Honey Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Honey Jalape–o Cornbread // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

As someone who was born and raised in the South, I know cornbread is a big deal.

However, until a year ago, I always made cornbread from a pre-made mix because I didn’t want to mess it up. But one fateful day, we were hosting friends and family for our traditional New Year’s Day gumbo celebration… and I forgot to grab a few boxes of the mix from the store.

I scrambled, scouring my cookbooks an hour before the party, and decided upon a random cornbread recipe. And it was pretty darn good!

So I’ve been experimenting with cornbread ever since, and these gorgeous Honey Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins are one of my favorite tries to-date! The honey and jalapeño balance one another out so well, adding a little sweetness and a little spice to the muffins.

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Pumpkin Mascarpone Ravioli

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I know what you’re thinking…this is just another obligatory pumpkin post. The second fall hits, posts like these starting running rampant across the blogosphere. And to that, I would have to agree. Yes, it is another pumpkin post, but I promise it’s one you don’t want to miss!

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White Cheddar Smokey Pasta Salad – Summer is Better with Cheddar

This post is sponsored by Black Creek but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Cheese. Oh how I have a love for cheese. WhenAward-winning Black Creek® premium Cheddar cheese reached out for me to try their cheese and write about it, um, yes please! I had never tried it before but I couldn’t wait. the fact that this brand focuses on aging their cheese for optimal flavor, is right up my alley. I love strong cheese and the aging process gives cheddar such an oaky, nutty and delicious flavor.

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Keeping a Healthy 2018 While Still Enjoying It

 

Pure I, like many others started 2018 with a New Year’s resolution to have the healthiest year yet. I made all the promises; eat healthy, work out, lose weight, get enough sleep, drink enough water, cut out carbs, cut out sugar, keep my calories under a specific number and the list goes on and on.

Boy, that is a lot of restrictions for trying to have a healthy year. So where is all the fun? It is the beginning of April and that means that if you have stuck to your New Year’s resolution, then you are three months in and three months are down.

It is easy to let the fun fall to the wayside because you are so focused on your goal. But only 8% of people keep their resolutions and number one is losing weight or getting healthy. [Read more…]