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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!!!!!

Posted in Environmental Wellness, Personal Wellness, Relaxation

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!!! 🌷

Posted in Environmental Wellness, Personal Wellness, Relaxation

Our Iris Flowers Will Soon Be Blooming πŸ’

Our Irises in Bloom

One of the most amazing things as Spring approaches is seeing our garden waking up from its long winter’s nap. This weekend, we noticed that our irises are beginning to grow with their green leaves a couple inches out of the ground. Like little kids, my husband and I get so excited to see them because we know that they made it through another winter.

Irises Popping Up

We also noticed that a group of irises that we divided and planted in another section of our garden are growing too!! Usually, our irises bloom in mid May and are simply beautiful.

Our New Section of Irises

Now there are a ton of varieties when it comes to irises. Our irises are called Bearded Irises, which come in a multitude of vibrant colors. They tend to grow 20-40 inches in height and bloom in mid spring and some rebloom in late summer. Irises do well in full sun to partial sun.

So, if you are looking for a new pop of color in your garden this Spring, wander around your garden center and take a look at irises!!!! You may fall in love with them just like we did.

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Spring is Right Around a Corner

Daffodils

Here we are at the end of February and today is a beautiful, sunny, yet chilly day. When you think that Spring is never going to get here, suddenly you see something that makes you think “Spring is Right Around the Corner.”

While walking around our garden, I noticed that our daffodils are peeking out of the ground!!! I was so excited that I had to take a picture. Even though it is a little early, it means that Spring will be here soon!!! πŸ™‚

So, here is to Springing into Spring!!!!! Hope you have a fantastic Saturday!!

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Hot Chocolate Anyone?

I don’t know about you, but hot chocolate is just one of those beverages that I can have year round!!!! We are going to have cold weather this weekend and I took out my recipe to make hot chocolate and I wanted to share it with all of you! πŸ™‚

Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar


1/4 cup baking cocoa


Dash salt


1/3 cup hot water


4 cups milk ( I use Almond Milk)


3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


Miniature marshmallows, sweetened whipped cream, cayenne or cinnamon sticks, optional


Directions


1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt.

2. Add water; bring to a boil.

3. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

4. Stir in milk; heat to serving temperature (do not boil).

5. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Whisk until frothy.

If you want, feel free to garnish with marshmallows, cream, a dash of cayenne or cinnamon sticks.

Hope you enjoy!!!