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slow dance

IMG_2316i dug my heels in and scaled back on work. it’s fantastic. beyond, actually. i missed my guys and our balance and so less (money) is definitely more (love) in this case.

this ham and cheese muffin recipe is also fantastic but i never would have known if i’d been too busy to enjoy a cup of tea and flip through a magazine after kiddo bed time.

they’re fab for a savoury saturday brunch or as an easy take-along snack for beach play. given this, we will refer to these yummies as “memory muffins” (i.e. my mom was there).

memory muffins

modified from canadian living, fall 2013

get this:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp granulated sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

pinch salt

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk

2 tbspn butter, melted

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2/3 cup chopped ham

1 small sweet onion, diced

1/2 cup steamed brocolli

1/2 cup chopped spinach

do this:

whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.

in a separate bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, and butter; pour over dry ingredients.

sprinkle with cheese, ham, onion, steamed broc and chopped spinach; stir until just combined.

spoon into 12 greased muffin cups.

bake @ 400 degrees for 18 minutes.

eat in the company of your favorite little people.


that’s all. it’s simple, as it should be.

i hope you have a sweet weekend full of family magic, hh.





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