Don’t bug me. I’m baking.

August 10th

When I’m grouchy — as I am this week, ever so miserably grouchy — it is best to just stay out of my way. I know what sets me off (stress at work, family fighting, cranky adults acting like children) and I know how to get myself out of the funk. Exercise. Go on a date with both Ben and Jerry and don’t feel one lick of remorse. Exercise a bit more. Treat yourself to a cafe Americano. Read. Make time for sleep. Cook. Craft. Run.

To counter recent time spent with Senor Cherry Garcia, I thought a few vegetables were in order.


Happy & Healthy Carrot Muffins
1 boxed carrot cake
3 eggs (use only the whites, if you’d like)
1/3 cup of oil
1/3 cup of reduced sugar apple sauce
1 cup of water
2 grated carrots
1 grated zucchini
1 cup raisins or sultanas
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 pinch of nutmeg

baking bliss august
carrot, zucchini muffins in progress

Mix, plop in a cupcake pan and bake for 20-22 minutes at 350. Viola, a fantastically earthy and yummy cupcake to share with friends and family. As they say, eat, drink and be merry.

Cupcake goodness


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17 Responses

  1. mmmmmm…

    i’m going to cook this (or try)!!! absolutely!!!!
    but… what is “1 boxed carrot cake”???

  2. mmm, they look yummy!!

  3. The muffins sound easy and delicious. I’m having a grouchy time, too, and Senor Garcia is my favorite panacea to said grouchy time. I’m glad I’m not alone in understanding its medicinal properties (but I also acknowledge the need for balance–hence your muffins).

  4. I’ve been looking for a recipe like this for my boys! So glad you posted it…trying it tonight!!!

  5. Oh yummy!! I have to make those. They would be good for breakfast.

  6. i’m stunned. you’re telling me that ben and jerry are both two-timing me with you!? i’m crushed. i thought they were just my fellas. i’ll never look at pistachio! pistachio! the same way again.

  7. Yumola! I have to admit the first picture freaked me out a bit, but I know think I need to make these (or talk my mom into baking them for me!?) Do I even have a kitchen? Let me look around….

  8. Those look pretty good, I’ll have to try them.

  9. they look very yummy!

    i’ve been really irritable lately too!!! i can’t figure out exactly what it is, but i’m thinking being very pregnant in this heat is a good excuse … or just an excuse, not a very good one.

  10. Weel, I just saw cheese balls somewhere else and now this! Now I am hungry! they look delicious!

  11. Those do look yummy. And I’ve been grouchy this week too. I blame hormones but maybe it’s the universe….??

  12. mmmmm, drool, bet I could veganize these really easily, they sound great, yum! And you ar enot the only grouchy one, I have been a homicidal maniac all week.

  13. Mouthwatering! They look so dang yummy!!

    I think the heat is making everyone a little grumpy. I know I have been too… or maybe it was my hubby causing it? LOL!

  14. The pics of all the raw ingredients look mighty tasty. I guess the heat rewired my brain to think egg yolk = candy. I think I should eat some lunch now.

  15. I love the photos on this post. You’ve been really productive with your posting lately! I love that bag you received! And the apple pie looks amazing. Good vibes to Rex all around.
    I haven’t forgotten your swap stuff–I’m still playing catch up. It will be good though 🙂

  16. This looks delish! Can’t wait to try it!

    Good thoughts going out to your friend Rex.

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