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The Fool-Proof Way to Suck Up To Your Boss

So for everyone who wants to know, no, I did not make blueberry muffins enable to kiss any ass. I did make varieties of muffins for family but nothing to get me ahead. I have gotten my college statistics teacher Mexican food but that is about it. Not a lot of people get the pleasure in having my pastries anymore. I would make any kind of pastry, people loved it. I had a dream to have a scratch bakery, what a pipe dream that was.


As I have grown up, I realized that muffins are more of my guilty pleasure now. Honestly, I have outgrown the cupcake phase and moved into the muffin phase. Being near 30 years of age, what I would enjoy would be a warm, blueberry muffin and strong, cinnamon coffee.


• 2 cups of flour

• 1 cup of sugar

• 1/2 teaspoon of salt

• 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

• 1 teaspoon of baking soda

• 1 egg

• 1/3 cup of olive oil

• 2/3 cup of sour cream

• 1/2 cup of whole milk

• 6 ounces of blueberries

• 2 teaspoons of coarse sugar for sprinkling.



Our Ratings


My Rating: I would rate this muffin a 9 out of 10 for both cooking and taste. I was huge fan of this muffin. The coarse sugar for me sort of threw the muffin off for me. In addition, the blueberries I would have pureed instead of mixing in whole. The taste of the blueberry muffin was great but the whole blueberries baked inside threw off the texture. If I had the muffins, straight out of the oven, I feel it would've been a better experience.


Shayne’s Rating: His rating is a 10 out of 10. He tried the blueberry and the orange muffin at the same time. The orange taste was not overpowering but you can definitely taste the hint. Shayne is more in favor of the coarse sugar topping compared to the orange glaze on these muffins.


Our Financials


The ingredients for the blueberry muffins, I mainly had in my kitchen. As per usual, I did buy my groceries at Publix and Walmart. Shockingly for this trip, a majority of the ingredients were bought at Publix. A few items were purchased at Walmart. Using reverse shopping this time.



Below is an ingredients cost breakdown:

• Flour-$2.49 from Publix

• Sugar-$1.98 from Publix

• Salt- already have the salt

• Baking powder- $0.99 from Publix

• Baking soda- $0.68 from Walmart

• Egg- $6.69 for 30 from Publix

• Olive oil- already had the oil

• Sour cream- $2.89- from Publix

• Whole milk- $2.05- from Publix

• Blueberries- $2.78 from Walmart

• Coarse sugar for sprinkling-already got the sugar sprinkles


The Cash Back Application Outcome


In the cash back world, you know I stick with my staples which majority was Ibotta, Fetch Rewards, ShopKick, and Coinout.


I have gained multiple applications throughout my history but I got the regulars in the back pocket.


Unfortunately, I did not earn any money from Ibotta. For this recipe, and for majority of the recipes. There is not a lot of fresh groceries that were on Ibotta. The money from Ibotta is was claimed when I have shelf stable items such as protein bars, protein shakes, and other items that last longer.


Fetch Rewards, one of my favorite applications, I earned 50 points but because of other ingredients we bought for other recipes. A victory is a victory for this application. More points, get you more points for gift cards of your selection. Using those gift cards for furnishing my future home. I got multiple goals for using these applications and that helps.

This shopping trip, I just completely blanked on activating my application to earn kicks. Though for your information, I shall share. Shopkick typically does not have the products I shop for, I earn kicks by walking to the store. Though, there is an option to scan promoted items to earn more kicks. An option I don’t utilize, however this will help you later!


Finally, Coinout earned me 15 cents for scanning in the receipt. Coinout definitely is an application where you have to do shopping to earn a significant amount of money back. If you are not pressed to earn money, then this application works very well.


Outcomes and Recommendations


I will like to say that in my early 20s I was known to be an aficionado about red velvet cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, strawberry cupcakes, and twinkies in particular. As I have grown in my age bracket, I have grown to be a fan of pumpkin bread and muffins, cinnamon rolls, and now blueberry muffins.


I do think that if you pair honey butter with blueberry muffins, then you will have a sure fire way to change someone’s heart and a delicious way to kiss some butt.

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