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December 13th, 2009

Holiday Recipes: Raisin Bran Muffins

When you think of Holiday recipe’s, you don’t usually think raisin bran muffins, unless you’ve been around for many years. They are a holiday treat but of course can be enjoyed year ’round. The main reason most of us make them during the holiday’s is we are stocked up on all the spices this recipe calls for…no running to the store for a dash of nutmeg! This recipe keeps in a bowl for about 6 weeks in the fridge, so you can make as many or as little as you want every few days. Give them a try! They’re delicious and nutritious!

Holiday Recipes: Raisin Bran Muffins Recipe

November 23rd, 2009

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe’s: Pecan Sticky Muffins

We should all have our Thanksgiving recipes in front of us by now, and our Thanksgiving menus in hand . We should, but most of us don’t, including me. Today I’m trying to find my Thanksgiving dessert recipes, well hidden deep inside any number of recipe boxes. Sure wish PC’s had been handy a generation ago!
Below is a recipe that not only serves as a dessert, but they’re great for breakfast/ brunch, too. It’s an easy and quick recipe and can be made a day or two ahead…just microwave on defrost to reheat.
Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe’s: Pecan Sticky Muffins

October 27th, 2009

Hot Mormon Muffins Calendar

Perhaps you remember the “Men on a Mission” calendar created in 2008 by Chad Hardy. No? Well, it’s the calendar that featured 12 young Mormon missionaries, with and without their shirts and it caused quite a stir. Chad Hardy was excommunicated by the Mormon Church and denied his diploma from BYU.
He has now created the controversial “Hot Mormon Muffins: A Taste of Motherhood” for 2010.

Hot Mormon muffins are actually well known, delightful muffins made in many flavors with a thick buttered sugar coating. But that isn’t the focal point of this calendar; attractive and provocatively posed Mormon women/Mothers are.

Chad Hardy doesn’t like stereotypes and wants to show the world that Mormon’s aren’t a bunch of stuffy white shirts or subservient women standing around awaiting their next orders.
According to Hardy:

“For Mormons, the most holy calling next to missionary work is motherhood, but they’re not all the subservient housewives that people think they are.”

The calendar features women ages 26 through 53. Waitresses, stay at home moms, real estate agents and a breast cancer survivor are among the models. The calendar sells for $15.95, with a *portion* of the proceeds going to breast cancer research. There is an actual muffin recipe included each month, by the way.
I suppose the upside to this is the men buying the calendars will be baking muffins each month for the family!

One of the models, Tami Roberts, 35, says she attends the Mormon Church and is raising her daughters with the churches values. She then says the calendar’s “pinup poses and slightly revealing outfits aren’t in keeping with the message of modesty promoted by the church”, but she is not ashamed. She admits to having a tattoo or three, also against Church policy.
To quote Ms. Roberts, the cover model:

“The pictures are tasteful, and it’s fun. I don’t see why people can’t have a sense of humor. I just don’t think it’s a big deal.”

You may read more about this conundrum here.

Part of me wants to agree with Ms. Roberts, but after thinking about it I personally find it offensive to women, as well as the Church. Usually when someone joins anything, they are aware of the rules, regulations and everything associated with it. By joining, you are accepting these terms and I don’t believe you have the right to jump in and upset the apple cart, so to speak. You either believe in and abide by your Church and it’s teachings, or you remove your fanny from the congregation.

Isn’t it enough that we have sexualized darn near everything? Do we really need to sexualize a Church or it’s members? I think not.

Don’t get me wrong…I think a Hot Mormon Muffins calendar is a great idea…who doesn’t enjoy a great muffin? However, I do feel that another approach, i.e. Norman Rockwell, would be far more appropriate. Especially for my kitchen, where children roam free and don’t need anything censored there.

What do you think? Will you be buying the “Hot Mormon Muffins: A Taste of Motherhood” calendar, or will you simply Google “muffin recipe” when you have the baking urge?

See the calendar here.

September 1st, 2009

Blue Cheese Muffins

What … you say! Well if you’re a blue cheese lover and haven’t yet tried these, you might want to grab the muffin pan and get busy. Caveat: this muffin could be addicting!
The golden exterior and the melted cheese make these muffins hard to resist.
Blue Cheese Muffin Recipe

August 3rd, 2009

Maple Blueberry Scones

Don’t you love maple syrup? I really do. I came across this recipe earlier this year and couldn’t wait to try it. I first made these Maple Blueberry Scones with frozen blueberries on a Saturday afternoon with my daughters. They were really yummy – the maple was a perfect contrast to the berries! Once fresh blueberries were in season, I made them again and loved, loved, loved them! The recipe is not complicated so give it a try.


Maple Blueberry Scones

We love scones in my house and I’m sure these will become a favorite of yours. I recommend serving these Maple Blueberry Scones warm with creamy soft butter or Apple Butter and hot, sweet tea served in your favorite vintage china.

Recipe for Maple Blueberry Scones

June 13th, 2009

Cranberry Orange Scones

The combination of cranberries and oranges just turns anything into something extraordinary. This scone recipe is wonderful for a nice family breakfasts, tea parties, or special brunches like bridal showers.

cranberry orange scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

I love these when they’re fresh out of the oven and still warm with a wee bit of butter. I make a nice cup of Earl Grey and put it in one of my collectable vintage teacups and have my own little moment. It’s awesome!

Recipe for Cranberry Orange Scones

June 7th, 2009

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Is there anything more tasty then bananas and chocolate? The combination always reminds me of a banana split! My children help to make these and then promptly gobble them up!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

These muffins are so delicious! The banana bread part is soft and spongey, with a great flavor and texture! The chocolate chips on top make them look pretty, and will help to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Recipe for Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins