Jac o' lyn Murphy

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

80s Party Cupcakes

Eclectic, colorful, unique and totally rad, 
the 1980s had it all.
The music instantly takes you back to those awesome days.
You are definitely going to "want to dance with somebody" 
with these 80s album cover cupcakes...
80s Party Cupcakes

some are thrillers...
80s Party Cupcakes

others are wondering if, it's me your looking for...
80s Party Cupcakes

Rio is there...
80s Party Cupcakes

 but which ever you choose, you'll want to eat them now, 
not save them for later...
80s Party Cupcakes

and always remember to wake me up before you go go...
80s Party Cupcakes

because cupcakes this fun are like a vacation.
(it's all I ever wanted...)
80s Party Cupcakes

The time machine is ready, 
toppers are available in my Etsy Shop.

80s Party Cupcakes


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

5 Amazing ways to use Trader Joe's Everything Bagel Seasoning

Trader Joe's has done it again!
Of course their new seasoning, called Everything but the Bagel,
 is incredible on a bagel with cream cheese, it tastes exactly like an Everything Bagel from your favorite shop.
But I have become obsessed with trying it on well - everything.
Here are a few of my favorite ways to use it...
5 Recipe Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Kick up the flavor in your Guacamole.
I mix up my favorite recipe...
Amazing Guacamole Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

give it a shake...
Amazing Guacamole Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

and the garlic, onion and sea salt adds just the right touch and a slight crunch.
Amazing Guacamole Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Say no to boring, bland croutons,
I cut 3 to 4 slices of sourdough bread into cubes and add it to a pan with 1/2 a stick of melted butter over medium heat.  Cook until browned then add 2 to 3 tablespoons of  seasoning.  Toss to combine, cool and wake up any salad.
It is also a simple and delicious on garlic bread.  
Slice a baguette, spread with butter and sprinkle on top.  
Place under broiler until bread is browned and butter is melted.
Amazing Crouton Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Give your garbanzo beans gusto.
Crisp, baked beans are all the rage and Everything but the Bagel adds so much flavor.
Amazing Crispy Garbanzo Bean Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Rinse and drain a can, dry on paper towels then preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss dry beans with olive oil to coat then spread on baking sheet.
Cook 25 to 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes for even browning.
Remove from heat, stir in a liberal amount of spice mix and enjoy while hot.
Amazing Crispy Garbanzo Bean Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Totally addictive...
Amazing Crispy Garbanzo Bean Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Make a bold Bloody Mary...
Amazing Bloody Mary Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Ring that rim and get the party started!
Amazing Bloody Mary Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

Make them beg for Meatloaf Night...
Amazing Meatloaf Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

This classic dish goes from simple to sensational with an Everything crust.
Add before baking...
Amazing Meatloaf Recipe and other Ideas for using Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!

I am also a huge fan of it on popcorn, french fries and 
this afternoon's lunch was tuna on toast with just a touch on the top!
I'd love to know what you've tried it on...


Friday, March 17, 2017

Keeping my exercise routine fun and fresh



For me, exercise has to be inspiring.
I tend to get bored easily so I need to think of it as a treat.
I love to plan activities with amazing views, like my favorite 
Land's End Trail in San Francisco...

or transport myself to a magical place and hike in 
Muir Woods with my son...


Not only is it good for the body but amazing to clear your mind.
Besides my trusty water bottle, I always have a pack of Orbit® gum with me.
I've found that not only is it a nice treat, 
but when your mouth feels clean and fresh you can really make the most of the moment.


With amazing flavors such as, Spearmint, Peppermint, Wintermint, Bubblemint, 
Strawberry, Citrus, Sweet Mint and Orbit White, there is always something new.  
Orbit® sugarfree gum has only 5-10 calories per serving
and can help keep your wellness goals on track, not only while being active,
 but by minimizing mindless snacking throughout the day.
Perfect for a run on the beach...

power walking in the city...

or a vigorous stroll with friends to The Golden Gate Bridge.
Orbit®  helps to keep it lively and exciting.

Some days it is as simple as walking to the shopping center, art museum or 
farmers' market instead of driving.  I make the destination a rewarding experience.

I may treat myself to a candle at the mall, a new exhibit at the museum or 
unique produce that I've never tried at the farmers' market.


Keeping it fresh, fun and interesting,
is the best way to #ChewToABetterYou!




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