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Banana Chocolate Muffins

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Do you ever find yourself at work, not even close to lunch hour, but starving even after having a well-balanced breakfast? This happens to me all the time. I always bring some kind of snack to work to hold me over until lunch. It’s usually some kind of granola bar, nut mix, or muffin.

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Porto’s Bakery and Cafe


My last trip to SoCal was very productive, in regards to being a foodie. I had so many delicious sweets and meals (yes, sweets come first!) that I didn’t get to try all that I wanted to when I was there. I guess I’m just lucky enough to even try these places. I shall go back and try something different when I have the chance.

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Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Muffins


I wanted to make these muffins for my first trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving, but I can’t take food on the airplane, so I just settled for having them for breakfast before my trip. I was half expecting them to taste really sweet, like the chocolate muffins you get at Costco. I was very wrong. It was a more subtle taste of chocolate and the surprise of chocolate chunks on the inside. I kind of wished I used more chocolate chunks, because the burst of chocolate is a wonderful thing.

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Pumpkin Muffins


Since it’s fall, and nothing says fall like pumpkins, I decided to make something out of pumpkins.  I used to hate eating anything with pumpkin in it, just because the taste was so foreign to me.  Then one holiday dinner, many years ago,  I decided to give pumpkin pie another try. I had it with Cool Whip, and loved it.  That just goes to show that you might like something that you used to hate.

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