As I work through my pile of recipes that has accumulated through the years – I decided another way to keep motivated is to make at least one muffin recipe a week. That would get rid of 52 recipes out of the pile. My family likes muffins – they are a quick, on the go, healthier option than donuts, bagels and sugar laden breakfast bars.

My first muffin recipe comes from Midwest Living magazine. This magazine is directly responsible for many of the recipes in my pile. They are always good and highlight the bounty of the midwest. This is a very Minnesota recipe – Cranberry-Orange Wild Rice Muffins.