11th Day: GF Muffins and Sophia Kimble

Karen card Christmas 20 cat♪♫♪ On the eleventh day of Christmas I’m going share with you:

food to wake up to,

gifts for your mother,

tart lemon mousse,

toe tapping music,

warm maple taffy,

pimp for your table,

fine first course food,

four frugal gifts,

cream soda punch,

something to do, 

and cran-nut squares that’re gluten-free. ♪♫♪


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Gluten-free Almond Walnut Muffins

Need a Christmas morning recipe that you can make ahead? I bake up a batch of these gluten-free muffins and freeze them so they last longer. You could add more honey if you like your muffins sweet. They’re a bit on the pricey side because of the almond flour/ground almonds, but one muffin served with fruit and yogurt is a surprisingly hearty breakfast!



500 g/ ~5 cups ground almonds

200 g/~2 cups walnut pieces or pecans

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground cinnamon


3 eggs – whisked

250 g (~1 cup) vanilla Greek yogurt 0% fat

2 Tbsp honey

Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix eggs, yogurt and honey together in another bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until combined. Fill baking cups with batter. (I use a silpat muffin mat so they pop out easily when they’re cooked.) Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Makes 12 muffins. Enjoy!

Laugh every day. Love every minute. Linda


My guest author today is Sophia Kimble. Welcome!

Protect Her by Sophia Kimble

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Golden Alexander is trapped in a nightmare.

Trying to flee her hallucination of a demon, she runs heart first into the brooding alpha male she’s been dreaming about for years, and then her nightmare really begins.

Kris Pietka is done with women…he’s broken. But when he meets Golden, an overwhelming need to protect her tests everything he thought he knew about himself, and the paranormal.

A bond forged centuries ago thrusts them together as they search for a way to break an ancient Druid curse prophesying their demise. Racing against the clock, they travel from Vermont, to the Carpathian Mountains in Poland, and the Scottish Highlands in search of answers and a way to break the curse.

But something evil watches—it covets, and time is running out.

Will fate allow love to prevail against unbeatable odds, or will Golden wake to find it was all a delusion?

Pick up a copy today from Amazon.

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As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Sophia donated a $5 Amazon card, paired with a set of hand-painted ceramic penguin holiday mugs from Ryan Jo Summers to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.

About the Author

Sophia Kimble has always wanted to be an author, but for years, life got in the way. She wouldn’t change a thing about how her life turned out, though. Her family keeps her laughing and loving. Her wonderful husband and two extraordinary children stand beside her every step of the way and make this journey called life worth living.

Sophia has worked as a nurse for twenty years, but has put that career path aside to devote her time and imagination to writing down the stories that keep her up nights.

She takes her love of the paranormal, history, and genealogy, and weaves them into tales of family, fated love, and supernatural occurrences.

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    Thanks for having me today. Merry Christmas!