Happy Holidays guys!!

Did you all have a nice Christmas?

I disappeared a little bit so I could take some time off to celebrate the holiday with my loved ones and it was so much fun, a really special one this year.

 

 

You know what the best thing of 2016 being over is?
You no longer have to listen to people blaming the year for bad things happening, you know?

Why do people keep blaming the year?

 

It has nothing to do with the year. I don’t know why we’re picking on 2016 like it’s a religious group I don’t know why it’s getting all the blame.

FUCK YOU 2016!!
Like it’s a fucking person.

 

Dude I just can’t wait for this year to be over and it’s 2017. I’m not gonna do any work on myself and I’ll basically make the same fucking decisions I made in 2016 but somehow 2017 is gonna be better without me making any effort whatsoever I can FEEL it!

 

There’s lifestyle choices involved, there’s substance abuse, just general poor decisions……I have no idea why we’re blaming the year for that shit.
Like nothing good happened to you this year, nothing??

 Look, if you’re one of the people shitting on 2016, stop – don’t be THAT guy. 

 

Don’t start getting all negative. Its too late for that. Don’t be ungrateful.

 

I bet if every morning for the rest of the year….if every morning for the rest of the year you just looked yourself in the mirror, smiled, genuinely and then said one thing you were thankful for that happened to you this year, 2016 won’t look all the bad anymore.

I bet if you did that every morning for the rest of the year, you’ll be feeling like 90% better by NYE.

But you gotta smile before you say it.
It won’t work if you don’t smile first.

 

 

 

 

Or you can just be an angry shit for the rest of the year whatever it’s your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueberry Swirl Muffins

Christmas day instead of dinner, we did brunch.
I made pumpkin pancakes and after trolling you guys blogs, decided to also make these muffins.

 

 

 

This post is all pictures because this recipe is not mine.
It’s from this beautiful soul named Lan from MoreStomach

 

I dove deep into her archives for this one because that’s what trolls like me do but also because it sounded so yummy.

One thing I did change though was to use whole milk instead of the almond milk she specifies.
I’m lactose intolerant but a little milk in baked goodies like this don’t hurt nobody.

I also tossed in a small handful of almond silvers because I appreciate a little crunch every now and then.

ivc_5034-2 ivc_5042 ivc_5047ivc_5051ivc_5063It’s worth noting though that when you go to spoon it into your muffin tray, the mixture will be very thick and chunky.
Don’t worry about it. As long as the flour is properly mixed in, it’s fine.


ivc_5077ivc_5084ivc_5122 ivc_5131She crushes the blueberries in a small saucepan until they form a thick sauce-like texture, then she suggests straining the sauce through a fine mesh sieve before topping the muffins with it (although I skipped straining them).

ivc_5134 ivc_5155 ivc_5163The muffins came out great but were a little denser than I expected.
I thought they would fall apart more easily but I think that’s just me because all 15 of these muffins were eaten and there was only 9, maybe 10 of us at this brunch so –

http://ivegotcake.comblueberry_swirl_muffinsHer recipe made roughly 15 muffins and I find that they’re better served at breakfast than for dessert.

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Happy New Year ❀ ❀

 

 


Blueberry Swirl Muffins

INSTRUCTIONS

Recipe from MoreStomach

58 Comments

  1. a few things:
    i’m so glad you made these! i’m counting down to july for a few reasons, the main one being that fresh blueberries will be ripe for the picking, and i’d love to make these muffins again.

    i’m wracking my brain as to why they came out dense for you — i’m not a food scientist, but i wonder if using almonds impacted the texture, as in it absorbed all the moisture, but i barely passed college biology with a D- so what do i know? then i was thinking, maybe i like my stuff dense? but i feel like i need to make these again to figure stuff out. brb.

    in the meantime, i agree wholeheartedly about blaming the year on the awful things that have happened (Princess Leia & George Michael being the most recent casualties…) it’s shady, negative people who are to blame, not the year.

    last, i hope your holiday leading into the new year is sweet, see you in 2017!

    1. Yes maybe I should have added a bit more milk to the mix…. probably should have definitely done that lol
      I would try it again though because it was pretty straight forward and very tasty but not too sugary.

      And I WISH I was a food scientist!!
      #2017goal

      Meanwhilllllllle, happy holidays and new year to you too lady love!
      😚😚❀

    1. It’s seruously so much easier to be thankful than to be angry. It takes a lot of effort to maintain anger so why not forego it altogether, you know?

      And thank you, happy new year to you too, you beautiful woman you!

  2. Full disclosure: our NYE party invite has a screengrab of the burning 2016 that John Oliver blows up in the season finale of Last Week Tonight, but for us it’s mainly using the year as shorthand for all of the shitty people and events who conspired together to make the last 361 days disproportionately crappier than the rest. (Also, it’s fun to say.) That said, you’re 100% correct in that we should be taking time to count our blessingsβ€”I could easily rack up a nice list of great things that happened this yearβ€”and to actually sit down and think about how we’d like to improve ourselves and figure out how to go about that.

    On a shallow note: I love your nail color!

    Happiest of New Years to you lady!

    1. And to you as well beautiful!!
      I think what you guys have planned is a fun way to end 2016 (and I’m not saying that because I love John Oliver) because it’s like a finale.
      Instead of endless episodes of the same complaint which is like alriiiiiiiiight we get it!

      Happiest of holidays to you guys ❀🍾

  3. This looks so delicious! & We did brunch too!!!! πŸ˜€ ..and then a light dinner still though. Talk about an extended episode of the itis.. yikes! I also baked, but banana bread.. I should really start sharing my cooking bits on my blog again. I used to..so If I do again, know you’re the inspiration ..haa!

    Good to hear you had a great Christmas with your loved ones!
    Xo

  4. Looks like you conquered that pesky flour Cake. Enjoy the start of the New Year, I look forward to living vicariously through whatever gorgeously glam outfit you choose. (No pressure….I will be by our pool whilst the kids jump into inflatable plastic donuts and pretzels but there will be fizzy wine and it will be chill and it will be good.)

  5. This looks delicious! Lan’s blog is beautiful, and your pictures of these muffins are truly mouthwatering. I want some. Now.
    Also, 2016 was the best year in my entire adult life; I am so grateful for all the amazing and unexpected things that happened in it! And you are right; nobody should be “that guy”, blaming everything for everything. This was a fun read!

  6. I feel the same way about people talking about 2016. If anything, it has been one of the best years of my life.

    And I absolutely wanna try your recipe!

  7. Yummy blueberry muffins Dana! I hear yea with everyone blaming the year, when it’s our own choices that dictate what happens in life. And chances are most people will make the same choices in 2017 and wonder why they can’t catch a break. hello! lol Anyway babe, hope you have a NYE weekend!

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  8. Dana, these muffins look DIVINE !!! I definitely will be checking out the MoreStomach blog πŸ™‚
    Love your nail polish colour, sorry, just had to say that πŸ™‚
    Happy Happy 2017 Dana πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Have a good one !!! ❀

  9. Hey, I see your point, but I’m still telling everyone it was a sucky year. Death visited a lot last year – not celebrity death, but personal, kick you in the stomach death with all that entails. I’m still reeling, I’m still angry and I’d really like a blueberry muffin coz those look bloody magic! WOWZA xx

    1. Aww baby girl I’m so sorry. Grief, loss…. That’s always hard to recover from. Take your time, process your feelings and don’t get on any long ass plane rides.
      Celebrate those who are still with us (I know you know this so I’ll stop) and hit me up if you still need love 😚😚

  10. Ooooh, I’m here for those muffins. I’m glad you had a nice Christmas time with your family. And erm, I am that angry person cursing 2016, sure a few good things happened. And things could be worse- I could have no legs, live in a war-torn country and all that good stuff but 2016 was the first year of my life were the bad faaaar outweighed the good and the bad things were pretty darn awful when it comes to family health, jobs…Do I see 2017 as much better? Well I hope it is and I’m working darn hard to make different choices, and the thing is for any reason really bad stuff happens, I think after some of the stuff that happened to me in 2016 I will be more ready for it.
    Anywho but I prefer Anyhoo….( :

  11. Looks sooooo good. I hope I can bake as well as you. My sister and I tried to bake a few times but the results were not as good. LOL. I need to practice more. Love your blog. ❀ And thanks much for liking my post. πŸ™‚

  12. Happy New Year to you too! It’s nice to read you had a lovely holiday season with loved ones. I was getting a little tired of the 2016 hate-parade myself, I’m glad you said something!
    Those muffins look great, and actually I don’t mind a dense muffin, particularly one that is hot out of the oven with fresh butter….mmmmmm. Looking forward to a year of delicious recipes and fabulous outfits with great shoes! XOXO

    1. Thank you thank you thank you!!
      I’m certain you guys brought in the new year properly!
      And likewise – also looking forward to new recipes and ideas from you too!
      Much much much much MUCH LOVE!
      xx

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