Where the hell are my manners?!  Thank you for all your sweet comments on my new hair cut – so far I’ve been able to style it – so instead of taking 2 minutes to get ready for work, I am now up to a whole five minutes, including make-up. 😀

There is a reason I don’t bake very often.  Simply put, I am not a good baker.  On more than one occassion, I’ve completely left out the sugar and/or flour.  Um, those tasted like ass.

If I try to “healthify” them, Tony is the first to know – and when I have him try one of my creations, he pretends to take a bite and then throws it to the dog.

So I made these muffins yesterday morning.  I added a bit too much soy milk, so instead of 12 muffins, I got 15.  And they were super moist – almost to the point where you couldn’t hold it – so I took them out of the muffin tin – put them on a raised cookie rack on a baking sheet, turned off the oven and let them “cook” for about 10 more minutes.

These are delicious!  I even sent Tony an email when I got to work letting him know he could help himself, and his reply was “these are good and don’t taste like ass.”

Biz’s Apple Muffins (loosely based on Ellie Krieger’s)

  • each muffin is 4 points – two muffins is 8 points


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar + 2 tablespoons for topping
  • 1/4 cup mixed nuts (I used sunflower/slivered almonds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup wehat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup no sugar added applesauce (could use regular, its just what I had)
  • 3/4 cup soy milk (I used 1 cup which is too much)
  • 1 peeled and sliced fuji apple

This may be another reason why I don’t bake very often – I am a one bowl baker.  I mixed all the dry ingredients, then added the rest of the ingredients and then just mixed until incorporated.  Since I added too much soy milk, my batter was pretty thin – I used my 1/3 cup measure and got 15 muffins.  Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.

I also didn’t have any brown sugar, so I had to make some – just mix 1 cup of sugar with 2 tablespoons of molasses, and combine with a fork – done!

It was HOT yesterday – I think we broke a record – when I got back from my walk at lunch, weather.com said it was 86 degrees – I can’t stand when it goes from winter to summer.  A sweaty 50 minutes later I was ready to eat my lunch!  Another throw stuff on a plate – leftover bbq chicken, hummus, carrots, strawberries, banana, and later on I had another pear and apple – my whole lunch was only 6 points!

Our local grocery store had marinated pork taco meat and I’ve had taquitos on my brain since I saw them on Tami’s blog.  While she baked hers, I deep fried ours – each taquito is 4 points and totally worth it.  They did split a little in the fryer -the only real way to get them not to break is to dip the corn tortillas in hot oil, but I skipped that part.  My plate was 14 glorious points and totally worth it. 😀

I used a tooth pick to hold them together

My plate – 3 taquitos, 1/3 cup yellow rice – and lot’s of Tabasco added after this picture!

I am not going to lie, these were delicious and worth the points.  😀

I want to thank you guys for sharing all your health insurance stories with me – so crazy!

Stats for Tuesday:

  • 35 points with wine
  • 50 minutes walking
  • average blood sugar 133

I am off to make stir fry for my lunch –  tonight is Hanging with Hannah!  After dinner we are going to see the bridesmaid movie – its kind of like a female version of the Hangover – Hannah wanted to see it, so I am sure we’ll have fun.  And it’s her last day of college until fall!  That really went by fast.  See you tomorrow 😀

It’s Bagel Wednesday – yippee!  Have a great day. 😀