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Blueberry Protein Muffins

Pinterest can be fun! We all know we spend WAYYY too much time on there. However I have found a few good things!

For example I found these:


They looked pretty good, but so do most picture people take right?! Anyways I was bored on Sunday and wanted to bake. Not just cookies or something terrible, but something a little different! (Don’t get me wrong.. I made cookies too!)

So I made these.  Here is the recipe from Domesticated Academic:

  • 2 c. AP flour
  • 1 c. Oatmeal (I used regular not quick oats. – either should work)
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 oz honey nonfat greek yogurt (2 of the little cups)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted & cooled
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 c blueberries


1. Heat oven to 350F

2. Coat muffin tins with liners or spray

3. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together.

4. Combine wet ingredients in a bowl and mix together.

5. Add wet to dry ingredients. Gently fold in blueberries

6. Spoon into muffin tray and bake 20-25 mins.

Here is everything mixed up:


Then scooped into the muffin tins. I filled mine pretty full and STILL got 16 muffins. Pretty good deal!


Then twiddle your thumbs and play on facebook and twitter for about 21 minutes…


And they are done! I think they look pretty amazing!!

Let them cool in the pan for about 10 minutes so they are easier to get out. I didn’t user liners.

You can eat them immediately, but I also have reheated in the micro for a bit and they are yummy! The finished muffins:


I have to say these are really good. I haven’t done the full nutrition on them and they aren’t likely super great, but they definitely have way more protein than anything out of a box mix! I am really enjoying eating one with my breakfast every day. It has helped me stay full longer for sure!

Give them a try if you have the ingredients! I’ll be making more for sure as blueberries come into season!!

Chicken Sausage & Green Beans

We are usually into simple dinners these days. I usually work late and unless we do the crockpot thing dinner needs to take <30 minutes. Sometimes we do fancier things, but then we starve. ha!

One of our favorite things is chicken sausages and green beans:


This is the chicken sausages:

I buy these regularly at Safeway and while they might be a bit pricey they are amazing.  In the summer we grill them. A few times I have baked them, but mostly we split them down the middle and throw them on the George Foreman grill. (When you live in a chilly climate its a must!!)

They just have to get heated through, so it does not take that long.  The apple kind is our favorite! The apple gives it a hint of sweetness.  Yes they are a bit high in sodium but we tend to drink a lot of water so it does not matter as much. We do not eat it more than once a week. They are also pretty high in protein for what you get, so that is important!

Then to pair with it, we have some sauteed green beans! I buy whole green beans frozen. Heat up a skillet with some EVOO and throw in a bit of garlic and some sliced almonds. Throw in the green beans frozen. Stir them every minute or so and they will cook up in about 5 mins. I alternate between using minced garlic and garlic powder. Both work just fine. The almonds are optional but we love having them in and they add a little treat.



Waffles are one of our favorite breakfast foods around here. I love Eggos – don’t get me wrong – but homemade waffles top it all!

For our wedding we got a simple Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker . We had not really made waffles before so we started experimenting. We did not go far because we started with Alton Brown. We found his Basic Waffle Recipe and have never looked back.


Basic Waffles

(Recipe from Alton Brown here)

  • 1 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 whole eggs, beaten
  • 2 oz (1/4 c) UNsalted butter, melted
  • 2 c buttermilk, room temp


  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together.
  • Mix all wet ingredients together.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry. Stir. The batter will be lumpy!
  • Allow mixture to rest for 5 minutes. (Do NOT skip this step!!)
  • Put batter on waffle iron and cook until golden brown.


For reference here is a picture of the batter. It IS lumpy. its OK!


Cooking the waffles!


Optional Waffle toppings:

Butter & Syrup

Peanut Butter & Syrup

Butter, Chocolate Chips & Syrup

Whipped cream

powdered sugar


If you love waffles – you really need to try these one morning! Give me a shout if you try it and enjoy them!

Edited to add: You can make these without buttermilk. You I have even used 1 cup canned coconut milk and 1 cup unsweet coconut milk (carton) soured with 2 TBSP vinegar (or lemon juice). They do not brown as much but taste the same!

Chili Colorado

I am hoping to post more recipes this year!

We really like chili in the winter – well all year acutally!  I however have been bored with our standard turkey chili. Hubby had something he called ‘chili colorado’ awhile back. It was made with stew meat instead of ground meat. I went searching for some recipes online but wasn’t pleased with all of them. I was looking for something simple and something in the crockpot! I ended up combining some recipes and making my own!


Chili Colorado:


  • 1.5 lb Stew meat
  • 1 8 oz can Tomato sauce
  • 1 packet chili seasoning
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 can rinsed & drained black beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder


Put all ingredients in the crock pot, meat first, and cook on low for 8-10 hours.



Garnish with your choice of toppings. Our favs: green beans, cheese, fritos, and sour cream!

Enjoy! Let me know if you try it!



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