Meyer Lemon Mini Muffins

Sweet and floral Meyer lemons are the star of the show in these Meyer Lemon Mini Muffins. Greek yogurt keeps them so light and moist – they are delicious!
Meyer Lemon Mini Muffins | ChezCateyLou.com

Meyer Lemon – up until recently I didn’t really know what this fruit was. I had heard of them and seen them on many restaurant menus, but I had never actually researched meyer lemons or bought them. And then I saw a bag of the gorgeous things at Trader Joes the other day and all of that changed. I am now obsessed with Meyer Lemons, and in particular with these meyer lemon mini muffins!
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Cara Cara Orange Mini Muffins

Cara cara orange zest is stirred into mini muffins, and then the juice is mixed with brown sugar and poured over the warm muffins. These are so flavorful and so good!
Cara Cara Orange Mini Muffins | chezcateylou.com

Have you ever made something, and then asked yourself, “Why have I not tried this before?!” That is exactly how I felt with these cara cara orange mini muffins. I have never baked with orange juice (or orange anything!) before, and I really have no idea why. I like oranges. They are pretty.  TheBetterHalf drinks orange juice almost every morning.  So why have I discriminated against this citrus fruit in my baked goods in the past? No clue.  These beautiful cara cara oranges are what prompted me to bake using oranges, and I am so thankful that they did – these muffins were SO good.

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Top 5 Recipes of 2013

Best of 2013 - Chez CateyLou

Happy New Year everybody! 2013 was a great year for TheBetterHalf and me. In addition to taking some amazing trips, we launched ChezCateyLou.com! It has been so much fun to master new recipes, learn about photography, and get to know the blogging world – and to share it all with you, my amazing readers! Blogging sure is a lot of work, but we have loved every second of it. The past few weeks have been exciting for us – we are now self-hosted and I’m looking forward to making some improvements to the blog in the upcoming weeks. I predict good things in 2014 :)

Before we get settled into 2014, I want to take a look back at my top 5 favorite recipes of 2013. I can’t even tell you how hard it was to pick only five. It is like picking your favorite child!   I’m still debating if I picked the right ones (let me know yours in the comments!), but here goes:… 

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Cinnamon Cookie Butter Mini Muffins

These Cinnamon Cookie Butter Mini Muffins are full of sweet cinnamon tons of cookie butter. They are the perfect breakfast or snack to make this holiday season!

Cinnamon Cookie Butter Mini Muffins | chezcateylou.com

Merry Christmas Eve!  Is everyone ready for Christmas? In case you are still trying to decide what to serve for breakfast tomorrow, I have the perfect recipe for you.  Cinnamon Cookie Butter Mini Muffins!  Mini muffins are just so cute. They are the perfect food to have out around the holidays when people are around because they are so poppable!  Is that a real word?  I don’t think so, but it should be because it describes mini muffins perfectly – you just pop one in your mouth!  … 

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Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Muffins

These Mini Pumpkin Muffins are full of pumpkin flavor and are bursting with delicious cinnamon chips. They are the perfect poppable fall breakfast!

Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Chips | ChezCateyLou.com

In case anyone is keeping track, this is my third pumpkin recipe in a row. I might need to change the name of this blog to Cate’s Pumpkin Obsession.  It is really becoming an issue. I can’t stay away from pumpkin recipes! Luckily, TheBetterHalf is a big fan of pumpkin too. This is a new development in our life. Pumpkin (like peaches ) is one of those foods that he thought he didn’t like. I successfully convinced him otherwise (I mean if you like cinnamon, how can you not like pumpkin baked goods?!), and now he can’t get enough either.  These Mini Pumpkin Muffins disappeared quickly in our house – with tons of cinnamon chips in each little pumpkin muffin, how could they not?!… 

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