by Chelsea Johansen

banana chocolate chip cupcakes March 26, 2013

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i had to share this recipe with ya’ll

because i absolutely love banana chocolate chip cupcakes!

now, i’m not a fan of banana flavors in general,

but this is the perfect amount of banana.

if you like banana bread you’ll most likely enjoy these.

yes, i do use betty crocker mix….

but it is really easy, quick, and tasty!

i made some the other day,

but didn’t think to take photos.

not to mention i can’t decorate cupcakes worth crap ­čśŤ



1 box betty crocker supermoist yellow cake mix

(plus the ingredients on the back of the box: eggs, vegetable oil, water)

1 cup very ripe banana (2 medium bananas)

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


follow all directions on the back of the cake mix box.

mash the 1 cup banana and add to the rest of the ingredients before mixing.

mix ingredients on low for 30 seconds, then on medium for 2 minutes.

gradually add the chocolate chips.

keep following box directions from there.


usually makes about 27 cupcakes.

frost with chocolate frosting or even leave plain and enjoy!


mini apple pies! November 15, 2012

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last weekend was dad’s weekend at

washington state university.

i wanted to make something special for my dad

since i don’t get to see him often.

what better than his favorite dessert,

apple pie!

i found a recipe for mini apple pies on the little bit funky blog.

these sounded much less daunting since i have never made an apple pie before.

they were quite simple to make,

just a bit time consuming (2 hours).

but the result was fabulous!

i, personally, don’t like apple pie ,

but my dad, boyfriend, and guests loved loved loved them!

the little bit funky blog has a ton of other great recipes as well.

this is the only one i have tried so far,

but i will definitely be making more!

don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!