I am not an anything goes for breakfast type person. To me chocolate muffins are just a little lower on the scale than cheesecake for breakfast – not that THAT hasn’t been done here before. Once in awhile a special treat is a nice surprise, though. These are perfect for that – moist, chocolaty, and topped with a sweet butter glaze and toasted pecans. There are just enough chocolate chips to give you a punch of chocolate flavor in each bite. I don’t add pecans to the inside because I don’t like the texture but you certainly could. Continue reading
A week or so ago I woke up to an email that I was very excited about. Bakespace, a website I am a fan of and use often, wanted to partner with me on Restless Chipotle. What could I say – besides Oh HECK yeah. Continue reading
Whether it is cherry, apple, coconut cream, or chess we all have favorite pie.
Blueberry is my absolute favorite – although I don’t have a recipe for it on the blog. It was my dad’s favorite, too. Once when we were getting ready to move because of dad’s job we were looking at houses. My mom fell in love with a new construction and said, “Oh, I could really make blueberry pies in this kitchen!”
My mother, as you may remember, did not like to cook. She was good at it when she did but it wasn’t her favorite thing to do. Well sir, you know what happened don’t you? Yep – dad was all of a sudden smitten with the house, too.
We moved from that house when my dad was transferred about three years later. Do you know how many blueberry pies my mom baked in that kitchen? Exactly none. From that point on whenever someone tried to manipulate someone else in our family it was termed “making blueberry pies”. As in Are you making blueberry pies? OR Cut me a slice of that blueberry pie when you get it made…
Pretzels are delicious – they are one of my favorite snack foods. I like all kinds of pretzels but I am especially fond of the big, warm, chewy, soft pretzels with a thin line of yellow mustard all the way around it. I don’t much like the ones at the malls because they are too big, don’t have the right texture, and don’t remind me so much of the ones that I used to get outside Grants.
Just nothing like it. Continue reading