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Morning Glory Muffins

Does the weather inspire your cooking? I woke up yesterday at the crack of dawn to a beautiful morning.  The air was still, the sun was rising, and sunlight was breaking through the leaves on the trees in a way that takes your breath away.  Yes, it was a glorious morning, and since I was up I decided to make a batch of Morning Glory Muffins.  I was inspired by the day. Morning Glory Muffins to Start Your Day This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. When you shop using these links I receive compensation that helps support the publishing of this blog. Morning Glory Muffins Morning Glory muffins are chock full of goodness with dried cranberries. carrots, grated apple, coconut, and walnuts.  They are hearty muffins that will remind you of carrot cake.  This recipe makes twelve hearty muffins, full of "good for you" ingredients.  You'll find them to be moist, not too sweet muffins that are perfect with your morning coffee. These muffins will freeze

DIY Cheap and Effective Rug Cleaning

I like to use area rugs to make my home feel warm and inviting.  Area rugs help absorb noise and add pops of color throughout your home.  While regular vacuuming is important, you'll want to deep clean your rugs periodically, especially if you own pets,  Today I want to show you how I clean my area rugs.  It is a cheap and effective rug cleaning method. How to Clean Your Area Rugs (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience ) Cheap and Effective Rug Cleaning This post will focus on cleaning polypropylene rugs like I have in my front entry hall and wool rugs like I have throughout the rooms in my house.  Polypropylene rugs are workhorses and take a beating. That's why polypropylene is a good choice for the entry location. Good quality wool rugs are also workhorses and my preferred choice for my home.  They can be pricey, making them an investment decision for many. In my experience, good-quality wool rugs can also be cleaned using this method.  Just be

Mediterranean Chicken-A Skillet Dinner

Are you tired of the same old chicken dishes you've been making week after week?  Are you looking for a dinner recipe that is easy to make but tastes like you spent all afternoon preparing it?  This easy Skillet Mediterranean Chicken dish is just that recipe. (This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience.) Skillet Mediterranean Chicken I knew I had a winner when my oldest son, a pretty opinionated presence at my dinner table, told me this was "one pretty fabulous dinner".  Who can argue with that?

Southwest Salmon with Sriracha Sauce

Salmon is one of my favorite choices for dinner.  I try to eat salmon once a week because of the healthy omega-3 fats it adds to my diet.   The flavors in this recipe will win over non-salmon lovers, too. Hubby is not a salmon lover, so I have to be creative in the ways I serve salmon to him.  This oven-baked Southwest Salmon with Sriracha Sauce is a favorite of his, and I love it, too. Spicy Southwest Salmon with Sriracha Sauce  This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. When you use these links to make a purchase, I receive compensation that helps support publishing this blog. Spicy Southwest Salmon First, you'll want to select your salmon. I always ask to have my salmon cut to order from the thick end of the salmon fillet. I also like to have the skin left on my salmon because it helps to keep the salmon moist as it cooks. You'll find the skin is easy enough to remove before serving when you use a sharp spatula, like a fish spatula, to remove the

Weeknight Chicken Piccata

Do you love lemon? My love of anything lemon flavored applies to entrees as well as desserts.  One of my favorite dinner choices is chicken piccata. Chicken piccata is a winner in my book because it has both lemon and capers. This Weeknight Chicken Piccata is a recipe I have made for years and years for my family.  I call it Weeknight Chicken Piccata because it is very quick and easy.  It's simple and delicious meals like this that can make your weeknight dinners special. Weeknight Chicken Piccata You can come home after a long day of work and have this yummy dinner on the table in 30 minutes.  I kid you not!  You'll feel like you are treating yourself with this meal after a long day at work.  It is delightful to look at and just as delightful to eat.

Coconut Shrimp in Your Air Fryer

You can make coconut shrimp that is just as tasty as what you order in a restaurant at home in your air fryer. It's easy to do. This is my low-carb, keto-friendly recipe for coconut shrimp in your air fryer. Make it for a main dish or appetizer. This recipe is made to be low carb and keto-friendly because I like to eat a lot of shrimp and don't want to feel guilty about it. You can easily adapt this recipe to a standard recipe by using all-purpose flour in place of the coconut flour and replacing the crushed pork rinds with panko bread crumbs. I like to serve my coconut shrimp with a choice of sauces. Purchase a Thai chili sauce in the Asian foods section of your grocery store. It will be a little sweet with a little heat. This will not be a low-carb sauce. The other sauce I like is just a mixture of mayonnaise and sriracha sauce. The amounts are just to your taste. This is a low-carb sauce option. Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp (Low-Carb and

Lemon-Lime Cupcakes

These lemon-lime cupcakes are one of my favorites cupcake treats.  I love them any time of year, but the lemon-lime flavor is especially perfect for spring. The cupcakes have a subtle lemon-lime flavor from both lemon zest and lime zest and a little added juice from the lemon and lime.  You can add a little more juice if you prefer, but I like the hint of citrus flavor. Lemon-Lime Cupcakes with Lemon-Lime Cream Cheese Frosting (This post contains affiliate links that compensate me when you buy.)  The cream cheese frosting is speckled with both lemon and lime zest and flavored with a little more juice from the lemon and lime.  Taste the frosting as you go to achieve the level of citrus flavor you want. One teaspoon of each juice is a good place to start. I've made these cupcakes as both traditional-sized cupcakes and as minis.  Both sizes work well. You'll find the cake to be moist and dense.  This is a cupcake with some substance.  They freeze very well