Muffins are very versatile food. There are so many different flavors to be made with them. Buttermilk blueberry muffins are one of my favorites to make. They have an amazingly soft texture, thanks to the buttermilk, while the blueberries provide a nice pop of flavor. Though these muffins are most often made in the summer and early fall, baking them in the winter can help add the flavors of summer to the cold winter months. Preheat oven to 400F. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter. StirRead More →

Well, February totally snuck up on me. I can’t believe that we are already in the second month of the year. I suppose it is good that time is going quickly because that means winter will be over soon. A new month means it’s time to get new goals. My February goals are still on the light side, much like with my January goals. However, I feel like they will keep me busy throughout the month. Before we dive into this months goals, I want to take a moment and look back on how I did with January’s goals. How did I do with myRead More →

The month of January has come to an end. During the month I had a goal of reading 8 books. I managed to achieve that and more, so I thought it would be fun to share my thoughts on the books that I read. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. It is a great way to spend a cold January night, curled up with a blanket. Plus when you have an enormous TBR like I do you need to regularly read in order to keep up with it. January in books is the start of an ongoing series which will highlight the books thatRead More →

Winter is that time of the year that tends to sneak up on many people. We know it’s coming, but it’s not until the first snow flies that we start getting ready for it.  As temperatures steadily drop, keeping your vehicle running can be a challenge. Especially when it gets too cold to go outside. There are a number of steps to take that can help your vehicle continue to run in the cold as well as safety items to keep in it at all times. With these vehicle winterization tips, your vehicle will be ready for winter driving and everything it throws your way.Read More →

As winter’s icy chill continues to have a firm grip on the land, it can be easy to succumb to the winter blahs. Depending on where you live, this may not even be an issue. After all, some areas barely get any winter weather. However, those who live in the colder Nothern climates know all too well how long and cold winter can be. When the wind is howling, the snow is blowing and the temperatures dip to a dangerous level, what is one to do? Here are 8 things to do when it’s too cold to go outside. 8 things to do when it’sRead More →

Muffins are one of my favorite things to bake. There are so many great flavors to choose from that I never get bored of eating them. Strawberry muffins are great year round, although admittedly I prefer them in the summer when the strawberries are in season. That being said, it’s great to have that taste of summer during the dreary winter months. This is a recipe I found online a while back and have modified over time. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the milk, oil, and eggs. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.Read More →

January is here! Not only are we entering a new month but also a new year. It’s the beginning of new opportunities, which means setting up new goals. Much like in the previous months, my January goals will encompass various aspects of my life. Though it is a new year, which means I have a lot I want to accomplish, I also don’t want to burn myself out right out of the starting gate. So January is going to be a light goals month, but it will also allow me to evaluate where I want to go over the course of the year and adjustRead More →

There is something about molasses based cookies around Christmas. Those flavors, combined with the festive spirit, as the perfect combination. There are plenty of molasses flavored cookies out there, such as gingerbread cookies, but each one is unique in its own way. Soft baked molasses cookies are fairly similar in flavor, however, their soft texture and sugar coated outside make them a completely different cookie. This recipe was shared by a friend of mine and has quickly become a family favorite. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Gather and measure all of your ingredients. In a bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and eggs until they are lightRead More →

As you prepare for the Christmas holidays, don’t forget about your dog as you buy gifts and do your holiday baking. Making your dog homemade peanut butter dog treats for Christmas is a great way to show him or her how much you love them. These treats are easy to make and use very few ingredients. Be sure to cook up a batch of these soon so that your dog can enjoy them on Christmas morning. Peanut butter dog treats The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commissionRead More →

When it comes to winter meals, my family prefers those that are healthy and filling. This is why when stocking our pantry in preparation for winter, we take the time to make several freezer meals. These meals provide us with plenty of food while giving us a few nights off cooking, which is great when your day is filled with shoveling snow. One of our favorite freezer meals is vegetable lasagna. Now only is this meal very filling, but gives us a healthy dose of vegetables – something that becomes expensive and hard to come by in the winter. Making these meals well in advance helpsRead More →