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Have you ever tasted the rainbow? These are berry blast skittles, YUM!

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It is Sunday night and I am pretty tired from the busy weekend. I am thinking that coffee might be a necessity tomorrow morning.  Good night and good morning everyone.

*No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

* If life gives you limes, make margaritas -Jimmy Buffet

These pictures are SOOC (straight out of the camera) and have not been edited in any way, not even cropped.

Have you ever mixed up salt and sugar either accidentally or on purpose?  When you are close up like this it might not be as easy to mix them up.  The sea salt is a lot larger than the raw sugar.  The sugar has a more defined shape than the salt crystals.  The sugar also has a bit of brown tint to it, while the salt is primarily white.

Do any of you superstitious types throw salt over your shoulder to keep the devil at bay? I was reading that if you spill salt, which used to be a precious commodity, that you would have to throw a pinch over your left shoulder with your right hand.  I have never done this, I would like to, but then I would have to clean up all the salt after. Decisions decisions.

There are days that I crave sweet and other days that I crave salty. Either way I try to follow the rule, everything in moderation.

Happy Tuesday!!

Who doesn’t love banana and chocolate chip muffins? Well I sure do.

Today I am sharing my recipe with you and hope that you too can enjoy these delicious, easy to make muffins.

The ingredients:

2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking power
a pinch of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 bananas
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 cup chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350º

Mash up the bananas in a large bowl.  Add sugar, eggs and softened butter to bananas and use an electric mixer to mix on a low speed.  In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking power, salt and baking soda together. Slowly add the dry mixture to the banana mixture. Continue to use the electric mixer on a low speed.  After all the ingredients are mixed well, stir in the chocolate chips with a spoonula, wooden spoon, or whatever your preferred tool is.

Placed batter into greased muffin tins and bake for 25-35 minutes.When done they should be light brown around the edges, and if you stick a wooden tooth pick in the center, it should come out clean.

Let muffins cool in tin for 10 minutes. Remove from tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Yum! I hope you enjoy these muffins as much as I do.

*Happiness is homemade – Author Unknown