made slits all along the edges of both sides. Fold the diagonal strips you have formed onto the chocolate bar overlapping and forming a braid appearance as best as possible. The main point is to make sure to cover any of the exposed chocolate. Trim any excess where needed and use to path any holes if necessary. In a separate bowl, whisk an egg to make an egg wash for the pastry. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then lay your pastry on top. Brush the egg wash onto the pastry and then sprinkle with sugar. Bake 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool slightly, then cut and serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

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Spooky Monster Eyeball Cookies

Monster Eyeball Cookie Recipe

Halloween is around the corner and spooky snacks are fun to make and eat with your kids. My little ones had a ball (no pun intended) making these Spooky Monster Eyeball Cookies. Grab an AirPerfect cookie sheet, a package of parchment paper and a cookie scoop, ’cause kids of every age deserve a batch of these adorable treats, stat!

Monster Eyeball Cookie Recipe

This recipe is incredibly versatile. You can use whatever chips, nuts, or candies you have in your pantry.

Monster Eyeball Cookie Recipe

Have chunky peanut butter? Great, use that. Only have quick cook oats, no bigs. My kids are on a peanut kick right now, so I used roasted peanuts and it gives a nice crunch and extra peanut flavor.

Monster Eyeball Cookie Recipe

The best part of these cookies are the eyeballs. I found these candy eyeballs in my local craft store. They have different sizes, and I really like how they look with a mixture of big and little eyes.

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Spooky Monster Eyeball Cookies

A fun play on the monster cookie perfect for Halloween!

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 13
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3⁄4 cup flour
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1⁄2 cups oats
  • 1⁄2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1⁄2 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup chocolate covered candies candy eyeballs (large and small)

Instructions

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together butter, brown sugar, and peanut butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, scraping the bowl as needed. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, salt, and oats. Mix until just combined. Add chips, peanuts, and chocolate candies. (I hold back some of the candies to press into the tops of the cookies) Scoop onto prepared sheets using a 1⁄4 cup ice cream scoop. Press chocolate candies and candy eyes into the dough. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL | How to Make Mini Caramel Apple Bites

 How to Make Mini Caramel Apple Bites

Make no-fuss DIY Caramel Apple Bites as a fantastic alternative to Caramel Apples this year and let the party in your mouth begin! These easy bites would be perfect for a party or just a sweet afternoon treat! To make these tiny little bombshells of fun, you will need a Good Cook Touch Double Melon Baller to form the apple balls. 

What You’ll Need

 How to Make Mini Caramel Apple Bites

How To Make ‘Em

 1. Begin by taking your melon baller and pressing into the sides of an apple to form an apple ball. The ball will be slightly flat on the side of the ball where there is the apple skin.  Work your way through the apples until you have formed as many balls as possible from about 5 or 6 apples. Some of the balls may not turn out quite right depending on where on the apple you form them, so sort through and choose the ones that are the most rounded. Set aside the apple balls. 

2. Insert into each apple ball a cake pop stick. It’s okay if the stick pokes almost through the other side of the apple but try to keep the stick inserted just before this point. 

3. In a microwavable safe container, add an 11oz bag of unwrapped caramel candies and 2 tablespoons of water. Cover the container with a lid and microwave for about 3 minutes, stopping each minute to check the caramels and stir. Once completely melted, you are all set. 

4. Allow the melted caramel to cool a little and if you have time, dry off the apple balls with a towel. Working with apple balls that are as dry as possible will ensure that the caramel sticks better against the all sides of the apple with no skin.

  • TRY THIS: Caramel not sticking to your apples? Gently dry them with a clean paper towel, then toss them in powdered sugar. Voila! Your apples are ready to dip…and the caramel will stick!

5. Set up an assembly line of apple balls with inserted cake pop sticks, melted caramel and candy sprinkles. Dip each ball into melted caramel and twirl all the way around. Next dip each ball covered in caramel into the candied sprinkles. 

Set on a parchment paper and serve immediately! Let the Caramel Apple Bites party begin! Enjoy! 

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DIY Honey Lavender Lemonade

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade
As soon as the temperature rises, so does my need for lemonade. I don’t know why, but there are very few things more refreshing than a tall glass of ice cold lemonade with lots of ice on a hot summer day. I make gallons of the stuff all summer long, my kids are always guzzling it too. I can’t seem to keep enough lemons in the house for the amount of lemonade requested. My Honey Lavender Lemonade has been in heavy rotation all summer long. 

Lemonade is not hard to make at all, but you do need to juice fresh lemons. It makes all the difference in the end result. I like to use either a juicer or a Lemon Squeezer to get the most out of my lemons with the least amount of effort. For this version I used honey and lavender. I love being able to reduce the amount of sugar and add a natural sweetener. The taste is floral and works really well with a bit of lavender. With lavender, you need to resist the urge to go overboard. It’s really pretty and purple, so I completely understand wanting to add a lot to the syrup. Trust me on this one, too much lavender and it will taste like soap. 

If you really want to make this special, add 2 ounces of vodka and you have an elegant summer cocktail to boot.

How to Make Lavendar Syrup

Heat sugar, honey, 1 cup water, and lavender in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir until the sugar and honey melt completely. Let the mixture cool.

Try This! Love the idea of Lavender Lemonade and really want to showcase that beautiful flavor? Add a little color to your lavender syrup! A few drops of purple food coloring once your mixture is melted, whisk to mix, then cool and stir into the recipe as instructed. You’ll get a gorgeous batch of purple lemonade that looks incredible on picnic tables. 

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade

Juice lemons until you have 1-1/2 cups lemon juice. The Good Cook 1.5-Cup Manual Citrus Juicer System makes this step simple. Its 1-1/2 cup capacity includes easy-read measurement markings on the side of the cup, so all you have to do it press lemons into the detachable reamer and twist until the juicer is full. The unique double sided strainer spout lets you pour with or without pulp, and the durable plastic is BPA-free, so you can rest assured your homemade lemonade is fresh and free from harmful chemicals. 

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade

If needed, strain the pulp from the lemon juice.

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade

Pour the lemon juice into a pitcher. Strain the lavender out the syrup and add to the lemon juice.

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade

Add 4 cups of water. Chill until ready to serve. 

How to Make Honey Lavendar Lemonade

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Honey Lavender Lemonade

A refreshing lemonade made with honey and lavender.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon dried lavender
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice

Instructions

To make the syrup, heat 1 cup water, honey, sugar, and lavender in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until sugar and honey dissolve. Let the lavender steep in the syrup and let cool completely, about an hour. Strain the lavender from the syrup and add to a pitcher. Add lemon juice and 3 cups water. Stir to combine. Chill in the fridge.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6

 

 

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How to Make French Toast Rollups!
French Toast Roll Ups – Bring breakfast to a whole new level with these roll ups.  French toast filled with strawberries and chocolate hazelnut spread!

French toast is one of my favorite breakfasts. It is a family tradition that we have it every year on Christmas. Usually thick cut French toast with maple syrup and sausage is our traditional breakfast. For whatever reason, we hardly ever have it the rest of the year. I used to make a couple slices for my son at least one a week, but even that is rare these days. His favorite way to eat French toast is topped with diced strawberries and maple syrup. Which got me to thinking about a fun twist I could put on French toast for him.

French Toast Roll Ups - Bring breakfast to a whole new level with these roll ups.  French toast filled with strawberries and chocolate hazelnut spread

These French Toast Roll Ups are filled chocolate hazelnut spread and diced strawberries. Two of his favorite things in one little bite, I knew he would be thrilled! French toast roll ups are great for little kids, because they can eat them with their hands. Fun for them to just pick up and dunk in maple syrup. Plus you can fill them with just about anything that your family likes. Peanut butter? Go for it, it will be like peanut butter & jelly for breakfast! Want it savory? Use sausage links! So easy to switch up and make everyone happy.

French toast rolls ups are a fun new twist on a classic.  Filled with chocolate hazelnut spread and strawberries these are sure to please!

French toast rolls ups are quick and easy to make. All you have to do is use a rolling pin to flatten slices of bread. Then spread chocolate hazelnut spread over each slice and sprinkle on a few strawberries. After you roll them up, just dip in the same egg/milk mixture you would when you make traditional French toast. Great for a special breakfast or even an after school snack. I made these for my son for his birthday breakfast. He was pretty excited, and now thinks they need to be a regular occurrence. Can’t say I blame him, anything with chocolate hazelnut spread has my heart.

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