RaspMarry Muffins

Fruit and muffins are one of the most valuable breakfast categories EVER! This morning, I read a ton of muffin recipes to get the ratios down, but let’s be honest, once I start baking/cooking, I do my thang. Every muffin recipe I have ever followed directly has always been either dry or not much flavor, so I tried a few things out, and it worked! Let’s just get into it, shall we?


  • 1/2 cup of very soft butter
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (a tiny sprinkle more also)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • raspberries (however much you would like, I did an entire small container)


The oven is set at 350 for roughly 20 – 23 minutes. That was my oven; everyone’s is different. Keep an eye on them though!

Mix the butter and sugar until really creamy and add the almond extract.

Add the eggs and mix until blended up real nice.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add the milk as you go too.

Spray a muffin pan, with or without liners and fill the cups up until they’re full. It should make 12 regular sized muffins. The batter will be a bit on the thick side. I blame the buttermilk, but trust me, it is worth it. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with sugar to make it yummy! I used brown sugar…





Fitness · Food

30 Day Fall Challenge

Since Summer is now over, I have decided to start a “30 Day Fall Challenge”. I am not a professional by any means, but I am going to stick to a plan that I know has worked for me in the past. 


Monday-Friday, I do my Insanity Max 30. On Saturday and Sunday, I try to do a little bit of yoga or pilates. It helps stretch me out for the week to come.

My meal plan is not perfect, and Pinterest has so many options for you to choose. I only pick the things I like the most for my meals. The key is to drink plenty of water and exercise regularly. I love Insanity Max 30 because it is only 30-40 minutes of your day. It’s quick, to the point, and challenging.

I’ve also learned that breaking up these meals is the best way to stay full longer. If you’re constantly fueling your body with the right, healthy, and hearty things, you are more likely to not splurge on the nasty gunk you put into your body. That means no processed foods, ladies and gentlemen! In thirty days, I will share with you my progress and how my 30 Day Fall Challenge worked out for me!

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See you in 30 days!






Mac & Cheese Pizza 

Oh yes! Yes, I did.

Before making this, I was debating on just making PB&J, but the grumbling in my tummy was too real for that. I put together Presli’s love of Mac and cheese mixed with my desperate love of carbs (crust).

First, you make that dough!

Preheat your oven to 375 

I used what I think is mostly typical ingredients for crust. I did not use yeast because I was hungry and did not want to wait. This took me about 8 minutes to make.


  • 2-3 cups of flour
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of butter (room temp)
  • 1 cup milk

Just blend these all with either a wooden spoon or a dough mixer until it forms a big dough ball.

I put that aside while I started boiling the eggs noodles.

The cheese sauce ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • Spoon full of bacon grease
  • Roughly 6 cups of shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Warm 1 cup of milk with the bacon grease until it slightly bubbles. Mix together remaining milk with the flour until blended and slowly stir it in the bubbling milk.

Keep stiring until there are no more clumps.

Wait for the sauce to get thickened before adding in the cheese and spices.

Mix together egg noodles and sauce.

Going back to your dough…

Flatten it out over flour onto a flat surface. Then you just fold over the edges to make a plump crust edge.

Pour in your Mac and cheese!

I added minced garlic to my crust edges.

I added Panko bread crumbs to the top of the pizza.

Pop it in the oven for 12-15 minutes!


My 7 year old thought it was amazing!

Josh had several pieces, I am guessing it was good.

For myself, I ate 3 pieces and didn’t look back!