Strawberry-rhubarb muffins

I had leftover rhubarb and strawberries from making strawberry-rhubarb pie last week. D had suggested just making another pie (shocking), but I was interested in exploring other formats that might be amenable to strawberry-rhubarb. On a whim, I checked my gigantic muffin recipe book, and, perhaps not surprisingly, it had a recipe for strawberry-rhubarb muffins….

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Bananas Foster muffins

Bananas Foster was a dish originally created in 1951 at Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans, named for a regular, Richard Foster. It is a dessert traditionally made from bananas flambéed in rum and banana liqueur and served with ice cream. When I encountered this recipe in my muffin cookbook and went to look up what…

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Blueberry goat cheese muffins

It just so happened that David had bought blueberries and goat cheese, and that I was looking for a new breakfast muffin to try. Enter the 750 Best Muffin Recipes cook book which miraculously had just such a recipe for combining these ingredients. Nothing like muffins fresh out of the oven to start off one’s Monday…

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Banana walnut chocolate muffins

This quarter David and I are attending a psychology seminar on language development which is three hours long on Thursday afternoons. After the first day, it was thought that some munchies and treats might be good to sustain everyone. Last week, I brought some time-honoured brownies, but this week I thought I would try something…

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Lemon and blackberry muffins

Happy New Year! After a busy holiday season with many miles driven (over 4500 actually) to visit friends and family, and much food and drink indulged in, we have finally returned to Chicago to settle in for a new year. Naturally, I received several new cookbooks for Christmas and have been eagerly poring through them,…

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Apple streusel muffins

Buttermilk and Granny Smith apples on hand compelled my perusal of our recipe book library. I came across this recipe for apple streusel muffins, which the authors declared were “super-moist apple cinnamon muffins, delectable from the golden-crusted lid to the stray crumbs on my plate”. With such an endorsement, how could I say no? However,…

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Apple walnut muffins

Nothing like a lazy Sunday to try out a new muffin recipe. I’d been eying an apple-walnut recipe in the Joy of Cooking for a little while. I can’t recall having tried an apple muffin, but I do enjoy all of the primary components of this muffin: apple, walnuts, cinnamon. Why not try it? No…

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Banana nut muffins

My own laziness at getting around to making banana muffins this past week meant that my bananas were allowed to get even riper. All the better for a stab at a new type of banana muffins. While I love just straight banana muffins, I had an inkling to add something like walnuts into the mix….

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