Monday, June 16, 2014

Welcome to my Blog!

This is my first blog post!  I’m very excited to start this website to share my love of food with the world. 

I grew up in a family that loves to entertain, so there was always good food around.  My mom and grandma are both amazing cooks, so I am attempting to follow in their footsteps.  I love to try new recipes (which I will share on here) but I also plan to post some of my go-to favorites so you readers can enjoy them as well! 

While I do enjoy cooking and baking for myself, there are so many fantastic places to eat around town that sometimes it’s nice to just relax and have someone else do the cooking.  I’ll post recommendations and reviews of restaurants whenever I find food worth sharing. 

My Pinterest and Facebook are filled with food posts, so I thought having a blog would help me compile it all in one place.  Until I fill my blog, feel free to follow me on Pinterest for recipe ideas. Since I am an interior designer by profession, I also have lots of pins about design, architecture, and creative projects.

Here is a recipe to start off with: 

Lemon Blueberry Muffins (from Cooking Light)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 400°. 

2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.

3. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, egg, and lemon rind; stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist.  

4. Gently fold in blueberries.

5. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until the muffins spring back when lightly touched. Remove muffins from pans immediately and place on a wire rack to cool.

6. Combine lemon juice and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze evenly over cooled muffins.   

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for this blog, feel free to contact me anytime! 


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