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Vegan Kitchen Sink Muffins

Every baker has found him/herself with awkward amounts of ingredients left over. A 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips, a 1/2 cup of coconut, a handful of pecans… no one wants to throw this stuff away because it’s expensive, but how do you use it up in...

Vegan Berry Chai Muffins

Today was an unseasonably warm 56 degree day in Chicago – the sun was shining, the snow melted away revealing three months worth of dog crap and garbage strewn about my neighborhood, and white people everywhere were prematurely wearing shorts. It was too wet to...

LOST Cupcake Toppers

Tony and I have been talking about the new season of LOST a lot lately, and the conversations are eerily similar to the late-night talks we’d have when I was several months pregnant and anxious about becoming a mother. “What do you think it’s going...

Organic Cranberry Lemon Muffins

At work we have a pretty amazing book shelf full of snacks. There are, at all times, at least 10 different kinds of power bars- also, granola, two-bite cookies, flax crackers and the crowning jewel- our weekly delivery of fresh organic fruit. Yeah, I know. This week...

Mac & Cheese Throwdown!

Hey, remember like, months ago when I posted pictures of my mac & cheese cupcake and the whole entire Internerd freaked out? Yeah! I’m finally posting the recipe today along with all the winning recipes from Echo magazine’s Mac & Cheese Throwdown!...

Vegan Very Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

  vegan very lemon poppy seed muffins Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! So I graduated from Columbia on the 17th but I’m finishing my last eight credits (as well as holding down an internship at Time Out Chicago’s Eating and Drinking guide- woot)...

Wake Up and Live!

Wake up and live! Wake up and live your life- see what there is to see. I won’t sit around all day cause life means more to me! Wake up and live! So many kids content to sleep their lives away but I’m gonna try to make the most out of this day. Wake up and...

Low-fat Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Muffin

Zombi 2 MuffinOriginally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! Yesterday I watched Fulci’s Zombi 2 for oh…the 500th time? But this time I watched it as a student (in my zombie class) and paid more attention to the cinematic elements and cultural context of the...

Donut Muffins

Donut Muffin Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! I read about donut muffins like, three times this week on all different foodie blogs. Now, I like muffins and I love donuts so I really couldn’t see anything not being awesome about these. And guess...

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

blueberry muffins Originally uploaded by Bake & Destroy! I never really post muffin recipes, even though I bake them pretty often because they aren’t as sweet and cute as cupcakes or cookies. But they are tasty, and really if you think about it,...

Tenoberry Muffins

I don’t usually post bad recipes unless it’s something that’s out there in public where someone else might bake it and be as disappointed as I was. (Like the chocolate chip cookie recipe on most bags of chocolate chips- these never turn out right, I...

Mini Banana Muffins

 My kid loves bananas. We have to hide them or his crazy “I want banana” dances become destructive and sometimes violent. So I made some mini banana muffins for tomorrow’s breakfast. Here’s hoping they appease the beastie. This recipe has been...