Simple Sundays | Chocolate Banana Quinoa Muffins

Chocolate Banana Quinoa Muffins | www.kitchenconfidante.com

I have a song stuck in my head.

“Maybe far away
Or maybe real nearby
He may be pouring her coffee…”

We watched the remake of Annie the other night. All of a sudden, I was a second grader again, belting out Tomorrow in the bathroom, the acoustics bouncing it out to my grandmother, who would gently call from down the hall, “Nene (a Tagalog term of endearment meaning “little girl,”) save your voice for Broadway.”

Looking back, she must have endured a very noisy visit with us that year.

Chocolate Banana Quinoa Muffins | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Add leftover cooked quinoa into this protein rich muffin!

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Irish Cream Sourdough Bread Pudding | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Pair Irish Cream with classic San Francisco sourdough in a decadent and homey Irish Cream Sourdough Bread Pudding.

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Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Cookies | www.kitchenconfidante.com

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Apple Stuffed Belgian Waffles

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Steamed Clams and Mussels in Coconut Curry Broth | www.kitchenconfidante.com | A light and satisfying meal.

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