Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Muffins

by Cate on September 26, 2016

Dainty morsels of goodness, these Cinnamon Roll Muffins are a delicious way to start the day.

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Over the summer, I taught several week-long cooking camps. We started out each week getting to know each other, talking about basic kitchen rules and hygiene, the importance of measuring ingredients properly and following recipes, and then each day, we would make a few recipes together. Towards the middle of the week, once the kids had a handle on measuring and following directions, I would give them copies of the recipes and they were on their own.

Giving kids a recipe and letting them do it all by themselves from start to finish is a big thing, both for me AND for them. Yet it really was amazing to watch them … figuring things out as they went along … but most importantly, seeing their confidence shine when they realized that they made something amazing ALL BY THEMSELVES. The pride when they told their parents what they had made, and shared the finished product at the end of the day was awesome to watch.

I mean, look at those faces above! That says it all right there.

I’m a big fan of making a batch of muffins over the weekend so the kids have a great grab-and-go breakfast for our busy mornings during the week, and these Cinnamon Roll Muffins were perfect, and one of the recipes my campers made over the summer. Nick loves cinnamon rolls, so he got a little of that flavor with these muffins, and Madeline doesn’t love cinnamon rolls, but does like muffins. Which means I managed to satisfy both of them with one easy recipe.

Twenty minutes from start to finish, using basic ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen, these muffins are light, slightly sweet, and perfect for a quick breakfast or afterschool snack.

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Weekend Photos in Review

by Cate on September 25, 2016

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Hummus and Baba Ghanoush

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Cheddar, Provolone, Avocado, and Tomato

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Amwell: The Future is Now

September 20, 2016

Earlier this year, I gave notice at my “regular” full-time job, and with that, I said good-bye to company health benefits. (One of these days, I’ll do a full post on my new career path, but in the meantime…) Before I left, I did research to see what my options were in terms of health […]

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Weekend Photos in Review

September 18, 2016

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Recipe: Mediterranean Mix

September 15, 2016

A super healthy Mediterranean-inspired dish that is bursting with color and flavor. Earlier in the summer, I partnered with the folks at Bush’s Beans for my kids’ cooking camp. The Bush’s Beans’ team was excited for an opportunity for me to introduce their Hummus Made Easy product line to all my campers, and I also […]

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