Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins!

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It takes a lot to cure a case of ‘ The Mondays’ but these amazingly fluffy, buttermilk blueberry muffins, bursting with berries just might do it! I’m not kidding about bursting with berries either, my sister took a bite of a muffin and one popped in her mouth. The look on her face was priceless. I’m a sucker for the perfect muffin. I think the trick is using buttermilk and making a brown sugar- cinnamon crumble to toss on top! Oh, and using tons and tons and tons of fresh blueberries! Make the thick batter, toss on the crumble and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until they are golden on top.

Heres what you’ll need for the batter:
2 – 2 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries
2 cups all purpose flour, for extra perfect muffins use White Lilly flour it has magic powers.
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup room temperature butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk, add a tablespoon of lemon juice per half cup of milk. Stir and let sit for 5-10 minutes and you’ll have yourself some buttermilk)
Dash of salt

Combine butter sugar and whip until fluffy. Add two eggs and mix. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. While mixing slowly add half the dry mix. Pour in the buttermilk followed by the second half of dry ingredients. Now fold in the fresh blueberries. Be very careful to not smash all the berries. Fill to the very top the lined muffin tins. Lastly toss on the brown sugar crumble.

What you’ll need for the crumble:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cold butter cubed
3 tsb cinnamon
1/3 packed brown sugar
Combine all the ingredients and smash with a fork.

Perfect for a ‘to go’ breakfast all week!

Kansas City BBQ: Swoon Worthy Spare Ribs


As Valentines Day approaches most women out there are searching for something to show their sweetie that they care. Something that will surely win your spouse’s heart are these sticky, messy, oh so good KC Style spare ribs. Messy kisses are worth having!

I use a combination of a dry rub for a few hours and then add a thick wet sauce that I make from scratch. I am still contemplating sharing that one (my BBQ sauce) with y’all, so keep posted I might!

All you need to do is preheat your oven to 250, let the dry rub sit on the spare ribs for as long as you’d like. Pop those suckers in the oven for about 2 hours uncovered. After two hours have passed rub your choice of BBQ sauce all over the surface and sides of the ribs, Now cover them tightly and let them cook for two more hours. Let them cook on broil for 2 minutes and remove. This is my money shot here: place the cooked meat in foil lined cooler to sweat for at least 30 minutes straight out of the oven before cutting. This will keep the meat ‘fall off the bone’ soft for days!

For the dry rub you’ll need:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 25 turns of steak seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Drizzle of raw honey all over

I wish y’all a very messy Valentines Day!

New Year, New YUM! Blueberry Banana Shake.

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Hey y’all I took a little break over the holidays and moved back home to Kansas, so I am very sorry for my little hiatus. 2016 has started off well and I usually share recipes with you that are delicious. They are also for the kind of days when you want to treat yourself, your spouse or your family with something so yummy! However I do like to keep it healthy for the everyday with the occasional sweet treat, don’t get me wrong.

Lots of you probably have made some new years resolutions and they might revolve around staying more active this year. I thought I would share one of my favorite post workout snacks. IT’S SO GOOD. This blueberry bananaza dances with that racing metabolism after a good workout.

What you’ll need:

1 cup packed fresh spinach

1 cup fresh blueberries and raspberries if you would like!

1/2 ripe banana

Splash of skim milk or almond milk

(you can add a scoop or two of protein to drink this as a meal supplement) however I do both depending on the day!

Pack all the ingredients in a blender and blend until your heart is content! Pause, and add 3 or 4 ice cubes. Blend again! I add the ice cubes just for temperature and texture. Drink up!

Aspen even wants some, but then again she wants anything and everything.

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