Morning Glory Muffins

ImageI love these muffins because they are so moist and flavorful!  This recipe makes about 48 muffins so sometimes I will half it or I will keep the batter in the fridge and just make another batch as we run out. They are perfect to make with apples and carrots in the fridge that need to be used and if you are short a few carrots or apples, no biggie, just add in some more of what you have.


4 cups flour 

2 1/2 cups sugar 

4 teaspoons baking soda 

4 teaspoons of cinnamon 

1 teaspoon salt 

6 eggs

2 cups oil 

4 teaspoons of vanilla

4 cups grated carrots (about 8 carrots) 

1 cup raisins 

2 apples shredded  (I use my food processor to shred the apples and carrots)

1 -8 ounce can of crushed pineapple (drained but if the batter needs more liquid, I usually add a little pineapple juice) 

1 cup chopped pecans


Sift flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl. In another mixing bowl, beat eggs until smooth and add in oil, and vanilla and mix well. Add in the dry ingredients from the other bowl and mix until moistened. Then stir in the carrots, raisins, coconut, pineapple. apples, and pecans. 

Scoop into a greased muffin tin. (I use an ice cream scoop) Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the middles don’t shake. Cool in the pan for a few minutes and then move to a wire rack. They are delicious served warm with butter.




Get in the Groove

If you haven’t gotten into the “Groove”Book then you need to! I have over 1700 pictures on my phone and have been wanting and meaning to get them printed. I saw something a few weeks ago on Facebook about Groove Book and decided to try it out. Everyday I have been going out to the mailbox hoping it would arrive.  I received my first one yesterday and I am SO impressed! For $2.99 a month they will ship you a cute little book with up to 100 photos of your choice from your phone.(The $2.99 even includes shipping!)


It was so easy, I just downloaded the app and went through and picked out a 100 photos.You can even get multiples of pics if you want. They all have a perforated edge that make them easy to tear out to frame or give away. I like that on the top above the perforated edge, it even has the date and time when the photo was taken. The book itself is so cute that even if you never put them in an album they would look good in a bookcase or on a coffee table.

Just a warning that after I picked out my 100 photos, I thought the app had not uploaded them properly but then I got an email saying they were going to ship and should arrive in 10-12 days. It took mine 18 to arrive so don’t be surprised if it doesn’t come within that time frame. You can also login to your account and check the status.




They are not the highest quality photos I have ever seen but they still look really good! (and for $2.99 a month, I can’t complain!) They are printed in a 4.5 x 6.5 book so some of the Instagram pics get cut off on the bottom. The pic above is from Instagram and it still looks good just some of the border is missing. 

On the last page of my book there was this coupon code to share with friends. It says you can give it to as many friends as you want, so try it out and see what you think! 



Whoever thought of this was genius! I heard they were recently on Shark Tank. Wish it would have been me! 🙂