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Tasty Tuesday: French Breakfast Puffs

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time now, you know how much that I LOVE to cook and bake! I started Tasty Tuesday’s here on the blog to share with you all some of my favorite recipes that are staples around our house, as well as those recipes that I test on occasion. 

I was recently introduced to the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond by one of my readers, Debra. I have to tell you that I am now hooked! Her recipes are not only easy to prepare, but oh-so delicious! She also give step-by step instructions that anyone can easily follow.

Today’s Tasty Tuesday recipe, French Breakfast Puffs,comes from Ree Drummond’s Cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks. I made these on Saturday, and they were divine! I hope that you will try them for yourself!

Ingredients for the Puffs:

3 cups all purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 cup milk

Coating for the puffs:

1/2 pound of butter (2 sticks)

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups. 

2. in a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.

3. In a seperate large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. 

4. Add egss and mix again.

5. Alternate adding one-third of the flour mixture and one-third of the milk to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.

6. Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full.

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove the muffins from the pan and set aside. 

8. To make the coating for the puffs. melt the butter in a bowl or glass pan. In a seperate container, combine the sugar and cinnamon. 

9. Dip the warm muffins in the butter coating thoroughly…

10. Oh yeah you know what comes next….roll each muffin in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Don’t be afraid to coat those babies! 🙂

11. Enjoy with a nice cup of coffee or tea! 

Tasty Tuesday Recipe- Sour Cream Blueberry Banana Bread

Today’s Tasty Tuesday recipe combines my love for 2 of my favorite breads {blueberry & banana} married together in one- Sour Cream Blueberry Banana Bread!

This tasty recipe comes from and has quickly become one of our family favorites!


2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 cup of softened butter

3/4 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup mashed ripe bananas {2 large}

1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup blueberries

1/2 cup chopped pecans {optional}


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium high speed, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, then add the bananas and sour cream and beat until blended. Gradually add in the flour mixture at a low speed and continue beating until the batter is smooth. Fold in blueberries and pecans {if you use them}. Spoon the batter into loaf pan. Sprinkle sugar on the top for a nice crystalized finish. {Sugar in the Raw would be perfect on the top of this!}

 Bake for 1 hour until nice and golden. Enjoy! This is delish with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea!

FYI-This actually made enough batter that I was able to bake one loaf of bread and one tray of mini muffins.

Tasty Tuesday- BBQ Pineapple Chicken

It’s Tuesday again, can you believe it? That means it is time for another Tasty Tuesday recipe! 

Today’s Tasty Tuesday recipe is BBQ Pineapple Chicken! I wish that I could take the credit for this one, but it all goes to my wonderful mother-in-law! From the moment that my hubby and I tried this recipe, we were hooked! It is so easy to make and if you are a stockpiler, you will more than likely have all of the ingredients on hand. It is also a very budget-friendly meal!

BBQ Pineapple Chicken


1 pound of chicken breast or thighs cut into chunks

1 15oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained

1/2 bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce


Place can of drained crushed pineapple, BBQ Sauce and chicken chunks in a ziploc bag to let the mixture marinate for several hours.

Place the mixture into a baking dish and bake at 350 until chicken is cooked through.

Serve over brown or white rice with a nice green veggie for a satisfying and delicious meal! This is what we are having for dinner tonight, so sorry there is no pic! My mouth is watering thinking of this! 🙂