Pizza Muffins

baking, Cooking, recipe

Pizza Muffins

I needed snack food for the busy week ahead of me and was coming off of a very busy week so it needed to be easy. The next night I dreamt of these fun to make muffins! You can mix in your favorite pizza toppings as long as the won’t add too much moisture.

Note: the muffins will appear a bit soggy after baking if you eat it right away. Have patience to let the muffin cool and settle and you will love it even more!


Makes 12 muffins.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a muffin pan well.

In a large bowl thoroughly combine 2 eggs, 1 T sugar, 2 cups cottage cheese, 1 T dried onion, 1/4 t each garlic powder and dried basil, and 1/2 green pepper chopped finely (make sure pepper is completely dry).

Stir in 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill all purpose flour, 2/3 brown rice flour, 1 1/2 t xanthan gum, 2 t baking soda, 3/4 t salt, 3/4 – 1 cup milk as needed until well blended.

Stir in 1/4 cup chopped sun dried tomato, and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.

Scoop into the muffin pan (each cup will be very full), using a wet hand smooth the tops of muffins, sprinkle a little mozzarella or parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings on each muffin.

Bake for 20-25 mins, let cool in for at least 5 mins before removing from pan, cool on wire rack and store in the fridge.

BFF Sandwich.


BFF Sandwich.

Can a sandwich seal your destiny as BFFs? I’m not convinced it didn’t. Maybe it was the labour of love put into each step of the way. Maybe it was the forethought. Maybe it was the fact that it’s awesome. Whatever it was, Lexi made me one back before she moved to the frozen/boiling hot wasteland that is so many miles away from my home. Now it might be a nice city, with interesting people & weather and all but I miss my sandwich making friend!

Anyhoo, this sandwich was inspired by the time I was super hungry and Lexi made me one.

  • 4 slices toasted gluten free bread
  • 1/2 roasted chicken breast, still warm
  • a few thin slices of onion soaking in cold water
  • Lettuce
  • BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  1. Mix mayo, mustard, & poppy seeds together. Spread on one side of all bread slices.
  2. Place drained onion on bottom layer of sandwich.
  3. Place chicken on top on onion, drizzle BBQ sauce over.
  4. Place lettuce & tomato slices on remaining slices of bread, place on top of chicken layer.
  5. Enjoy!

Twist Headband

Knitting, patterns, Yarn

Twist Headband

Hello lovelies! I have a wonderfully simple summer pattern for you all!

Twist Headband by Jessica Bolof

After knitting and attaching ribbons simply:

::Center at back of Neck::

::Cross in front::
::Cross again::

Finished Measurements:
Length: 44” / 110cm
Width: 2” / 5cm

For more pattern info click on over to the page. Pattern is available for free for my Rav group members and newsletter members.

USD $5.00

Effortless Lace Tank

Knitting, patterns, tank top

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

This tank will effortlessly fit into your summer wardrobe with capris or denim shorts, or Spring & Fall with skinny jeans and a cardigan.

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

Choose a size with at least 8” / 20cm ease for maximum style.

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

This stitch pattern is fun to work and easy to memorize. I hope you enjoy knitting it as much as I did designing it!

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof All photos (c) 2013 Shawnie Krauter

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Measurements
Tank Circumference:
40.5 (43.25, 46.25, 49, 52, 60.5, 63.5, 66.5, 69.25)” / 103 (110, 117.5, 124.5, 132, 154, 161, 169, 176)cm

Tank Length:
18.5 (19, 19.5, 19.5, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.5, 20.5)” / 47 (48.5, 49.5, 49.5, 50, 51, 51, 52, 52)cm

Yarn: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls of
Schulana’s Merino Cotton (148 yards / 135 meters per 50 grams of 53% Merino & 47% Cotton)

610 (660, 770, 825, 917, 985, 1034, 1110, 1156) yards / 556 (600, 700, 753, 836, 898, 943, 1012, 1055) meters of dk weight yarn

USD $6.00

Slightly Purling Shawl

Knitting, patterns, scarf, Yarn

Slightly Purling Shawl

I love my Birthday shawl! This clever triangular shawl uses knitting on the WS to create the purl ridges. Therefore you only need to purl to maintain the stockinette sections! The stitch pattern is great for showing off hand dyed yarn, and the shape is flattering!

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Wear as a shawl or wrap around your neck as a generous scarf. For more info see the pattern page here.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan: 52” / 132cm
Depth: 16.5” / 42cm

All photos (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

Pattern was tech edited by KTLV


I’m having a sale! 22% off individual patterns to celebrate my 22nd pattern on my 22nd Birthday until April 1st! Use code 22BDAY for discount. 


Update: Slightly Purling is on the Hot Right Now page! As long as it’s within #1-22 it will be on sale!

Wander Collection

patterns, Ravelry, Yarn

It all started with a ball of yarn. It sparkled and glimmered at me until I would stroke it’s soft alpaca halo. I was hooked after that! Schulana’s Luxair (distributed by Skacel) is currently my all time favorite yarn. I dream of knitting a throw with huge 8 stitch cables all over it. It will be warm, soft, and I’ll never leave the house again if I make it!

Anyway, about the collection. There is four quick knit hats; Adventure, Venture, Embark, and Journey. All of the hats are reversible sans Venture. Adventure, Embark, and Journey finished measurements are: Brims are 17.5” / 45.5cm but it will stretch to fit 23” / 58.5cm, Depths are 8” / 20.5cm. While Venture is a super slouchy with a Depth of 10” / 25.5cm.


The eBook is available via Ravelry for only $15 USD 


For more info about the collection please visit the Ravelry page for Wander Collection.

Butter Chicken


Butter ChickenI have fell in love with Indian Butter Chicken! I had some last Saturday and on Sunday the hubby and I collected the necessary ingredients to make it that night. I followed the low fat variation of this recipe plus a diced eggplant. We served it over brown basmati rice and with cucumber raita from Budget Bytes. If you haven’t yet checked out her blog you are really missing out. Cooking gourmet has never been easier on the wallet!

Wander – a collection of hats made with Luxair

Giveaway, patterns

{Sometimes we need to wander and explore our surroundings. Walking along a trail becomes a journey, a journey to an adventure, and adventures help us realize what is important. It’s my hope that you can embark on your venture while staying warm in one of these hats, even if it’s in your living room reading a fantastic story.}

This collection has a total of 4 hats. New patterns will be published on March 6th, 13th, & 20th. After all of the patterns are released you will have the option to download the eBook or the individual patterns.

Available through for $15 USD

I’m hosting a small giveaway for Wander! Some of the prizes are

a copy of the Wander eBook with new pattern automatically mailed to you

some of my newest and most popular PDF patterns!

Colorful Skies

Knitting, patterns, Yarn


 All photos (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

Introducing Colorful Skies Shawl!

This shawl is easy to knit and even easier to wear! This wide, shallow shawl is flattering with it’s broad back and wrap around style that clings together so the shawl will stay put on your shoulders.

This shawl looks great on petite, average, and tall ladies.

The ravelry page can be found here.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan: 50”/127 cm
Depth: 11”/28 cm

Yarn Needed

400 yards (366 m) of fingering weight. I used Bolinas Sock by Tactile in color Denim. If you get a chance you should check out Maia’s yarns, they are gorgeous! Thank you again Maia for the yarn support, it was so nice meeting you!

$5.00 USD 

Fringe Scarf

Knitting, patterns, yarn shop

Fringe Scarf by Jessica Bolof Photo: (c) 2013 Matthew Richey

Ever need a scarf project that is unique, looks amazing, costs less than $20, and need it finished in under an hour because you forgot to get someone a gift?

Well then you are in luck! Even if you are more organized than some people * cough * me * cough * you will enjoy it’s simplistic nature and the fact that the yarn is up-cycled from T-shirts! The pattern is over here, and it’s free!


|sweater: ann taylor loft, fall 2012|colored jeans: mossimo, current season| eiffel tower and camera earrings: claire’s, last season|