Raspberry Cheesecake Muffins – #MuffinMadness with Driscoll’s

Raspberry Cheesecake Muffins - Chew Nibble Nosh

I love a good challenge, and when the good people at Driscoll’s Berries asked me if I’d like to participate in their Muffin Madness promotion for the month of March, I couldn’t resist!  All this month, Driscoll’s will be featuring mouth-watering berry muffin recipes on their website.  You’ve heard of March Madness, right?  Well, Muffin Madness is a whole lot tastier!

They have some amazing recipes on their site, but I decided to try to concoct my own variation.  My all-time favorite berries are sweet, tart raspberries.  My favorite muffins are those yummy pumpkin cream cheese muffins you see in, virtually, every coffee shop and cafe during the fall months.  I thought a raspberry cheesecake muffin sounded like the perfect Spring variation to try.

Blueberry Crumb Muffins

When life hands you blueberries, make muffins.  Isn’t that how the old saying goes?  It isn’t?  Well, it should.

Some mornings just call for muffins, and this was one of those mornings.  I had a pint of beautiful berries in my fridge that was staring at me every time I opened the door.  Usually, I throw some berries on my yogurt in the morning and call it a day, but this morning I didn’t want yogurt.  I wanted a buttery, crumb topped muffin bursting with fresh berries.

So, I made some.

Mocha Oatmeal Muffins

I got a new cookbook!!!  I know you’re as excited as I am, right??  Well, if you’re not, you should be because after looking through the book, I want to make every recipe in it.  And, if you’re nice, I’ll share with you.  See?  It’s a win-win situation!

Cider Mill Doughnuts

It’s apple season up in the Midwest and when I think back on the apple seasons of my past, I immediately think about cider mills.

My favorite cider mill of all time is The Franklin Cider Mill in Franklin, Michigan.  If you’re ever in the neighborhood (between Labor Day and Thanksgiving) stop by!

Banana Streusel Muffins

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My grandmother passed away last night. It wasn’t a surprise, I’d been waiting for the call, but it’s still hard. She lived to the ripe old age of 94, but had been in hospice for the past few weeks. Her little body was giving out on her and we knew it was only a matter of time. That said, today has been a rough day. One of those emotional roller coaster days that just wear me out. I didn’t have time to be tired, though. So, after downing an excessive amount of coffee, I started my day by booking a plane ticket to Michigan and then I made a to-do list that seemed, at the time, a mile long. I had to pack, get the kids’ stuff ready for the weekend, write notes to the kids’ teachers about pick up tomorrow, shoot out about a million emails, run to the grocery store, etc. etc. etc. I was done with all of it before noon. I’m a busybody when I’m stressed out and, much like Izzie on Grey’s Anatomy, when I’ve finished my “stressed out to-to list” I usually end up baking.