Thursday, October 21, 2010

Apple Muffins

Sometimes life has a way of letting things just work out. They might not be perfect, but they work. Like trying to juggle family, house, dogs, and job... and just crossing your fingers that you don't run out of gas before you get home because you forgot to fill up the tank. You get my point, life sometimes works things out for ya..... it just does.
So, after a long break from baking due to getting a new fridge, that  had some "troubles." I am now back into full swing fall baking...gotta prep for the holidays! This recipe was originally made in a tube pan, but that is a whole lotta cake to bring to work for an office meeting. So, I decided to try making them into muffins...well it worked out...kinda a...not really.
The apples and the cinnamon as well as the fresh squeezed OJ (thanks Peter) added such great flavor to these very moist, very fall like muffins. However, they were a bit difficult to remove from their little muffin alas, not so pretty and kind of too moist to just grab and sink your teeth into. 
That said, they turned out just fine... almost perfect... life would not have it any other way.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Alas, no baking

But there has been some eating.... our new fridge is here!! Delivered last Thursday to many smiles, giggles and claps, (and that was just from my son.) However, the sad news is that is does not work... I know plain and simple torture...right? Once all connected and ready to hold all of my loves of eggs, butter  and buttermilk, it decided to malfunction. After many phone calls, and my husband practicing deep breathing exercises, we are still without a fridge. So, I have been unable to bake and write and eat!!!
Well, the eating part is still in full swing. Last weekend we retreated (sans kid) to the Healdsburg area of California for good food...wait let me say.. fantastic good, great wine and really special friends.

We had dinner at Cyrus and let's just say it was hands down the best dinner ever. A fun filled fantasy for my senses. I am still thinking about it and swooning over the night, simply magical. If you ever find yourself without a fridge or just want to treat yourself because (gosh, darn you are worth it) than plan in advance (both your tummy and reservations) and treat yourself to a wonderment of delight. It made my fridge fiasco all better!