This blueberry yogurt loaf is just what you want with your morning coffee or at the end of a great meal. It’s a dense, lemony, buttery loaf of goodness. I’ve made it at least six times in the last month. It’s that good.
Don’t get the wrong idea and think it is a blueberry pound cake. It’s not. It’s a cross between a pound cake and a quick bread. It’s a lovely thing because you can use two bowls and you need no mixer.
I have fallen in love with Donna Hay’s Magazine. Thanks to a tweet from Tami who writes a beautiful food blog Running With Tweezers I downloaded a free issue last year. Oh my goodness is it beautiful! If you are an Ipad user you should go here and load it now , sit down and indulge yourself with the most beautiful food photography and mouth-watering recipes . Should you want the magazine in hand just head over to Whole Foods to get a copy or order it to be delivered to your doorstep. Shop around for a good price on a subscription. After I downloaded the free issue I am now able to get it for about $20. I just love it! I could go on and on, but you get the idea. It is without a doubt a work of art. This is the first of her recipes that I have tried and you can bet there will be many more. This is a muffin from heaven and I didn’t even use fresh summer blueberries as I did here. I picked up Publix frozen blueberries which turned out to be a fabulous choice. Donna’s basic muffin recipe will be one that I will be making many more times. I did make one change though. She used sour cream and I substituted non-fat plain Greek yogurt. These are super moist and so flavorful. I have several in my freezer now ready to pop into the microwave for about 30 seconds. What a great idea. I think I’ll have one. What about you?
As a food’s teacher I spend a great deal of my time in the grocery store. At one time in my teaching career I had to do my shopping at Wal-Mart. I don’t have anything against Wal-Mart, but when you have over $300 worth of groceries to put in the cart, check out, and put away on your own time Wal-Mart is not the place to make the fastest getaway! Now I do all my shopping for school at Publix. It’s more costly, but easier for me to get in and out. They will open a checkout line just for me and have even brought items to my classroom that were out of stock at the time. So I love Publix! They make my life easier. I also enjoy Publix Apron’s Simple Meals. They have great ideas for quick meals! This Fresh Berry Tart was featured last week and is perfect for July the 4th. There’s no baking just really the easiest dessert you’ve ever made. When you take a bite you are going to say no way!!!!
For the past three weeks I have received these beautiful frozen blueberries in my CSA box. They have been sitting in my freezer calling out to be included in some recipe. Now these are not blueberries that you will find in the frozen section of the grocery now or fresh ones that you might find shipped to us from across the sea. These are gargantuan blueberries from this past summer right here in my area of Georgia. We are talking beautiful blueberries, so these muffins were just perfect for them. They will be great to take to work or eat on the way to the gym before working out. And they are fabulous because I just have eaten one. WOW! Continue reading
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Today is the first day of my summer vacation. It is a gorgeous day here in Atlanta. There is not a cloud in the sky and the humidity is almost nonexistent. Now this is not going to stay, but I am enjoying it while it is here. To celebrate my new unfilled time I just had to make these blueberry muffins with the first blueberries I have received this season. These were shipped here from Baxley, Georgia. When I saw the address I was flooded with childhood memories of the beach. Baxley is about an hour south of McRae which is my hometown. Driving through Baxley meant that we just had to travel through Jesup and we would arrive at our destination St. Simons. Then my sister and I would have all the pool time and beach time we wanted.
These are absolutely the best pancakes that I have ever made. The tangy taste of the pancake with the honey and butter is perfect!
This is the third time today that I have prepared pancakes. I know I am a crazy cook! Not really. I just walked out of the door without my camera this morning. I’m really glad that I forgot it otherwise I would not have made this combination.
In class today I used one of the variations of pancakes on the Bisquick box that makes a light and fluffy texture. I added very large frozen blueberries which thawed as I mixed the pancakes. As they came off the griddle I dusted them with powdered sugar. They were devoured by the starving teens that were left with chins that sparkled with sugar dust.