Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Paleo Cranberry Clementine Muffins

This post is in partnership with Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs
All opinions in this post are my own.

Paleo Cranberry Orange Muffins

Most Sunday afternoons during the fall and winter you will find me in my kitchen making
a big pot of soup, followed by some type of muffin or corn bread. Sometimes I stick to our
favorites like vegetable pastachicken noodle or lentil soup and other times I try new
recipes that I've pinned or found in one of my many cookbooks.  My muffin Pinterest board
has close to 300 recipes that have sparked my interest, so I have plenty of new recipes to

Quality ingredients are key when cooking and baking for my family. When I was younger
I never understood the importance of sourcing your food. I never though about what type
of chemicals, pesticides or antibiotics were used before grocery items reached the store.
Now I do know and I choose to buy from companies that care about providing quality
organic products.

Pete and Gerry's organic eggs are free-range and produced without antibiotics, synthetic
pesticides and GMO's. Pete and Gerry's works with over 50 small family farms who welcome
visitors with open arms so that you can get a first hand look at what a real organic, free-range
family farm looks like.  The company also cares about sustainability. I love that they offer
a carton take back program to recycle empty cartons!

Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs
Paleo Cranberry Orange Muffins

I love using seasonal fruit and vegetables, so when I noticed organic cranberries at the
grocery store I immediately put them in my cart for these muffins! I've been enjoying
more Paleo recipes lately and decided to use almond flour for the muffins. I love the
nutty flavor combined with the fresh cranberries and clementine. If you don't have
clementine's you can certainly use a orange instead.

Paleo Cranberry Clementine Muffins are delicious and make a wonderful, healthy snack
this time of year.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Paleo Cranberry Orange Muffins
Paleo Cranberry Clementine Muffins

2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
zest of one clementine or orange
3 large eggs (I love Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 T coconut oil, melted
2 T juice from clementine or orange
1/2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
Whisk dry ingredients and clementine zest in a large mixing bowl.
Combine wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
Fold in cranberries.  Using a large cookie scoop, fill muffin cups 3/4 full.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool muffins on a wire rack.

Yield - 9 muffins


Monday, October 7, 2019

Sweet + Salty Halloween Chex Snack Mix

Halloween Chex Mix Chocolate Bark.

It's time for another festive and fun sweet + salty Chex Snack Mix!
Chex snack mixes are a family favorite, especially around any holiday.
With all of the cute and colorful Halloween candy and sprinkles available right now
I decided to whip up a batch to show you just how easy this Chex snack mix is to make.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Air Fryer Everything Bagel Chicken Nuggets

This post is in partnership with GoWise USA. All opinions stated in this post are my own.

My nasturtium plant has finally bloomed and it makes me so happy!
I was a little late in the game getting it planted, but now it's finally producing some blooms
and I love adding these peppery tasting editable flowers to my salads. I'm not sure how long
it will last into the fall, but with these warm temperatures we've been having in Virginia,
I hope to get a few more weeks of blooms from it.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Baked Oatmeal Cups

Hey friends!
Any oatmeal fans out there?

Oatmeal is one of my most favorite breakfast foods. It's delicious, hearty and good for you
too! Every few Sundays I bake a batch of these Baked Oatmeal Cups and then freeze them
to enjoy throughout the month. I top them with fresh berries, sliced figs, bananas or Lily's
chocolate chips. They are 3 Weight Watcher Smartpoints each using my recipe.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet. All opinions stated in this post are my own.

Spice Cake mix pumpkin muffins

Happy September friends!
It's going to be 90 degrees here in Virginia today, but it will soon be time for warm cozy
drinks, hearty soups and all things pumpkin, so I'm sharing a quick and easy recipe AND
a fabulous new product to help get you prepared for fall.

Introducing the new Keurig K-Duo Essentials Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker...make
a single cup or an entire carafe of coffee with the same coffee maker! You can find it
exclusively at Walmart  - retailing for $99.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Quick & Healthy Meals to Pack for Work

This post is in partnership with PackIt®. All opinions stated in this post are my own.
Post may contain affiliate links.

PackIt Bento Lunch Container

I'm in denial that summer is almost over. I mean seriously, how is it almost September already?
I guess I can deny it all I want, but days are getting shorter, evenings are cooler and the sound
of a school bus turning around in our cul-de-sac each morning lets me know that I better
kick it in gear and get to the office.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Hello Monday

Several years ago I used to write a post titled Hello Monday where I would share random
photos of my week or favorite things. Well today I'm bringing it back because I've got a
lot of new favorite things lately and I thought you might like them too.