Favorite Blueberry Muffins

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Guys.  I am not one to push advice on others.  Your toes I will never try to step on.  But do me a favor this weekend.  Sleep until your kids or your dog wake you up.  Stay in your jammies until you absolutely need to get ready for the day.  Watch cartoons or your favorite mindless BRAVO show.  Chill out and try your best to relax (and please include cuddles).  And most definitely….absolutely…positively make these muffins (they pair very well with all of the coziness listed above). Continue reading

Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal

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My daughter goes absolutely nutso for this stuff.  It is so incredibly delicious, quick and simple to make and is a million times more inexpensive and healthful than those preservative-filled, sugar-loaded flavored packs available at the grocery store.  A perfect cozy breakfast for this getting-too-cool-for-my-liking time of year.

Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal

*notes: be sure to use gluten free oats if you would like to make this dish truly gluten free.  also, as you can see below, the recipe calls for 1.5-2 tablespoons of honey-this is depending on how sweet you prefer your oatmeal.  1.5 is sweet enough for us.  and one last thing; if you are sold on those “instant packets” of oatmeal at the store because of ease it is simple to do with this recipe:  just place all of the dry ingredients in a sealed plastic bag or air tight container and store it in your pantry for up to 6 months.  you can easily portion a lot of these out ahead of time so all you have to do is add water and milk 🙂

Ingredients

1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats

1 Cup Milk

1 Cup Water

1.5-2 Tablespoons Honey

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Allspice

Pinch of Salt

Directions

Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Once boiling, stir well and turn the heat down to a simmer.  Cook, stirring often, for five minutes or until liquid is absorbed and oats are soft.  Serves 2.