How To Be Happy (Cont'd)

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Preparing food and festivities for family and friends can be more than just an entertaining task. We can magnify the occasion when we look at the ordinary as a blessing, a gift.   

It brings to mind a bon mot that I've lived by for like forever.  It is entitled, "Life Is 100 Percent."

"Life Is 100 Percent" 

"Life is 100 percent.
10 percent is wonderful,
 mountain-top experiences.
10 percent is bad,
80 percent is boring,
 every-day, regular life.

"It's what we do with the 80 percent, boring,
every day, that determines how happy
we are in life." 

It is so true.  Do something fun, go out of your comfort zone and invite some friends to your home,  Do something that helps determine how happy you are in life, ordinary or extraordinary.  Just do it.

Try a new recipe like this one from the Pampered Chef, "Pecan Pie Muffins."

A Bonus Recipe For You:

Pecan Pie Muffins Recipe
by the Pampered Chef


1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chopped pecans
2/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease mini or regular muffin cups generously. Grease them well or they will stick.  In medium bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour and pecans. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and eggs together.  Stir in dry ingredients just until combined. Spoon batter into muffin cups about 2/3 full. Bake for 12-13 minutes for mini muffins or 15 - 17 minutes for regular size muffins.  Run a knife around the edge of each muffin and pop it out.

See more recipes in "The Pampered Chef, All The Best, From Our Kitchens To Yours"

More Something Beautiful Journal Bonus Recipes:

Heirloom Tomato Tarts Recipe
Spinach Balls Appetizer Recipe
Pecan Pie Muffins Recipe
Tuna Apple Mini Melts Recipe

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