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Magic Muffins

It has been a long while since I have posted a recipe on my blog.  I have been making these muffins a lot lately. My kids love them, and that is always a bonus to get my kids eating healthy stuff.  My friends have been asking for the recipe for the last month.  Sorry it took so long!!  The recipe started out from the Malto Meal box.  I then just substituted out and added in things that best suited our way of eating to make it healthier.  If you are gluten free you can always use rice flour instead of wheat.  We have a juicer so I just save some of  the pulp in a container in the fridge, so I have it on had when I make my muffins.  You don’t have to, but it is a great way to add in veggies and your kids won’t know  the difference. 

Magic Muffins

         

Magic Muffins

1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour

¾ cup Malt-o-Meal (or just add more flour)

½ cup brown sugar (or substitute honey)

¾ cup rice or soy milk

½ cup grated carrots or zucchini (or pulp form your juicer)

1-2 ripe bananas

¼ cup canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Mix ingredients until well combined.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook 16-18min.

Makes 12 muffins

 

Happy Birthday Ruby

Yesterday we celebrated my nieces 1st birthday.  Ruby is such a sweet blessing to our family and we were so happy to be celebrating her birthday with her.  Daniel made some delicious strawberry Nutella  crepes.  Very Yummy!! 

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Celebrating Baby Number 3

My dear friend Sarah is getting ready to have baby number 3.  We all could not help but celebrate this new little girl.  Really any excuse to throw a party and I am on it!!  Christa, Katie, and Sara K. were my partners in crime and helped me so much! I love throwing parties with friends because everyone pitches in on the areas that they love, and it just makes everything fun and easy!!  story board

IMG_3147 The Best Grilled Cheese Ever!  Are you hungry? Christa did all the food which was amazing. On the Menu that night was Broccoli Cheese and Tomato soup, salad, and grilled Panini’s.  Thank you Christa for putting that all together.  Oh FYI Cheesecake Factory Balsamic Vinaigrette “To Go” is so yummy!  

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Can you ever go wrong with  good old tissue paper flowers?!!

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I have not done a sit down dinner for a shower in a long time,  it was fun to actually use real dishes.  Thanks to Leslie who washed all those dishes after the party!!!  What a blessing!!

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Dessert

The Ladies at Frosted Cakery out did themselves as always with our amazing desserts.   The cake was divine, and the macaroons got rave reviews!  They have a new store front in  Tower District on Wishon, stop by for a cupcake and coffee, you will not be disappointed.

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Congratulations Sarah and big sis Kennedy, we can’t wait to meet her!!

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Happy Birthday Lucy

Our little Lucy turns one!  Sheree hosted a lovely winter themed party.  We had yummy  soup with toppings, and warm bread. It was so good!  Frosted Cakery did the cake, and it was divine as usual!

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If only I was this committed!

My husband is a heath food junky!! I can’t tell you how many times we have had someone over and he has offered them some sort of supplement, or he has updated them on the latest book he is reading on nutrition.  It is a little ironic, because all growing up and even when we first started to date he did not eat like this!! I was the one that ate salads and fruit and he would have nothing to do with it.  His mom even said as a kid  he just liked  foods that were “white” .  Now that he is older all that “white” food may have caught up with him because he has definite issues with his digestions.  This is of course a huge motivator in eating better.  Honestly though he really likes it.  I like healthy eating but I have to say it is much more of a challenge to stick to it.  Now don’t get me wrong my husband does love his McDonalds and donuts some times, but I swear he get’s just as excited with his sprouted bread and lentils!

All that to say he is so committed to eating healthy like Really Healthy!!!  I wish I were half as committed, and then I would never complain about all this “baby weight”, which I have to stop saying now that Noah is two.  He is my inspiration!!  He told me to take a picture of this meal because this is what he wished I cooked for him all the time.   I am a work in progress.  Ohh Lasagna, how I miss you, but my body thanks me as I step up my game and eat better.

 

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Grilled Salmon, Sprouted Bread, Hummus, Almonds, and Pomegranate (from our tree) .

 

 

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Megan’s Bridal Shower

Sheree hosted a lovely bridal shower for her friend Megan last night.  She used mostly yellow and white, and had these amazing white umbrellas scattered around the house. It was so beautifully done.

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Sheree gave these “Frosted” ladies a break, and made these amazing desserts herself. Yes, the nine layer chocolate cake was as good as it looks! Can this girl do it all or what!!

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Whole Made Roasted Corn Brochette

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Somebody just turned 7!!!

 

What more could a seven year old, want but an awesome Fineous and Ferb cake!!  Great job ladies www.frostedcakery.com.

 

Reagan 7th birthday

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Christa’s Bridal Shower

Vintage Inspired Bridal Shower

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Menu

Chicken Salad Sandwiches,

Quiche Lorraine

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Mushroom & Spinach Quiche,

Green Leaf Salad with Roma Tomatoes,

Fresh Seasonal Berries

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Decadent Chocolate Cake

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 Lemon Blueberry Soap

 

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House Wife Challenge

Baking a cake with no recipe! She did great (of course)!

 

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Some Of The Amazing Gifts She Received!

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Congratulations Christa! I am looking forward to the wedding!

Edible Favors

I think these are so adorable.  I would definitely need to brush up on my pie skills if I tried these! Yum Yum! Check out the site for other favor ideas. Elizabeth Ann Designs .

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Debra’s Very Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well Debra I always get the best complements when I make your cookies, so I thought it was time to post your recipe. I definitely recommend this, if you are planning on doing a little Holiday baking this year. They are easy, and Oh so good!!!

 

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Debra’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream Together:

4 sticks of butter (l lb.) Softened

1 box (l lb.) dark brown sugar

1 3/4 cup sugar

Mix in:

3 Eggs

2 Tablespoons vanilla

Mix together in separate bowl:

6 cups of flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

Gradually add dry ingredients and mix well.

Next Add:

2 bags of chocolate chips

Bake at 350 for 7-8min. (Do not over bake!!)

 

Enjoy!!!