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Love Muffin: Peach Cheesecake.

Could someone please tell me why it is that I can have grey hairs and acne breakouts at the same time? That doesn't seem fair does it?

It should be one or the other. Not both. At the same time.

It's like my body can't decide what age I am. One minute I'm thirteen with a book report due on Of Mice and Men and the next I'm sixty-five dashing out to Denny's for the early bird special. Make up your mind!

It seems like the general public can't decide what age I am too. I get carded all the time when the rest of my table doesn't even get a second glance. Door to door salesmen ask me when my parents are going to be home. True story. So I tell them six, maybe seven o'clock so they leave me alone to wallow in my self-pity.

The one that bothers me the most is the wide-eyed looks I get from perfect strangers when my boyfriend of thirty-three introduces to them his girlfriend of twenty-four. Age is just a number. I've known people far older than me that are also far less mature. Lee and I are on the same level mentally, why do we need to be the same age?

I know. I shouldn't complain. It's a compliment. It will be useful when I get older.

For now I'm going to keep dying my hair and washing my face.

This topic really doesn't segue into muffins. At all. So I'm not going to try.

I made muffins. So there! They're awesome. They have peaches and cheesecake in them. Did I mention they're awesome?

Peach Cheesecake Muffins

Makes about 2 dozen muffins.

Source: My imagination

3 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup peaches, peeled and chopped

1 250g pkg cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and position a rack in the center. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt then set it aside.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla until it's light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until each is just incorporated. Alternate the addition of milk and the dry ingredients by thirds, making sure not to over mix each addition. Finally add the chopped peaches and mix it in lightly.

In a separate bowl with an electric mixer beat together the cream cheese, sugar and flour until it's smooth.

Spoon a heaping tbsp of the peach batter into the prepared muffin tin then spoon a heaping tsp of cream cheese mixture on top. Repeat these steps once more then run a knife through the top two layers of peach and cream cheese to create a marbled effect. Bake them for 15 – 20 minutes until the tops are a nice golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer them to a cooling rack and enjoy!

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  1. Ha! Your lack of segue is refreshing, actually. Those muffins do look awesome!

    Your age difference is not that big, especially compared to some. My dad was 10 years older than my mom, so it seems completely normal to me. :)

  2. Oooo… I think I may try these with apples. I have SO MANY apples to use up!

  3. The muffins look absolutely delicious and I too loved the lack of segue. Who needs one anyway? I just read in a magazine that it is the curse of 20-something and 30-something-year-olds to suffer from the dreaded combination of both wrinkles and acne. Such duality just doesn’t seem fair! I’m surprised people are taken aback by your and your boyfriend’s age difference. My husband and I are 9 1/2 years apart and no one bats an eye. But then he does look (and act) pretty young. I’m still inclined to think that age is just a number when it comes to relationships even though he’s nearing 40 and is definitely slowing down physically. Makes me worry what things will be like once I’m in my 30s. But I like to think that’s just him and the 100+ pounds he’s gained so there’s still hope for other couples (like you!) out there. Sorry to turn this into my own episode of Oprah but I wanted to vent just a smidge.

  4. Peach cheesecake muffins!? Um delicious! Seriously, we could so go for a few of those now. Even though we just ate lunch. And our snack we were saving for later. But there’s always room for cheesecake right!?

  5. yum those look delicious! very creative!

  6. that muffins looks very yummy! i would love to try this out.. thank you for sharing.

  7. Great looking muffins, and such a cute post :)

  8. That looks really good.

  9. my mom is in her 50′s and gets gray hairs and zits. dermatologist told me that the acne wont go away for most of us until we’re post-menopausal. BOO. and your age difference isn’t particularly noteworthy to me. 20-something males are immature, so if you’re a particularly mature female, you’re kind of screwed.

    nice muffins. (please do read the innuendo into that)

  10. Wow, these muffins sound amazing, I love the cream cheese addition, can’t wait to try these:)

  11. I bet these muffins were awesome :) ! I can totally relate to feeling old one minute and young the next! Great flavor combination…they look absolutely heavenly!

  12. Those muffins look delish! I’m loving the combination of peachyness and cheesecakeyness.

    I totally understand your curse of youthfulness. I’ll be 20 in a few days and people have still looked at my 16-year-old sister and I and asked, “Now who’s oldest?” or “Are you driving yet?” Still, it’ll pay off for us when we look amazing at 40. :D

  13. People are wierd! Just stare them right back in the eye. Your adorable, so they are jealous. Period!

    Your cheesecakes look great! And I’m jealous you look so many years younger than you are.

  14. I just stumbled across your blog yesterday and I am in love!! :) I currently have these beauties in the oven and can no wait to try them!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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