Thursday, July 2, 2009

Simple things~

Make my day..
My grandchildrens smiles.. my daughters happiness.. nice clients..blooms in the garden..a bit of sunshine..nice neighbours..
New recipes..and cute muffin/cupcake wrappers:)

I found this recipe ..and loved the photo..must have been at FGs...
Thank you!

Had to try them they are so good..just right..not sweet.. raspberry and limey:) I like that!

With a streusel topping;) what's not to like?

I had to try the adornment from Martha's Cupcake book..

I had almonds and these cerises de terre..hanging from my kitchen counter all morning:)

I love the look of them and walked over to my neighbour/friend with the loooooongest one:)

Soooo long it did not fit in the photo no matter how I tried!

I hope you try them.. they are really good~


  1. Love the topping!! great decoration. Would love to try them

  2. exquisite! and not even from ff! tell me about the drizzler~

  3. Spectacular...Your the most fantastic grandma around... What spectacular cupcakes...Love coming here for the latest eye and stomach candy!!! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-NorthMornings...

  4. These are wonderful words you have. I am the same way, the only different is I don't have any grand children yet. Your cake look spectacularly delicious!

  5. The most beautiful muffin I have ever seen!

  6. I wish I could find ground cherries here - I think they look and sound wonderful. What an cute embellishment to an already pretty muffin!

  7. Those are BEAUTIFUL muffins, stunning!!!

  8. wow these really look stunning, i am definitely bookmarking them. gorgeous wrappers to!

  9. The adornment is from the Cupcakes boo.You mix sugar and water and bring to a boil.. let cook until a medium gold.. the dip your skewered nuts and hang over the kitchen counter under w eight..with newspaper on the floor to catch drips if any~ Rewarm on low if syrup hardens..
    I too like the wrappers..Glad you do too..:)

  10. I just found your blog and LOVE it!

    I don't see the recipe for these - and I would LOVE to know where you got the gorgeous wrappers!


  11. I will make more cupcakes soon and post where I got the wrappers! I promise!I want her to be known well..:) They are so cute! Soon!I just don't feel these photos made her great wrappers justice!

    The recipe is this one..

    Easy Morning Muffins With Raspberries – makes 12

    (adapted from The Art & Soul of Baking)

    Do not be fooled by the plain exterior of these easy morning muffins. The hidden burst of tart raspberry flavor will take you by surprise on your first bite!

    For the Muffins:

    2 cups flour

    2/3 cup sugar

    2 teaspoons baking powder

    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    pinch of salt

    6 tablespoons butter

    grated zest of 1 lime

    2/3 cup buttermilk

    2 large eggs @ room temp

    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    1 half-pint basket fresh raspberries, or 1 1/4 cup frozen (do not defrost)

    For Crumb Topping:

    3 tablespoons dark brown sugar

    2/3 cup flour

    4 tablespoons butter, melted

    Preheat oven to 400. Spray 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.

    To make the crumb topping, combine sugar and flour in a small bowl. Add the melted butter and stir in until evenly distributed. Let sit for 5 minutes, then using fingertips, break into clumps. Set aside.

    For the muffins, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, melt the 6 tablespoons of butter with the lime zest. Off the heat, add buttermilk to the melted butter and let cool slightly. Pour butter mixture into a bowl, add eggs and vanilla, and whisk until well blended.

    Make a well in the center of dry ingredients. Pour butter mixture into the well and stir gently. Mix until batter looks smooth and there are no more streaks of flour. A few lumps is no biggie. Fold in the raspberries.

    Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Top with crumb topping. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until skewer inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cool slightly. Run a small sharp knife around each muffin and transfer them to the wire rack to finish cooling. Serve warm or at room temp.

    If you click on the RECIPE word in Green.. it will take you there w/ wonderful photos!!

    Thank you~

  12. PS TidyMom ..I just went to visit you..You are a great photographer and I am planning on following you:) I borrowed the Queen Blinkie I hope:)

  13. A wonderful post, Monique. Your photos are stunning.

    Streusel is my favorite topping so I must try this recipe. Love the cake wrappers too.

  14. after all this time...I can't get these beautiful wrappers out of my mind! LOL....have you posted where they're from yet? if not do you mind sharing?

    Thanks much!

  15. Those wrappers!!! They really are over the top perfect! Can't wait to see where they are from!!! You are the best!!

  16. I want to come live with you in your beautiful, delicious world. YUM.
    xo Isa