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Showing posts from March, 2016

Easter Sunday 2016

Christ is Risen! Alleluia! 
Our family enjoyed a wonderful Easter Sunday with my parents and siblings this year. We dyed eggs on Holy Saturday then ate a scrumptious brunch with polish sausages and homemade bread. On Sunday, after Mass mom made a delicious ham with cheesy potatoes. Here are a few photos that capture our weekend. 

Easter basket goodies! Are these Shining Light Dolls cute, or what? Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Czestochowa. These neck tie easter eggs were made a few years back. The patterns from the ties transferred surprisingly well. Stay tuned next year for a "how to" on the blog.

Dignity of Work

"Joseph, the carpenter... shows the dignity of work, which is measured not by earning power or prestige, but by the love and motivation with which it is done daily." -From the Novena to St. Joseph

Blueberry Avocado Muffins

Taking a break from packing to bake some muffins!

These are my ALL time favorite muffins to bake. Granted, I don't make very many muffins, but even if I did, this one would be at the top of the list. Don't let the avocado/blueberry combination scare you away! The avocado lends a subtle flavor and gives the muffin a delicious creaminess and the streusel adds a sweet crumble to the top.

You can find the original recipe on Ali's Blog, Gimme Some Oven. Don't the photos of her baked goods make your mouth water? MMmm!

Ok, so here's how my Blueberry Avocado muffins turned out. I altered her recipe slightly because I didn't have greek yogurt (I substituted with sour cream). Below is my revised recipe if you care to try it. The recipe yields a dozen muffins.

Muffin Ingredients:
2 cups flour2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking soda1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled3/4 cup sugar1 tsp. vanilla extract1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries1 egg1 cup sour…