Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Oat, Cheddar & Apple Breakfast Muffins with Bacon Streusel Topping

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by National Dairy Council and the Quaker Oats Center of Excellence and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Here’s my definition of “breakfast muffin”~ noun A sweet, floury domed mini-cake often studded with a few small morsels of fruit or nuts in an effort to pass itself off as a quick and somewhat healthy option for breakfast. True breakfast muffins have a high glycemic index, which causes an instantaneous spike in glucose and insulin, thus causing the consumer to crash and burn within an hour. Continue Reading..

Skinny Pear and Meyer Lemon Ice Cream

I received a gift card to offset the expense of my ingredients. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Milk Advisory Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. This post contains an affiliate link. If you purchase through my Amazon link, I will receive a small commission which is used to offset the expense of this blog.  Thanks for supporting me!

I am a hoarder collector of small kitchen gadgets.  So much so, that a few years ago when we added a small addition to our home, I turned part of the space into a pantry/appliance and gadget storage room.  I didn’t want a closet.  I wanted a pretty room with glass cabinets and pull-out shelves and lots of area to display my “toys”.  It’s become my favorite room in the house. 🙂

My newest addition to my gadget room is my  ice cream maker.  I debated about getting one forever, but I’m happy to say, it’s been getting some good use already, despite the never ending cold weather.  My plan was to make healthier ice creams, so how excited do you think I was when the California Milk Advisory Board challenged the Recipe ReDux members to lighten up a favorite recipe using Real California dairy products? Continue Reading..


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