Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins - A perfect, sweet start to your mornings! |

What type of breakfast sweet person are you? Do you gravitate towards the muffins, the doughnuts, danishes, or something else?

I’m definitely a muffin gal, but had forgotten about how much I loved them until January rolled around and I was sitting in a hospital room. The morning after having Joseph, my husband and I were filling out the breakfast form and he checked off blueberry muffin on his order. I thought that sounded good and added it to my order, as well. The blueberry muffin that arrived definitely came from a package, but my goodness, it totally hit the spot that morning. It could have been due to the fact that it was the first thingĀ I had eaten in a day and a half that wasn’t ice chips, but it made me remember how much I absolutely love a good muffin.

While I’ve made chocolate-chocolate muffins before, I was still missing a chocolate chip muffin from my breakfast repertoire.

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DIY: Homemade Mayonnaise

DIY Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe |

I have such an affinity for DIY recipes – there’s something so satisfying about being able to create something at home that you previously would have only ever thought about purchasing at a grocery store. While I’ve churned out things like peppermint patties, Cheez-Its, Klondikes, Nutella, and even fish sticks, the one area I haven’t delved into very much is condiments. You know this Pittsburgh girl has no interest in an alternative to Heinz ketchup, but I have been wanting to try my hand at mayonnaise, both because I always thought it would be satisfying to make my own, and also because of all the different variations that I could make on a small scale.

It took me a few tries, but I finally mastered homemade mayonnaise and it was just as amazing as I had hoped it would be!

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The Weekend Dish: 7/4/2015

Happy 4th of July! I love summer holiday weekends… the smell of charcoal, the long days, the flicker of lightning bugs as the sun starts to set… there’s so...

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Full Moon! July 1, 2015

Friday Things

1. Joseph is continuing to grow and seems to do something new every single day. He’s really big on grabbing for everything that he sees now… phones, remote controls,...

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No-Bake S’mores Dip

I have always had a huge love affair with s’mores. From the time I was a kid, I couldn’t resist a freshly toasted marshmallow in all of its ooey,...

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Red, White & Blue Layered Drinks

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been totally enamored with layered drinks… not only are they gorgeous to look at, but they also have an air of...

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Homemade Grain-Free Dog Treats |

Grain-Free Homemade Dog Treats [Happy 2nd Birthday, Duke!]

Today is Duke’s 2nd birthday!! Can you believe it?! On one hand I can’t believe he’s already two, and on the other hand I can’t believe he’s ONLY two....

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