Monthly Archives: July 2013

Peanut butter and chocolate chip – need I say more?

One of my favorite things in the world is muffins with perfectly domed tops

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It was officially Christmas in July a few days ago, and the weather must have gotten the memo, because it was in the 60s and, dare I say it, slightly nippy, here in New York. Naturally, I made a whole slew of festive treats, including these addictive caramels. Thank goodness I had a leftover box of candy canes from last December.

This is what happens when you combine heavy cream and candy canes overnight

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Sometimes, you want a cocktail for breakfast but not the ensuing shame that comes with consuming alcohol first thing in the morning – that’s when you whip up a batch of these muffins. I actually forgot to put rum in these – don’t make the same mistake I made.

I can practically taste the coconut from here

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I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here in New York, we’ve had a heat wave for the past week that finally broke last night with a much-needed summer thunderstorm. It’s cooled down to the 80’s now, which, compared to last week’s triple digits, seems like a godsend.

For me, the best – okay, let’s be honest, the only – way to beat the summer heat is by eating copious amounts of ice cream, whether it’s in cups, or cones, or between two cookies. And this recipe is so good and so easy, you won’t even break a sweat!

It’s never too hot for puns.

I might have eaten this for dinner last night

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As I was writing this post, I realized I have no idea where blueberries come from. Apparently, they grow on bushes! I don’t know why, but I was always under the impression that they grew in bogs. Like cranberries.

Sometimes, when I don’t know something, my brain just makes shit up and then I believe it, because if you can’t trust your own brain, who can you trust, am I right??

Here’s what you can trust – these bars

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It’s disgustingly hot outside and I have no energy to ramble, so I’ll keep this short:

MAKE THESE MUFFINS.

Yes, I was sweating buckets in the kitchen while I was making these. Yes, it was worth it.

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It’s July.

Wait, what?

It’s July.

As usual, I have no idea how time works, other than that it goes by way too fast. One minute, it’s January, and the next, it’s the Fourth of July! The next time I blink it’ll be Thanksgiving.

But back to July. These red-white-blue muffins are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday, even if they turned out more pink-beige-aqua.

Fourth of July muffins

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