Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins & {Giveaway Closed}


Monday, December 27, 2010

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins & {Giveaway Closed}

Today I wanted to bake up a quick snack for the kids. Last week I was thumbing through a new cookbook I received in the mail. I came across this recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. My little guy is a chocoholic as well as a muffin man so I knew this recipe would be perfect.

Not to mention I had a couple bananas in my fruit bowl just calling my name. I had everything I needed in the pantry so it worked out perfectly. Look how high and yummy these muffins baked up.  I literally had this recipe thrown together and in the oven in about 10 minutes. Don't you just love those kinds of recipes.
I mentioned above that I received a new cookbook in the mail. Well besides the cookbook. I also received COOKIES!!!! A couple weeks back a representative from Tate's Bake Shop asked me if I would be interested in sampling some of their yummy cookies. 

 Included with the cookies was a review copy of  Tate's New Bake Shop Cookbook. I said yes of course because who can turn down a good sampling of cookies. I had heard that the Tate's Bake Shop in South Hampton had some awesome goodies so I couldn't wait.

I was so excited the day my packaged arrived. I ripped open the box like a kid in a candy store. Pulling the boxes out as I read each cookie flavor I was in heaven. Oatmeal Raisin, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Chocolate Chip. One of my favorite cookies is white chocolate chip with macadamia nuts. 

I was so bad I didn't even wait until the kids got home to share the cookies. Instead I just helped myself to a big glass of milk and few cookies. All of the cookies were crispy on the outside and buttery good on the inside.  My favorite cookie by far was the oatmeal raisin they were crispy yet chewy all at the same time.
And the cookbook well it's is simply wonderful. All of the recipes are home style cookies, pies, cobblers, cakes and muffins. There's even a healthy alternative chapter consisting of recipe like, Energy Bars, Whole Wheat Quick Bread, Sports Bars and Multi grain Muffins.
 
Be on the look in the next couple weeks because I will be making Tate's Cinnamon Swirl Bread pictured above. And since I am coo coo for coconut I plan on making Tate's Coconut Birthday Cake for my upcoming March birthday. The Coconut Cake has both buttermilk and cream of coconut, so I know it will be fabulous.



This Giveaway is CLOSED & A Winner has been Chosen

Would you like to have some of Tate's Bake Shop Cookies? Well, I have a treat for you! One lucky Mommy's Kitchen reader is going to win an assortment of Tate's Bake Shop Cookies as well as a copy of their wonderful cookbook.

You will receive the following cookie flavors. Oatmeal Raisin, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

How To Enter The Giveaway: 
Just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite cookie is? Mine is Oatmeal Scotchies by far. (mandatory entry)

Additional Entries: 
You can do any or all of the following for extra entries. Please leave a separate comment for each one.

1. Become a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Face book. When you have done that, return to this post and leave a separate comment letting me know that you are now a fan of Tate’s Bake Shop.
2. Become a Fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Face book.
3. Mention this giveaway on your face book page. Come back and tell me so.
4. Become a new Google Follower to Mommy's Kitchen (left side of my blog page)
5. Tweet this giveaway by using the re tweet button on this post. Come back and let me know you tweeted the giveaway.

Bonus
Before I go if you can't wait to try Tate’s Bake Shop cookies you don't have to. Tate's is offering all Mommy's Kitchen readers a 15% discount on any purchase from now through December 31st.

Just go to Tate's Bake Shop and enter the promotional code "cookie" to get your discount upon check out. This discount is valid until December 31st.

This giveaway will end at midnight (cst) on Saturday, January 1st 2011. At that time, a winner will be chosen at random using random.org and notified. Winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. If you do not have a blog please leave your email address in your comment in case you are the winner. Contest open to US Residents only due to shipping charges.
As for these muffins they turned out really good. They even got my little muffin mans approval.




Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:
2 - cups all purpose flour
2 - teaspoons baking powder
1/2 - teaspoon baking soda
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1/2 - cup salted butter or coconut oil
1/2 - cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 - cup sugar
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
2 - large eggs
1 1/2 - cups mashed bananas
1/2 - cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 - cup chocolate chips
2 - tablespoons raw sugar for topping, optional

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan. Mix the flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside.

Cream the butter and the sugars until they are lights and fluffy.

Add the vanilla and eggs and mix everything well. Mix in the bananas and sour cream. Fold in the flour mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Spoon the mixture into prepared muffin cups to about 3/4 full. The cups will be very full, but don't worry they wont spread over.

Sprinkle them with sugar or more chocolate chips. Bake them for 20 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted comes out of the center of one muffin clean.

Cook's Note: I wanted to note that I have had great results using one cup whole wheat flour + one cup all purpose flour, coconut oil and greek yogurt in this recipe. 


Disclosure: Tate's Bake Shop provided me with an assortment of cookies as well as a copy of Kathleen's, Tate Bake Shop Cookbook for the purpose of this review. Tate's is also offering one of my readers with a Tate's Bake Shop Prize Pack. I would like to thank Tate's Bake Shop for sponsoring this giveaway.


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Judy W said... #

My favorites are chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies. But basically if it's a cookie I'll eat it!!

Jenny @ Adventures of the Smith Family said... #

My favorite cookies are white chocolate macadamia nut with snickerdoodles coming in a close second....YUM!!!

ann said... #

I never met a cookie that i didn't love! But, if I had to pick one it would be Oatmeal Raisin. Yum!

Jenny @ Adventures of the Smith Family said... #

I became a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook.

Alison said... #

Chocolate chip!

Jenny @ Adventures of the Smith Family said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Jenny @ Adventures of the Smith Family said... #

I am a Google follower of Mommy's Kitchen blog.

Gailanne said... #

I am a Cookie Monster, one of my favorites is Oatmeal Raisin!

Gailanne said... #

I am a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Face book!

Gailanne said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Face book!

mary lou said... #

My favorite cookie has to be Toll house chocolate chip. I know, so traditional....

janeywan said... #

Raisin filled, you don't see those on to many recipe blogs, but I would share with you.

janeywan said... #

I'm already a fan on FB and google reader.

oursafehaven said... #

My favorite is oreo's!

janeywan said... #

Now a fan of Tate's bake shop as well!

oursafehaven said... #

fan of tate's bake shop.
oursafehaven

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oursafehaven said... #

shard on fb.
oursafehaven
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oursafehaven said... #

tweeted!
@searching4
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Anonymous said... #

Hi,
I love chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies! They are the best!!
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Anonymous said... #

My favorite cookie is and will always be the chocolate chip/chunck cookie. I love them so with a big glass of milk=)

Julie McNee-Ruger
brehzmnd@msn.com

Margie Huddleston margie@thehuddlestons.org said... #

My favorite cookies are white chocolate with cranberries. We make them at Christmas time...and, lots of other times, too! :)

Amy said... #

Favorite cookie - my husband's homemade oreos

Melody said... #

Chocolate Chip is my facorite. But I like most cookies in general.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Melody said... #

I'm a follower on GFC.

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heyjude10969 said... #

Favorite Cookie: Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip.

heyjude10969 said... #

I'm a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook.

Vicky B said... #

My favorite cookies are the good old standby Oatmeal cookies!

heyjude10969 said... #

I'm already a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook.

heyjude10969 said... #

I mentioned this giveaway on my Facebook page.

heyjude10969 said... #

I've become a new Google Follower of Mommy's Kitchen.

heyjude10969 said... #

I've tweeted this giveaway.

nadine said... #

My favorite cookies are date nut pinwheels. Just the aroma reminds me of many Christmas past :)

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said... #

My favorite cookie is my homemade white chocolate, macadamia, and apricot cookies. I'm definitely taking advantage of the 15% off discount for Tate's cookies. My hubby's favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin.

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said... #

I just posted about your giveaway on my facebook.

Tiff said... #

I love all cookies, but I am partial to chocolate chip.

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Brenda S Okie in Colorado said... #

I'm already a follower on google and facebook friend of Mommy's Kitchen. I NEED COOK-IEEEE!!!

Jennifer said... #

I love your blog!! Thank you so much for sharing! I love chocolate chip cookies, the ones from the Doubletree hotels are truly the best!

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said... #

Became a friend of Tate's Bake Shop on facebook. I can't wait to try these cookies!

amanda said... #

Fave cookie has to be oatmeal with raisins.
Amandanicoleknauff@gmail.com

amanda said... #

I am a fan of Tates bakeshop on facebook.

amanda said... #

l also a fan of mommys kitchen on facebook and been following your blog on google reader.
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April Darcy said... #

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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jkjkjkb said... #

My favorite cookie is a chewy chocolate/walnut chip cookie!

jkjkjkb said... #

I became a follower on google (and email!)

Tammy said... #

My favorite cookie is oatmeal!

Tammy said... #

I just became a new Google follower to Mommy's Kitchen.

Tammy said... #

I just became a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on facebook.

Darlene said... #

Toll House chocolate chip cookies.

Anonymous said... #

I love Russin Tea Cakes yummy!!!!!
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mandyloo said... #

My favourite cookie by far is not quite from scratch but it is how I found YOU when I had lost recipe from a friend...Homemade Oreo cookies! And then , I cannot believe they came out with cakesters at the store soon after! Not even close. From scratch I love a homemade molasses chewy cookie :)

mandyloo said... #

I also became and fan of Tates on facebook. looks YUMMY!

mandyloo said... #

I alos tweeted this contest... and I never knew before we needed to repost that we did! oops all the other contests, I never let you know, but I do all the ways to enter! Thanks for all the fun giveaways!

mandyloo said... #

and... new to me...I am now a google follower too :) wow you are getting around :)

mandyloo said... #

And, just for good measure I posted this to my facebook wall!!!

Susan said... #

It's so difficult to just pick one but I'll have to say oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Peanut butter is a close second though.

sjs said... #

I love sugar cookies.:)
Sharon :)

annemarie said... #

Chocolate chip is by far my favorite.

karen said... #

You are now on my fb page!

JenR65 said... #

Hi, I am a fan of you and of Tates on FB. My favorite cookie is an Oreo Truffle. :)
jenr65@hotmail.com

jezinthekitchen said... #

I love oatmeal cookies loaded with raisins, pecans and coconut :)

The Better Baker said... #

I am most definitely a cookie monster! But my favorite cookie is an oatmeal choco chip that my mom made often when I was growing up.

The Better Baker said... #

I'm already one of your fans at Facebook!

gretchen hays said... #

I am now a fan of yours on facebook.

gretchen hays said... #

Chocolate chip cookies are the bomb.

gretchen hays said... #

I retweeted your post on twitter.

gretchen hays said... #

I mentioned this on my face book page.

Anonymous said... #

My favorite cookies are Beth's Oatmeal Raisen cookies on Allrecipes.

Anonymous said... #

My favorite cookie is the white chocolate macadamia nut.

Jennifer
herronhousehold@gmail.com

Anonymous said... #

Totally Love Cocoa Kisses mmmm
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Anonymous said... #

Now a FB of Tate's!!
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Anonymous said... #

My favorite cookie is gingersnap.

Anonymous said... #

My favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin and chocolate covered cherry cookies. B
Tina bluegoose1947@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said... #

Long time FB fan of yours...
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Dawn said... #

Dawn
I love chocolate macadania cookies...yummmmie

Anonymous said... #

I just shared your post on FB!!
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Aunt lodi said... #

My favorite cookie is Chocolate Chip

Aunt lodi said... #

I am a fan of Mommys Kitchen on Facebook

Califia's Lap said... #

I love chocolate chip cookies. They were the first cookies I ever made and I love making them for my kids now.

Aunt lodi said... #

I became a fan of Tates Bake Shop on Facebook.

Aunt lodi said... #

I posted about this giveaway from Tates Bake Shop on Facebook.

Anonymous said... #

My favorite cookie is a mint sugar cookie. Yum

Tennille said... #

My favorite are sugar cookies!! Especially frosted ones!

Heather said... #

My favorite cookie is white chocolate macadamia nut.
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Melissa said... #

My favorite is chocolate chip, especially when they come out of the oven all nice and gooey, Yummy!

Melissa said... #

Already a facebook fan does that count

Linda and Matthew said... #

Oatmeal. I love anything oatmeal!

Linda and Matthew said... #

I follow.

Linda and Matthew said... #

A fan of you!

Linda and Matthew said... #

A fan of Tate's!

Rhonda said... #

I like to make all kinds of cookies, but I think my favorites would be chocolate chip pecan. They're just so good hot out of the oven... Yum!

Anonymous said... #

Soft and chewy chocolate chip
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April said... #

My favorite cookie is Peanut Butter!

Gail said... #

My favorite cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip (with some cinnamon) yummm

April said... #

Already a fan on FaceBook.

April said... #

Became a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on FB.

April said... #

Posted about your give away on my FB page.

April said... #

I'm already a Google follower. Great giveaway!

Malissa said... #

I love cookies especially with nuts. My favorite has to be my mom's Noel Nutballs. I've had these before but never compare to my mom's. Yummy!

Boo Monster Becky said... #

My favorite cookies are most definitely white chocolate macadamia nut! They make me smile:) I also became a facebook fan of Mommys Kitchen.

Anonymous said... #

my favorite cookie is the old fashioned buttermilk. mmmm . . . Tammy

HANSON GIRL said... #

My favorite cookies are my great, great, great Aunt Katie's frosted sugar cookies.

HANSON GIRL said... #

I am now a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook.

HANSON GIRL said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Cindy said... #

I became a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook!!

Cindy said... #

My favorite cookie is any kind with peanut butter. I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER and I love your blog!!

Kelly said... #

I love oatmeal raisin cookies!

Erin said... #

My favorite cookie of all time? Crud, it's so hard to narrow it down! I think chocolate chip peanut butter would have to be it. crazybulldogs at comcast dot net

Erin said... #

Of course I follow you on GFC!!! www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Erin said... #

I'm a fan of Tate's on FB! =o) crazybulldogs at comcast dot net

Barefoot Belle said... #

My favorite cookies are oatmeal toffee.

Barefoot Belle said... #

I'm a fan of tate's on facebook!

Sally said... #

My favorite cookie is chocolate chip. I want to try the muffins. I make a orange chocolate chip muffin from a Hershey's cookbook that is my husbands favorite. I would love to win the cookbook and cookies.

Sally said... #

I am now a FB fan of Tate's Bake Shop.

Sally said... #

I am also a FB fan of Mommy's Kitchen. Love reading and trying your recipes!

Pillie said... #

Cookies are my favorite food. My favorite? What else...Chocolate Chip.

Anonymous said... #

My favorite cookie is snickerdoodles. Full of goodness and memories.

Nellie said... #

My favorite cookie is double chocolate chip! Actually, anything with chocolate in it is very hard for me to resist.:)

Anonymous said... #

I love peanut butter cookies with minit chocolate chips! Oh.So.Good!!!!

Wendy
luv4alina@yahoo.com

Anonymous said... #

I am a fan of Tate's on Facebook.

Wendy
luv4alina@yahoo.com

Anonymous said... #

I became a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook.

Wendy
luv4alina@yahoo.com

Danyelle said... #

I prefer chocolate chip cookies.

Kanga said... #

My favorite cookie is a Russian Tea Cake, followed by an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie! Mmmmmmm!!!!!

Kanga said... #

I am now a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook!!!!!

Kanga said... #

I am already a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on FB :D

Kanga said... #

I tweeted! @KangaMomma

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Anonymous said... #

Love oatmeal cookies and the cinnamon bread is also a big favorite!!
Sue Y

Nancy said... #

Your banana chocolate chip muffins look wonderful!

I love chocolate chip cookies - they are my favorite.

Anonymous said... #

I love white chocolate macadamia cookies. Bev Ross

Anonymous said... #

I am a fan of Tates Bake Shop
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Anonymous said... #

My favorite is the classic chocolate chip cookie! But I am happy to eat any and all types of cookies! -thesteady5@gmail.com

Jodie said... #

No doubt Peanut Butter Cookies!!

Anonymous said... #

I love peanut butter cookies.
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Lynell said... #

My favorite this week is Oatmeal Raisin. I just LOVE COOKIES!!

Lynell said... #

I did it... Im now a fan of Tate’s Bake Shop.

Lynell said... #

I left a comment on my FB Page...

Lynell said... #

Oh, Im already a Mommy's Kitchen Fan

Lynell said... #

Im now a new Google Follower!

laurie tangney said... #

First of all this is my go to website for new recipes!! Everyone has been awesome!! My favorite cookie recipe is White chocolate macadamia nut cookie!! Also, peanut butter with hershey kisses on top Laurie Tangney

Red Neck Diva said... #

My favorite cookie is oatmeal raisen by far

Red Neck Diva said... #

I am also following mamas kitchen on face book

Red Neck Diva said... #

i am following taste of bake of facebook

ReaderGirl52 said... #

Frosted sugar cookie for me.

I "LIKED" you and Tate's on FB. Hope I win!

Already follow with Google RSS.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said... #

I am a chocolate chip cookie freak. I have at least one every morning with my coffee.

Red Neck Diva said... #

I tweeted the giveaway
domesticdivatam

Anonymous said... #

I am now a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on FB=)

Julie McNee-Ruger
brehzmnd@msn.com

Anonymous said... #

My favorite cookie is the Buffalo chip cookie.
Has everything in it , but the kitchen sink .lol ;-)

Anonymous said... #

I love any kind of chocolate cookies. I have at least one kind every morning with my coffee.
Nancy mawpawok@yahoo.com

Dragonlady said... #

white chocolate macadamia nuts for sure...
Brenda

Red Neck Diva said... #

I shared the giveaway on facebook
here is the link http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1252288445

Dragonlady said... #

I follow you on FaceBook
Brenda

Dragonlady said... #

I am a follower of your blog on google reader
Brenda

Red Neck Diva said... #

i am going to share the give away on my fan page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/DOMESTIC-DIVA/119210934337
i think i am already following you google but the google button isn't working

Anonymous said... #

I became a fan on Tate Bake Shop on Face book. Nancy mawpawok@yahoo.com

Cathy Zitkovich said... #

My favorite is a good ole peanut butter cookie.

Cathy Zitkovich said... #

I am a fan of yours on facebook. Thanks for all you do.

Cathy Zitkovich said... #

I am now a fan of Tates Bake shopon facebook

B Fryman said... #

My favorite cookie is....I can't decide! I keep break n bakes in my freezer at all times! My favorite new cookie is toffee apple. Cookies beat cakes any day! B
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Karen said... #

Peanut Butter cookies are my all time fav!

dctm said... #

My favorite is Chocolate Chip with pecans

Christie C
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jannybelle said... #

I became a fan of Tate's on facebook!

jannybelle said... #

I'm already of fan of Mommy's Kitchen!

jannybelle said... #

I re-tweeted your tweet about Tate's!

Shellym said... #

do homemade southern moon pies count? If not, then oatmeal raisin. always homemade :)

jannybelle said... #

I shared on my facebook page! Thanks Tina!

jannybelle said... #

Oatmeal Scotchies...mmmmm. Oatmeal Raisin....close 2nd!

Ange said... #

Any cookie with chocolate in it. How could I possibly choose just one flavor?

Ange said... #

I'm a fan of Tate on facebook.

Ange said... #

I'm now of fan of you on facebook! :)

Kristin said... #

I am a fan of Tate's on Facebook.

Claire S said... #

I love love love Martha Stewart's sugar cookies!

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cathybrowne said... #

I am a fan of Tate's on Facebook and in real life!

Catherine Carter said... #

My favorite cookie is the madeline or shortbread, can't decide which so I eat both! :) Love Tate's Bake Shop and now I have a new site, Mommy's Kitchen. Those muffins look yummy and I have everything I need to make them today! Yummmmm
Catherine

cathybrowne said... #

I am a fan of Mommy's Kitchen and love to bake.

cathybrowne said... #

I adore snickerdoodles, love white chocolate with macadamia nuts and every other cookie you bake runs a close second.....

Anthony, Jackie and Ayden said... #

OH MY OH MY!!! My favorite would have to be something ... oh no ANYTHING with peanut butter!!!

Anthony, Jackie and Ayden said... #

I am a fan of the wonderful Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook!

Anthony, Jackie and Ayden said... #

I am a fan of the oh so awesome Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook!

Anonymous said... #

My favorite cookie is Peanut Butter. Fan of Tate's on FB and Fan of Mommy's kitchen on FB. lafrometa@yahoo.com

Cathy Zitkovich said... #

google is not working but I tried

Cathy Zitkovich said... #

I also mentioned your give away on my face book account:)

Cathy Zitkovich said... #

I also retweeted your tweet.Just love your site!

kjtgp1 said... #

My favorite has to be chocolate chip!

Elizabeth said... #

Moist oatmeal pb choc chip, aka, Monster cookies

kjtgp1 said... #

I've become a fan of both Tate's and Mommy's kitchen on facebook.

Elizabeth said... #

I'm a fan of Tate's on facebook

kjtgp1 said... #

I also retweeted this post as well.

Elizabeth said... #

Tweeted it

Anonymous said... #

I am now a fan of Tate's Bake shop and Mommy's kitchen on facebook....I love your blog!!

Sereina said... #

My favorite cookie is chocolate chip.

Sereina said... #

I'm a fan of Tate's on Facebook.

Carolyn said... #

I AM A fan of Mommy's kitchen on facebook

Carolyn said... #

I AM A FAN OF TATE'S ON FACEBOOK!

Southern Girl said... #

I'm a chocolate chip girl all the way! :)

Becky said... #

YUM! Those muffins look good! My favorite cookie is a crispy chocolate chip!

Southern Girl said... #

I'm a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook!

Becky said... #

I am a fan of Mommys Kitchen on facebook :)

Southern Girl said... #

I'm a fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook. :)

Southern Girl said... #

I'm a proud new Google follower of your blog!

Carolyn said... #

My favorite cookie is Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal...YUMM!

Carolyn said... #

I retweeted! :)

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