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Out Of Hiding

by Courtney on June 2, 2011

Me and my buddy have been spending a lot of time together this afternoon.

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Now that it’s finally not 95 degrees in the house, he’s come back out from all of his “cool” hiding places and has been ready to play.

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I swear, the little man could have played fetch all morning long. He even had some pretty good ups that could have outdid his last showing. But eventually, mama needed a break for some lunch. He wasn’t all that cool with it…

“C’mon mom…we were just having fun. Haven’t you missed me the past two days?”IMG_3956

Of course I have bud, of course. But when a girl’s gotta eat…

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a girl’s gotta EAT!

Once again, I was all over the place with lunch, craving a little bit of everything. So first up was a very patriotic yogurt bowl made with vanilla Chobani, strawberries, blueberries, and some granola.

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Next was some colorful veggies + tomato-basil hommus.

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And last but not least…

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I couldn’t do that baking this morning and not have anything left in the house for me. Luckily, I had two ripe bananas that needed to be used up, so I made a batch of my Basic Banana Muffins…only this time, I added dark chocolate chips to half of the batch.

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Mmmmm hmmmmm. Smile

I’ve already had 1-1/2 and it’s only a matter of time before I go back for that second half…

I don’t know about any of you, but today seems to be FLYING by for me! Where does the time go?!?

Question for the Afternoon:

What’s your favorite muffin flavor/combo?

My favorite actually comes from my local grocery store, Price Chopper, who makes a Blueberry Oat Bran muffin that is absolutely to die for. Unfortunately, they don’t make them very often…or fortunately, I suppose. Winking smile

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1 janae @hungryrunnergirl.com June 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm

It is official. I am hiring you to come be my personal chef. That fruit is calling for me and the muffin….I NEED!!! I love any muffin with sugar streusel on top…I have a problem. SO happy that it has cooled off in your house!
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2 Kelly @foodiefresh June 2, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I really love lemon poppyseed, but I want to try a sweet potato + coconut combo because I just think that flavor combination is amazing.
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3 Emily June 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Those banana muffins are making me drool right now. I need to make them ASAP (especially with the chocolate chips! lol)
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4 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign June 2, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I love the patriotic berries!

Those muffins sound really good–never thought of adding chocolate chips before. Favorite type of muffin flavor combo would have to be lemon poppyseed with sliced almonds on top.
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5 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm

good call with the dark chocolate chip addition – mmm!
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6 Stefanie @TheNewHealthy June 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Mm, I like any kind of muffins – but really moist chocolate chip are the best!

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7 Corey June 2, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I had this amaretto nut muffin a couple years back at a party…. HEAVEN IN YOUR MOUTH! I have yet to find one that made me feel the same way :) hehehe. I really should start playing around with recipes to make one of my own.
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8 Courtney June 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

AMARETTO NUT?!? Ahhhh, the key to my heart… I must have this in my life!

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9 Corey @ Family Fresh Meals June 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Hehehe… Please oh please let me know if you find or come up with a killer recipe for one. I will do the same :)
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10 Hope June 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I love blueberry muffins! Every Friday morning, my work provides us with free breakfast. I always make sure to grab a blueberry muffin. I’m not sure where they order them from but they are definitely the best! :)
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11 Bethany June 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm

blueberry muffins with crunchy sugar baked on top. YUM!
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12 Erica June 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

blueberry muffins are my fave!
chocolate chip too.
and banana/chocolate chip!

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13 Lindsey June 2, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Anything with peanut butter, banana and chocolate is mine!

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14 Steph! June 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I’m torn between blueberry and lemon poppyseed. The bigger and more sugar they have, though, the better! :)

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15 Danica June 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

my absolute favorite muffin is raspberry peach–a local bakery makes them, they have big chunks of each fruit, and they’re amaaazing!

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16 Sarah June 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Sometimes food photos turn into food porn.. case in point: the still melted chocolate in your muffin. My fav muffin combo? Probably a carrot/ walnut muffin. Not probably… definitely.

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17 Mariana June 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Chocolate muffin with cranberries. Delish!
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18 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles June 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I’m making some blueberry bran muffins this weekend – crazy! :)

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19 Courtney June 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Ooooooo, do you need my address? ;)

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20 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Cody must be so happy that the heat wave is over.

For an indulgent muffin/cupcake, I love heated-up chocolate chip muffins from Dunkin’. They’re so good and very dessert worthy. For a regular muffin, my favorite flavor is blueberry, with plenty of juicy berries :)
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21 ellalinea June 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm

hmmm favo muffin: I think apple cinnamon must be it..

What’s your favo cake? I really like lemon cake with chocolate frosting hmmmm
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22 Courtney June 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Oh gosh, that’s tough! I’ll always love the boxed funfetti, but I might have to say the yellow cake with caramel mousse filling that we had at our wedding would be at the top of my list. It was incredible!

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23 Lauren June 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Cranberry white chocolate chip is a great combo!
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24 Alexa @ Simple Eats June 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Lemon and blueberry!
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25 Ruthie Hart June 2, 2011 at 4:44 pm

yummy I am going to try adding chocolate chips to my banana muffins!
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26 Cynthia (It All Changes) June 2, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Peanut and Leo hid under the table to stay cool the last few days but today Leo wanted to run and play. Silly pets don’t understand we didn’t sleep the last two days away.

My favorite muffin is a pear spiced muffin. I make them at home but was inspired by ones at a local bakery. Just enough ginger and clove for a bite with the sweet pear.
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27 Melissa June 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm

That’s a toughy. Either strawberry banana or banana coconut. I’ve never been all that into muffins until recently. I love concocting new recipes!
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28 Khushboo June 2, 2011 at 11:31 pm

I LOVE muffins! These ‘favorite dessert’ questions stress me out- i just can’t choose!! I love carbs, even more so if they’re sweetened, and I ain’t ashamed to admit it! Word :)
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