White Chocolate Chip Pecan Muffins

June 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

J: I’ll come out and admit it up front: these muffins are kind of cheating.  They are actually the same basic recipe as these muffins, just with a few minor tweaks — why mess with a good thing, right?  Anyway, the coffee cake muffins were kind of delicious, in case you don’t remember or are just joining us now on our culinary journey (welcome!).  But we wanted something different and had some interesting ingredients lying around, so … this variation was born!  And who could complain?

fresh out of the oven

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Pumpkin Muffins

November 10, 2011 § 1 Comment

J: So, here I am again after a long hiatus.  The last couple of weeks have been insane for me in terms of grad school eating my life (proof: I was at school yesterday from approximately 9:30am to approximately 11:30pm. It was not happy.), but I have finished my last major thing for a few weeks so I’m free to post!  And fittingly, I’m coming back with pumpkins.  Pumpkin muffins are easily my favorite kind of muffin, almost certainly due to memories of cool, crisp New England mornings, hot coffee, and a pumpkin muffin keeping me awake in early classes in college.  Those pumpkin muffins were not the greatest ever, but they were in fact the beginning of my love for (read: obsession with) all things pumpkin-flavored, so I certainly have them to thank for that.

i missed them as soon as they were gone

Naturally, then, we had to make pumpkin muffins this fall — as soon as one could reasonably claim it was fall, of course.  We merged two recipes that we found from two equally amazing food bloggers, The Pioneer Woman (for the spicing) and Smitten Kitchen (for everything else).  These were absolutely delicious for breakfast or dessert — or lunch… or dinner… or midnight snacks… just make them, is what I’m trying to say.  You’ve got time; pumpkin season is still on at least through Thanksgiving! « Read the rest of this entry »

Coffee Cake Muffins

March 4, 2011 § 4 Comments

J:  For one of my classes this spring, each student is responsible for bringing in breakfast once during the course of the semester.  My turn was a couple weeks ago, and while everyone else had been bringing in storebought bagels (clearly none of them had read this post), I figured that I should make something a little more jazzed-up, and I decided on coffee cake muffins.

artistic lighting? check.

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