We have a shelf and a half of gorgeous cook books and I love looking at them. Rarely, however, do I use a cookbook when I'm looking for an actual recipe. I tried tonight: I found our Company's Coming: Muffins and More book on the shelf and found a banana muffin recipe right away. Alas, the recipe called for sour cream and margarine or butter and we were a little short on all of those things. Cook books are for lookin'; the web is for cookin'. A quick google search for "banana muffins oil" led me to a four-star recipe on the Food Network's site.
So....not only did the muffins turn out great, but I also noticed that a magnetic clip had attached itself to the side of the muffin tin before the muffins went in the oven. The house smells like sweet, mellow banana-y goodness, not hot melting plastic. (Oh yeah!)
|Banana Walnut Muffins. Yum!|
The one drawback to finding recipes online is that you can't rely on batter splatters to help you find the page next time you get the urge to bake your favourite treats. Here's hoping that the recipe's still online the next time I go hunting for it.
Why I got the urge to bake tonight, I dunno. It was a sweltering one today. We hit 35 degrees in our classroom. Perhaps it was a little bit warmer outside, but at least outdoors there's a breeze! I'm trying to enjoy the last few days with my students this year, but--if this picture is any indication--I'm looking a bit rough. Ready for the holidays!
...and of course there's nothing like a heatwave to make me want to cozy up with a big ball of yarn. I'm eyeing up this big red fella...
...and this bobbly blanket pattern. Hopefully I'll get it started soon!