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Strawberry Coconut Muffins

 

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Did you know that muffins could be an ultimate life changer? Well, they can. They can bring a little sweet minglin’ and a little spice to your love life.

Let me explain. We are going to take a trip back a few years ago… one woman, Rosie, was taking one man, Alex, delicious coconut muffins.

Rosie and I met Alex one crazy college summer. After meeting him, we instantly  thought he was a cool guy.  Alex was on his way to California to spend time in the Peace Corps when he stopped in our college town. I assume after realizing how fun Arkansas (and us) could be, he decided to just live and work there for the summer before he continued on to California. In the meantime, Rosie and Alex became a little exclusive… One of their first hang outs, she decided to bake him something sweet. What can be sweeter, than a beautiful woman bringing a delicious batch of muffins to a man? Food speaks to the heart too, you know?

Little did you know, these coconut muffins did the trick. They lit a spark in the now married Hunts. I would like to say, that I, as the best friend of Rosie, played a key role in the matchmaking too. I always say that I, solely Loghan,  knew from the very beginning they were a match made in heaven. Here are a few reasons why I knew Rosie & Alex were meant to be:  They are both adventurers, they share a love for being outdoors, hiking, running, writing, helping people,  and I mustn’t forget… cookies. But, I guess I cannot take ALL the credit, (as much as I would like), because these coconut muffins along with Rosie’s heart, wooed Alex from the beginning and little did he know, he would never turn down Rosie’s cooking again.

 

What honor I have to share with you THE coconut muffin recipe that brought two of my favorite love birds together..

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Only this time… With a strawberry twist!

 

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Strawberry Coconut Muffins
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Instructions
  1. Blend eggs, butter, sugar, salt and vanilla.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl, Then whisk into batter until there are no lumps.
  3. Stir 1/2 cup strawberries with batter. (Save remaining strawberries to place on top of the batter before baking.)
  4. Pour batter and strawberry mixture into greased muffin tin.
  5. Sprinkle extra strawberries and flaked coconut on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes
  6. For mini muffins. Bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes
  7. Enjoy!
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Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Bruschetta

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So, I have always wanted to have a green thumb.  Yes, one that has skill in gardening and growing plants. I have always been one to get very excited about spring and new blooms. The sunshine and bright colors make me giddy inside.  I go buy cute colorful planters and then plant pretty flowers, but sadly, just for all of them to die in a few weeks. I have also been one to get on kicks where I buy fresh herbs to grow.  Unfortunately, unlike my “few week” flowers,  these only last a few days!

Well I am proud to say… drumroll please….I have successfully grown basil, cilantro, and mint for a month now and it has been amazing! One could say I am dedicated to these little herbs and I am determined to keep them alive!  I have been using these herbs for everything because they taste SO wonderful!

 

My love for strawberries and MY fresh baby   basil prompted me to make a bruschetta. I love the traditional bruschetta with tomatoes, but I had never tried the popular strawberry version. Bruschetta can be made with different types of cheese. I have always loved feta, but have more recently fallen in love with goat cheese. The creamy goodness is amazing with the strawberry, basil, and balsamic vinegar combo that has been on replay for the past couple of weeks.

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Since we are constantly eating this popular bruschetta on focaccia bread, on salads,  but mostly by the spoonful, I wanted to create another way we could eat this heavenly combination.  The red wine & balsamic reduction drizzled on this goodness and grilled chicken, give this common bruschetta a tasty twist! It will definitely be a summer favorite for the Arthurs in many strawberry seasons to come!

If you can’t tell yet, Rosie and I are so excited that strawberries are in season! We have been brainstorming all different ways to eat strawberries because we are literally obsessed with them… So, I bring you another super strawberry recipe that is one I believe you will love just as much as I do!

 

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Bruschetta
Balsamic Reduction
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For the brine:
Bruschetta
Balsamic Reduction
Instructions
  1. Brine the chicken in 1 quart of of water combined with sugar and salt. Let this brine in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour
  2. Heat up grill on high heat
  3. Dice the strawberries and finely chop basil. Combine.
  4. Grill chicken on high heat for 10 minutes. Flip halfway through. The internal temperature should reach 165 degrees.
  5. For the balsamic reduction, combine balsamic vinegar, red wine, and honey into a skillet on medium to high heat. Bring to a simmer for 3-5 minutes until mixture thickens.
  6. Top grilled chicken with strawberry and basil. Next, sprinkle the goat cheese and drizzle the balsamic red wine reduction onto the chicken.
  7. Enjoy!
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