I’m calling in sick today. Yep, my annual late-winter head cold has finally made it’s appearance. Once Spring finally arrived I thought I was going to be in the clear. I was wrong. 


But have no fear, I’m leaving you in good hands. Melissa from No. 2 Pencil is here and has baked up a seriously divine looking treat. 

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You can bet I’ll be making these for my guests. No questions asked. But for now, I’m grabbing my DayQuil and a box of tissues and hoping that this cold goes away as quickly as it came.  

And in case you were wondering, it is actually snowing today. And to make things even worse, that 81 degree day I was so looking forward to next week is now down to 68. Ugh. 

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Hello friends of Inspired by Charm! I’m Melissa from No. 2 Pencil, and I am beyond thrilled to be guest posting here today. I am a huge fan of Michael, he is truly talented and inspiring, and I am seriously jealous of his artist ability!


While not blessed with the ability to draw, I love to be creative at home and in the kitchen.  I also have a deep and abiding love for mimosa’s, which is where the inspiration for Mimosa Muffins came from. Here is the step-by-step and the recipe for these fun and yummy muffins.

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Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a standard size cupcake pan with cupcake liners, or spray with non stick cooking spray. I used these cute little ruffled liners made by Wilton, and I finally had an excuse to buy some of the single serving size champagne bottles. Adorable and perfect for muffin making!



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Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl, along with orange zest and whisk together. Combine melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract and champagne (yippee!) in a separate smaller bowl. Then add wet ingredients to dry and stir just until combined. Batter will be lumpy, and that is ok. Evenly divide batter into muffin pan to make a total of twelve muffins. Bake muffins at 400 degrees for about 18 minutes. 

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Remove muffins and set aside on a raised cooling rack. While they begin to cool, prepare the glaze by combining two tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice with one cup of powdered sugar and one teaspoon of orange zest. Gently spoon glaze over still warm muffins. Serve and enjoy! 





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Mimosa Muffins


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line cupcake pan, or spray with non stick cooking spray.


2 1/2 cups of all-pupose flour

1/2 cup of sugar

4 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

zest of two large oranges – 1 teaspoon reserved for glaze

1 cup of champagne (sparkling wine)

1 stick of melted butter

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract


For the glaze

1 cup of powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons of freshly squeezed orange juice

1 teaspoon of orange zest


Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add zest from two oranges and whisk into dry ingredients. Don’t forget to reserve a teaspoon of zest for the glaze. In a separate smaller bowl, combine melted butter, champagne, eggs and vanilla and stir together. Then add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir, just until combined.  


Divide batter evenly among the cupcake pan, and bake for about 18 minutes, or until light golden brown.


Remove muffins from oven, and prepare glaze while they begin to cool. Spoon glaze over muffins while they are still warm, not hot. If the muffins are very hot, the glaze will run off too quickly.


Enjoy your Mimosa Muffins.


Thank you for letting me share Michael!


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Those look amazing right? Muffins with champagne in them!? Yes please! And if this is your first time meeting Melissa from No. 2 Pencil, you need to immediately head on over to her blog and check out more of her awesomeness. I adore her!

First, don’t these pancakes look delish? With protein packed greek yogurt it’s a good excuse to eat pancakes for breakfast everyday. Don’t you think?

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Greek Yogurt and Bluberry Pancakes

And her Master bathroom makeover is beyond classy! Her stenciling looks like wallpaper! And you know me, i love the splashes of red and yellow! She also made that giant ‘M’ on the wall!

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Master Bathroom Makover 

And it doesn’t get much cuter than a Pig in a Pancake Pop. I mean come on. Seriously, if you have kids (or are a kid at heart), this recipe is golden!

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Pig in a Pancake Pops 


i’m also a huge fan of her Cookie in a Cup series. For those of us that live alone or get a cookie craving (a day wouldn’t be complete without one), these single serving cookie recipes are to. die. for! And honestly a life saver.

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So far, she’s created Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and Sugar. Just click on the images above and it will direct you to each recipe.

Isn’t this gal amazing! Thanks so much to Melissa for sharing all her wonderfulness with the readers of Inspired by Charm. You rock!!

Alright, time for me to get off the computer and into a cup of tea and reruns of Drop Dead Diva on Netflix. 


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  • Susan at

    What a genius idea! These look and sound delicious. I love mimosas, so I’m sure I’ll love these.

    You share the best stuff Michael. Off to check out No. 2 Pencil

  • Harriet Nanzetta Clark at

    I hope your hot tea and Netflix will help you feel better soon, Michael!
    Hugs, Harriet in NC

  • Melissa at

    I hope you get some much needed rest!

    Thank you for letting be your guest poster today! You made is so easy and fun. I love IBC and am so excited to be a part of it!

    xoxo,
    Melissa

  • ElsieTheMaid at

    Made the mimosa muffins this morning for my husband’s birthday, and served them with mimosas using the fresh squeezed orange juice. They were absolutely awesome!!! I was a little worried about the thick consistency of the better when I put it in the muffin tin, but absolutely nothing to worry about, they came out perfectly!! Thank you so much!

  • Anonymous at

    These look so good. Planning a bridal shower for my niece and saw a mimosa bar on Pinterest. These would go with the mimosa bar. May want to do mini muffins. How long do you think I will need to bake them?

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