Monday, March 26, 2012

the weekend and hummingbird cupcakes

My weekend was filled with:
a trip to a classic donut shop where they set the standard for glazed donuts (more on this later)
a late night baking session where I baked hummingbird cupcakes for my grandma
a meet up with the cutest couple where we chatted about their wedding that I'll be shooting in July
a 75th surprise party for my grandma ... she was beyond surprised and so happy

The cupcake details:the hummingbird cupcakes were a hit. They literally remind me of Hawaii ... think a pineapple, banana, and coconut cupcake garnished with a dried pineapple flower and a sweet cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are perfect for Spring and best served with tea or a glass of refreshing lemonade. You can find the recipe here and I have to give thanks to Martha as this cupcake recipe was flawless. *Note I sliced my pineapple flowers thicker than suggested*

Thursday, March 8, 2012

blackberry rosemary muffins

blackberry rosemary muffins

tea and muffins

good things

This week I was inspired by the current issue of Bon Appetit and decided to get my muffin on.  I could not believe the delicious recipes that were in the latest issue of Bon Appetit ... blackberry lemon and thyme muffins ... really?? So, being that I had a basket of blackberries, buttermilk, and lemon I decide I would take a dabble at this recipe. But, I substituted the thyme for rosemary and my decision was well worth it. The muffins were perfect and tasted like a warm summer's day. These muffins pair incredibly well with a hot cup of tea particularly a green chai tea.  Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend filled with sweet things, lovely things, and good things.

This weekend
looking forward to: a day trip to one of my favorite places
reading: the third and final book in the Hunger Games
scouting out: new photography locations
excited about: maternity photos for the sweetest couple
training for: a half marathon ... bring on the miles