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My muffins bring all the boys to the yard. Why? Because they have mascarpone cheese in them, which is smooth, creamy and subtle in flavor. Mascarpone cheese is less rich than butter and compliments any fruit it is paired with. It’s often used in cheesecake, tiramisu or frosting, but when you bake with it, mascarpone creates a dough that’s looser and more pliable, thereby yielding a moister, lighter end product.

In my opinion, mascarpone is really underused. Here’s a pro tip: pair it with Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter when it’s on shelves and put it on toast. Or mix mascarpone with kiwi and strawberries for stuffed french toast. I could go on and on.

Also, I should mention I added lemon juice to these because they enhance the flavor of the berries. You don’t really taste the lemon, but it’s just enough to bring out the flavor of the berries.

Happy almost 4th of July. Love ‘Merica.



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I am a Nutella enthusiast, in case you didn’t know that about me already. I add it to anything I can get my hands on. I am apathetic about a lot of things in this world, but Nutella is not one of them.

If I were president, I’d make Nutella Day a national holiday that warranted closures for schools, companies, government offices, hell, even the stock market. It would be on June 5, my birthday, and all good American citizens would spend the day with loved ones, enjoying Nutella appetizers, entrees and desserts. Nutella Day would become more important than Thanksgiving, and it would certainly give Christmas a run for its money. Who’s with me on this?

Enough of my rambling. Nutella and bananas are a match made in heaven, which is why these beautiful little muffins will rock your world.

Continue reading for the muffin recipe and the almond steamer

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