Cherry Almond Muffins

These cherry almond muffins are bursting with fresh sweet cherries and are full of almond flavor from almond flour, extract, and chopped almonds!

Cherry Almond Muffins | chezcateylou.com

Happy Saturday! I love waking up on Saturday mornings and baking something for breakfast. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, and if you haven’t noticed, I really like baking breakfast food! Today we are having Cherry Almond Muffins! The cherries are so beautiful and so delicious right now – I bought a huge bag the other day and couldn’t wait to bake them into a muffin.
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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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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins – light and fluffy muffins are full of delicious peanut butter and chocolate flavors. It is like dessert for breakfast!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins | chezcateylou.com

Does anyone notice anything different today? Something new? Something fresh and clean? Yep, that’s right, Chez CateyLou got a makeover!! What do you think?

I am loving my new site design! A big thanks to the wonderful Katie at Twin Stripe for designing my logo. Didn’t she do an amazing job? Also a big thanks to TheBetterHalf for dealing with all the technical headaches that came along with this lovely new site. I’ll tell you what, all this blogging stuff is a lot harder than we thought it would be! But it is totally worth it.

So in honor of the first post on my newly designed site,  I made peanut butter chocolate chip muffins.  I obviously had to include peanut butter, my one true love (sorry TheBetterHalf, but that’s payback for when you wouldn’t say you loved me more than the Eagles).

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Blueberry Muffins made with Frozen Blueberries

These blueberry muffins are so light thanks to Greek yogurt. Frozen blueberries work so well in muffins, and make these easy to whip up any time of year!

Blueberry Muffins made with Frozen Blueberries | chezcateylou.com

Good morning!  Anyone in the mood for a muffin this morning?  I don’t know about you, but I am in the mood for a muffin just about every morning.  And while I would like chocolate chip or cookie butter to be a part of breakfast every day, my jeans disagree.  So instead, let’s have blueberry muffins!  I used frozen blueberries to make these because the fresh ones are looking pretty weak these days.  But frozen blueberries are good year round, and they actually work better than fresh ones in some recipes.   I like to use these frozen wild blueberries  when I make muffins because they are smaller, but full of great flavor…. 

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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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