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Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Cheater" Corn Muffins

Corn bread/ corn muffins are one of the most frustrating recipes I have ever tried to make. I grew up on "corn bread souffle", a delicious moist cornbread with corn cooked into it. I thought that was what cornbread was, until I tried to make my own! 

There are so many cornbread recipes, and some of them don't even have corn in them! The blasphemy! It was seriously a rude awakening when I tried recipe after recipe, and none of them were as delicious as the cornbread I grew up.

I have a feeling cornbread is one of those recipes that other people have trouble with, and I have come up with a 3 ingredient solution. It all started when one of our local grocery stores had Jiffy cornbread mix on sale for 57cents! I can't stand eating cornbread without corn in it, so I grabbed a can of corn, and got to work.

A few boxes later, I created a simple, delicious and fool- proof corn muffin recipe.

*The more corn you add, the more fragile the muffins will be. If you use more than 1/2 a can, the muffins will fall apart!*

Ingredients(makes 6 large muffins)
1 box Jiffy cornbread mix(plus ingredients listed on back of the box)
1/2 can yellow corn, juices drained
1 tsp honey(optional)

1. Preheat oven according to the Jiffy cornbread box. In a bowl, prepare the Jiffy cornbread mix according to the boxes instructions.

2. Add the corn and the honey. Gently mix into the cornbread mix.

3. Pour into muffin pans. Bake for the amount of time stated on the box.

4. Serve!

It is honestly that simple! They taste like you are a cornbread guru, too. No one will know these muffins are from a box. ;)

Have you ever tried to make cornbread from scratch?

Peace & Sunshine,

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tomato Pie

Tomato pie. Sounds strange, doesn't it? The only pies I've ever heard of are of dessert pies! Until Pinterest, of course. When I saw it, I wasn't sure if it interested me because it was different, or that it sounded appetizing. I think it was more intrigue than anything else.

So, I jotted down the recipe and took a chance. Maybe this should be called "chance pie".

This pie is incredible! I honestly had no clue if I would like it or not, but I ate half of the pan in one night! Even if you aren't sure about this pie, just try it. You won't regret it.

1 9 inch pie crust
3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 tsp salt
1 small onion, chopped into tiny pieces
1 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh chopped basil
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup mayonaisse (I use only Hellmans)

1. If needed, bake pie crust according to instructions.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with paper towels, spread tomato slices on the paper towels. Sprinkle the tomatoes with salt and cover with another layer of paper towels. Let them set for about 15 minutes, to dry up as much as possible.

3. Layer tomatoes in the pie crust. Layer some chopped onion on top. Repeat until crust is filled.

4. Sprinkle the top with the pepper and basil. Slowly drizzle the olive oil on top as well.

5. In a small bowl, mix the cheeses and mayonaisse together. Spread on top of tomato pie until completely covered.

6. Bake pie for 40 minutes. When it's done, pull it out of the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

This is one of those recipes where all the ingredients work together to compliment each other to make something simple turn out completely amazing!  I cannot wait to make this for my friends and impress them with something "out of the box".

Have you ever tried tomato pie?

Peace & Sunshine,
I have no clue where I got this recipe! I just remember seeing it on a website and jotting it down really fast on a piece of paper at work. Then sticking it in my purse and discovering it a few months later. Haha!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Get Healthy! Tuna Sandwich

{This tuna sandwich is on San Francisco's Boudin Bakery's Famous Sourdough Bread! Yum!}

Do you like canned tuna? I feel like either people hate it or like it. Even if you hate it, this Get Healthy! tip can be used for mostly any sandwich that you would like to liven up!

Just add cucumber slices!

Cucumber provides a fresh crunch that adds a new dimension to your sandwich. Just like any vegetable, they have tons a good nutrients to keep your body healthy! 

Do you have any healthy sandwich fillings that you like?

Peace & Sunshine,
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