I'm truly not obsessed with Ina. Really. The fact is that I pull a couple of cookbooks off of my shelf and that becomes my reading material for a while. My 6 year old recently asked me if I could... for once, just read a normal book.
"I read normal books sometimes," I said.
"No you don't, Mommy. You're always reading about recipes."
"Well, that's why they call me RecipeGirl." I explained. "I enjoy finding new recipes." (what I really wanted to say is that Mommy has a cookbook addiction that can't be kicked... and don't tell Daddy.)
"Deal." (and I do mean that... !)
I have no idea why this bothers him so much. It's not like I'm taking my cooking magazines with me when I watch his little league games or anything (only sometimes!) No- seriously... finding a balance between blogging, reading other's blogs, my recipe site, exercising, laundry and family is tough. There just aren't enough hours in the day, for sure.
At least the family reaps the benefits of my cooking. I remind my son every day that not all Mommies cook (and how lucky he is, blah blah blah.) I think he mostly just hears the blah blah blah part. But he really does love most of Mommy's cooking and requests muffins often. Ina had a couple of muffin recipes, so I made these gorgeous muffins for breakfast: Tri- Berry Muffins.
The name of the muffins indicates three berries- raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. And since those are all on sale and looking good already 'round here, this was the obvious choice.
Funny thing about these muffins- the sugar is added at the end and folded in with the berries. Interesting, huh? This produces a muffin with a delicious, crunchy exterior without having to make a streusel.
We could hardly wait for these muffins to finish baking. The thought of breaking open a warm muffin and having the hot berries ooze out was almost too much to handle.
They were indeed fantastic right out of the oven (and even a couple of days later too.) A major thumbs up from all family members.
This recipe can be found HERE.
And I'm off to read more cookbooks (because the kiddo is tucked safely in bed!)