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Blueberry Bliss Muffins

Blueberry Bliss Muffins

Today, as my husband and I did our normal Saturday routine, which includes going to our favorite farmer’s market, our eyes were drawn to the fresh blueberries in front of us. We simply had to get a bunch of them and once home, I couldn’t resist doing a little baking today.

Of course, the first thing that came to mind was Blueberry Muffins!!! I wanted to share this recipe with all of you just in case you have time to bake over this holiday weekend. πŸ™‚ Of course, a word of caution, my husband has already devoured four of them, so you may have hide them from the ones you love!!! 🀣🀣🀣

Ingredients

1/2 Cup of Butter, Salted

1 1/4 Cup of Sugar

2 Cups of Flour

2 Eggs

2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder

1/2 Cup of Almond Coconut Milk

2 Cups of Fresh Blueberries (Set aside a half a cup of blueberries)

Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 400 Degrees.

2. In your mixing bowl, cream butter and then add sugar. Mix at low speed.

3. Add eggs and mix them in.

4. Add flour, baking powder and then almond milk and mix ingredients.

5. Take 1/2 cup of blueberries and mash them with a fork. Fold them in along with the remaining blueberries.

6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

7. Once out of the oven, sprinkle a little sugar on top if the muffins if want!!

I hope you enjoy these!!!!!

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Enjoying Our Garden πŸŒΊ

Our Garden

I simply love the spring and this weekend’s weather was amazing! Temperatures were in the 80s and there was a light breeze. My husband and I spent most of the weekend working on our yard. So many of the flowers in our garden are blooming!! We have Daisies, Gerber Daisies, Lavender, Lilies and much more. The flowers are so bright and cheerful, I just had to do a post about them.

Daisies and Lavender

So, I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and had some time to relax!!

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Lemon Crisps Anyone? πŸ‹

Lemon Crisps

Every once in awhile, I have an urge to bake!! Usually, my favorite season for baking is around the holidays, however, every once in awhile I feel inspired to bake and the other day was just one of those days!! Our local farmer’s market was finally opened after a chilly winter and not only did we fill up our basket with local vegetables, I picked up some fresh lemons. I tend to use lemons in my water but this particular day, I wanted to make Lemon Crisps and I thought that I would share the recipe with all of you. 😊

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of salted butter

1 3oz. packaged cream cheese

1 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon grated lemon rind

2 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix all ingredients together.

2. Chill dough at least 3 hours.

3. When ready to bake, pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

4. Prep your cookie sheets and spray them with Pam Baking Spray.

5. If you want to use cookie cutters, roll into 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut cookies with a floured cookie cutters OR If you want to save a few minutes, roll into small balls and press down with a fork.

Getting Ready to Bake!!

6. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes.

Cookies Cooling

Hope you enjoy this recipe!!!

Here’s to your health!!! πŸ™‚

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Such a Beautiful Spring Day!!! πŸŒ·

Tulips

I don’t know about you, but I love spring! Today, my husband and I did some work in our garden and everything is starting to come back to life!! Our Crape Myrtles are starting to bud, our Irises are growing and our tulips are simply beautiful!!!

More tulips!!

Indoors, we have several plants in our home and last weekend we got a Hyacinth from our favorite farmer’s market. We decided to leave it in our living room because not only is it beautiful but it gives off a heavenly scent.

Hyacinth

Now gardening is something that we truly enjoy. Sometimes, one way to Achieve Complete Wellness is simply being in the moment. Doing things such as getting outside to enjoy the fresh air, gardening, baking, taking a walk or reading a good book is not only relaxing but may help boost your mood! Give it a try and see how it feels!!

As always, here’s to your health!!! 🌷

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Health Benefits of Mussels!

Mussels

One of my favorite meals to make for dinner is mussels. Now being Italian, I love mussels in red sauce…yes, I said sauce 🀣🀣🀣 or in a white sauce with lots of garlic!! Mussels are easy to make and are fantastic over a bowl of pasta.

Now one thing that I didn’t know is that mussels have several heath benefits. Below are just a few:

1. Mussels contain Omega-3 fatty acids which are good for you heart and your brain. Usually, oily fish such as salmon or sardines are the first ones people think of when it comes to Omega-3, however, mussels cooked in the shell contains 500 grams of Omega-3 which meets a person’s daily requirement.

2. Mussels are high in protein.

3. Mussels are high in iron. Interestingly enough, mussels have 4 times the amount of iron than steak!

4. Mussels are low in fat and are low in carbohydrates.

So, if you’re thinking about a quick and easy dinner to make that is healthy for you, have some mussels for a change!!!

Here’s to your health!! πŸ™‚