Chocolate Muffins With Sweet Potato

Cupcakes vs. Muffins

Today let’s discuss the difference between cupcakes and muffins. Cupcakes and muffins can look very similar, but the difference lies in the way they are made, and their ingredients. Cupcakes are just small cakes. They are made like a cake by creaming together butter and sugar and mixing in eggs then flour. They can have candy added and nearly always have icing on top.

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Savory Zucchini Muffins

Several years ago I shared a traditional sweet zucchini bread. As much as I like that, sometimes I want something different. Today’s recipe is a moist, savory muffin that’s perfect at breakfast, lunch, or dinner time. The muffins are filled with zucchini, onion, garlic, roasted red pepper, ground Parmesan. and sun-dried tomatoes. They’re vegetarian.

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Avocado Tuna Salad

If you are looking for healthy options that taste good, this is the recipe for you, a simple tuna salad with avocado and no mayo. It sounds like a weird combination but it does have a great flavor with a little tomato, onion, jalapeno pepper, and a spritz of lime juice or lemon juice. Serve with whole grain crackers, pita chips, or even on a good roll for a sandwich. (I would slice tomato for sandwich.) Your light meal is on the table in minutes. It’s a perfect lunch on the weekend.

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Spring Vegetable Frittata

Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the USA. Take time today to remember those who gave their lives to keep us free.

A frittata is an Italian egg dish. Unlike the French quiche, a frittata does not have a crust. Today’s recipe adds fresh spring vegetables to the egg and milk. You can adapt this frittata recipe to add many types of vegetables. If you roast root vegetables in the winter, use left overs in a frittata. Summer is a great time for all types of fresh garden vegetables. This dish is perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch, and even a light supper.

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Lemon White Bean Hummus

There are two things I like to have in my refrigerator at all times – hummus and lemons.  Today I’m putting those two things together in a tasty hummus based on white beans, tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice.  I love fresh vegetables. I was lucky in my last food delivery that my carrots, celery, lettuce, grape tomatoes, and cucumbers were available.  I’ll enjoy them while I can.

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Variations on Lemony Avocado Toast

We’re in between holidays and most of us are a little hurried.  Have you had too much fancy food? Too many calories?  Today let’s talk about a simple breakfast, snack, or lunch – avocado toast. Avocado toast is not rocket science. It pretty much is the name – toast and avocado but it can also be much more.  What type of bread do you use? Do you just slice the avocado and or do you mash it?  Personally I have tried it many different ways. I’ve sliced avocado and also mashed the ripe avocado before spreading it on toast. Read More