blueberry basil muffins

March 1, 2012

I’ve been thinking — how about you all come over for breakfast this morning!

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See that empty spot in the pan? That would be the muffin I ate ASAP when they came out of the oven — and then I promptly burnt my tongue.

Wouldn’t breakfast be fun? We would all squeeze around my itty bitty kitchen table that will as of tomorrow morning be taken apart — so really, you can come over to celebrate the fact that we’re getting a new kitchen table tomorrow! Just as a side note, it’s actually pretty cool. We love our Pier 1 kitchen table, but it has been getting scratched up and been looking horrendous for about the last six months or so. We’re reeeall careful too — if you know me, you know I’m a bit anal. And by a bit, I mean a lot. So anyway, the Husband called up Pier 1, explained (or complained) our situation, and they are sending us another table fo FREE — delivery and putting it together and everything. Thank goodness for awesome customer service.

ps — I meant to write ‘fo free’, not ‘for free’ — because I’m cool like that.

However, that has absolutely nothing to do with you coming over for breakfast. But, you absolutely should — because these muffins are the bomb dot com. There are a few things you should know about this household before you come over for breakfast though.

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The first thing you need to know is that the Husband is never awake when I eat breakfast. In fact, every morning his alarm clock goes off without fail at 5:45 AM, and he proceeds to press the snooze button once every ten minutes for the next hour and a half. There are even some times where he claims to not hear the alarm at all, which means the alarm continues to beep until I scream from across the house for him to turn it off. I’m pretty sure Charlie turns it off, actually.

The second thing you should know about breakfast around here is that it is always interrupted. No matter what I do in the morning, the second my chair pulls out from the table so I can finally sit down to eat, Charlie starts whining from our bedroom to come out and eat his breakfast. So, I let him out of the bedroom, feed him, and then sit down. The second I sit down, Charlie wants to go outside. I stand up, I let him out. I sit back down for two minutes, and then he’s back at the door to be let back in (whining — he’s such a baby). I let him in, wipe off his paws, wash my hands, and sit back down again. Low and behold, two minutes later, Charlie wants to go back to bed. I have to get back up, let him back into the bedroom, and finally sit down to my lukewarm oatmeal. ::sigh::

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The third thing you should know is that I don’t like to talk to people when I eat my breakfast. In fact, I barely like to talk in the mornings at all. I have no problem getting up early but talking to people is a whole different thing. It’s probably for the best the Husband is still sleeping when I still wake up.

So, if you’re into not talking and having your breakfast interrupted, come on over for muffins! Don’t let the basil (or me) scare you away.

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You’re not coming over, are you?

Rats. More for me.

{ 79 comments… read them below or add one }

kathleen @ the daily crumb March 1, 2012 at 6:10 am

such a tempting offer with those muffins! and, seriously, can we please have breakfast together soon?!

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 5:58 am

Yes – we most definitely can! Let’s plan something for the next few weeks!

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles March 1, 2012 at 6:16 am

A new table! SCORE! That is some awesome customer service they have there! :) I seriously want to come over for muffins, that would be *so* much fun. Is it weird that we have stuff to catch up on over muffins even though we’ve never met?!? Plus, those muffins do sound delicious!!
Hope you are feeling better today!

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 5:58 am

We do have SO much we could catch up on – you’re right!

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Katie @ Raisins&Apples March 1, 2012 at 6:17 am

Totally making these for my quick breakfasts next week! Blueberries seem to ALWAYS be on sale lately, too.

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 5:59 am

I’ve noticed that too – but they’re not even in season!

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Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy March 1, 2012 at 6:17 am

Yum!! I’ll come over…it’s only a …3 1/2 hour drive, probably :) .

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Blog is the New Black March 1, 2012 at 6:18 am

This flavor combo sounds wonderful, lady!

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile March 1, 2012 at 6:18 am

Okay, I’m definitely coming over for breakfast and we can eat all the muffins in silence. Hahah :D

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Brooke @ Exercise For Fries March 1, 2012 at 6:19 am

Those look awesome! Do you use a light box? You’re pictures are always so pretty and bright!

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:00 am

I didn’t use a light box for these – I actually took these pictures two weekends ago on a Saturday afternoon – haha!

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Parita @ myinnershakti March 1, 2012 at 6:53 am

What an interesting combo! I’m sure the sweetness of the basil really complements that of the berries in these muffins…yum!

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Fiona @ Well-Fed Redhead March 1, 2012 at 7:02 am

Those look so good! Basil is my fave herb because it smells so good. How did you come up with the idea to pair it with blueberries?

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:01 am

I’ve been seeing a lot of berry and basil smoothies lately, so that gave me the idea!

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Becky Przy March 1, 2012 at 7:02 am

The muffins look delish! I am the same way in the morning–I love being up early, but please husband, do not talk to me.

Enjoy the new table! You were going quite hipster on us with your language today. Peace out;-)

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Simply Life March 1, 2012 at 7:03 am

haha, I love this :) I always say I’m a “morning person” because I get up so early and am so much more productive, but my husband has noted that doesn’t mean I like to talk in the morning. usually takes me a cup of coffee and then I’m good to go :)

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:01 am

Yeah, just imagine those days where I DON’T get a cup of coffee. Scary.

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Alexis @ Hummusapien March 1, 2012 at 7:03 am

How creative! I have everything but the basil… I might just make them anyway!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 1, 2012 at 7:13 am

You and I would be perfect breakfast buddies. I hate talking to people in the mornings too – I need my quiet time! :P

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Lindsay @ Running the Windy City March 1, 2012 at 7:19 am

These look amazing :)

That’s awesome about Pier 1 too, who knew they would be so nice!

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:01 am

i wasn’t expecting it at all! I’m a lifelong customer now!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots March 1, 2012 at 7:21 am

those muffins look fantastic! Lemme just hop on a plane ;) . P.s. I hate talking in the morning as well, which is weird b.c. I go to the gym and talk to my friend there but as soon as I am back home and eating breakfast I don’t want to say a word.

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Tiff March 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

Sorry about the burnt tongue. I do the same thing. The “let cool” part of EVERY recipe is ALWAYS optional, IMO.

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 1, 2012 at 7:41 am

If 1) my brother didn’t need his car to go to work, and 2) i wouldn’t have to get up at 4:45am to drive out to your house, then I would so come and eat a silent breakfast with you! Haha I hate when people talk to me when I’m eating (lol don’t worry, unless it’s a social restaurant setting), the other day I was trying to eat lunch before class started (and read some blogs, of course) and my very chatty group partner would not stop talking to me, despite the fact that i was giving him very short answers and staring at my screen… no wonder I have no law school friends. ha.

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:02 am

haha – sounds like someone doesn’t know how to take social cues!

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nicole marie March 1, 2012 at 8:12 am

When I read the teaser to your article in my aggregator, I said, “Awww! She’s so adorable!” Yes, I happily accept your invitation. In fact, I’ll bring Gwendolyn. My beautiful little princess will keep Charlie occupied for hours, allowing us to eat blueberry muffins, to drink scrumptious coffee, and to talk all things girly. :)

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brandi March 1, 2012 at 8:29 am

oh i can’t WAIT for spring and summer! berry season is one of my favorites :) i made some strawberry basil scones a few years ago – i love that mix of fresh herb + berry!

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:02 am

That sounds delicious!

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Healthiful Balance March 1, 2012 at 8:34 am

These muffins look so great!!

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kaity March 1, 2012 at 8:34 am

yummm these look so good!! and i totally feel ya on the sittin down to breakfast i couldnt even finish readin your blog b4 all of the above happened with my dog,annoying. and every morning im up early for school and my mom goes to work at 530 so i get up 515 usually and she is talking to me nonstop i just turn and give her a look that its to early to talk this much and to go to work lol, i like my silent mornings!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 1, 2012 at 8:36 am

haha i laughed when i read the paragraph about you eating breakfast alone because your husband hits the snooze button for an hour and a half… story of my life! i guess i don’t mind though. i like eating breakfast in peace! :)

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:03 am

How does that not annoy them? I know it annoys me. ;)

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Mattie @ Comfy and Confident March 1, 2012 at 9:09 am

hah I can totally relate to always getting interrupted when trying to eat your breakfast. There always seems to be things going on in the morning and all I want to do is sit and be by myself. My boyfriend does the snooze thing too and his alarm is so annoying, I just want to tell him to turn it off and set it for an hour later, when he actually gets up.

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:03 am

AMEN!!! That’s exactly the conversation we have here every single day. Does it happen? No.

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen March 1, 2012 at 9:13 am

I’ve been waiting for these since you mentioned it last week! If it makes you feel better, my breakfast routine is eerily similar with my dog. Although, there’s usually a part where she starts barking outside at the neighbors walking to the bus stop and I have to go out in my sweats and slippers enticing her with a biscuit to get her butt inside and stop tormenting them. Without fail whatever I’m trying to eat gets cold and therefore zapped in the microwave every morning…

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:04 am

hahaha! Not much better than me going out in my pajamas to take a picture of food I’m about to eat.

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christina March 1, 2012 at 9:27 am

i’ll come over. just tell me what time to show up. i’ll bring the coffee too. or shall we have mimosas?

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:04 am

MIMOSASSSSSS!!!

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

Blueberry and basil together = such an interesting flavour combo, love it!

I am definitely still coming over, but we won’t talk. I am the same way – no talking in the morning at all. It feels like a monumental effort to talk that early for me. I just avoid it! lol

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga March 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

Beautiful muffins and I bet the flavors in these are just great together. This makes me wanna make muffins, like now!

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Katie March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am

Um, I’m still coming over. Sorry.

And your muffin tin is 10,000 times cleaner than mine is.

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:05 am

yay! come on over baby (sung in Christina Aguliera voice) – my muffin tin just isn’t as seasoned.

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Lindsay@Fuel My Family March 1, 2012 at 10:23 am

The basil in there sounds interesting. I don’t like to talk to people in the morning either. Luckily my 3 year old is kind of a grouch too in he morning so we both sit and eat cereal Hal asleep.

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:05 am

haha I love it!

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Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection March 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

This post just made me feel better about the fact that I also don’t like to talk anyone in the morning! I honestly need a good 30-60 minutes to fully wake up and be ready to talk to people in a happy tone : )

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Anna @ On Anna's Plate March 1, 2012 at 10:51 am

Love the milk in the jar :-) And the addition of basil to these muffins is just brilliant!

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Kait March 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I’m a talker so I think I’ll pass…for your sake! Does this mean you are feeling better?

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:06 am

I wasn’t when I wrote this – on Wednesday night. My headache still lasted throughout Thursday but magically disappeared after acupuncture!

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Stephanie March 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

oooo those muffins look sooo yummy. i want! i am coming over :)

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Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola March 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

That’s so awesome about the table! I would never have thought to mention it to them but sounds like they are really taking care of you! And I think the husband has a pretty sweet deal- press the snooze button and wake up to amazing muffins!

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:06 am

He would have a sweet deal if he would decide to touch them – the thought of gluten free muffins and basil in his muffins scared the bejeezus out of him.

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Allison March 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm

These muffins look so good! I’m definitely going to have to whip some of these up soon. I am like you–a morning person who doesn’t like to talk in the mornings, so I will eat them in silence as well!

By the way, I just started reading your blog a month or two ago. Though I haven’t commented before, I really enjoy it!

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:07 am

Thanks for reading Allison!!!

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Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Those muffins sound and look amazing! I love Pier 1 :)

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Amber K March 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I am always the one with the burnt tongue! Whenever I bake anything I want to taste it right away…you’d think one day I’d learn. But not yet!

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List March 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Bring those to NC NOW!

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:07 am

Only if you let me snuggle with your baby.

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes March 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Love blueberry muffins!

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Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition March 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Yummy! I love muffins- although I have a hard time of only eating 1

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[New Balance] Nicole March 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Haha I don’t like talking to people in the morning either! I like being able to sit down to breakfast by myslef and enjoy the peace and quietness before my busy day takes off.

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Jentry Nielsen March 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Oh I’m comin! These look delicious! ha I would have never thought basil + blueberry muffin, but it actually sounds pretty good! ha Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)
I am the same way when I cook something, I like to test it out the second it’s out of the oven, dangerous to my mouth every time!

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Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt March 1, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Those look so Delicious, love all the different ingredients.

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Pure2raw twins March 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm

yum! we have made banana basil muffins before. this combo sounds great

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:07 am

Great minds think alike!!

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Melaina March 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Loved this post! My boyfriend is the exact same way.. pressing the snooze continuously for at least a half hour after the first alarm went off. Also, I’d LOVE to have these for breakfast with you.. no talking just enjoying these lovely sounding muffins!!!

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Jennifer March 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Forget how good the muffins look…your photos are awesome! So professional looking. I’m jealous/impressed/…hungry haha :)

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:08 am

Thanks Jennifer – a lot of practice!!!

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Lauren March 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm

The muffins look delicious!!!!!! It probably helps that you don’t like to talk to anyone in the morning. It gives you time to enjoy your breakfast!! :)

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Adina March 1, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I would love to come over for breakfast!
But then, I would have to treat you to breakfast as well.
It would be so cute in my little dorm room. Yogurt parfaits or something simple, no cooking involved because I have no kitchen. We’d be even right? I think it sounds like a fair trade ;)
At least we could go skiing afterwards.

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:08 am

I’m down with that – it would make me feel old school, college style. But you might need to call an ambulance in advance for the ski trip – I suck.

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Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot March 1, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Hahaha, I seriously laughed at this post. You are TOO funny. This post was soo much fun to read- I’m literally like that geeky food blogger right now, who can’t wait to wake up and read your next one ;) I am the same in the morning, I like to wake up early, but visit with only my coffee, some blogs, and some books (and Oatmeal of course.)- too early for people convos!

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:09 am

and I love that you love reading!!! Next one = up and running!

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STUFT Mama March 2, 2012 at 1:33 am

I will be over for breakfast. I can also bring my boys to run around your house and reek havoc so that you can appreciate only having to deal with your dog. Ha. :)
Whoa- an hour and a half of snooze? That’s pretty crazy. :) Thinking about you (and these muffins).

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 6:09 am

I would love your boys to come over. Charlie would LOVE it!

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva March 2, 2012 at 3:28 am

I’m completely the same when it comes to breakfast…I don’t mind getting up early, but I’m not a talker. My family know to just let me be until I’ve finished my morning bowl of oats. Oh and I like them crazy hot as well…I nuke that baby in the microwave half way through so the 2nd half is just as scorching as the first haha

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Claire March 2, 2012 at 11:17 am

Just made them. Delicious! Thank you :)

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cleaneatingchelsey March 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

That was a quick turnaround!! Glad you are enjoying them!

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Megan @ Fiterature March 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm

This is happening THIS weekend. And by “this”, I mean these muffins getting in my mouth.

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Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee March 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Mmmm looks so good! And with the extra basil I’d make pesto. :) Basil for dinner, basil for breakfast.

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