Healthified Moist Corn Muffins WW 2pts @

Cornbread Muffins – from once upon a chef – Healthified by Me!

These tender cornbread muffins are the perfect side to any Southern or Southwestern dish. You can whip up the batter in no time!Servings: 12 muffinsTotal Time: 30 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar =Sub Just 1 sprinkle of sugar maybe 1/8 of a teaspoon
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey = Sub Just 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • ADD 1 can of corn nibblets = keep the water
  • 3/4 cup milk (preferably whole but low-fat works too) = Sub used the corn water the Corn and 1/4 NF Milk
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled = Sub 1 cup applesauce (homemade preferred no sugar)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray. (I prefer to use non-stick cooking spray so the muffins get nice and crisp on the edges.)
  2. In a medium bowl, break up the eggs with a whisk. Whisk in the honey, and then the milk/corn juice. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the milk mixture and applesauce to the dry ingredients. Whisk until just blended. Add cord. Do not overmix; it’s okay if there are a few lumps. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes, or until the tops are set and golden. (Note that the muffins will not dome.) Cool the muffins for a few minutes in the pan, then serve warm.
  4. Note: If you’d prefer to make this as cornbread rather than muffins, spray an 8-inch square pan with non-stick cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Healthified Carrot Cake Muffins WW 2pts

Cause you know that is just what I do,

(original reciepe from Creme De La Crumb)

INGREDIENTS

Original My Version

  • ▢1 1/2 cups flour = 1 1/4 cups of my wheat/flax/almound flour mix, put used whole wheat to come up with WW pts)
  • ▢1 cup sugar NOPE = 1 teaspoon
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon cinnamon = same
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon baking soda = Same
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon baking powder = Same
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon salt = Same
  • ▢1/2 cup vegetable oil NOPE = 1/2 cup homemade applesauce (you can use no sugar added from store)
  • ▢1/3 cup brown sugar Nope = 1 Tablespoon
  • ▢2 large eggs at room temperature = same
  • ▢2 teaspoons vanilla extract = same
  • ▢2 cups finely grated carrots not pre-shredded carrots, they should be freshly grated NOPE = here is the secret to this muffin, shred the carrots, then PRECOOK them in water, vanilla & cinammon until soft

You can also add walnuts, raisens ect, but it will effect the WW pts

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and life a muffin tin with paper or silicone cupcake liners (or grease well with cooking spray).
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and brown sugar
  • In a large bowl combine eggs, and vanilla and mix well. Stir in grated carrots.
  • Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until completely incorporated.
  • Fill muffin liners 2/3 full.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center ofthe muffins comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to continue cooling.
  • Serve fresh or store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days, or in the fridge up to 2 weeks. Optional: reheat them in the microwave for about 15 seconds and spread a little butter on top for the ultimate breakfast treat.

Tea Tricks

I drink a LOT of tea, I switched from diet coke to tea as it is better for me. (ha I rhymed!)

However, I find sometimes it has a “bitter” after taste, so I put a cinnamon stick in the pot as I brew it, it tends to take out that aftertaste without adding any real flavor.

Another thing I do is I open a can of pineapple chuncks and pour in a container with the juice, I then add tea and let it steep.

Then when I pour my tea I use half pineapple tea and half regular tea, sweetens it naturally.

Quick fruit cobbler/crumble

So I had some necterines that where “meh”, so I cut them up and cooked them with vanilla and cinnamon. Then I decided a “pie” sounded good, but that is a lot of work. Then I looked up the cobble/crumble and still a lot of work.

But wait, HA, got a granola bar out of the cupboard, crumbled it up, added 75% to the fruit and mixed up, then layered the last 25% on plate and put the fruit mixture on top.

Dollap with some whipcream and there you go, a easy peasy fruit granola crunch crumpie!

Imperfect food for an imperfect world

As you all know I am very into reducing my food waste. Hardly ever throw away food, it can be frozen to be used later, of I use my kitchen mashups to get more out of it.

I have been using Imperfect food http://imprfct.us/v/deborah_2344 and it has been awesome. I can sometimes find items online that I am unable to get in the store.

There whole idea, is get the stuff that is good but not “pretty” enough for the market to those who want it. The farmers get paid instead of throwing it away, and since they get a deal on the price, WE get a deal on the price and no waste.

Check it out. If you use the link we both get $10 credit.

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Wow, tea trick, works

So I drink tea, LOTS of tea, instead of diet coke, as it sucks the calcium out of your body and you pee it out. Found this out when I went in for a bone density test, stopped drinking diet coke, next time I went in, my bone density was up. Woo hoo.

However, as much as I like tea, and I mix it up with other flavored teas, with ice tea as the base usually, there is always a kind of “burnt or bitter” taste.

Found out putting a piece of cinnamon stick in the water while steeping almost completely elimates it and hardly noticable in flavor.

Boom chackalka boom!

OMG…I am too old for this

So I watched my 7 month old grandson for the WHOLE week, 8 to 6…..I am officially too old for this.

Now I remember why we had kids young, you need the energy and patience for it.

He is a very good baby, but he is teething and had some gas issues.

They are loud, and need constant attention, I already have a husband at home 🙂

Love my grandbaby, but hope I don’t have to do a full week again anytime soon!

My Egolf, the car that kept giving

So I bought an Egolf 2 years ago, I wanted my mom’s 2008 van with less then 30k miles on it, but nope, hubby didn’t want it, so, got the EGolf.

Now I must say I loved it. Great get up and go, no gas, no oil changes, can use the hov lane, but of course these was a car payment.

So right now used cars are hard to find, so I sold my Egolf and finally got my van! Woo hoo, it has 31k on it 🙂 It also has a lift gate and ramp so I can but my tricycle in and start biking more…and NO payments…mama is happy!

I did the math – In the end, between the deal I got on the car, the tax rebates, the electric company rebates, and the what I sold it for, it cost me $100.00 to drive it for 2 years. Booyah.

Auugghhhhhh….I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way

OMG, this working from home thing sucks, not for me so much, as I have been working from home for a few years and had my office/craft room all nicely set up, then HUBBY has to work from home and auuugghhhhh.

First, now he has my office and I am in the dining room, my shit is everywhere, I have no drawers to hide stuff! I did put another table in, so that is my “crafting” area, and the dining room table is my “work” area.

At least the dogs and cat are happy to get into all my stuff and “help” me.

I thought “yea we can do this for a few weeks” HA, 6 months later he is still home. We have been married 34 years, and this 24/7 shit has been a preview of retirement, he has GOT to get a hobby when he retires, or one of us will be dead and the other in jail, not sure which because honestly I can be a little much at times too….just saying……!