Forgive me, I was a little slow to post our Bake it, Make it & Take it feature this week. Erika a.k.a Stampin' Mama had it already up and live the other day and I didn't even notice it. Too many cookbooks on the brain I guess!
She emailed me and said she was making muffins using my Blueberry and Strawberry Muffin Recipe. This is a great Basic Muffin Recipe that you can use as a base to create all sorts of yummy muffins. You can click here to see the recipe in all it's yumminess! I used that word in my last post too. I like it. I think I'll keep it as my yummiest word of the week! Duh!
You can put raspberries in them.
(photo by fir0002, wikicommons)
Chocolate Chips go real good in them too!
(photo by csspaulding,sxc)
Strawberries are in season now!
And my favorite, Blueberries for the most delicious Blueberry Muffins :-)
(photo by rosevita, morguefile)
Erika had Zach home this week with pink-eye and although he felt fine, he couldn't go to school. So, being the good Mom that she is, they had their little chai parties each morning for breakfast with the muffins she made. He's the cutest boy a Nana could ever want! You have to take a stroll over to her blog and see her photos, not just for this groovy guilt-free paper lunch bag that she made, but to see her amazing works of art using stamps and paper crafts. If you're a crafter, you won't be sorry!
Oh, and you absolutely have to stamp the words "guilt-free" on it. There is a reason for this....
Erika says, "One thing my dad always taught me is that there's no calories in something if you eat it standing up. Now...whether you choose to believe that or not is entirely up to you. I like to think that if I make my muffins with organic flour and unrefined sugar, I don't have to worry about all the guilt. A muffin is only as guilt-free as you like to think it is. haha!"
Then, you put a huge pink polka-dotted ribbon on it like this. Isn't that the most awesome designer bag you've ever seen? You can make this too! I can't though, because I don't do crafts! Don't ask!
That's my Five-Cent Tour of Basic Muffins! And Erika's $5.00 Tour of Paper Crafts and Stamping!
Now, you have to click here for the Basic Muffin Recipe for all these yummy muffins from Yummy-ville, (yeah, I know, it's corny, but it's 3:30am and I'm still awake writing this, so I'm a little punchy). Then you click here and this will bring you to Erika's Stampin' Mama Designs page where she'll show you step-by-step how to make these designer Lunch Bags!