When life hands you blueberries, make muffins. Isn’t that how the old saying goes? It isn’t? Well, it should.
Some mornings just call for muffins, and this was one of those mornings. I had a pint of beautiful berries in my fridge that was staring at me every time I opened the door. Usually, I throw some berries on my yogurt in the morning and call it a day, but this morning I didn’t want yogurt. I wanted a buttery, crumb topped muffin bursting with fresh berries.
So, I made some. Read more... (775 words, 7 images, estimated 3:06 mins reading time)
I got a new cookbook!!! I know you’re as excited as I am, right?? Well, if you’re not, you should be because after looking through the book, I want to make every recipe in it. And, if you’re nice, I’ll share with you. See? It’s a win-win situation! Read more... (1039 words, 7 images, estimated 4:09 mins reading time)
It’s apple season up in the Midwest and when I think back on the apple seasons of my past, I immediately think about cider mills.
My favorite cider mill of all time is The Franklin Cider Mill in Franklin, Michigan. If you’re ever in the neighborhood (between Labor Day and Thanksgiving) stop by! Read more... (1591 words, 13 images, estimated 6:22 mins reading time)
My grandmother passed away last night. It wasn’t a surprise, I’d been waiting for the call, but it’s still hard. She lived to the ripe old age of 94, but had been in hospice for the past few weeks. Her little body was giving out on her and we knew it was only a matter of time. That said, today has been a rough day. One of those emotional roller coaster days that just wear me out. I didn’t have time to be tired, though. So, after downing an excessive amount of coffee, I started my day by booking a plane ticket to Michigan and then I made a to-do list that seemed, at the time, a mile long. I had to pack, get the kids’ stuff ready for the weekend, write notes to the kids’ teachers about pick up tomorrow, shoot out about a million emails, run to the grocery store, etc. etc. etc. I was done with all of it before noon. I’m a busybody when I’m stressed out and, much like Izzie on Grey’s Anatomy, when I’ve finished my “stressed out to-to list” I usually end up baking. Read more... (1049 words, 7 images, estimated 4:12 mins reading time)