Basil Ricotta Muffins

I’m hooked on the Great British Baking Show. If you haven’t seen it, there’s something so wonderfully British and quaint about it, but still an amazing show of skill and technique by amateur bakers. It’s almost like an anti-reality show. There is a competitive element – each week someone is dismissed and one baker will…

Strawberry Muffins

It’s strawberry season! It’s strawberry season! This weekend it seemed that everyone I know went to their local farms and picked buckets of berries. I took a shortcut and went to my local farmer’s market. Note to self: always bring more than $8 to the farmer’s market. James and I had to make some tough…

Blueberry Muffins

As many of you may know, I love blueberries. In middle school a friend gave me a blueberry-themed birthday gift box full of blueberry flavored, scented, shaped, colored things. I loved it! I’m always seeking more ways to bake with these awesome spheres of flavor and this muffin recipe is awesome. Take these muffins, add…

Cinnamon Crunch Sweet Potato Muffins

If the popularity of these muffins were a function of the time and frequency in which they were devoured, then I’d say we have some really popular muffins (can’t you tell I’m good at math?) on our hands. On average, James ate two a day. They are moist, sweet without being overpowering and an all-around,…

Blueberry Coconut Muffins

This week James’ grandparents flew to Hawaii to celebrate their 55th (!!) wedding anniversary! To get that Aloha! mood started, I made these delightfully moist muffins for them for their plane ride. Luckily, we got to keep a few for ourselves! Ingredients Source: Slightly adapted from Bob’s Red Mill 1-1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup Sugar…

Applesauce Spice Muffins

Summer classes are back and I’m in my seat by 9:30 every morning. As much as I love breakfast foods, I’m not ready to chowdown as soon as I wake up. I usually have some sort of granola bar handy, but that can get old. I need something on-the-go that won’t melt in the summer…

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

I know it’s December and it seems like pumpkin is so passé and so November, but pop these in the oven ASAP! These muffins are moist, homey and just plain delicious. The markets still have plenty of pumpkin puree and cranberries on their shelves. They would be perfect for all those guests coming in and…

Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins

The can of pumpkin puree stared at me from the back of the pantry. It just sat there waiting patiently to be made into something. Anything! For months I glanced over it to the beans for a cassoulet; the honey for some oatmeal bars; the pine nuts for a butternut squash dish. Finally, while walking…