Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

 Today is the last Monday of the month and that means it is Secret Recipe Club day.  I have met so many great bloggers through this program and have enjoyed my past year of “stalking” new blogs.  I was excited to receive Casey’s blog My Beautiful Disasters for my last SRC post.  This girl is truly amazing!!!  I wish that I had been as dedicated to working out in high school.  I think it is so cool that she runs 5K’s with her dad too.  And her blog has so many fun recipes on it…did I mention she is still in high school?  I am way impressed that she keeps up with her homework all while posting all this delicious food.

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Carrot Cheesecake Muffins – SRC

Today is the Secret Recipe Club reveal day for Group D.
I was assigned  Karen’s blog Lavender and Lovage.
Although we come from completely different backgrounds and cultures,
I felt better connected to her when I read her about me page and learned she has been
interested in food since she was a little girl.
My kids love to see all the pictures I have of me when I was little and baking.
It was fun to read her post’s, and I could feel her food excitement through her words.

Chocolate Mocha Muffins

Chocolate Breakfast Muffins

A few weeks ago my daughter and I went out on a shopping “date”. We try to go out every couple months just the two of us.  The plan is that she can stop at any store she wants and we usually get some sort of coffee drink for our shopping energy.  Now on these “dates” I am not allowed to go to the stores that I normally would go into.
This means no Old Navy, no Maurices, no American Eagle…basically no clothing stores except for Justice.  And that clothing store is the only one allowed because she loves their clothes. Me…I don’t love their prices that much, so I have to limit her to the clearance racks and maybe a nail polish.
We had a blast going through the racks and even found her a few tops and nail polish without breaking the bank.

Caramel Mocha Chip Banana Muffins

I have a love/hate relationship with bananas.
I love to eat them when they are green.
I hate that they ripen so quickly on my counter.
Good thing I use a lot in smoothies and baked goods
because once they turn yellow
I won’t touch them with a ten foot pole.
Plain that is…
I don’t mind them mixed up with other things.

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Cherry Mocha Chip Muffins

Just popping in with a quick recipe for you this morning…
I was “challenged” by a blog reader to come up with a
holiday muffin recipe for her to make this Christmas morning.
Ok, Brianna, here are
Cherry Mocha Chip Muffins!
(i sure hope you like cherries, chocolate and coffee:-)

Cherry Mocha Chip Muffins

1 c. flour + 2 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. milk
1 tbsp. espresso powder (or 2 tsp. instant coffee)
1 egg
1/4 c. oil
1 tbsp. sour cream
3/4 – 1 c. cherry pie filling
1/2 c. choc chips

Preheat oven to 350*. Line muffin pan with liners…just to make it easier. Mix together dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and combine until lumpy. Do not overmix. Stir in choc chips and pie filling. Fill liner 3/4 full. Bake 22-25 minutes. Muffins should be golden brown and spring back when touched.

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