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Recipe of the Month | October | Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

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These are perfection! Super-moist pumpkin spice muffins stuffed with cheesecake topped with brown sugar cinnamon streusel. October Recipe of the Month!

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE MUFFINS!

Ingredients:

CRUMB TOPPING

1/4 cup (50g) dark brown sugar (or light brown)

1/2 cup (62g) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, melted

PUMPKIN MUFFINS

1 and 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*

1/2 cup (100g) dark brown sugar (or light brown)

2 large eggs

1 cup (227g) pumpkin puree

1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil (or canola, or melted coconut oil)

1/3 cup (80ml) milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

CHEESECAKE FILLING

6 ounces (168g) cream cheese, softened to room temperature

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 Tablespoons (36g) granulated sugar

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Line two muffin sheets with 14 liners or spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.

Make the crumb-topping first: Add the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon to a small bowl and mix until combined. Add the melted butter and mix until crumbs form. Set aside.

Make the pumpkin muffins: In a large bowl, toss the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice together until combined. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the brown sugar and eggs together until combined. Whisk in the pumpkin, oil, milk, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do NOT overmix the batter.

Make the cheesecake filling: In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric handheld (or stand) mixer on medium-high speed until creamy. Add the egg yolk, vanilla extract, and sugar. Beat until combined.

Spoon 1 Tablespoon of pumpkin muffin batter into the muffin cups. Layer with about 1 spoonful (not quite a full Tablespoon) of cheesecake filling, then another Tablespoon of muffin batter (or however much batter is needed to fill the cups all the way to the top). Yes, you will fill the muffin cups to the very top. Some cheesecake filling may poke out of the top or on the sides. Sprinkle each muffin evenly with crumb topping and press the topping down into the muffin so it sticks.

Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 425F degrees. Keeping the muffins in the oven, lower the temperature down to 350F and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Try not to overbake.  Allow the muffins to cool for 10 minutes in the muffin sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool until ready to eat.

Muffins taste best on the same day, though they may be stored covered tightly at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for 5 days. Muffins freeze well, up to 2 months.

*Instead of the pumpkin pie spice, you may use 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

     

Moving On From a Relationship

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Moving On

“No matter how traumatic the end of a relationship may be, the good always outweighs the bad. If you learned in this relationship what not to do in the next, you are better for it. If you learned one new thing about yourself or another person, you know more than you did when you started.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

  Here is some of Dr. Phil’s advice for healing the heartbreak:
  • In time, it is absolutely vital to put the pain behind you and move forward with your life and love. Otherwise, you are giving away your power to the people who hurt you.
  • Sometimes the relationship you need to rescue is the one with yourself. Moving past a breakup is about you, not your ex.
  • Don’t start thinking about being friends right away — if ever. You have to be your own friend first.
  • Grief is a process to go through, not a destination in which to wallow. In a process, you keep putting one foot in front of the other, and each little step is part of your healing.
  • Define your real intentions. Are you trying to move past the breakup, or are you hoping to get back with your ex? You won’t move on until you’ve accepted that the relationship is over.
  • Be careful about the language you use. When you use catastrophic terms like “nightmare,” “terrible,” and “horrible,” you’re bound to spend time dwelling on the negative. Focus on what you can do.
  • Sometimes you can’t get over being hurt until you know you’ve been heard. Give yourself permission to express your anger and sadness.
  • Don’t embarrass yourself or put yourself in a situation where you’ll look back and feel humiliated. Driving past your ex’s house, making dozens of phone calls or e-mailing non-stop is no way to let go of the past or come out with your head high.
  • Learn to trust again. Whenever you get involved in a relationship, you know there’s a risk. Don’t let a bad experience keep you from living your life to the fullest. You can go through life suspicious, or loving and laughing.
Source:  Dr. Phil

 And remember, if “moving on” requires you to move out…  Florida Moving Systems, Inc. has your back!  Local, Long Distance or Global…  we are here for you!!          

Florida Moving Systems Takes On The Ice Bucket Challenge

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Florida Moving Systems Takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Please watch the video to see how much we donated and who we nominated!!

DID YOU KNOW:

ALS, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a disease of the parts of the nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement. Nerve cells that control muscle cells are gradually lost, causing the muscles to become weak and eventually nonfunctional. Walking, talking, eating, hugging and even breathing become nearly impossible, although the mind stays sharp. Most people with ALS live 3 to 5 years after diagnosis.

Moving out of state

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moving-out-of-state-fl-move   Except for the obvious distance issues, moving to a new state isn’t all that different from moving to the other side of town. You won’t be able to pop back in to your old place to grab that forgotten toaster, but it’s not like you’re going to be speaking a new language or learning about a foreign culture.

Probably the biggest issue you’ll face is just getting your bearings — you know, figuring out where all the places you need to go are. For example, you will have to find your way to new schools, stores and doctors’ offices. Before the move, it’s probably a good idea to make a list of these important places and then figure out where they are. With so many online mapping services at your fingertips, this can be super easy.

          How to adjust to moving out of state:

  1. Do research on your new place of residence. Visit your new state’s government website, which will provide you with information about business, education, leisure and lifestyle that pertain to that area. Some local counties and cities also have their own websites that provide information that is specific to that particular region.
  2. Learn more about your new surroundings by becoming familiar with local markets, libraries, parks, malls and other places that you might wish to frequent. If you will be utilizing public transportation, get a bus route and map to help you learn your way around quickly. If you have access to a car, take some time to explore your new state, beginning with your neighborhood and surrounding community.
  3. Join a social club. If you are a parent, retiree, recent graduate or even a student, there might be local groups and clubs exclusively geared toward you. There are also social groups that interact via the Internet but also meet up in person for activities. You might find some of these activities posted in a grocery store window, at the gym or even at a local church. Joining a walking group will not only introduce you to new people but is also great exercise and can also help you to learn your way around.
  4. Begin to fill your new place of residence with the same comforts from your former home. Adjusting to new surroundings might be a bit awkward at first so it is ideal to start by making your living space as comfortable as possible. Making your home, apartment, dorm or other humble abode a place of joy and peace will give you a sense of comfort during the initial phase of your relocation. Display photos of family and friends and decorate your space with some familiar favorites. Add pleasant-smelling candles and fragrances to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere.
  5. Find a church home. Having a church family to support you and even help you find resources while you are adjusting is a plus. Most churches also have other ministry activities that you can become involved in. This is a good way to make new friends, find new activities to keep you occupied and ultimately help you make a full transition. Some of your fellow church members might be longtime residents of the area, which makes them a great resource for any information about your new state.

Moving Tips

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-smiling-couple-carrying-rolled-rug-moving-house-portrait-image39220165 Just as you always find miscellaneous items sitting around when you’re sure you’ve finished packing, there’s always extra moving wisdom to impart. And every little bit of advice helps when you’re in the midst of a stressful life change, right? Here’s one last list of tidbits you might not think of on your own:
  • Make a handy binder of important moving-related papers such as receipts, agreements and contracts.
  • Get your rugs professionally cleaned before you move — they’ll be all wrapped up and ready to go.
  • Photograph or videotape anything particularly valuable before you pack it.
  • Don’t label every single box you pack “fragile.”
  • Don’t label anything valuable on the outside of a box.
  • Always have extra boxes hanging around on moving day for those pesky odds and ends.
  • Leave out a small toolbox and first aid kit for moving day.
  • Have plenty of bottled water on hand and buy food and drinks for your movers or your moving help.
Source:  ehow