Monday, June 27, 2016

The Best Cornbread

I've been searching for a go-to cornbread recipe for quite a while and I think I finally
found it!

The Best Cornbread





















I pinned this recipe several months ago when I read that the recipe was shared by the chefs
at Walt Disney World.  This is the cornbread that they serve at the Hoop-Dee-Do Musical
Revue at the Disney Fort Wilderness Resort.  I knew it had to be good!

The Best Cornbread





















I used Bob's Red Mill Fine Grind Cornmeal because I love all of Bob's products.  I did not
have any whole milk in the house, so I substituted with almond milk and it was still
delicious.

The Best Cornbread





















The best cornbread will be perfect this fall with homemade tortellini soup or chili, but I
love cornbread all year round, so I'll be serving it plenty this summer too!

The Best Cornbread





















The Best Cornbread

3/4 C plus 2 T unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 C plus 2 T granulated sugar
1/4 C plus 2 T fine cornmeal (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 T baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C whole milk
1/4 C canola oil
1 large egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a standard size loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.
In a small bowl, add milk, oil and beaten egg.  Whisk together.

Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing just until combined.  Pour batter into the
prepared loaf pan.  Bake for 25-28 minutes, until golden brown or a toothpick
inserted comes out clean.
Place pan on a cooling rack.  Allow cornbread to cool 10-15 minutes before
slicing.

Enjoy!

Yield - 1 loaf or 10 corn muffins

recipe from The Little Kitchen

Monday, June 20, 2016

DIY Beverage Cart

Last week I attended my first Do-It-Herself workshop at my local Home Depot.
Normally I don't spend much time at all in Home Depot unless I need to run in for
some spray paint or to check out the flowers and plants, but when I read that the
workshop taught you how to make this adorable beverage cart I was all in!

Do It Yourself Beverage Cart


I'll admit, I was a little nervous.  A hammer and screwdriver are the extent of my tool
usage, but our instructor, Grace, put me right at ease.  She was so nice, friendly and so
encouraging!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Protein Blender Muffins

For the past week I have been enjoying one of these protein blender muffins with a little
almond butter for breakfast and I can't wait to pack my freezer with more.  They are
healthy, delicious and the protein boost helps me get moving!

Protein Blender Muffins





















To make Protein Blender Muffins simply add all of the ingredients into a blender, pour or
spoon the batter into prepared muffin cups and bake. That's it!  

Friday, June 10, 2016

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Cupcakes are perfectly acceptable for breakfast if they're topped with bacon and maple
syrup. Right?!?!

Maple Bacon Cupcakes





















There are a few men in my office who just love when I bring cupcakes to work, so I 
surprised them earlier this week with a new cupcake flavor that I thought they would 
enjoy - Maple Bacon Cupcakes.  I kept the cake simple by baking a vanilla cupcake.

One of the men suggested I add bacon to the cake next time.  
He said you can never have too much bacon!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake and a prAna Giveaway!

This post is in partnership with prAna and Stonyfield.  
As always, all opinions are 100% my own.  

Ahh summer.  My favorite time of year!
I know summer doesn't technically arrive for a couple more weeks, but hey it's June,
so that's good enough for me!






















These beautiful warm days have me craving light, refreshing treats and soft, comfortable
clothing.  As soon as I get home from work, I trade my dress clothes for t-shirts, shorts
and flip flops! They feel so much better!

A few months ago I shared my love of prAna, a stylish and sustainable line of clothing
and accessories you can wear every day.  I have partnered with Stonyfield and prAna
again to share my latest favorite top, a healthy sweet treat and a fabulous giveaway!


Monday, June 6, 2016

Strawberry Granola

This post in in partnership with Bob's Red Mill.  As always, all opinions are 100% my
own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make Me and My Pink Mixer possible.

I recently finished off my favorite peanut butter granola and was rummaging through
the pantry for ingredients to make a new batch, when I found a bag of dehydrated
strawberries that I had purchased from Trader Joe's.  I usually keep my homemade
granola pretty basic, but thought the strawberries would add color and sweetness to
my favorite yogurt topping and evening snack. I was right!

Strawberry Granola





















Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats and Flaxseed Meal are always
the base of my homemade granola.  The taste and quality is top notch!  I also added
a little oat flour to the granola by pulsing rolled oats in a food processor.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Oreo Cookie Cream Pie

Happy June!
May was such a busy month with Madison's graduation party, Mother's Day and lots of
travel for my day job, so I'm really looking forward a month without too many obligations.

I want to go for bike rides, read books, relax by the pool, go on hikes and just do summer
things.  What's on your summer list?  Please tell me.
Maybe I need to add them to my list too!

Oreo Cookie Cream Pie





















Also, I'm declaring this summer to be the summer of pie.
I love pie, but I don't make them nearly enough.  Cupcakes have always been the center
of attention around here, but that's all about to change.
Say hello to the summer of pie.