Photos of the Week – Spring Flowers

I don’t know that I’ll ever get used to the flowers blooming in February.  Instead of “April shower bring May flowers”, it’s “January in Florida brings flowers in February”.  And yes, I know that doesn’t rhyme.  I’m tired today.

If it’s still cold and wintry where you live, maybe these pictures will remind you that spring will eventually come. 🙂

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Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread

Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread – a moist sweet bread made with whole wheat flour and sweetened with Sucanat, and drizzled with a tart lemon glaze.

Since the flowers are blooming and the weather is warmer, I’ve been thinking more about summery foods, and recently that led to the making of a Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread recipe.  Bring on all the fresh fruit!  I love lemon baked goods, and this very moist bread with its tart lemon glaze is right up my alley.

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Black Bean & Rice Burritos

These healthy, vegetarian Black Bean & Rice Burritos are hearty and delicious.  🙂  

While I truly like parts of every season of the year, my favorite time is probably spring.  There is something about those first few days of warmer weather, when the sun pokes through the clouds and the beautiful flowers burst into blossom.  I opened our windows this morning to let some fresh air into the house, and I could smell the aroma of flowers wafting through the kitchen and hear the birds chattering to each other in the trees outside.

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Whole wheat Apple Cinnamon Muffins make a delicious breakfast!

Happy Monday!  How about some Apple Cinnamon Muffins?

It’s been a quiet week over here on the blog; I decided to take a few days off from writing in order to focus on other things, but I’m back at it as of today.  (That is, until we are in the midst of moving to our new house.  Then I may need to take another break.) 🙂

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Poppy Seed Chicken

Add this easy Poppy Seed Chicken recipe to your list of weeknight dinner ideas! 🙂

I’ve been rather quiet on the blog this week, as there are other things that have held my attention.  A big part of it is that, *drumroll*, we are moving!  The next few weeks are going to involve a bit of packing (thankfully we don’t have very much stuff), so my posting frequency on this blog may slow down a little until after we’re settled into our temporary living situation before our new house is finished.  I’m excited though, partly because I’m going to have a dishwasher in the new house!  Woohoo!  (That may sound silly, but I am grateful for dishwashers and will never take them for granted again.)

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Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Super soft and chewy sugar cookies are put together with fluffy frosting to make delicious Sugar Cookie Sandwiches.

A couple of times a year, I go to the mall.  My version of shopping at the mall usually involves walking around briskly without buying much of anything.  But one place where I usually like to stop is the Great American Cookies shop.  Reason being, they have cookie sandwiches (whaaattt?)

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Oregano Chicken Burgers

Healthy Chicken Burgers – juicy and full of favor.  I even snuck in some rolled oats for extra nutrition. 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  When I was a kid, I loved Valentine’s Day.  I was homeschooled, and my siblings and I knew that on Valentine’s Day morning there would be a mini heart-shaped box of chocolates waiting on each desk before school.  Those chocolates were a special something I always looked forward to.  Oh, that and the fact that my dad usually bought my mom a huge box of chocolates.  (It had to be huge because she would invariably end up sharing…woohoo!)

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Apple Oatmeal Muffins

A delicious and healthy breakfast idea – these muffins are made with whole wheat flour, lots of oats, fresh apples, and Greek yogurt.

Most of the time I don’t mind getting out of bed early, but this morning was one of those “I’m dragging a little” mornings.  The fatigue might be explained by the series of very strange dreams I had last night, which I am now unable to remember.  It is amazing what kind of scenarios my mind is capable of creating while I’m asleep.  I’ve been a spy in multiple wars, a ninja, a brave explorer, a detective (think Sherlock Holmes), and all manner of other interesting personalities over the years.

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