Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Although I can complain now and then and it's probably true that I don't have "the perfect life" I do have SO MUCH to be greatful for, so Wednesday is the day to give back.
Every Wednesday from now until Christmas, I will be giving one of my designs away. All you have to do is leave a comment here. This weeks giveaway will be this cute halloween skirt. You can leave a comment until next Tuesday, October 14th, midnight.
The winner will be picked next wednesday at random. Also if you know of any child in need of a special piece of clothing that can't afford it, please shoot me an
The winner of this give away was Tracey, comment #3
Monday, October 6, 2008
Good Morning. So Tuesdays will be the day I talk about you! There are so many great blogs out there. I never realized how many creative and generous woman there were in this country. If you love vintage and great prices and flea market shopping you have to check out For The Love of Vintage. Now you can shop the flea market without leaving your living room. This lovely lady runs a market from her blog on Fridays and you can preview it on Thursday. There is also a give away. Why am I telling others about this, I should keep it to myself! Kidding! So, get ready to shop this Friday and for now take a look at the great finds below!
I am trying to get myself on some kind of system here so Mondays will be favorite recipe day, please feel free to share yours. These are the best muffins I ever had,
the extra sugar added on top makes them crunchy. I also like to use old griswald baking pans which are fun to collect and make me feel like I am baking in 1940! This recipe goes back to the 1930's. They are sweet, but not to sweet and can be eaten right out of the oven or cooled. I had some mom friends over for coffee on Friday and baked these while they were there and served them warm. Delicious!
Adena's Blueberry Muffins
1 stick soft unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar (more for tops)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs (room temp)
2 cups bleached flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 pint blueberries or rasberries (fresh)
Line the pan with paper baking cups. Coat the top of the pan with butter to prevent overflow sticking. Preheat oven to 375 and set rack at the middle level.
Cream the butter with sugar and salt by hand or with an electric mixer. (I use my kitchenaid, which was a great investment) Mix until light. Beat in eggs one at a time until smooth. Mix the flour and baking powder together well and stir into the batter alternating with the buttermilk. Crush a quarter of the berries into the mix. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan 3/4 of the way. Drop the rest of the berries in each cup. Sprinkle the tops with sugar. Bake for about 30 minutes until well risen and golden. cool about 10 minutes in pan.
Storage: Keep the muffins loosely covered at room temp. the day they are baked. After that, they can be individually wrapped in saran and frozen. Enjoy!