Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake

This Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake is just like a treat you would find in Italy! The flavor is incredible, and it is a perfect cake for summer.
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We are back from our trip! We had the most amazing time – I shared a ton of photos on Instagram. I hope it wasn’t too many…I just couldn’t resist posting all of the gorgeous views and delicious meals! And I can’t wait to tell you more – a Portofino post will be coming soon. But first, let’s have cake.

Thanks to jetlag, I was up super early on Saturday morning and the first thing I wanted to do was bake! I missed the kitchen! I get so much inspiration when I travel, and want to recreate everything that I ate. We saw lots of olive oil cakes and lots of cornmeal in the breads and pastries in Italy, so that is what inspired me to make a Cornmeal Olive Oil Blueberry Cake!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins

Chocolate muffins are stuffed full of peanut butter chips. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins taste decadent but are actually on the light side!

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Bok from Dubrovnik! That means “hi” in Croatian! TheBetterHalf and I arrived in Dubrovnik yesterday, after eating and drinking our way through Italy. We are absolutely loving Croatia so far. This is my current view…I wish I could write every blog post with this view!  Talk about inspiring.

I made these Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Muffins before we left on our trip and we loved them so much that I just had to take a quick break from vacation to share them with you!… 

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

A delicious and classic recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, made with fresh pineapple. This caramelized fruit is a perfect complement to moist yellow cake.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake | ChezCateyLou.com

With all the baking that I do, you would think that I have tried every classic recipe at least one time. Nope. Not even close. There are just SO many amazing recipes out there. My to-bake list is never-ending. However I am trying to knock out some of the most classic recipes, and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is on that list! I know it isn’t that popular anymore, but it is such a well-known old fashioned recipe that I just had to try my hand at making one. Plus, I’m not sure how this happened, but I had never actually eaten a piece of pineapple upside-down cake until I made this one! Verdict: I am a fan!

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Churro Donut Holes with Dulce de Leche Filling

Churro Donut Holes are stuffed with creamy Dulce de Leche filling. These cinnamon treats are the perfect breakfast or dessert to make for Cinco de Mayo!

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Anytime I see Churros on a menu or pass a churro store, I get overly excited and yell “CHURROS!”. It is a totally weird behavior, but I can’t help myself. I love churros and I also love the word! My churro obsession is kind of strange though because I actually don’t eat churros very often, and had never even tried them until I moved to NYC! I still remember my first real churro – it was from the Doughnut Plant! They don’t make churros anymore, which is a shame, because it was memorably good.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I wanted to make a breakfast based off of churros – Churro Donut Holes, and just to make them even more outrageous I stuffed them with Dulce de Leche!  All in the name of Cinco de Mayo – what a great holiday.
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Orange Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins

Orange Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins are so moist thanks to a cup of Greek yogurt in the batter! The citrus flavor tastes amazing with the chocolate!

Orange Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins | ChezCateyLou.com

I think I might have spoiled TheBetterHalf with all of the baking I do. Let me explain…we almost always have something for him to bring to work for breakfast. I package up muffins and breads and donuts in packs of two and pop them in the freezer so that he can grab one each morning on his way out the door. However I haven’t been baking as much recently and was out of town last weekend, so our frozen baked good reserves are totally depleted! He was actually complaining (jokingly, of course) that he had nothing to bring for breakfast!! Spoiled. So spoiled. I kindly reminded him that there are markets / bodegas / coffee shops on nearly every corner in NYC and that they all have a lovely selection of breakfast items. But it did lead me to make some muffins this past weekend to keep him happy – Orange Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins! And I’m really not complaining – I love having someone enjoy my baked goods! … 

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