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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

is your muffin buttered?

...or would you like me to assign someone to butter your muffin for you?


so the hub mentioned last week that it would be nice to have some muffins or scones in the house for a quick breakfast in the mornings.  and you know me - i'm always down for something like that.  so i started looking at recipes and settled on a mocha chip flavor to make first.

the texture of these was different - good, but not really muffin-y.  it wasn't crumbly, more chewy than anything.  i liked it, as did the teen, and the hub seemed to as well.  the recipe made so many i ended up putting half of them in the freezer to save for another time.

and then the hub brought in a few oranges from the tree in our back yard.  so i came to the natural conclusion - and found this recipe for orange vanilla poppy seed muffins.

the whole recipe only had half a cup of sugar in it, so i decided to give it a little something extra and sprinkled some white sanding sugar on top.  they came out really well, and the poppy seeds and sanding sugar gave it a fun little crunch.  the hub really dug these, so i'm thinking i'll be making them again sometime.

i'd love to bust out some yummy scones, too.  he wasn't a fan of those fantastic maple bacon ones i made a few weeks ago, boo.  and now i'm on the hunt for more delicious muffin recipes.  got any to share?

oh, and hey!  happy birthday to my dear MIL today!


  1. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA i just about died when i read the first two lines of the blog. OH I LOVE MEAN GIRLS.

    okay, now i'm going to read the rest of this entry and then probably comment again.

  2. I made muffins recently too! I made this blueberry muffin recipe (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/to-die-for-blueberry-muffins/Detail.aspx) and it turned out amazing. So amazing I ate like 6 muffins. :/

  3. Yes, Happy Birthday to your MIL, all the best to her for a super year. Love the look of both your muffins and the orange poppy seed ones are a great idea (great photograph on top of the orange too!)

  4. I'm so happy that you liked the muffins. I bet they tasted even better with fresh oranges


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