Pack It In

July 20, 2012

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I think I need a bigger bowl!

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Matt brought home another test item last night – a Raspberry Almond Muffin. I was commanded to try it out for breakfast!

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Served with a healthy dose of greek yogurt, blueberries, banana, half a crumbled muffin and sunflower butter. The muffin’s flavor was great, but I think the bread/cake part needs work on the texture. I absolutely love the texture of our Blueberry Buttermilk muffins (this one was a little stiffer in comparison).

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Silver Needle tea with milk! [New mug!]

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Thank you Mother Nature for watering our plants for me :mrgreen:

[Greens are gone and new summer veggies planted!]

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1 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope July 20, 2012 at 7:33 am

I love the cheerful colors of your breakfast! Nice to see on a gloomy day where I am. :) Happy Friday!

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2 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance July 20, 2012 at 7:34 am

I think I will be forever jealous of your endless supply of delicious baked goods! That muffin flavor sounds amazing!

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3 Khushboo Thadani July 20, 2012 at 7:36 am

Oh boy that yogurt bowl looks delicious! Love the combo of baked goods & yogurt!

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4 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } July 20, 2012 at 7:39 am

That mug is so gorgeous!

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5 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 20, 2012 at 7:42 am

Lucky duck! …A new muffin (that sounds great!) AND a nature watered garden! :)

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6 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 20, 2012 at 7:42 am

Hehe I am notorious for choosing a smaller bowl than I need when I make salads. I end up spilling half of it on my placemat…… someday I’ll learn! Happy Friday Kath!

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7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 20, 2012 at 7:48 am

That muffin sound delish! Do you guys make peach muffins too? Peach almond is my current favorite. I’m a GA stereotype, LOL!

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8 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

I can’t remember if we have made a peach muffin – we put them in the Savannah bars for sure!

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9 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 20, 2012 at 7:53 am

Pretty new mug! I doubt ANY of your baked goods are ever less than delicious!

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10 Cait's Plate July 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

Love the new mug!! And yay for a hands-free garden watering ;)

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11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

I’m always in need of a bigger bowl when I start packing on the toppings on oats or salads. I can get a little out of hand. I hope you have a great day!

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12 Katie July 20, 2012 at 8:18 am

This one was a little stiffer in comparison… that’s what she said! Haven’t watched The Office for awhile, say that our DVR recorded the Welcome Party episode last night. I don’t know if I’m excited for this season or not, last season was just not the same without Steve Carrell. Raspberry almond sounds delicious, but I do agree that the texture can sometimes with the flavor. Raspberries seem to need a lighter, less dense muffin while other berries and flavors can be more dense or firmer. I have a cherry almond recipe that I was thinking of trying today. Yesterday I made banana blueberry and used about half whole wheat flour which worked well. Glad Mother Nature is helping her out, send her to Nebraska. I’m not so worried about my grass and plants, but the farmers desperately need rain. We are in a drought and there seems to be no relief in sight, 104 degree temperatures into next week! Have a fabulous Friday!

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13 Marissa@ohhhsolovely July 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

raspberry almond muffins sound perfect right now to me! wish we had a great harvest closer than 2 hours away. your backyard looks so lush…very nice!

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14 Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep July 20, 2012 at 8:25 am

I love eating things in small bowls. I love tiny things. I’m weird.

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15 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not July 20, 2012 at 8:32 am

It’s been pouring here since I woke up – loving the break from the heat!

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16 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

That muffin sounds delicious!! Sounds like a tough job having to be the new product tester… ;)

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17 Kimberly July 20, 2012 at 8:39 am

Being married to a baker sounds really tough. Demands to eat muffins for breakfast is torture. ;)

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18 Brie @ Coxswain Dilemma July 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

One of the top reasons I’m excited to move house/start my new life is to BUY CUTE BOWLS LIKE YOU HAVE.

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19 kristen @ verbs and vignettes July 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

so much gardening this summer! I love it.

I cannot get a good texture when I try to make muffins. therefore, I’m leaving it to the professionals (aka K + M). ;-)

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20 Andrea July 20, 2012 at 9:16 am

Ooh what new veggies did you plant?!

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21 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

More zucchini and squash!

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22 Andrea July 20, 2012 at 11:19 am

Fun! My zucchini plants are going crazy right now! I’m getting ready to plant another crop too, just have to decide what :)

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23 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

Haha I’m pretty sure I would LOVE to be a muffin taster! Actually, I think my dream job would be the person who comes up with new ice cream flavors! I’ve always wondered who gets that job…

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24 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 20, 2012 at 9:18 am

I love the combination of raspberries and almonds…Peach, raspberry and almond is also another tasty combo!

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25 Annette @FitnessPerks July 20, 2012 at 9:23 am

Cute mug!!

I wish my husband brought home free delicious muffins ;) Hah.

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26 Rachel July 20, 2012 at 9:23 am

that muffin sounds so good!

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27 Nancy July 20, 2012 at 9:24 am

Love the mug! Where did you get it?

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28 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 9:38 am

Pier 1 yesterday!

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29 mary @ minutespermile July 20, 2012 at 9:26 am

wish i could grow a garden in my DC apartment! cute mug. i would eat about any muffin no matter what.

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30 ~Christy July 20, 2012 at 9:30 am

Shucks — tough to be commanded to be quality control! :) Love the new mug! So much fun when Mother Nature does the watering…

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31 Avery @ Texas Teen Keeps Lean July 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

Lucky girl! Now I want a muffin :)

I love making breakfast bowls filled to the brim with bits of deliciousness. Yours looks amazing!

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32 Angel7 July 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

Your mugs may need their own BIG cabinet someday :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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33 Kelsey July 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

I LOVE the new mug! You find the cutest stuff:)

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34 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh July 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

The muffin sounds awesome. If you guys need guinea pigs, I’m available. You know…for a customer perspective. ;)

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35 Nicole July 20, 2012 at 9:56 am

I have to admit I was very skeptical about this plain yogurt breakfast you have so often. I DO NOT like the taste of plain yogurt. Always have to mix fruit puree or something in it (which I rather do to avoid the added sugar). Today I decided to try it with blueberries, banana, granola, a sprinkle of sunflower seeds and almond butter. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was! I only had a hard time eating the last couple bites of the plain yogurt, but I think I’ll be adding this to the breakfast list. I also thought the nut butter on top would be weird but I really liked it. Question, how much yogurt to you eat? A serving is a cup but that is way to much for me, especially with all the added toppings. I did about 2/3 cup…

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36 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

Glad you liked it!

I do about 2/3 a cup too : )

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37 Rae @ Name of Wellness July 20, 2012 at 10:29 am

Everyone is raving about the mug (which is indeed lovely) but i have my eyes on that bowl!! I also tend to like smaller versions of things. I eat my oats in the morning our of an espresso spoon, while the boyfriend practically uses a spatula!

http://nameofwellness.blogspot.com/

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38 Christina@thebeautifulbalance July 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

That muffin looks delicious! Being married to a baker must be dangerous, constantly tempted (or forced haha) by all of these delicious baked goods! Yummm! What type of nut butter do you use?

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39 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Trader Joe’s sunflower butter

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40 Christina @ The Beautiful Balance July 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm

That is my favorite!

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41 Jessica @ New Girl, New City July 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

A muffin and yogurt sounds AMAZING!
And that is a super cute bowl, even if it is small!

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42 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Your big breakfast bowls always look so good!

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43 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

buttermilk in baking is great – and if using another milk other than it for the new muffins, the crumb may be a little tougher and denser but I’m sure I’m not telling you anything new here :)

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44 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I think Mother Nature missed the memo that I didn’t need watering today in D.C. ;)

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45 Dee July 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I love that white bowl! Is it ceramic? I am in love with ceramics lately.

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46 KathEats July 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Yep!

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47 Karen July 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

That backyard is *gorgeous*. Every time I see pictures of it I drool. May I ask how big it is (sq. ft). We are house hunting and I’m trying to figure out what we may need :)

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48 KathEats July 21, 2012 at 6:36 am

I think half an acre, but I could be wrong..

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