Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mmmm, Pizza Muffins!

I have a new, overwhelming obsession with the website Pinterest.  I think I have cooked and baked more since my friend Megan introduced me, than I had in months previous.  One of my favorite recipes so far has been Pizza Muffins. 

These muffins were so delicious that Brian had me make them twice in a week.  They are super easy, and very delicious.  They would make a wonderful football party snack (or just a fun dinner).  The original recipe is found here.

Pizza Muffins

3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
pinch of salt
3/4 cup milk (the original recipe calls for whole, but I used 1% with no problem)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded mozzerella cheese (I used an Italian blend)
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1 cup cubed pepperoni (I couldn't find cubed at the store, so I bought slices and cut them into 1/2 inch squares)
1/2 cup store bought marinara or pizza sauce

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 24-cup mini-muffin pan.
2.  Whisk together the flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning and salt.  Whisk in the milk and egg.  Stir in the mozzarella, parmesan, and pepperoni.  Let stand for 10 minutes (I attempted to do this but gave up after about 2 minutes because I had a hungry husband).
3.  Stir the batter and divide into the mini-muffin cups.  Bake until puffed and golden, about 20-25 minutes (slightly longer at high altitude).
3.  Microwave the pizza sauce.  Serve muffins with pizza sauce for dipping and enjoy!

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Short, Sad Life of Mr. Kitty Cat

Meet Mr. Kitty Cat. We bought Kitty Cat from Petsmart to be a friend to our pup, Diesel.

Unfortunately, Diesel isn't very nice to his friends.

Notice Diesel's other friend, Chicken to the right
Diesel was pooped at the end of the day...

But poor Kitty Cat will never be the same...

We think he may have been pretending that this was his big sister, Little Kitten

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Go Tigers!

For hubby's birthday, my mother-in-law got him season tickets to Colorado College Tigers' Hockey this season.  Brian is quite a big hockey fan, and the Tigers are currently ranked number 4 in the nation, and quite possibly the best NCAA team in Colorado (As much as I love Rams football, our 63-13 loss to Boise State this past weekend does not put us anywhere near that title). 

After several months of watching primarily baseball, it is quite an adjustment to get used to watching hockey.  Before I met Brian, I had only seen one hockey game, and had no concept of the rules.  My understanding of the rules is not much better now, but I do know what "off-sides" is at least. 

This past weekend, we went to two games against Bemidji State, which CC won both of! Next month we go to see Wisconsin - my mother-in-law also bought us matching Wisconsin sweatshirts to wear to this one, as Brian is a native Wisconsinite. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Car!

This weekend, Brian and I headed up to Fort Collins and got me a new (used) car!  It's a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI.  My previous car, despite being a very nice car, had a plethora of issues...the most important being that it a) leaked from the roof and b) was terrible in the snow.  The new car has a diesel engine, and gets 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway!  I am very excited about it!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

My favorite husband turns 26 today!  Happy birthday babe! I love you and am so happy to be married to you!