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