I could not be more excited for my local Baltimore Ravens and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

ravens ray lewis confetti

As always, the game gave me a heart attack the entire time…and that power outage? Seriously!? I was pacing around the room.

bane super bowl power outage

But the team came back to the field and played amazingly!And then that trick safety play?! KUDOS John Harbaugh. Kudos. That was awesome. And then after the longest most excruciating 4 seconds…we won.

And I was all like…

beyonce super bowl

And then I sat in my chair and couldn’t believe it. I woke up this morning and had to pinch myself!

I’m so pumped for the VICTORY PARADE tomorrow – who’s joining me?

baltimore ravens victory parade route

Also, for our little super bowl party I made two new recipes (as I continue my Cookbooking journey!) that I wanted to share!


Super Bowl Meat Muffins

heart shaped meat muffins

Original recipe: The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook 
Cooking needs: Muffin/cupcake tins (2)

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 C bread crumbs
  • 1 C onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 C celery (finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 C fresh flat leaf parsley (minced)
  • 1 C grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 t hot sauce
  • 1 t thyme
  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • 2 t salt
  • 1 pack bacon

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs with all spices.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Unwrap bacon and place a piece around each muffin mold. (Regular length of bacon was a little too much for us with this so we used approx. 3/4 of each piece and then used the other scraps for other molds)
  • Fill each muffin mold (already lined with bacon) with meat mixture.
  • Place the tins in the center rack of the oven for approx. 30 minutes before you check.
  • Cook until the internal temperature is 150-155 degrees.
  • Enjoy!

meat muffins

White Chocolate Almond Blondies

white chocolate almond blondies

Original recipe: Southern Living Incredible Cookies
Cooking needs: 9″ x 13″ baking pan

  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 t baking powder
  • 2 C brown sugar
  • 2/3 C butter (I used Brummel & Brown)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C slivered almonds
  • 1 C white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • In a medium pan, melt butter.
  • Add brown sugar until it’s fully mixed.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk butter mixture and eggs.
  • Add dry ingredients.
  • Add almonds and chocolate.
  • Pour into 9 x 13 pan and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Enjoy!


FOUR DOWN. 36 to go…Break it down, Jim.